This batch is a wonderful creation or a hot mess.
The goal was to mix the sharp, vibrant scent of peppermint essential oil with the warmth of vanilla fragrance oil. The scent combination is brilliant.
Vanilla has a tendency to turn soap brown. You can embrace it or fight it. I fought.
Vanilla stabilizer is often used - but it is unstable. You buy a green and white bar of soap, take it home, and it may slowly turn brown over a couple weeks. Not good. I used titanium dioxide to keep the vanilla white.
Shooting for a white swirl against a minty green backdrop, I divided the soap into two batches. Mixed in green mica in one half, titanium dioxide into the other. Things looked good.
A day later, the green swirled with caramel, brown bled into green and yellow claimed dominance against a textured surface.
The soap smells divine. It really does. It may become a staple soap here. I just can't decide if I should embrace the chaos.