Sodium Carboxymethyl Starch



This is a well-known tip to soap makers: if you add a little salt to your preparation, it will be ready to be unmolded quicker!  This is why Lush's soap base supplier uses sodium chloride in their production.

Sodium Carboxymethyl Starch

What is this starch and what are its benefits?

Sodium carboxymethyl starch is a modified type of starch, isolated from plants and then made even more effective in labs. It blends really well in liquids, makes formulas even more gelatinous and has a longer shelf life than classic starch.