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Fragrance Oils - will they discolour my soaps?

As you may know already, Fragrance oils are a mixture of natural and synthetic ingredients.  With these combinations manufacturers are able to produce amazing scents such as dark chocolate, baby powder and many more.

But there can be an ingredient in there that does a bit more than give your product a lovely smell and actually discolour the soap.

It goes by the name of Vanillin - this is a common ingredient in many fragrances which has the side effect of turning soaps brown over time.  You won't notice anything to start with, but in a few days the soap will take on a lovely shade of light brown and can go even darker.  It can happen in both cold process and melt and pour soap bases too.

To make it easy for you, our aim is to stock vanillin free fragrances so that you don't come up against this issue.  So you will see that our Vanilla Cream and Coconut fragrance oils are non discolouring.  Where we are 100% sure of a vanillin free fragrance we do put it in the fragrance description.

However, sometimes when we do have a fragrance that has vanillin in it and we will put it on the website.  eg Vanilla, Sandalwood & Patchouli fragrance oil does have a small amount of vanillin in it and so we like to tell you so you can take a view.

Using a fragrance containing vanillin isn't a problem - but if you're not aware of how it can discolour your soaps you may be in for a surprise.

But if you're not sure - just send us an email and we'll get a definite answer for you.

SDS Information - Fragrance Oils

Afternoon Tea
Almond Milk (RL)
Aloe Vera (RL)
Amber & Lavender (RL)
Apple & Cinnamon
Baby Powder (RL)
Bah Humbug
Basil, Sage & Mint
Bay Rum
Blue Raspberry
Black Raspberry & Vanilla
Blackberry & Amber Wood
Brandy Butter
Bubble Gum
Cafe Mocha
California Sunshine
Candy Drops
Carrot Cake
Cedar & Sandalwood
Cedar & Lime
Chamomile & Honey (RL)
Chocolate Orange
Christmas Spice
Christmas Wreath
Cinnamon Sticks
Cool Angel (RL) 
Cornish Sea Salt
Dewberry (RL)
Dragons Blood
English Pomander
English Rose (RL)
Frankincense & Black Cherry
Frankincense & Myrrh (RL)
Freesia (RL)
Fresh Berries
Fresh Cotton
Fresh Linen
Frosted Berries
Ginger & Orange
Ginger & Nutmeg
Grapefruit (RL)
Green Apple (RL)
Honey (RL)
Honey & Almond 
Intensity (RL)
Jack Frost
Jasmine (RL)
Jungle Monkey Juice (RL)
Koh Samui Bliss (RL)
Lemon Meringue
Lemon & Basil
Lemongrass & Lime
Lemongrass & Pepper
Lily of the Valley
Lime, Basil & Mandarin
Oatmeal, Milk & Honey (RL)
Ocean Lime
Old English Sticky Toffee
Orange Blossom
Orange Blossom Flower
Orange & Cinnamon
Orange & Clove
Parma Violet (RL)
Passion Fruit
Patchouli & Tuberose
Peppermint (RL)
Pina Colada
Pineapple (RL)
Pink Candy (RL)
Pink Peony & Blush Suede
Pink Geranium
Plum Pudding
Pomegranate Noir (RL)
Rhubarb & Custard
Rhubarb & Lemon
Robin Redbreast
Rosemary & White Ginger
Sandalwood (RL)
Sea Breeze (RL)
Seaweed &  Juniper
Snow Cookie
Snow Fairy
So Serene
Spiced Orchid
Spicy Apple
Strawberry Fudge Sundae
Strawberry & Guava
Sugar Plum Fairy(RL)
Summer Fruit Pudding
Sweet Pea (RL)
Tonka Bean & Lime Zest
Turkish Delight (RL)
Tutti Frutti
Unicorn Sparkle
Vanilla & Anise
Vanilla Bean & Lavender
Vanilla Cream
Vanilla, Sandalwood & Patchouli (RL)
Vintage Gardenia
Vintage Rose & Honeysuckle
Warm Gingerbread
Watermelon (RL)
Welsh Mountain Dew (RL)
White Christmas
White Lavender
White Jasmine & Mint
White Musk (RL)
Wild Fig & Cassis
Wild Mint & Tea
Winter Spice
Ylang Ylang

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