Homemade Shea Butter Hair Gel Recipe

Beauty DIY - Homemade Shea Butter Hair Gel Recipe

Want lovely locks that stay in place? Try this homemade shea butter hair gel recipe from Nature’s Garden Candles! Made using flax seed and shea butter, this hair gel is scented with a lovely White Peach & Silk Blossoms fragrance oil. Learn how to make it here. Also be sure to check out Nature Garden Candles’ other hair gel recipes for making DIY Silky Hair Gel and DIY Curl Pop Hair Gel.

If you like this homemade hair care recipe also be sure to try my own DIY hair care recipes for making DIY Argan & Agave Shine Spray & Leave In Conditioner for Dry, Damaged Hair – this is also great on dry skin! – DIY Ginger & Lime Shampoo Bar with Silk, DIY Natural Rosemary Mint Cream Shampoo, DIY Natural Dry Shampoo and my DIY Hair Mask. My Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe is also great for adding a touch of shine to your hair.

For even more homemade hair care recipes and beauty DIY’s visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen and also be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest.

Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Homemade Soap Recipe

Fifty shades of Grey Inspired Homemade Soap Recipe

With the just released Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer already making lots of fanfare in anticipation of the movie that’s scheduled to open on Valentine’s Day 2015, I thought this would be a perfect time to share a Fifty Shades of Grey inspired homemade soap recipe. Made using Wholesale Supplies Plus Fifty Shades fragrance oil, this homemade soap ends up with a wonderful unisex fragrance blend of tainted rose, wild geranium, bergamot and gold amber.

I used Australian Midnight Black Clay from New Directions Aromatics to create the shades of grey in this soap, although you could also use matte black oxide pigment powder. Layer shades of gray on part or all of this homemade soap to fit the look you’re after.

Fifty Shades Homemade Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


13.5 oz. pomace olive oil
6.6 oz. palm oil
13 oz. 76°F melt point coconut oil
2 oz. rice bran oil
1.5 oz. ultra refined shea butter

5.1 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye
12 oz. distilled water

2 oz. Fifty Shades fragrance oil
Australian midnight black clay, to suit


This homemade soap recipe will fit into my DIY Wooden Loaf Soap Mold and  yield approximately 10 – 12 homemade soap bars depending on how thick they are cut. To make this homemade soap recipe follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions.

Prepare and mix the lye-water and oils using a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients. Once these have cooled to around 95°-100°F you can mix the two together using a stick blender. At light trace add the fragrance oil and mix. If you are layering the entire bar of soap add a small amount of black clay and mix well until desired color is achieved and soap has reached trace. Pour your first layer into the prepared soap mold. Now add more black clay to the soap in the pot for the next shade darker, mix and pour the second layer. Continue until all the soap has been poured.

Cover and insulate the soap loaf for 24 hours, then unmold and cut into bars.

Not familiar with Fifty Shades of Grey? Read the book, Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, and discover what the fuss is all about before the movie release. It’s available for the kindle for just $4.99 – you can download Amazon’s free Kindle reading app to your computer, tablet, or smartphone if you don’t own a kindle – or you can buy it as a paperback or audiobook. or buy the entire Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle and get all three books at once.

For more of my homemade soap recipes and soapmaking tutorials visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You’ll also discover a plethora of homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s by following my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board.

Homemade Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe

Natural Homemade Lavender Bath Fizzies Recipe with Skin Loving Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil and Sea Salt

Want a truly indulgent bath experience? This easy homemade lavender bath bomb recipe is enriched with skin loving shea butter and apricot kernal oil and produces a very dense, concentrated fizz.

I made these lavender bath bombs two ways. I used a Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Mold as well as a plastic round two piece bath bomb mold. You can use any mold you like but be sure to keep it simple or you’ll have trouble getting them out of your mold in one piece. I found that with the silicone mold it works best if you press the mixed ingredients into the mold cavities all at once instead of layering it in. You’ll also want to give them extra drying time before unmolding. I recommend two days.

Homemade Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe

If it’s super humid where you live use a round two piece bath bomb mold – in which you press the two sides of the mold together around the mixed ingredients – or a meat baller as this works better and is less likely to fall apart when being unmolded. Plus you can unmold and wrap the round bath bombs sooner.

Homemade Lavender Bath Bomb Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


4.5 oz. baking soda
2.25 oz. citric acid
1 oz. fine sea salt
1 oz. white (cosmetic) kaolin clay
.5 oz. apricot kernel oil
.5 oz. shea butter
4 ml lavender essential oil


Using a digital scale weigh out the baking soda, citric acid, sea salt and kaolin clay into a glass bowl and mix together with a fork.

Now weigh out the shea butter into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat in the microwave until melted. Weigh out the apricot kernel oil and stir into the melted shea butter.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette measure out the lavender essential oil and add to the melted shea butter and oil.

Slowly drizzle the melted butter and oil into the dry ingredients a little at a time mixing with a fork as you go until the dry ingredients stay clumped together when you press onto them.

Now firmly press the dry ingredients into your mold(s) of choice. Allow to dry, then remove from molds and wrap. This recipe will yield approximately five lavender bath fizzies if you use the guest silicone soap mold or about one and a half large bath bombs.

To use simply drop your homemade lavender bath bombs into the tub under running water.

Prefer a DIY kit? Try this all inclusive DIY Bath Bomb Kit.

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