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Vanilla Bean Melt & Pour Soap Recipe

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Lisa Maliga

Written and Photographed by

Lisa Maliga

Copyright 2016 by Lisa Maliga

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Vanilla Bean Melt & Pour Soap Recipe

Learn how easy it is to make this creamy melt and pour soap with natural vanilla beans. This type of soap is wonderful for all skin types and would make an excellent addition to any bath & body gift basket!

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Vanilla is NOT Plain!

Chapter 2: Why Vanilla Bean Paste?

Chapter 3: Melt & Pour Glycerin Soap Base

Chapter 4: Vanilla Bean Soap Recipe

Chapter 5: Other Soap Crafting/Bath & Beauty Books by the Author

Chapter 6: About the Author

Chapter 1: Vanilla is NOT Plain!

Whenever I read or hear the term ‘plain vanilla’, I wince. Why do people accuse vanilla of the following myths: white, boring, and worst of all, plain? Vanilla is not a middle class suburbanite. The Latin name is vanilla planifolia and it’s a rich, fragrant, and tropical flowering vine with beans that undergo a ten-month long maturation process to allow the scent to emanate from those luxurious dark brown beans. Vanilla comes from such places as Tahiti, Madagascar, Costa Rica, Mexico and Indonesia.

After cruising around online and reading reviews, I discovered a place where I could get a reasonably priced vanilla that would discolor my soap but the scent would be a rich, buttery vanilla that I would be tempted to eat. Well, that came close to happening a few times but it was when I realized that it was one thing to smell a scent but another thing to bite into a bar of soap because it would just foam in your mouth and take a lot of effort to get it out.

Over the years, I’d use more than a dozen different types of vanillas. I would blend two or three together and get a unique variation of the theme. Some vanillas were fruitier than others. Some spicier. And of course, there were the bakery type of vanillas that reminded one of their last vanilla birthday cakes. I also found some ground vanilla beans at one of my suppliers and added those beautiful brown bits to my soap so it not only took on the aroma but it was a little exfoliating. That turned into my staple – a loaf soap that I sliced and called Vanilla Bean Speckles. It darkened fairly quickly as I used a blend of three different vanilla fragrances and the resulting aroma had a mixture of the vanilla spice with the vanilla butter with a touch of floral from the Tahitian vanilla. That café au lait colored soap hardly was plain and boring! Because vanilla is always an exciting and diverse aroma.

Chapter 2: Why Vanilla Bean Paste?

That little bottle of vanilla extract that most people have in their kitchens isn’t an effective additive as the aroma won’t linger once added to the soap. The only reason the color of the soap seen on the cover is white is due to the photo being taken a day after it was made. Within a week or so, the color will gradually darken.

Whether a vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste, or a vanilla fragrance that’s formulated for soap—all will darken your white soap base.

I used to sell a soap that had vanilla beans added as I took the time to scrape out the beans to get to the vanilla caviar. It was a little messy, but I loved the aroma. This was before I’d ever heard about something called vanilla bean paste, as I didn’t bake back then.

However, when I began baking French macarons, I learned about vanilla bean paste. I read many online reviews from bakers of all levels of expertise citing it was very flavorful. It is definitely flavorful but it’s not really a paste, it’s more like molasses or maple syrup. Yet the seeds are evident and that’s what I like about it—no scraping of vanilla beans. Here are the ingredients: sugar, water, vanilla extract, vanilla beans, gum tragacanth [a natural thickener].

Sugar actually increases the soap’s lather and the rest of the additives won’t change the soap.

I recommend also using a vanilla fragrance because the aroma doesn’t have enough of a vanilla kick. However, vanilla bean paste would be okay for someone who prefers an unscented soap.

Here’s link to more than 350 different vanilla fragrances.

[+ http://www.fragranceoilfinder.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=vanilla&osCsid=d20933d0fff28ceae3e421e144a4b747&x=0&y=0+]

My personal vanilla favorites include designer/duplicates of known types such as Warm Vanilla Sugar or Tahitian Vanilla [Primal Elements]. In fact, the Primal Elements brand was the first melt and pour glycerin soap slice that I bought back in the late 1990s.

There are also an array of fruity fragrances intermingled with vanilla like black raspberry and vanilla, cherry vanilla, and orange vanilla, to list a few.

As with any fragrance, make sure that it’s suitable for soaps and cosmetics. Fragrances suitable for candles and potpourris aren’t kind to your skin. Please check with any fragrance supplier before ordering that the fragrance is SKIN SAFE!

