Product Rating: 4.7/5 (As per 35 Customer Reviews)
Our Melt and Pour Olive Base is a glycerin soap base that is transparent with a slightly green hint of color. This base contains functional amounts of Olive Oil which provides rich lather with excellent moisturizing benefits.
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 with high-quality raw materials to form a 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 • Made with pure Virgin Olive Oil • Slight green hue due to the natural olive oil added • Odorless base for a superior fragrance lift • Highly translucent and very rich looking • Compatible with wide range of fragrances
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 love this soap! I purchased it in hoping that it will be beneficial to my baby niece. She has very sensitive skin and this soap is perfect for her. I mix in a little Lavender oil to help her prepare for bed. Her parents are very happy with the results.
Rating: Awesome base, used with processed strawberrys and lemon peel and a drop of red dye....best soap mix so far.
By:T. Armbruster, Boonton, New Jersey
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Jan-2013
Rating: I thought it was excellent, minus it was more on the foggy greenish side. It was nice on my skin that normally despises soaps! t was fine with fragrant oils and extracts, even exfoliants, so that's a plus. All I needed really was to add a little food coloring to perfect this. Oh, and cutting it was very smooth! Much easier than others. And the only 'greasiness' I dealt with was on my fingers but wiped off fine lol. I may repurchase sooner or later!
You probably got a fresh batch. You can cut your block up into smaller pieces and let them sit out for a day or so to help dry it out (not to long, though, or it will begin to pick up moisture instead of losing it) or just let the soap block sit until it gets to where you want it to be. You can heat it longer - being careful not to burn it. You can also add stearic acid but again, not too much as this will affect the lathering quality of the soap. You can also try adding sea salts, medium or larger grain at about 1/4c. per lb. and make salt bars. You will have to work with the amount of salt you use. I've made some that still came out soft (rebatched it) and I've had bars that came out hard as bricks! :D
Hope I've been of some help.
Rating: I must be doing something seriously wrong with this base. It stays WAY too soft, hard to come out of the molds and is overall way too greasy. Everyone else loves it so I guess it's just me doing something wrong with it. I have even tried adding nothing except for a little color and a tiny bit of essential oil. I've tried many of the bases here and I find this one the hardest to work with, sorry.
Rating: I absolutely love this base! The cheapest price I've found(and I've searched a lot:)! I love the smell, even the slight green tint it has I enjoy and the lather is great!
Thanks so much for a wonderful base and price
By:Angela, Rochester, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 18-May-2012
Rating: I fell in love with this soap. I love how it`s translucent and lathering, and rich, and just fun to experiment with. I`ve made 3 batches of the hand swirl, one fuschia, one brilliant blue, and one lime green with the same scent (Bahama Berrie and Melon) and they all sold (I`m just starting, but I`m loving every minute of this, I could do these all day). I find the colors are beautiful and it makes them really fun looking. I can`t wait to do a summer theme with the same soap! :)
By:Kim, Saint-Henri-De-Levis, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Made my 1st batch of Soap last week...used Olive Base, in the Flip Flop mold with a lime green colout & margarita scent...so easy & everyone loved them :)
Thanks for starting me on a adventure.
By:Marguerite, London, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: good soap, smells slightly of olive so take this into consideration when adding scents.wonderful feel!
By:Monique, San Francisco, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 12-Mar-2011
Rating: my favorite...i love the off color of this soap.
By:Melynda, New Bedford, Massachusetts
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Dec-2009
Rating: I could feel the moisturizing qualities before I even used it! A great soap to work with!
By:Kia, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is the best soap base I have bought so far from ND. Absolutely lovely!
By:Christine, North Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Very mild nice soap. It has an odor of the olive oil but takes EO nicely. It has a pale green tint but took a lab color nicely. I will be buying more of this to make for gifts.
By:Beth, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Nov-2010
Rating: I love this soap, it has no animal by product which is very important to my costumers it holds scents nicely!
By:Sheila, Murrieta, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Mar-2010
Rating: This is by far my favorite soap base. I have purchased it many times and will continue to in the future. This base mixes well with all the EOs and FOs that I've tried so far and holds the scent beautifully. It is also long lasting, which is also a plus. Great product at a great price! Thank you ND!
By:Holly, Glendale, Arizona Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Dec-2008
Rating: LOVE this soap, it is very easy to work with, and is my new favourite hand soap.
By:Colleen, Whitby, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: The best!!! I got into aromatherapy when I gave up importing my soap from Europe... I have been trying to find the best alternative to make my own product as good if not better than anything I could find in a store.
After many years of practice with products and mixes from every possible and imaginable alternative, I was able to find the perfect mix for my olive-lavender soap.
There is no need to look further, no need to waste time mixing products. Without a doubt this is the best M&P base. It is much better than anything on the market.
Rating: This soap is the best. It lathers great , holds scent great, and takes additives great.This soap leaves your skin soft and clean. I have had many complements on this soap and many requests for more. I will be buying this soap again and coming back for more , I love this soap . Thank you!!
Rating: Smells of olive, so be careful when mixing scents. Make sure to add more! The green tinge is barely there and it works quite well.
-A must buy!
By:Arm, Mississauga, Prince Edward Island Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Lovely base nice hue of green
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I use this soap for many things, not "just bars". It is pure enough to use for babies as well as adults. It never fails to moisturize and it takes scents and additives so very well. I just love it. I make an amazing sugar scrub bar that feels smooth until it gets wet, then it has scrubbing power and lathers amazingly well too! Thank you ND for keeping this base in stock. :)
By:June, Vulcan, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Made mint soaps with this base and results were exceptional - holds EOs well and has a rich lather.
By:Dave, Victoria, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Highly recommend this soap base. Its transparent nature makes it work well with a variety of colors and scents and additives. Feels great on the skin. By far the highest quality olive soap base I have ever used, and now that I have discovered NDA, I will only get my supplies here.
By:Jennifer, Utica, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2008
Rating: I've used a lot of this soap and just ordered some more. Would highly recommend. It lathers well and holds the scent. Very nice product. I'm a repeat customer on this item.
Rating: I just got my MP olive soap today and have already made a batch of Red Currant and Thyme Tea Soap!!! YUMMY!! This is such a luxurious soap. It made my skin all smooth while I was cutting it up ;) I can tell this one will be a hit and am now on my way to buy more!!
By:Kris, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Love it ! Luxurious and moisturizing.
By:Debra, Menominee, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Apr-2008
Rating: I absolutely love this product. The olive oil soap base is wonderfully silky and that is how it makes my skin feel after using. I have used finely chopped scraps to add to oatmeal bath sachets. Super moist and skin softening.
By:Lynn, Petrolia, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Love this soap. It molds and holds.colour and scent very nicely.
By:Brenda, Dorchester, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This soap is wonderful. Lots of lather. I tried it with Frankincense and it smells so nice!
Rating: I am so pleased with the results I have gotten with the Olive Soap Base. My customers love the rich lather and texture of this base. I will not buy any other base to use in my soaps, this is simply the best on the market! I am looking forward to trying more of your products!
Rating: The way you package is a real bonus to buying from you. It makes it easy to prepare the soap. Love the colour on this base!
By:Joni, Pointe Claire, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I really love this soap base. It mixes really well with all the fragrant oils and I also love all the soap molds.
By:Shirleen, Markham, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
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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).