Melt Pour Soap Base - Castile
SFIC produces a high quality Castile natural soap bar. This ‘old world’ soap has been made for generations and is the first soap to be made 100% animal free. We use 25-30% kosher grade A extra virgin olive oil to product our Castile soaps. Utilizing over 40 years of natural soap bar experience, we have created a Castile soap bar that matches the high quality of Castile soaps that have been around for hundreds of years, but in a hard soap base. Our Castile soaps do not suffer from the slimy and inconsistent lather of traditional Castile soaps.
Castile Soap Ingredients
Olive Oil (Grade A extra virgin)
Sustainable Palm Oil
Glycerine (kosher, of vegetable origin)
Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent)
Propylene Glycol (made from vegetable glycerine)
Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier)
Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener used in opaque soaps)
As many customers have inquired about process aids, we offer the following information:
Our process aids are used in small amounts, on an as needed basis,and are not essential for product function. They are subject to change as they are constantly evolving and changing due to the availability of newer and better materials, marketplace demands, etc. In order to provide our customers with various desired features such as ease of remelting and re-batching, finished product final appearance, etc. we may or may not use small amounts of the following (or similar) materials: Bio Propylene Glycol (made entirely from vegetable glycerine) This material is often omitted but we have also listed it as an ingredient as larger amounts are sometimes used.
****Excluded in FREE soap bases Cocamidopropylamine Oxide (made from renewable vegetable sources) Disodium Sulfosuccinate(made from renewable vegetable sources) Cocamidopropyl Betaine made from renewable vegetable sources)
***All the above materials are biodegradable. SLS or SLES are not used.
***NOTE***Melt and Pour Soap base may arrive a bit brittle due to freezing in transport. We are in WI so there is nothing we can do about that. Chances are very good your base will have frozen at some point. The base will be fine. You should test a small amount before making a larger batch by heating in the microwave and cutting.
- If brittle from freezing -
Single Pour Bar Soap (not cutting from a loaf) - No special treatment is necessary. Can be used "as is" and the finished bar will be harder than normal/last longer. Or you can add 3-5% water or glycerine to bring the soap back to original texture.
Loaf Soap (Will be sliced) - To soften the soap for slicing add water or glycerine at about 7% - 10% for nice slices. You can use an even higher amount but test prior to putting in colors/fragrance since you can always remelt add more soap etc.
Remember adding more glycerine will increase sweating but also makes a more moisturizing soap.