Sandalwood vanilla poured. The sandalwood from Australia isn’t quite as rich as the sandalwood from India, but they’re also not harvesting ancient trees and creating a culture of murder and crime…so I can live with it. Once the vanilla bourbon is added, I think the bars smell identical. I’ll have to wait until they finish curing, as scents tend to change as the soap cures, but thus far, I’m pretty pleased. If it doesn’t work, then I’ll probably investigate using a fragrance oil instead. I just can’t, in good conscience use non-sustainable harvest methodologies for one of the most valuable ayurvedic healing trees in the world.
I made the batch big enough that I had extra to pour in my new silicon logo molds, and those look *so* very cool. Hooray!