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Syndopour Hair and Body Base Bars
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Looking for a multi-use base to expand your bath and body line? Stephenson Syndopour Hair and Body Base is a unique syndet base that can be used to create a range of mild, pH balanced products. From shampoo bars to moisturizing shave bars, body or facial bars to exfoliating scrub bars; this high lather, gentle formula does it all. This 100% soap-free base is dermatologically tested for sensitive skin and scalps, and uses a gentle surfactant to cleanse.

Note: Unlike melt and pour soap bases, this base has a soft texture. It will harden during the 24-hour cure process.

Stephenson Syndopour Hair and Body Base Characteristics

  • Neutral pH of 5.0-6.0, similar to skin’s natural pH
  • High foaming and creamy lather, perfect for skin, shave, or shampoo applications
  • 100% soap-free
  • Vegan
  • Certified Sustainable Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Biodegradable

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A Few Tips + Tricks

  • Max Fragrance Recommendation: 2%
  • Max Oil/Butter Recommendation: 1% Adding oils/butters will decrease the lather
  • Heat to 185ºF (85°C) using a double boiler for increased temperature control
  • 185ºF+ (85°C+) temperature must be achieved in order for additives and fragrance to properly bind to the syndet base.
  • The melt color of this product is translucent yellow, but it will return to an opaque white finish after hardening. Fragrance oils, essential oils, and dyes can affect the final color.
  • We recommend cavity molds for this product. If you opt for a loaf mold, we recommend using a wire cutter.

Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Aqua, Glycerin

INCI: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Aqua, Glycerin, [Fragrance 1-2%], [Additive oils up to 1%], [colorants].

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Made in the UK


Melt Point
122ºF (50°C)
White Opaque
Sulfate Free
Detergent Free
Max Fragrance Load
Max Additive Load
Prop 65 Warning

Product Reviews

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4 out of 5 Stars.
On the fence...

I am somewhat on the fence about this product.
I kind of love it but I am a little surprised that after several days it is still very soft, kind of like Mozzarella for the lack of a better comparison. Is it supposed to be like that? I thought it would harden after 24 hours?

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CandleScience responded: 2023-08-25

Hi there,

Thanks so much for your review. A member of our Support team will be reaching out shortly via email to help.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love this!

I wasn't sure about trying this out. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and so do my daughters. Also, we have very thick and long hair. My girls are swimmers and they washed their hair today after practice. They agree! Best product ever!! So happy I tried this! Never had a shampoo make our hair so smooth! We will be using this from now on! 1 lb of base made about 8 small silicone molds.

5 out of 5 Stars.

Made 1 bar of shampoo. works great. can you make a bar of conditioner out of the same product adding different additives?

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CandleScience responded: 2023-07-26

Hey there! Thanks so much for asking. Unfortunately, we are not familiar with a method to convert the Syndopour to a conditioner. While we currently don't carry the conditioner base, I will definitely pass this along to our Product Development team. While we cannot guarantee that we can add every product that is suggested, we always keep customer requests in mind when we develop and test new additions to our product line!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Love this formula!!!

Everyone who has tested my first batch loves it and so do I but any idea on how many hair washes per bar?

5 out of 5 Stars.
Fantastic Product!

I absolutely love this product! So do my customers! It's my number one selling item! It's so great that I use a sample of this instead of business cards! Thank you so much for making this available to us!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Customers Love This Bar!

I guess I am a little bit confused reading some of these reviews. I have had no issue with this product at all. Works great poured into a round silicone mold, unmolds easily and quickly! This holds scent amazingly! I've made round shampoo bars in several different scents and colors. Lather for hair is off the chain. Don't really use it for my body but I see why somebody would. I highly recommend this product.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Gorgeous lather

I'm a hobbier, and this is one of the most appreciated gift items I make. It's great for hair or just general body use. The lather... so good! The scent throw... so nice. I love this product. I just wish there were a conditioner option, too.

5 out of 5 Stars.
So very easy!!

This product is so easy to make quality Shampoo bars!! The scent retention is amazing and the lather and moisturization is so good!! I make 4 2oz bars and a couple 1 oz samples and 1 container does this 3 times with a little bit left over. If you are not making these for an easy product you are missing out!!

3 out of 5 Stars.

I had a few testers that turned out great.
For round cavity molds, the product wants to stick and not come out clean.
I'm giving it a 3 star because of the price of the product and easiness. Lots of companies offer the same product now.
I need help!

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CandleScience responded: 2022-10-11

Hey Stephanie,

Thank you so much for your review and feedback regarding the cost and ease of use. A member of our Customer Support team will be emailing you shortly to help with mold release from your round cavity molds.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Can a microwave be used to melt this base?

Should this base always be melted using a double boiler, or can a microwave be used?

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CandleScience responded: 2022-09-06

Hi There! Thank you for reaching out to us. This is a great question and we would love to help! A member of our Customer Support Team has reached out to you via email to provide further assistance.