Another wonderful package came in the mail this week! I swapped some soap with Ksenija from SenMi Soaps and she sent me this lovely assortment of her soaps, all the way from the Netherlands!
The ones that caught my attention right away were Sweet Love and Foxy Lady. Sweet Love has a real smoky essence to it, and I love the bold black and pink combo. Foxy Lady is so fun looking, and the fragrance is a perfect match for this sassy soap! Big Blue is made with mango and pistachio butter, can't wait to try this one as I have never tried pistachio butter in soap before. The Lilac smells very delicate, very much like the flower. The Natural soap contains kaolin clay, which I haven't tried yet either. I also can't wait to try the Milky Way, Green Dew and Creamy Peach, oh my! I'm so lucky to have such a nice variety of soaps to try! ! I feel so spoiled with all these choices...thank you so much Ksenija for swapping with me! You can check out Ksenija's blog here: http://senmisoaps.blogspot.nl/ and her Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SenMiSoaps
And, I also wanted to update you guys on some vanilla stabilizer I tried recently. Back in September, I posted this blog post about testing Christmas fragrances. I wanted to test the fragrances with and without vanilla stabilizer, as I figured the fragrances would turn dark because of the high vanilla content in them. I decided to try Nature's Garden vanilla stabilizer, which you can use at half the usual rate. Most vanilla stabilizers are used at a 1:1 ratio with the fragrance oil, but NG's stabilizer can be used at half that usual rate. Here is a picture of what the soaps looked like 24 hours after they were poured: