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Stephenson SLES and SLS Free 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

This melt-and-pour soap base is entirely free of the irritants sodium lauryl sulfate (SLES) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLS). A good option for crafting mild soap bars that are ideal for those with sensitive skin.

This product is perfect for making luxurious skin care products. Check out our How to Make Loofa Soap.

Ingredients labeled with Batch #174500 or lower: Aqua, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laurate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Oleate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Thiosulphate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Trisodium Sulfosuccinate, Pentasodium Pentatate, and Tetrasodium Etidronate

Ingredients labeled with Batch #174501 or higher: Aqua, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Laurate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Oleate, Sodium Myristate, Sodium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glyceryl Laurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate, and Tetrasodium Etidronate

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

Stephenson SLES/SLS Sulfate Free Melt and Pour Soap Base Highlights

  • Vegetable based
  • Good foaming
  • High clarity
  • Excellent moisturizing properties
  • 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.

Labeling

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Made in the UK

Properties

Sulfate Free
Yes
Detergent Free
No
Skin Types
Sensitive
Melt Point
124°F (51.1°C)
Transparency
Transparent
Prop 65 Warning
No

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4 out of 5 Stars.
7 reviews

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4 out of 5 Stars.
Good base, but

A good soap base with nice lather that takes color well. However, despite storing it in the same way as my other soaps, it has very bad glycerin dew.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-05-13

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad to hear that overall you've had a good experience with this soap base, though we're sorry that it's given you some issues with glycerin dew. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to provide further assistance.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Easy to use

Love this base! Easy to use and sets up quickly. Also holds fragrance very well. Moisturizing and leaves skin feeling clean.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love and always buying!

I use this soap base regularly and it is amazing. You can feel the moisture from the soap cause its slippery and it lasts for a good minute. Definitely higher quality soap that I keep coming back for!

5 out of 5 Stars.
IG @atelier.tara

Great product! I use it to make loofah soaps and they come out perfect. Low sweat, very clear and great fragrance lift. I just placed my third order.

3 out of 5 Stars.
dyes get too dark

this soap is ok but with some liquid colors gets extremely dark over time. I use the regular Stephenson will no color issues but this sulfate free kind does not work well with liquid dye. if you want a clean, bright colored product this soap is not it.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-10-02

Hey there Ben, thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear that you're experiencing some darkening in some of your soaps, and we'd love to help. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to assist.

2 out of 5 Stars.
NOT CLEAR

What I received were two containers of very hazy, slightly yellow soaps with white swirly parts in them. NOTHING like the clear soap in the description photo. Maybe it is a great soap but this is far away from what I expected/ordered. Disappointed.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-02-06

Hey L! Thanks so much for your review. A member of our Customer Support team is follow-up with you via email to get as much info as we can about the soap base that you received and to help however we can.

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