Layering soaps is a process of mixing and pouring small batches of soap on top of each other over an extended period of time. With two, three, or four layers of soap, you can create a unique look with an assortment of colours and fragrances in each layer.
- The best results will be realized by pouring the soap into the mold at a light to medium trace. This will allow the soap to self level and avoid hills and valleys where the layers meet.
- Pour slowly into the mold to avoid splashes on the side of the mold.
- Wait 1 to 1.5 hours minimum between pouring your soap layers.
- When pouring the second and each additional layer, pour over a spatula held just above the level of the earlier pours. This will prevent holes in the surface of the earlier layers.
- Cover the soap between pours, and after the final pour, cover with freezer paper, cardboard, and a towel to insulate.
- Allow the soap to sit for 24 hours after the last layer has been poured. Unmold and cut your bars and set out to cure for a minimum of three weeks before use, rotating to expose each side of the soap.
Try making a soap with different colours and fragrances in each layer to achieve results such as a layered Neapolitan ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate), or the red, white, and blue of the American flag.
Give your imagination free rein and enjoy.