Palm Free Warm Vanilla Sugar Butter Bars
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 1 hour
  • Yields 10 - 14 bars


 Warm Vanilla Sugar Palm Free Cold Processed Soap

This yummy fragrance does discolour your soap, so we have done a "Blind Swirl" in white. 

A blind swirl is when you mix the fragrance into half the batch, and leave the rest uncoloured, or in fact in this case, with some White Pearl Mica added to make more contrast.  Then wait for the discolouration to happen, and you'll end up with this lovely, natural, rustic two-tone coloured bar.  This occurs because the fragrance has vanillin in it, see THIS link with vanilla discolouration information.




For how to make soap from Scratch, please see our Cold Process Soapmaking Instructions Page

If you are a beginner, we recommend making this soap just one colour.  If you are a little more experienced, you can follow the instructions link to "In the Pot Swirling" instructions. The Picture above is a classic blind swirl, but an In the Pot Swirl works well too.


  • Prepare all ingredients and line the mould as usual

  • Set aside a small container or icecream bucket for the white colour In this case, we used White Pearl Mica Powder to colour the swirl colour a slightly whiter "white"

  • Bring soap to thin trace, and then remove approximately 2 cups of soap (I use a 1000ml jug or container for this)

  • Colour the soap in the container with the Mica

  • Leave the main pot uncoloured

  • Mix the fragrance quickly through the main soap pot portion - don't over trace

  • Now quickly pour the unscented, whitened swirl colour in one go straight into the main pot - NO MIXING - PUT AWAY THAT STICK BLENDER!

  • Cover and insulate through gel
  • Unmould and slice as usual


The soap will begin to discolour after gel - the time frame depends on which discolouring fragrance you have chosen.  Warm Vanilla Sugar takes about 6 weeks to fully discollour caramel


Other Fragrances you can use to "blind swirl" this recipe:

Almond Biscotti
Black Amber & Lavender
Dark Rich Chocolate!
Dragons Blood
Mayan Gold
Oatmeal Milk & Honey
Turkish Mocha
Pumpkin Spice
Vanilla Select

There are of course more, all our discolouring fragrances have notes about this in their description on the website so you know what to expect.