Here’s a fun recipe for layered soap. With the same color palette I varied the shades to create a gradual change in color intensity that you see as the layers swirl together. Using a loaf mold and cutting slices, the layers become visible and look so pretty!
You can choose whatever color palette you would like, but I went with shades of purple since I scented the soap with my current fragrance obsession: sweet grape 🙂
You can make this recipe using all of the same type of soap, or you can do what I did and change up each layer. Since the colors were changing with each layer, I liked the idea of using a different base and bringing in different levels of lather and moisturizing benefit.
1 lb. Goats Milk MP Soap Base, cubed
1 lb. Honey MP Soap Base, cubed
1/2 lb. Olive Oil MP Soap Base, cubed
Matte Mica Powders in Violet, Orchid, and Lavender
My summer obsession. It smells like grape popsicles, grape bubble gum, grape shaved ice..sweet and delicious!
I made this soap layer by layer melting each base in a microwave safe bowl and heating with short bursts in the microwave, stirring in between until completely melted. Once melted, I stirred in the mica powder (which I prepared with a little sweet almond oil to liquefy it and be sure no clumps were left floating around my soap) and fragrance oil. You can adjust the color and strength of the fragrance to your liking, but as always, start with a little and add more until you reach your desired end result. This help you avoid over-doing any part of the process.
Pour each layer as it’s prepared. The layers won’t sit one on top of the other, but rather will swirl together making the end result interesting.
I layered my soaps from lightest (on the bottom) to darkest (on the top), you can reverse this if you would like or change it up any way you want to. Allow the soap to cool and harden completely before unmolding. Once unmolded, cut the soap into 1-1.5 inch slices. Since I used all MP bases, the soaps can be used right away without any rack drying.
Do you like?!?!
The end result is a beautiful swirling effect of all three colors throughout each bar. All bars will vary since the swirling happens on its own when the soaps are mixed, so each bar will be completely individual.
Three Layer Soap Recipe