Product Rating: 4.9/5 (As per 51 Customer Reviews)
This product is manufactured in a certified organic facility using organic ingredients in the United Kingdom. Since it is not NOP/USDA certified, which is the only recognized accreditation in North America we are classifying this product as a NCO product.
Our Melt and Pour NCO Soap Base is free from any foam boosters and preservatives. Made from organic vegetable oils, this base contains no alcohol or harmful products to dry your skin!
Glycerin, a natural emollient, is included to draw moisture from the air to benefit skin. It cleanses without stripping or upsetting the delicate natural pH balance necessary for soft, healthy looking skin. And, since we don't use animal oils, our soap rinses clean and leaves no soapy film behind. All our soap bases are produced from the highest quality coconut oil, forming luxurious lather and sparkling clarity.
Usage: A two pound brick can make between 10 - 20 soaps, depending on the size of the soap you’re trying to make.
Features: • Highly moisturizing formula • No artificial colors added • No animal testing • 100% Vegetable base • Biodegradable • Exclusive formula made from organic oils • Made in a facility certified organic by the Soil Association of the United Kingdom • Neutral base for a superior fragrance lift • Color is light butterscotch not transparent due to the use of organic oils • Compatible with wide range of fragrances
Important Note: This soap base is made from natural ingredients, therefore the color may vary batch to batch. This variation in color may affect the end product. Please do a small test batch.
Caution: When making soaps it is good to remember that the Melt & Pour Bases contain water as part of the formula. So if they are left exposed to the atmosphere, the water will evaporate and the bar of soap will shrink. We would recommend fully wrapping the ENTIRE soap bar as soon as it is poured and cooled--this should minimize/eliminate any shrinkage.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: I am not very pleased with this soap base. It's sticky and soft and stays shiny even when additives were included to produce an opaque bar. It does not harden at all and feels greasy.
I may just take the plunge and start making cold process soap after trying this one.
Also dislike the plastic containers that it comes in. When buying organic products I'd expect at least recyclable packaging.
By:Laurie, West Bend, Wisconsin
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Apr-2017
Rating: This product is great. But I will say, I ordered a case and it came directly from the manufacturer who did not package it well and the majority of the soap was damaged in shipment. NDA customer service handled the ordeal nicely though.
By:Juanita, East Burke, Vermont Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Sep-2008
Rating: I absolutely love this soap. Of all melt and pour bases that I have tried, this one is the best (I have NOT tried other bases from New Directions though-I've tried other brands). I love the natural scent and I use this one for my baby soap line and some of my facial bars. All other soaps that I produce are cold processed.
*This soap smells wonderful as is.
*It takes essential oils well.
*I get 8-4oz round bars out of each 2-lb brick.
*It does NOT leave skin dry but moisturized
*It's thicker than other bases (a little gooey-like) so using additives is a bit tricky. The key for me has been to thoroughly mix the additive (clay, oats, powders) with a small amount of the melted soap and then add that to the entire lot.
You will love this and if you're selling the soap, your customers will love it as well. I just made a patchouli batch while waiting for my "cold-process" patchouli to cure. I cannot say enough good things about this one.
Rating: This base is fantastic! I love how my skin feels after I use it! I made a patchouli scented batch for my dad this winter and he loved how well the soap moisturizer his skin. He even plans on purchasing some himself now!
By:Philicia, Fremont, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-May-2007
Rating: Love this base. I tried 3 M&P bases, this one, sls free and goats milk. This one had excellent lather, and held scents nicely. I don't see myself buying any other, as I really want to stay away from sulphates. Can't wait to see all the things I can create with this base!
Rating: I love this base. It was my first, and now my last. ;) It is easy to use, easy to mix in carrier oils/fragrance oils, I even mixed in fresh lemon juice. Turned out awesome! My friends and family love. I am now buying bulk! Thank you!
Rating: I really love this base! It lathers up nicely but not soo much that the bar disappears too quickly. It feels silky smooth on my skin as well. My customers have been loving it also - this is my go to base now!
By:Leah, Little Rock, Arkansas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Feb-2012
Rating: This is a wonderful base and I love that it is SLS free and made with organic ingredients.
My only gripe would be that the containers it comes in are not recyclable. Other than that, wonderful!
By:Cynthia, Oneida, Kentucky Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Oct-2012
Rating: I used it to make oatmeal lavender soap, and created the most gentle facial cleanser I've ever used! One of the few soaps I've used that does not dry out the skin. I love the price and the ingredients even more. Quite a steal and a staple for my hand milled soaps!
By:Christine, Brooklyn, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2011
Rating: Great soap with a yellowish color, which creates wonderful colors when mixed with lab colors (e.g. a drop or two of red lab color leads to a beautiful orange color). Recommended!
Rating: I love this glycerin base, I add different clays, extracts, oils from ND, and very little fragrance, it is easy to work with and a bar lasts for a long long time, I have to give a lot away so I can keep trying new additives, The people I have given to, come back to buy some for their friends, It has a healthy yummy color and fragrance on its own.
By:Jean-Francois, Ste-Agathe Des Monts, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: LOVE IT!!!! This is great soap, very easy to cut, great lather, very very gentle (I have very sensitive skin). I'm going to use it as is on my daughter. Will be buying some more and keep using this forever!!!! Great price to boot!
By:Elise, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Amazing base!! So easy to work with, melts beautifully, sets great, holds fragrance, wonderful texture, I could go on for days with all the positives!
Very very very happy with this, will be ordering it often.
By:Michelle, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: A fantastic soap base that creates a full creamy rich lather. Love love love it!
By:Naomi, Chatham, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: wow this non certified organic soap is fantastic! i've been using this soap for 2 years and i'm not allergic to it at all. As for other soaps, i can't use them because of my allergies and i've tried them all!
thank you for making this soap, please keep making it.
By:Elise, Turners Falls, Massachusetts
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jun-2011
Rating: I made some soap yesterday and I love the lather of bubbles this base produce!!! The EO took very well too. I was trying out a black soap recipe and the oils took very well, and the additional ingredients I added (all natural of course). The price is great compared to other sites, so this will definitely be my primary site for purchases unless you're out of stock on what I need at the time... :(. I really do love this base. LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT. If you're new to making soaps (like I am) and wants something that gives luxurious bubble and suds, please do not hesitate to try this organic base first!!
By:Stacy, Charlotte, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Feb-2012
Rating: Love this soap. Melts nicely and lovely suds.
By:Melynda, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Dec-2009
Rating: I have just used this soap base for a fund raiser for Breast Cancer - and although I found it hard to mix the Mica Colouring with the base - I just put a little more power behind my whisk and all was well. It lathers beautifully - thanks NDA - Great Products! You'll be hearing lots from me in the future!
By:Brenda, North Bay, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Received my order today of both SLS and Organic Melt and Pour. I prefer the Organic Soap. It's smells so natural and mixes very well with the fragrances, oils, butters and everything I can put it. I'm been playing with it all day. I love this soap. My testers just called me and said. "This soap is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S. Thank you NDA. Can't wait for the farmers market this weekend.
By:Felecia, Los Angeles, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jul-2010
Rating: This is a great base. Easy to use and lathers well. It is very gentle. I'm glad I tried it. Can't go wrong with the size and price selection!
By:Farkhanda, Oakville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I'm just starting out in the soap making world, but everybody I've tested this soap on absolutely loves it! I've used it on myself as well, and it's wonderful for my troubled skin. It leaves me feeling soft and happy! I'll definitely continue to purchase this for my "all natural/organic" clientele!
By:Krista, Timberlea, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great Soap! especially for those with sensitive skin! All organic and at a wonderful price!
By:Monique, San Francisco, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Mar-2011
Rating: I realy enjoy this soap it makes my skin feel very clean. The soaps you buy in the stores don\'t make me feel clean at all !! VERY VERY GOOD SOAP! THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
By:Sharon, Deer River, Minnesota
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Dec-2010
Rating: used this for my first time making soap and it worked great. I used sweet orange essential oil and some grated orange peel, which made an amazing bar
By:Ashley, Eganville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I love the fact that this base is sls free and still lathers and feels great on the skin! I have been getting great feedback! Thanks NDA.
By:Bahar, Winnipeg, Manitoba Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I just made some bars using this soap base yesterday. I have very sensitive skin and this soap base is just perfect. It lathers up beautifully and hold scent and color very well. I made some lemon myrtle soaps and they turned out so well I almost wanted to eat them! It seems like the bar will last a long time too which is another advantage. YUM, YUM, YUM!!!
Rating: High quality, mild soap--great for sensitive skin. The light golden is very attractive. I made a batch with organic oatmeal and calendula flowers that turned out very nice. Great for a baby gift to a new mother since it is so gentle. Does not lather as much as the other soap bases but you feel clean and it doesn't irritate your skin. I'll order more!
By:Beth, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Nov-2010
Rating: LOVE this soap, so wonderful to find a high quality organic soap at a great price. This feels great on my skin.
By:Colleen, Whitby, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: One of my favourite soap bases to use (and best seller with my customers!).. it's got a nice lather.. squeaky clean, and leaves the skin super soft!! yep.. its love :)
By:Tara, St.catharines, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This soap base is so great it is very soft and holds color very well!!
Rating: I made soap yesterday for the first time. This was easy! It makes a nice opaque creamy white bar of soap, creamy yellow when I use the Orange 5 fold EO as a scent.
By:Diane, West Hartford, Connecticut Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Aug-2009
Rating: Just received this base today and have already incorporated it into an anti-bacterial liquid soap (EO blend at 1%) formula and should have results in 72 hours or so. I used some of the soap shavings to wash my hands with several times during the process and didn't find a thing to complain about. The base smells natural -as it should- and no soapy or sticky residue. I'll use this in M&P bar soaps as well. Very nice product. Will purchase again.
By:Melissa, Corpus Christi, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Apr-2009
Rating: This organic soap is by far the best M & P soap on the market..Easy to add your herbs, butters, clays and scents well with most eo's...leaves skin soft and squeeky clean...NDA offers such a wonderful selection of products that I find myself always coming back for more!
