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Stephenson Argan Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base

Stephenson Argan Oil Melt and Pour Soap Base is now 10% off the listed price while supplies last. The discount will be reflected in your shopping cart.

Product Notice: May 18, 2023: This product was reformulated by the manufacturer without pentasodium pentetate. The change is minimal and will not affect the quality or performance of the soap bases, but the ingredient list on your product labels will need to be updated. 
This change impacts Stephenson M&P soap with batch numbers after 174500. For details on this change, visit Stephenson’s Knowledge Corner: Pentasodium Pentetate

Anything known as “liquid gold” has got to be good. This pure Argan oil melt-and-pour soap base provides the ultimate in luxurious skin care. Rich in vitamin E and naturally occurring fatty acids, this soap base offers excellent lathering qualities. Without using additives or coloring, the base makes soap bars with a slight natural yellow hue.

Looking for a fun project? Learn How to Make Honeycomb Facial Soap - just swap the Steephenson Organic Oils Melt and Pour Soap Base for Argan Melt and Pour Soap Base. 

Ingredients labeled with Batch #174500 or lower: Aqua, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Oleate, Sodium Chloride, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Sodium Citrate, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Beta-Carotene

Ingredients labeled with Batch #174501 or higher: Glycerin, Aqua, Sorbitol, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Oleate, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Sodium Citrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate, Beta-Carotene, Tetrasodium Etidronate

Learn more about these ingredients on our Melt and Pour Soap Ingredients Defined page


  • Vegetable based
  • Free of sulfate, SLES, SLS, and parabens
  • Good foaming properties
  • Excellent moisturizing properties
  • Neutral odor
  • Excellent fragrance lift

See our complete list of soap colorants.

IMPORTANT - Any time products are used on the skin, it is essential to test for safety. It is your responsibility to test any and all of our products to ensure satisfactory and safe results in your finished product. When adding ingredients to any soap base, do not use candle dye or fragrance oils that are not approved for bath and body use. Please see the individual fragrance page for recommended product usages, and review the IFRA sheets for usage maximums. You can also view soap-safe fragrance changes that have been affected by the IFRA 49 amendment.

Interested in selling your products? Check out a brief overview of labeling guidelines for cosmetics, which includes melt and pour soap, scrubs, whipped bath soaps, and more.

Wholesale Ordering
Check out our wholesale page for more information on ordering soap supplies in bulk or by the pallet.

Made in the UK


Melt Point
127°F (52.8°C)
Sulfate Free
Detergent Free
Skin Types
Dry, Sensitive
Prop 65 Warning

Product Reviews

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1 out of 5 Stars.
Very Spongy

I would give this a 0 if that was an option. I have purchased the Stephenson Goat Milk base before and LOVE it. However, this base was AWFUL. It does not lather at all and it does not get hard at all. I did not overheat the base. I did not add more than 2% fragrance/essential oils. I made 3 different batches and all 3 came out very spongy. I couold literally squeeze the soap and then let go and it would take back its shape just like a sponge. I was very disappointed. I would not order this base again.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-04-27

Hey Kelly, thanks so much for your reviews. A member of our Customer Suppor team is reaching out for more information and to assist.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Easy to use

This was very easy to use and sets up nicely. Also holds the fragrance very well. I gave it 3 stars because I actually found it to be very drying which is odd since it's made with argan oil. In a side-by-side test using this base and the Natural HF melt and pour, the Natural base was much more moisturizing. I had high hopes for the argan oil base, but it just wasn't meant to be for my dry skin.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Great Soap Base

Generous lather. Super clean feeling. Will buy more of this

5 out of 5 Stars.
Great Soap

Bought this base to start making soaps. This is a great base. Great selling potential with the Aragon Oil. Customer have name awareness with this oil. Also most are aware it is a costly this oil can be to buy. This base is beautiful and golden when set, easy to use, and great on the skin. My customers have even reported their acne clearing up with use. I love the moisturizing, yet squeaky clean feeling this soap provides after use.

The fragrance oil may shade the tone of the golden hue if the oil is darker. I have not tired any of the other bases to be able to compare to this one. All in all I love this product has a great scent hold, and application on the skin. Would recommend.