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Soapmaking supplies may be shipped or picked up from the Soapmaking Studio location. Select either "Standard Shipping" or free "Store Pickup" during checkout. Pick up items during store hours or arrange a special pick up appointment time by calling David: (619) 301-3737.

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Blended Oils: Traditional Blend, Superior Blend, Artistic Blend
Pure Oils: Castor, Cocoa, Coconut, Hemp, Jojoba, Meadowfoam, Palm, Palm Kernel, Shea

Base Oils and Fats Price

A "gallon" container of oil weighs ± 7.5 pounds and will make approximately 8.5 pounds of soap, which is about 35 bars. The exact KOH and NaOH saponification values are printed on the container and vary by oil type and lot number.

Traditional Blend:
50% olive (Olea europaea) oil
30% palm (Elaeis guineensis) oil
20% coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil
Fast and easy pre-mixed oil blend for safely making soap without excessive math calculations. The Traditional Blend makes a nice hard bar of soap with a quick, stable lather. 120 ounces (7.5-pound "gallon").


$36.00

Traditional Blend

Superior Blend:
35% olive (Olea europaea) oil
25% coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil
25% palm (Elaeis guineensis) oil
10% shea (Butyrospermum parkii) butter
5% castor (Ricinus communis) oil
Fast and easy pre-mixed oil blend for safely making soap without excessive math calculations. Nicknamed "Quick-N-Hard," the Superior Blend saponifies (thickens to trace) very quickly. Make soap quickly with only a spoon; no need to use a hand blender! This oil blend creates a very hard, long lasting bar of soap with a luxuriously fabulous lather. It is the perfect blend for cold process soap poured into detailed molds or difficult molds because the soap hardens so beautifully. Soap made with the Superior Blend resists melting in the shower and generally lasts longer than other bars of handmade soap. 120 ounces (7.5-pound "gallon").


$39.00

Superior Blend

Artistic Blend:
68% olive (Olea europaea) oil
15% palm (Elaeis guineensis) oil
15% coconut (Cocos nucifera) oil
2% castor (Ricinus communis) oil
Fast and easy pre-mixed oil blend for safely making soap without excessive math calculations. The Artistic Blend traces (thickens) slowly to allow the soapmaker time to create swirls of color or column-poured soap. 120 ounces (7.5-pound "gallon").


$38.00

Artistic Blend

Castor (Ricinus communis) Oil
This nontoxic pharmaceutical-grade oil is cold pressed from the seed of the castor plant. It is an unsaturated fat (primarily ricinoleic fatty acid, C18) and is liquid at room temperature. Prized by soapmakers as the only source of ricinoleic fatty acid, castor oil creates a foamy dense lather of tiny long lasting bubbles. Add castor oil to soap recipes at the rate of 2% to 15% of the total fats. Due to its viscosity, castor oil is also valued in lip balms and lipsticks. 1- or 7-pound bottles.

Free shipping for wholesale bulk castor oil, 28 or 224 pounds. (Bulk quantities must be shipped; no store pickup.)

Castor Oil


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Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) Butter
This food-grade butter is expeller (cold) pressed from cocoa pods. It is a cholesterol-free saturated fat (good source of stearic fatty acid, C18) and is solid below 100°F. Natural butter has a strong aroma of rich chocolate and may impart products with scent. Cocoa butter's stearic fatty acid produces a very hard, long lasting bar of soap. Add cocoa butter to soap recipes at the rate of 5% to 20% of the total fats. 16-ounce bag.

Free shipping for wholesale bulk cocoa butter, 5 or 25 pounds. (Bulk quantity must be shipped; no store pickup.)

Cocoa Butter
$16.00

Cocoa Butter, 16 oz


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Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Oil
This food-grade oil is extracted from the fruit pulp of the Coconut Palm. It is a cholesterol-free saturated fat (primarily lauric fatty acid, C12) and is solid below 76°F. Refined, bleached, and deodorized for truer soap colors and scents. The lauric fatty acid in coconut oil creates soap with a quick lather. The soap lather consists of very large short-lived bubbles and cleanses effectively. Add coconut oil to soap recipes at the rate of 10% to 30% of the total fats. Too much coconut oil can make the soap seem harsh or drying. Sizes: 7-pound "gallon" or 35-pound bucket.

