One technique that I found created an interesting aesthetic to some of the batches I made was pouring in layers. It’s easy to make different shades and levels of opacity using only one mixture.
This is how you can make your own:
1. Create your soap mixture: Add different oils, dried herbs/spices/tea leaves, fragrances, powders, or whatever else you think will make some interesting soap into the melted glycerin. (For complete instructions refer to my previous article: Soapmaking at Home).
2. Pour your first layer of soap. Allow to sit 10 to 15 minutes, but not too long or the separate layers may come apart.
3. Pour your second layer. Let sit. Repeat. Each layer you make will have a different ratio of spices/herbs after pouring it, making each layer unique.