Monday, April 26, 2010

Killa Vanilla

Using a vanilla fragrance can be a killer in your soaps (cold processed and hot processed. Stabilizers only work for me in melt and pour.)-especially if you have a certain aesthetic in mind. I learned that the hard way, but as I mature in my soap making ventures, I've learned to go with the flow and work with, instead of against, the brown-headed beast!

 (As of this post, the soap is now twice as dark-and delicious)

I intentionally added a white swirl (unscented of course) to this soap because I knew it would turn doo doo brown as it cured. I also added powdered milk to this recipe-my first attempt. I added 2 tbsp to a little bit of my soaping oils, mixed very well, then added that to the main batch at a light trace. It reminds me of a cheesecake brownie, but it smells like a sweet, sticky bun. Since I'm weening myself off of all these sugary delights, I might as well shower with a soap that smell like them instead.

9 comments:

Holly said...

Yes, it is just easier to go with the flow! I have yet to find a vanilla I like though. Your soaps look great!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

ha I agree with Holly I still haven't found a great straight vanilla so I am jealous of yours :)

deezknitz said...

I want to eat your soap...

randomcreative said...

Yum!

Miss Val's Creations said...

These to look like cheesecake brownies!!!

Monica said...

I love the soaps that smell to vanilla, but the brown color always appears. The soap it precious.
Kisses

Angela/Soap Mom's Kitchen /Vintage Soap Shoppe said...

All your soaps are fabulous, you are very talented!!! I went to publish your comment about my soap brownies, but it is not showing up. You are so right about attaching a recipe. I love that idea. I also want to follow you, but I am having problems doing that as well. My blogger account is showing invalid certificate. I've had nothing but problems with my blog!

yummy suds said...

Thanks, now I'm hungry!!!!!!!! :D
XOXO

mummy blue said...

Your soaps are beautiful.
I like you blog.
A lot of kisses.