The first time I saw lace soap was while browsing Auntie Clara’s blog. Clara Lindberg of Auntie Clara’s Handcrafted Cosmetics is an extremely talented soapmaker, and generously shared how she created her stunning lace-topped soap in this tutorial. After months of gawking, I finally tried the technique myself.
To achieve the lace pattern on the top, pourable silicone and lace are used to create a mat that sits on the bottom of the mold. Soap is then poured into the grooves of the lace silicone mat, and topped with a contrasting color. Once the silicone mat is pulled away, the lace pattern is revealed. To create my silicone mat, I used vinyl placemats with a lace design. Once you make the mat, you can use it over and over again to create various color combinations.
This project uses a combination of colorants including Radiant Plum Colorant to create a deep and rich purple. Plenty of titanium dioxide is used in the lace layer to help it pop. Scented with Jasmine Dreams Fragrance Oil, this soap smells wonderfully feminine.