Homemade M&P Base

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    Flutter

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    Has anyone ever made their own M&P base? I seen some mention that it is basically a HP soap with added alcohol and others say it is added glycerin and others say it is too difficult to make at home :-?
     
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    I tried it once with the added glycerin, and I wouldn't try it again. It was nice to have control over the ingredients, which was why I tried, but to me it wasn't worth the extra step just to nix a few ingredients off a label. It might be for you, though!
     
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    I've tried it a couple of times, but haven't gotten anywhere near having a clear soap. The second try I made from the thread here, and it produced a pretty nice soap. It might have been sort of clear except I used cocoa butter as my hard oil. My first one was a failure. Tried to figure percentages from a recipe I found online, and wound up with too much glycerin, and it melted as soon as I tried to use a bar. I'm sure I'll try it again, being able to make a clear or even translucent soap is something I want to manage.
     
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    I did a cost analysis about a year ago and unless I bought everything in EXTREME bulk it was cheaper to just buy melt and pour base.
     
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    Well, yea. Just like it's cheaper to buy commercially produced soap than it is to make your own. There's just something about the satisfaction of knowing you made a thing yourself and exactly what went into it that's worth the extra cost. Plus the challenge of doing something tricky and succeeding. :)
     
  7. Sep 27, 2017 #7

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    I made my own just to see if I could do it. It worked great, melted and remelted, no problems, and I LOVED the way it felt (compared to even SFIC M&P bases) - however, I live in a relatively low humid area (at tops we may see 25% here and there) and it still sweat profusely, so I have no idea how people in humid areas would use it. I had to wrap in tight cling wrap right after making or it'd be just slimy and gross, then when it dried out, it would be all crystallized. And I tried 3 times, and couldn't get it clear all the way through.

    Much easier for my applications and me just to buy the base.
     

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