By:Tanya, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Dec-2008
Rating: I love this soap base! It's very easy to work with, wonderful for beginners. Even better--it's organic :)
I also appreciate the customer service that ND gives, I will be a long time customer!
By:Stephanie, Monroe Center, Illinois
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Aug-2009
Rating: By far this is the best melt and pour base, I'm glad I tried it. It works well with Shea and honey, it is great! I'm ordering more to use in all my melt and pour soaps. I like that you get the information sheets so that you can pass the information on to your customers in case they want to know if it is a true organic base. That's as important to me as the product itself. I ordered the block first and it takes some doing to get your soap base , but it was well worth the effort when I tried the finished product.My husband loves it as well. Best prices on the web also!
By:Suzzannemarie, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jan-2009
Rating: This is a lovely, well-lathering and long-lasting soap and you can't beat the price! I would have to pay more than twice as much at the health food store to buy the same amount of "natural" soap that still contains questionable ingredients. I feel so relieved not having to put toxic, harsh chemicals on myself and my 3 year old son. This is our soap from now on.
By:Carolyn, Milton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I only bought 4 pounds of it to start with and sold it all before I could even get it on my web site.It worked great with all of the essential oils I tried it with.Its going to be a standard soap for me now
Rating: This is a great soap base! Doesn't dry the skin, everyone I've given it too loves it and wants more! The bars last a long time too. Definitely a must try for soap lovers!
By:Stephanie, Burlington, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This was the first soap I ever made and it made me a believer in melt and pour soap. Didn't want to get into cold soap processing and lye, just wanted easy and organic. My family is chemically sensitive and my sister is allergic to many common/hidden ingredients in food and toiletries. For myself I kept trying one soap after another. They would each work a little while and then, because of middle age and harsh soap chemicals, just become problems. This went on for a period of years until I really grew tired of it. That was the primary instigator for making my own soap. I researched it online and settled on this particular soap and felt confident in the company. I created a recipe for my own facial beauty soap having researched essential oils and butters using this soap. I have used it for two years now, modified my recipe slightly as needed but it never fails. It retains the essential oil, butters and other components beautifully. My secret for keeping it perfect until use? I add the oils and butters as it cools and as soon as its set and room temp. seal each bar in an airtight bag and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. It will be good a year later with no shrinkage or other problems. I won't even try other soaps because I am so happy with this one and my sister who cannot use any kind of soap except mine LOVES IT as much as I DO!
Rating: Love, love, love this item! The rich lather, beautiful color and luxurious moisturizing quality this base gives my soaps make them some of my best sellers (when I can bear to part with them).
By:Marith, Berea, West Virginia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-May-2007
Rating: Did not want to get out of the shower. This is by far the Best melt & pour I have ever used. I will never use another. This will go wonderfully with my line or organic based products. I used the Lavendar bolgaria eo While I was making this soap my husbands friend came in and said "this house smells great" I rest my case. You definately need a soap dish that is made to hold this soap. This soap just slips right out of your hand. The lather is unbelieveable. It feels so good on the skin, the water just bubbles off the skin. You guys have created such a wonderful product. Congratulations! and Thank you!
cora down here in Florida (where we need a great product like this to moisten the skin
By:Cora, Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Nov-2007
Rating: This was my first attempt at making soap, and I wanted to use an organic base. My first attempt was so easy and so much fun...I made 48 bars of soap in a few hours. Thank you for making this easy, safe and organic!
Rating: This a wonderful melt and pour soap product, easy to work with and handle. Holds the scent well, I will definitely purchase this one again and will try some of the others as well.
By:Laury, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: How refreshing to find a high quality organic soap base! So hard to find and now I found the place to get it! Its great to be as environmental and to be as health concious as possible and to do so affordably is a dream come true for me. I love the thought of healthy healing skin care products that are so easy to use and deliver such a fine end product. I love this stuff!
By:Susanne, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I have been using the organic M&P soap base since it's introduction, and I find it easy to use, long lasting, maintains a lovely colour, holds ingredients in suspension well and takes essential oils and botanicals with no problem. I have started buying and cutting the large blocks and find them very reasonable and easy to cut.
The web site is great, easy to navigate and use, and customer service wonderful.
By:Carrole, Orangeville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: The smell is great. It's such a natural organic scent found in co-ops and other natural stores. The shade of color is nice and it makes a great soap base.
Rating: This organic soap is very mild and has a nice lather. Highly recommended for those with very dry skin, it does not leave the skin tight or flaky. I combine this with honey, oatmeal and olive butter.
By:Nancy, Brantford, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: A great natural alternative - colours and scents easily. Fun for the kids to embed little plastic critters, add sparkles and keep clean!
By:Erin, St. George, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I loved the Stephenson's Organic Soap Base. It stayed nice and clear when I poured. It has a pleasant, clean scent that blends well with essential oils.
By:Louise, Greenfield Center, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Apr-2006
Rating: The M&P Organic Soap Base is wonderfull!! It is so nice to have the option to purchase an organic soap base, it is supper easy to produce a great soap, it lasts long and is it easy to add essential oils and additional carrier oils. I love this product!!
By:Holly, Lw East Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).