Vanilla The Culprit

Apparently this post has been lost to history. Someone used a “comment” plugin to insert error messages throughout our website, and it’s taken some time for me to restore it.

Not sure what all I said, but probably something to the effect that we didn’t know the disastrous effect that vanilla has in soap making. At least the kind of vanilla we have.

As you can see from the photos, it turns soap very dark brown, not something we’d intentionally do. So instead of the blue sandalwood cubes in a nice white background, we’ve got blue chunks in chocolate.

I love vanilla, however, and it’s a wonderful soap. But it’s so dark that the color washes off when you use it. It makes you think you’re dirtier than you are.

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