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Lots of gritties here with IFT Pk Sugar, mixed 50/50. I made a batch last week with 1 oz PS and 1/2 Oz VS. Will try it later this week. Grit forms after about 10 days. The soap is not real dark, kinda beige color. Could live with it, just don't like grit/crystals. Used VS in Van Bean Noel and got light cream bar & no grit. Carole

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I've used it in a few batches, even pink sugar and haven't had any grittiness issues. Actually I just used it today in IFT's Flowerbomb - I'll post pics if I can get my camera batteries to charge. Pink Sugar can crystallize so IMHO it's the FO.

I have had your PS soap with the FO modifier for over a year and it is still beautiful pretty pink and light cream color. Not gritty at all. None of your soaps are gritty.

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I haven't noticed a problem

I had one person who noticed grits in my Vanilla Stabilizer BCN pink sugar bar, but I noticed after I made that batch and shipped out that my pink sugar FO actually had crystals in the bottom of it. Some extra exfoliation I guess :)

but I have used it in many other bars so far with good luck

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Wierd!!!!!!!! The 2nd batch of PS soap I made with Van Stab definitely had gritties. I packed it in a box after it cured and now it has no gritties to speak of. They like disappeared. :confused: :confused: Everyone check your soaps, maybe they degrit with time. This soap was made end of July or Aug. Carole

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I have not had any grittiness in my bars. But I did notice that any fo high in vanilla and using a colorant like pink fd&c dyes actually turned my soap more orange than pick, without the browning.

Also, just a thought here, but have you ever noticed any crystals in your fo to begin with? I know sw's pink sugar does adn they even have a disclaimer on ht bottle of vanilla based fo's and crytalization occurring. This may be the culprit and not the stabilizer after all. Just a thought.

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When I made the batch with the crystals it gelled. But I had extra that I poured off into a little mold and that didn't gel. It did, however, form the crystals/grit anyway.

So we can eliminate gel from the equation.

ETA: the soap is well over a month old and crystals abound.

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