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Soap Design Techniques - Quick & Easy

Tired of only using one color of soap? Make your soap bars more appealing by experimenting with colors and designs. Handmade Designer Soap looks amazing and makes you feel like you're on top of the world since it has a lovely appearance!

Soap Design Techniques

Do you want to know how to transform your ordinary colored soaps into fancy ones? Worry no more, since we've gathered a list of 5 Handmade Soap Design Techniques that can be used to create wonderfully designed soap.

Top 5 Soap Design Techniques While Making

It is no secret that in order to manufacture creative and one-of-a-kind soap bars, you must use soapmaking design approaches. Let's explore how to make lovely soap designs without any hassle in this tutorial! Using different color pigments that allow you to create tints and hues is a terrific way to add interest to your soaps.

1. Layering Design Techniques

If you want to add layers to your normal soap choose the appropriate color tone and experiment with different layering thicknesses and patterns. This is one of the simplest ways to get rid of that boring-looking soap.

If you're feeling creative, use gradients or an Ombre variation of layering to create a pattern of color shift across a bar of soap. The gradient can seem smooth and elegant by utilizing multiple colorants.

Layering Design Techniques

How To Do It?

  • After the soap has melted, add the scents of your choice and thoroughly mix them in. This is the stage at which you will divide the soap into the desired number of layers. Divide the soap into heated dishes and stir in the color as required.
  • When you have all of your colored soap bowls ready, pour the first layer into the prepared mold. Knock the mold a few times on the countertop to knock out any air bubbles and flatten the soap in the mold.
  • Allow the first layer to cool until the top can be touched and feels solid (but not hardened). Pour the second layer gently on top of the first.
  • Repeat the layering method until you have poured all of the layers you intend to pour, and then let the entire block cool until it is firm.

2. Column Pour Soap Design

After pouring the soap, create the spin swirl by rotating the mold in one way and stopping and jerking the mold in the opposite direction.

Column Pour Soap Design

A column pour is a spiral layering pattern made by pouring the soap over a column down into the mold. You can customize the design of these soap designs by using a chopstick.

How To Do It?

  • Melt the white melt and pour soap base in a double boiler.
  • Divide the soap into six equal halves.
  • Fill each container with your colourants.
  • Use a little whisk or a milk frother to incorporate the colour.
  • Insert the square wooden column into the soap mold's centre.
  • Begin by pouring the first colour of soap.
  • Pour the colours alternately, being sure to place complementary colours adjacent to each other.
  • Remove the wooden column once all of the soap base has been used up.
  • Wrap the column swirl soap in plastic wrap and let to insulate for 24 hours before cutting.

3. Mold Swirl Design

You may make an In The Mould Soap by pouring soap in a variety of colors right into the mould. The size of the swirl pattern is determined by the amount of soap poured, the angle of the pour, and the depth of the trace.

Mold Swirl Design

A drop swirl is a variation on this, and it may be further adjusted by hanger swirling, combining Melt and Pour and Cold Press soap bases, or pouring in variable quantities in different regions of the mould.

How To Do It?

  • Melt the white melt and pour soap base
  • Divide it into 3 containers: Container number 1 should have ¾ of the total melted white soap while the rest should be divided into 2 separate containers.  
  • Add the different colors of your choice in the 2 containers which have less melted soap base. 
  • Pour Container 1 into a soap mold and then pour the colored melted soap on top of it in a random pour pattern.
  • Let the soap rest for about 24-48 hours and then de-mold it carefully. 

4. Linear Swirl Design

The soap is layered in a linear pattern to make linear swirl soaps. This produces a wonderful linear pattern on the top of the soap in a slab mould, but little stripes of color on the bar in a loaf mould.

Linear Swirl Design

Taiwan, serpentine, and peacock swirls are variations on the linear swirl that include changing the direction of the swirls with a chopstick in various patterns.

How To Do It?

  • Divide half of the melted soap mixture into two smaller containers, one for each color, at a light trace.
  • First, make a pattern out of the two colors such that there is something on the bottom of the bars.
  • Pour 1/2 to 3/4 of the white on top for the midsection where your lines will form.
  • Pour lines of both colors lengthwise from the top to penetrate the neutral.
  • Aim your pour such that the colors sit next to one other rather than on top of each other.
  • To make swirls, pull the colors in a figure-eight or circular pattern using a reed or skewer.
  • After at least 48 hours, tap the mould on the counter to burst bubbles, insert dividers, insulate, and de-mold.

5. Pot Swirl Design

The amount of soap put into the various areas in the soap pot, as well as the angle of pouring will affect the pattern produced by an In The Pots Swirl.

Pot Swirl Design

Swirls are created in the pot by combining many colors of soap in the main soaping pot and pouring them into the mold. An elemental swirl is created by mixing many In The Pot Swirls and using pencil lines to separate them.

How To Do It?

  • To get a medium trace to melt your soap base and put it in a pot. 
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon matte cobalt blue color powder, yellow oxide pigment powder, and matte forest green pigment powder on top of the melted soap base.
  • Simply place the coffee frothier on each color and blend them together. The powder will be drawn down by the mini-mixer and blended into the soap.
  • Now, take your spoon or spatula and stir it about in the pot a little.
  • Lastly, pour this soap mixture into soap molds. 


Learning soap-making methods can be a fascinating challenge if you've mastered the basics of home soap manufacturing. It's also a terrific method to improve the attractiveness of your handcrafted soaps. The processes for making creative soaps in a loaf mold or a slab mold are generally extremely similar. Have fun utilizing these soapmaking techniques to make your own designer soaps.

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