Claranol SLS Free Translucent Soap Base is a vegetable based melt and pour soap and is made without SLS which some people can find to be an irritant. We do not describe this as a clear soap base as it has a rather hazy appearance. But it is still one of our most popular bases.
a mild base as it does not contain SLS
manufactured in the UK by Stephenson Group (as of September 2016).
lots of bubbles and great value for money
neutral odour meaning it takes fragrances well
suitable for vegetarians and vegans
a solid, well priced soap base that gives excellent results
soapmakers of all experience as it is so easy to use
it has a neutral odour meaning your fragrances and essential oils will give a true scent
having lots of bubbles
make sure you don't overstir the soap base as this will create bubbles which will be difficult to disperse
test your fragrance in a small amount of soap base first as some fragrances can cause the base to go cloudy
a quick spritz of isopropyl alcohol on the top will remove any surface bubbles
please bear in mind it is not as clear as the usual transparent base so we don't describe it as a clear base. One of the properties of SLS is to give clarity so taking it out will reduce this. We have also found that the fragrance can make a difference to the clarity so it's really worth experimenting with a small quantity first
do not overheat or you will remove the moisture from the soap
this does contain SLES (sodium laureth sulphate). If you would prefer neither SLS nor SLES then this may not be the base for you.