I have attempted to make melt&pour base, following the instructions on the webpage of Joseph Henryhttp://home.earthlink.net/~skinesscentuals/Transp.html
Basically, it is the same procedure as making transparent soap according to Catherine Failor, but propylene glycol is substituted for ethylalcohol (isopropylalcohol).
Even when it finally is not transparent (it was my first attempt in HP ever), the base is meltable (and re-meltable), and I did some nice soaps with it. (when I manage how to insert images, I will put them here).
Although I do not have any experience with commercial M&P bases, my main concern is that I believe mine has too high melting point. It starts to solidify as soon as I stop to heat it, the thin skin is created immediately I stop stirring. It makes the soap base very uncomfortable to use (the usable temperature is actually quite burning). I doubt this is the case with the commercial M&P base.
I would be very grateful if you could share any experience on this subject.
Thanks and have a nice day!