Vanilla Oleoresin Soaps Evaluations 2

Soaps after being cut.

Last week we made three test batches of cold process soap with Vanilla Oleoresin. Now it is time for our evaluations.

All three batches have a very faint baked vanilla odor that is hard to smell when the soap is dry and the scent is just a little stronger when the soap is wet. The scent does not vary much between usage rates.

My overall opinion is that if you are wanting a barely there vanilla scent, then you can use the Vanilla Oleoresin. If you are wanting a stronger Vanilla scent that when sniffed shouts, “I’m Vanilla!” I would recommend using Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil to meet the needs of a stronger scent.

So … our summary is not a failure, but not desired either.

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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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2 thoughts on “Vanilla Oleoresin Soaps Evaluations

  • Amy Warden

    Very interesting!! Do you think you could go higher than 3%, or would it be cost prohibitive to add more natural vanilla?

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    • Andee Post author

      I think it is cost prohibitive at 3%. If marketing this product, and the much higher price tag which accompanies this formulation, is in line with your company’s objectives then it may fly. At my local farmer’s market, I don’t think it will be a run-away seller.

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