Due to an increase in melt and pour soap the soap is now priced out per kilo.
Melt and pour is so easy to work with. Chop into small chunks and melt down in a double boiler or in the microwave a minute at a time using aprox 500 gms if you choose to do it this way. Once melted add your colour and scent and pour.
Note melt and pour may sweat droplets of glycerien as it is temperature dependent. In the winter this tends to happen more often. Some customers like to wrap it as soon as it has cooled to alleviate the sweating. Sometimes different additives will also alleivate this eg a small amount of beeswax. But note beeswax will turn the soap opaque.
Soaps are useful for cleaning because soap molecules attach to both nonpolar melecules (such as grease) and polar molecules (such as water).
Although grease will normally adhere to skin or clothing, the soap molecules can attach to it as a "handle" and make it easier to rinse away. Applied to a soiled surface, soapy water effectively holds particles in suspension so the whole of it can be rinsed off with clean water.
(fatte end) :CH3-(CH2) - COONa: (water soluable end)
The hydrocarbon ("fatty") portion dissolves dir and oil, while the ionic end makes it soluable in water. Therefore, it allows water to remove normally-insoluable matter by emulsification.
Cas No: 61790-79-2
Fatty acids, palm oil and sodium salts.
According to the European laws and regulations the product is not dangerous or toxic.