We have been producing soap bases since 1943, and the product line that launched our family business in 1943 was all-vegetable washing powders based on natural soybean and cotton seed oil.
Soap bases are produced by heating natural oils and reacting them with alkalis under heat. For instance, if we start with coconut oil and react it with sodium or potassium alkalis, we produce sodium cocoate or potassium cocoate, which would be the two main ingredients in bar soap and liquid soap respectively. We sell soap bases to other manufacturers, and we use them for internal production of soaps. Internal production of bases gives us a cost advantage over companies that package soaps but do not actually produce the bases.
We use the original kettle process for soap-making. This allows us to ultimately customize bases for our customers using unique blends of oils and additives in order to achieve specific foaming, cleansing, and moisturizing characteristics. For instance, we could produce a custom base using olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and kokum butter.
We have also designed a unique line of bases with all-natural preservatives, as well as bases produced with sustainable oils and certified organic oils.
Vanguard features a full line of organic, all natural, and traditional toilet soap bases for use in manufacturing bar soaps.
We produce low glycerin bases and bases with increased glycerin for added emolliency. We can also work with you to custom-formulate bases for your specific needs.
Our stock line includes the following toilet soap bases:
VALPURE® 85/15 TC Plus (85% tallow and 15% coconut oil, with increased glycerin)
VALPURE® 85/15 TC (85% tallow and 15% coconut oil, with 1% glycerin)
VALPURE® 80/20 TC Plus (80% tallow and 20% coconut oil, with increased glycerin)
VALPURE® 80/20 TC (80% tallow and 20% coconut oil, with 1% glycerin)
VALPURE® 75/25 PC Plus (75% palm oil and 25%coconut oil, with increased glycerin)
VALPURE® 80/20 P/PKO Plus (80% palm oil and 20% palm kernel oil, with increased glycerin)
NOP Certified Organic Bases
VALPURE® Organic 50/50 PC Plus (50% organic palm oil and 50% organic coconut oil, with increased glycerin)
VALPURE® Organic 75/25 P/PKO Plus (75% organic palm oil and 25% organic palm kernel oil, with increased glycerin)
VALPURE® KCO (Natural Coco/Olive Liquid Soap) A natural liquid soap made from high quality coconut and olive oils. A high foaming, light colored liquid soap. Typical applications include liquid hand soaps, body washes and foamers.
VALPURE® KCO-HV (Natural Coco/Olive Liquid Soap High Viscosity) A natural liquid soap derived from a proprietary blend of high quality coconut, olive oil and vegetable oil-based raw materials to produce a light colored liquid soap which can be thickened with natural salt to well over 10,000 cps. Typical applications include liquid hand soaps and body washes.