However, I recently bought a bottle of the most amazing vanilla fragrance. It is incomparable in sugar scrubs and the sort of scent that you almost have to take the teeniest lick, just to convince yourself that it's really not edible. But I figured it was high time for some vanilla soap.
When working with vanilla-based fragrances, I've found that it just doesn't work to fight it. Titanium dioxide, vanilla stabilizer--the effects only last so long, if at all. Brown soap is just so....brown. And boring. I wanted to make a vanilla soap that popped. Day one of the batch consisted of unscented white and brown-striped embeds. Day two--the vanilla scented base.
I sliced the batch literally minutes before leaving for vacation. (Priorities...) This is how the bars looked right after slicing. I was excited and optimistic.
I couldn't wait to see what they looked like a week later. I think I nailed the "pop." And the scent is perfectly vanilla. Why did I wait so long?!