California 5X Orange Oil (7 oz)
Grown and refined right here in California. This 5-fold (or 5x) Orange Essential Oil is sweet and fragrant. A staple of the soapmaker's fragrance library, fantastic as a blend with lavender, Peru Balsam, etc. Five fold means that the orange will stick a bit longer in soaps.
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Food grade Baking Soda for making bath bombs and fizzies. Baking Soda is a very fine powder, and thus is much heavier than citric acid. If you are making bath bombs, be sure to check whether your recipe calls for volume (cups) or weight (ounces).
Sodium Hydroxide Beads (2 LBS)
Food grade Sodium Hydroxide for making solid soap packaged into individual 2 pound containers. Please use appropriate safety measures when handling. MSDS available via email after purchase.
New for 2016: We now ship Lye!
However, we are only able to ship Sodium Hydroxide beads by FedEx Ground on Mondays. Order received prior to Sunday at noon will ship the next Monday. Orders placed after Sunday noon will not ship for another week. Please plan accordingly.
Palm Stearic Acid Bulk
Palm Stearic Acid Bulk
Bulk Quantities for bulk savings!
20 pounds in a 5-gallon pail.
If you take palm oil, and remove the lighter component oils that serve to make it soft, you have what is known as “Palm Stearic Acid” a very hard, white, waxy oil that comes in flake form. If you have a lotion or cream formulation that could benefit from additional viscosity, this product is ideal. In fact, you can often make a fine, thick, emollient cream from a lotion recipe by simply substituting a portion (about 4% maybe) of the “light” oils with stearic acid. The only downside to stearic acid is that it can result is a greasy cream if used to excess.
This is an eco-friendly product, derived from palm oil, and does not contain any other chemicals or additives.
Also used in soaps for additional bar hardness and as a trace accelerant.
Citric Acid Fine Granular, Bulk
Bulk sizes for greater savings!
40 pounds, ships in a 5-gallon bucket
This food grade citric acid is in a fine, granular form and most commonly used by handcrafted toiletry makers in the creation of “bath bombs” and “bath fizzies.” Also useful to adjust PH in lotions and creams, and as a chelating agent in soaps. Most bath bombs are about 2 parts baking soda to 1 part citric acid, coloring and essential oils to taste, and held together with a tiny bit of spritzed witch hazel. For a bath fizzy, forget the witch hazel and just put the mixture in a bag, adding a few tablespoons to bath water.
Please exercise caution when handling this product – it will irritate eyes and skin. Please wear gloves and do not create a cloud of dust.