Opaque Melt & Pour Soap Bases are made in the same way as Clear bases except that they have a whitening agent added to them - in all cases this is Titanium Dioxide.
We stock Opaque Melt and Pour soap bases from two major soap brands. The Claranol range and the Crystal range are both manufactured by the Stephenson Group.
The Claranol Opaque is an off white colour whereas the Crystal White is a pure white colour and ideal for when you need a white soap and you are not looking to add colour.
When adding any colour to Opaque soap bases, you will produce a pastel effect. Think about swirling colours throughout the soap - the creative possibilities are endless.
Also bear in mind that the titanium dioxide is dispersed throughout the soap base rather than dissolved in it. This means it can separate out if the soap base is too hot and thin when you pour it into the mould so think about melting it to a lower temperature to avoid this.
When you are using larger quantities - such as the 11kg bucket, then always slice from top to bottom as the titanium dioxide may have settled to the bottom of the soap.