Free shipping for wholesale bulk coconut oil, 28 or 224 pounds. (Bulk quantities must be shipped; no store pickup.)

Coconut Oil


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Hemp (Cannabis sativa) Oil
Hemp oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. This cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark green in color, with a pleasant nutty scent. Add hemp oil to soap recipes at the rate of 3% to 10% of the total fats. 2-ounce bottle.

Free shipping for wholesale bulk hemp oil, 7 or 28 pounds. (Bulk quantities must be shipped; no store pickup.)

Hemp Oil
$5.50

Hemp Oil, 2 oz


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Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Oil
Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant. It is actually a liquid wax, which is rich in the same waxy esters as those found in the sebum of human skin. It contains no triglycerides. It is cold pressed without the use of chemical solvents and retains its natural golden color because it has not been bleached or refined. Add jojoba oil to soap recipes at the rate of 2% to 5% of the total fats. Sizes: 1- or 4-pound bottles.

Jojoba Oil


Jojoba Oil

Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba) Oil
Already prized in lip balms for superior emollience, meadowfoam oil is gaining notoriety in cold process soap for being the most stable liquid oil. Cold pressed from meadowfoam grass seeds, this precious oil contains rich triglycerides of long-chain fatty acids, which resist oxidation. This unsurpassed oil provides the emollient properties of a solid saturated fat without being overly greasy. Meadowfoam oil is absorbed quickly and leaves a lighter feel than many other oils. Meadowfoam oil is believed to help fragrance retention and performance. Exceptional ingredient for lotion and bath preparations. Add meadowfoam oil to soap recipes at the rate of 3% to 30% of the total fats. 2-ounce bottle.

Free shipping for wholesale bulk meadowfoam oil, 7 or 28 pounds. (Bulk quantities must be shipped; no store pickup.)

Meadowfoam Oil
$6.00

Meadowfoam Oil, 2 oz


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Palm (Elaeis guineensis) Oil
This food-grade oil is extracted from the fruit pulp of the American Oil Palm. It is a cholesterol-free saturated fat (primarily palmitic fatty acid, C16) and is solid below 92°F. Refined, bleached, and deodorized for truer soap colors and scents. Palmitic fatty acid produces a hard bar of soap with a gentle lather. Add palm oil to soap recipes at the rate of 15% to 50% of the total fats. Sustainably sourced. Sizes: 7-pound "gallon" or 35-pound bucket.

Free shipping for wholesale bulk palm oil, 28 or 224 pounds. (Bulk quantities must be shipped; no store pickup.)

Palm Oil


Palm Oil


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Palm Kernel (Elaeis guineensis) Oil
This food-grade oil is extracted from the seed kernel of the American Oil Palm. It is a cholesterol-free saturated fat (primarily lauric fatty acid, C12) and is solid below 102°F. Refined, bleached, and deodorized for truer soap colors and scents. The lauric fatty acid in palm kernel oil creates soap with a quick lather. The soap lather consists of very large short-lived bubbles and cleanses effectively. Add palm kernel oil to soap recipes at the rate of 10% to 30% of the total fats. Too much palm kernel oil can make the soap seem harsh or drying. Sustainably sourced. Sizes: 7-pound "gallon" or 35-pound bucket.

Free shipping for wholesale bulk palm kernel oil, 25- or 225-pound flakes. (Bulk quantities must be shipped; no store pickup.)

Palm Kernel Oil


Palm Kernel Oil


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Bulk Palm Kernel Oil

Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) Butter
This food-grade butter is extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree. It is a cholesterol-free saturated fat (good source of stearic fatty acid, C18) and is solid below 95°F. Triple refined, bleached, and deodorized for truer soap colors and scents. Shea butter's stearic fatty acid produces a very hard, long lasting bar of soap. Add shea butter to soap recipes at the rate of 5% to 20% of the total fats. 14-ounce jar.

Free shipping for wholesale bulk shea butter, 25 pounds. (Bulk quantity must be shipped; no store pickup.)

Shea Butter
$14.00

Shea Butter, 14 oz


Bulk Shea Butter, 25 lbs
$132.00
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