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Stephenson HCVS Melt and Pour Soap Base
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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

Designed to create transparent soap bars, Stephenson's High Clarity, Vanilla Stable soap base has excellent stability with up to 2% of most fragrances containing vanillin. The nourishing high glycerin content feels fantastic on the skin. Before producing a large batch, we suggest thoroughly testing the base with your fragrance of choice, as you can still experience some discoloring from other raw materials.

Looking for great gift ideas? Here's a tutorial on How to Make Sugar Scrub Bars Using Clear HCVS Melt and Pour Soap Base or How to Make Diamond Soap!

Ingredients labeled with Batch #174500 or lower: Aqua, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Sorbitol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Thiosulfate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate

Ingredients labeled with Batch #174501 or higher: Glycerin, Aqua, Sodium Stearate, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Thiosulfate, Sodium Citrate, Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate, Tetrasodium Etidronate

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

Stephenson HCVS Melt and Pour Soap Base Highlights

  • Vegetable based
  • High clarity and transparency, enabling bright colors
  • Good foaming
  • Excellent moisturizing properties
  • PH 9.5-10.5
  • Neutral odor
  • Perfect for slicing or molding

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.

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Made in the UK


Sulfate Free
Detergent Free
Skin Types
All Types
Melt Point
129°F (53.9°C)
Prop 65 Warning

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Love this base

I love this soap base,everyone loves it,I did a test with the 2lb it came out great I add some herbs and oils to it but it left my skin dry,that’s my only complaints,anything I can add for the dryness please.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-01-23

Hey Farah, thank you so much for your review! A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to assist! We look forward to working alongside you to help relieve some of the dryness you're experiencing.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Seems fine to me

I've purchased this clear base before and it was fine. I'm ordering it again today.... I have no idea why this wouldn't work out for others??

5 out of 5 Stars.
Great for 1st time soap makers

Bought this and the donkey milk soap. Both seem to be good quality and do not have a noticable smell which is great for adding own smells to it. Was easy to melt and pour and holds shape really well. Also great price.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I am very pleased with this product. Holds scent of FO very well I'm still working on getting the essential oils to hold fragrance. The lather is amazing from it.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I'm very happy with these products. The prices are right. This is definitely my go to place for everything.

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