Chapter 3: Melt & Pour Glycerin Soap Base

Melt and pour soap base is premade. You can buy a small amount, cut off a piece, and use it to wash your hands. But that’s only the first step into creating wonderful looking bars, slabs, domes, rounds, squares or rectangles of colorful and/or beautifully scented soap.

How do you find a good soap base? Always read the ingredients. Stay away from soap base with a very long list of ingredients.

As with food, the ingredients listing on soap bases begin with the most prominent component listed first. For melt & pour glycerin soap base you’ll want to see the word GLYCERIN within the first two or three ingredients. If not, you might just not have a great product, or you may have a coconut soap base. There’s nothing wrong with coconut soap, it’s just a bit heavier than glycerin soap, and it’s not translucent.

The soap in this book was made with the Stephenson brand of soap. it you’d like to learn more about this brand, here’s their website:

[+ http://www.stephensonpersonalcare.com/products/melt-and-pour+]

Located in Horsforth, Leeds, United Kingdom, Stephenson bases are sold worldwide. They carry more than two dozen varieties of melt and pour soap bases. All of the soaps in this book were made exclusively with the various Stephenson soap bases. If you’re searching for a supplier in your country, please contact them for more information.

For International Soap Crafters:

Since I’ve gotten emails from crafters in other countries, namely the UK, South Africa, and Australia, I’m including a handy online recipe converter. This is also helpful if you choose to decrease or increase the size of the recipes.

http://www.convertunits.com/from/ounce/to/gram

What you put into your soap base affects the quality of the finished product. In my previous eBooks, I’ve listed numerous items from various types of powdered milk to herbs to natural vegetable oils that will enhance lather and skin feel.

Chapter 4: Vanilla Bean Soap Recipe

The smell of vanilla beans is strong in this one! It’s so easy to make creamy, dreamy vanilla bean soap that a beginner can follow this recipe. The mold is a plastic drawer organizer, so it’s easy to find and costs about a buck!

Ingredients:

1 pound white soap base OR goat’s milk base

1 Tablespoon vanilla bean paste

1 teaspoon shea butter

1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil

1 teaspoon powdered goat’s milk [not necessary if using goat’s milk base]

1 teaspoon vanilla fragrance oil

Yields 5 bars of soap.

Mold with a wavy pattern

Mold:

1 drawer organizer that holds up to 1 pound. The one I used measured 6.75” x 3.75” x 2”. [17.1 cm x 9.5 cm x 5 cm].

Instructions:

Slice the soap base into small cubes. Temperature should be Medium. Cover your melting soap base. Add the goat’s milk powder.

Just before the soap is fully melted, add the vanilla bean paste, virgin coconut oil, shea butter, and fragrance oil. Stir well. Slowly pour into the mold. Spritz away bubbles with rubbing alcohol.

Allow soap to harden in fridge, freezer, or remain at room temperature. Remove from mold. Make sure soap is at room temperature before cutting and wrapping. Use a sharp knife or a wavy soap cutter to slice the pieces. Wrap in cling wrap and label.

If you are a vegan, you can use powdered almond, coconut, rice or soy milk.

Soap before melting

Adding the vanilla bean paste

Just after the vanilla bean paste has been added

After being unmolded.

Note the design of the drawer organizer & the vanilla seeds

After being sliced with the wavy cutter

Wrapped in cling wrap

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Thank you for taking the time to read Vanilla Bean Melt & Pour Soap Recipe. Feel free to leave a review on Goodreads or any online bookstore. Also, tell your friends, family and local library about this eBook, along with any of my other titles!

Happy Soaping!

Lisa Maliga is an American novelist and nonfiction author of several soap crafting books. Macarons of Love, book #4 in the Yolanda’s Yummery Series is her most recent cozy mystery. She’s recently released the popular Liquid African Black Soap Recipes for Skin and Hair. Lisa is nicknamed The Midnight Soaper, as that’s her preferred time to make those soapy creations. She is also trying to bake the perfect batch of French macarons. You’ll find more about her work at:

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Vanilla Bean Melt & Pour Soap Recipe

Learn how easy it is to make this creamy melt and pour soap with natural vanilla beans. This type of soap is wonderful for all skin types and would make an excellent addition to any bath & body gift basket!

  • ISBN: 9781370654796
  • Author: Lisa Maliga
  • Published: 2016-10-03 22:05:14
  • Words: 3963
Vanilla Bean Melt & Pour Soap Recipe Vanilla Bean Melt & Pour Soap Recipe