For my final post I wanted to see how the fragrances changed the color of the soap. I decided to use a basic Soy Bean Oil recipe and no colors. Just plain, natural soap. Now I wanted to force gel and ended up warming up my stove to about 170 degrees, stuck the soap in the oven and turned it off. Now I came back and noticed that my soap was starting to bubble! I started to freak out and ended up taking it out. I sure hope my fragrances did not burn off during the cooking :)
Here is what I came up with (don't ask why I started the numbering at the bottom...I was obviously not thinking!):
I hope you are able to see the differences in soap. I don't think the pic is all that great.
Fragrance #1 Stayed pretty light. A nice white color. This one is the fragrance that smelled like apples to me :)
Fragrance #2 Had a tiny bit of darkening to it. Not enough to see much difference. This one was the one that had a scent of men's cologne.
Fragrance #3 Also stayed pretty light. This one was the floral fragrance.
Fragrance #4 is the fragrance that had the scent of Cool Sea Spray. This one had a little bit of discoloration but not enough to see much difference.
Fragrance #5 is the Pineapple scent fragrance, and it's my favorite! This one also stayed pretty light and it's a for sure winner for me!
Fragrance #6 Has a Coconut/Vanilla scent to it and it did discolor. Of all the fragrances this is the one that discolored the most.
Fragrance #7 was my least favorite...the scent was like Dirt :) ...wet forest. No discoloration to it as well.
All in all, the fragrances behaved really well. I soaped with just about all of them at about 95-100 degrees. I had no problems with ricing or acceleration with any of them.
Thank you once again to Bramble Berry for such an awesome experience! I look forward to the big reveal!
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