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Old 01-10-2017, 05:17 PM   #1
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I was thinking about Jade-15's coal soap:

And I want to make some too! After all, Christmas is only 350 something days away! I thought that it might be a good idea to make soap with an FO that will turn it VERY VERY dark brown, and then bump it over into black with a small amount of color, vs trying to turn a white soap black.

What FOs do you love that discolor VERY dark? I may go with MO Vanilla Milk, though the Nurture version (vanilla cream) doesn't appear to discolor very dark in their photos.

I have observed that gelling, or even OP, seems to really increase the discoloration of some FOs, so it needs to be an FO that stands up to high temps. For example, Fragrance Buddy Blackberry Jam Butter Cookie discolored VERY dark for me, but the scent just isn't nearly as good as OOB.

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Originally Posted by dixiedragon View Post

What FOs do you love that discolor VERY dark? I may go with MO Vanilla Milk, though the Nurture version (vanilla cream) doesn't appear to discolor very dark in their photos.
I noticed that too...MO Vanilla Milk discolors very dark brown for me, and I do gel my soaps. If Nurture's Vanilla Cream smells even close to Vanilla Milk, less discoloring would be a plus as far as I'm concerned.

If I remember correctly, BB Espresso discolored quite dark brown for me - darker than the medium brown they have pictured.

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Peak's Black Canyon came out dark brown for me....for the men folk in your life deserving coal...
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I second the BB Espresso. I'll also note that I've had good results using ac for color but I have yet to use any black mica.
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:00 AM   #5
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NG's vanilla bean is quite dark for me. I don't know how dark dragons blood actually is since I added AC, but from what I've seen, most of them are fairly dark as well. If you want a holiday scent, I think I opted not to get several different ones from NG because the discolored a lot.
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BB rich dark chocolate is the darkest I've used. Its a rich, sweet chocolate with vanilla undertones, yummy.
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WSP Warm vanilla sugar is my darkest thus far. But I just soaped with some Dragon's Blood from them, so we will see.
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Like Obsidian, BB rich Dark Chocolate is also my darkest - it really goes to a nice chocolate color. MO Vanilla Milk went pretty dark too. Also, WSP Vanilla Oak - those are all pretty in the dark chocolate color range.
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BB Vanilla Select becomes very dark brown. But ditto on the BB Rich Dark Chocolate. It looks like a Hershey bar.

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