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*Please note: This fragrance was reformulated January, 2016 and is now phthalate free!
Vanilla, Non-Discoloring : After much searching, we proudly offer this Non-Discoloring Vanilla as an alternative to Vanillas that turn to brown or black. Whether you need just a sweet note in a blend, or want to make a white bar of Vanilla soap, this is the fragrance for you. While not as rich, buttery or realistic smelling as our other Vanillas (Vanilla Select) this Vanilla will do the trick when you need a non-discoloring Vanilla.
Perfomance in Cold Process Soap: This fragrance can cause ricing and acceleration in cold process soap. It does not discolor.
Flashpoint: 200ºF +
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I like the scent but more importantly the non discoloring factor. I read that this was a "fast" fragrance so I should work fast but I was surprised at how easy it was to use with the slow moving oils mix for my soap, I had time to do a in the pot swirl and still had to wait for the oils to harden a bit to do a swirl design on the top of the mold. I suggest a slow moving oil mix as well as blending at lower temps to have more time to mix colors and make designs.
I wrote a previous review in September after I initially received the soap. I made 3 Shea bars and added only this vanilla right around the time of my review. While setting up my soaps at a bazaar on November 8, I noticed one of the three bars had turned colors. Another person commented on it being different. One week later, on the 15th, the remaining two turned.
Reply from Bramble BerryHi Wanda! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. In our tests and recipes, we've found this fragrance doesn't discolor. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!
I have tried other non discoloring vanilla and this is my go to. I mix with peppermint essential oil to make an awesome candy cane scent! It traces quick in cold process, so move quick! I add titanium dioxide and it comes out white.
I had high hopes for this, and it mostly delivers. As BB's description says, it adds a sweet note in blends, and I think this is its best use. I have blended with Southern Peach and Chai Tea, and it sweetens them up nicely. However, it moves like lightning, and you will have mashed potatoes very quickly. Do not plan to do anything except get it into the mold after adding the fragrance. That said, you can do some nice layering if you add the fragrance to your soap directly before pouring. The FO smells really chemical-y in the bottle, and I wouldn't use it by itself in any product. The chemical smell mellows out in blends during cure, and I think this is the only way it should be used. It isn't buttery or rich, mostly sweet, and it is okay as long as you understand this. And that it moves at light speed. :). Considering it doesn't discolor, I guess I can put up with that.
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