It's a strange feeling using soap you have made. It's rather wonderful to see all the bubbles and have clean hands too.
The top layer of soap has been washed away, leaving some of the ground oats at the surface. This makes a wonderful defoliator. Vanilla has a reputation on discolouring soap, and this has happened. But, as it's taken a stark white to a very soft cream, it isn't a problem.
Something I hadn't counted on was the sight one sees when lifting the bar of soap. There's a brown sludge trail! No brown on the bottom of soap bars from now on! There used to be a crisp between the vanilla layer and the brown base. This has changed into a gradient. It's rather pretty.