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
5.1 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye
12 oz. distilled water
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 using a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients. Set aside to cool.
Now weigh out the soapmaking oils and shea butter and heat on the stove over medium heat in a stainless steel pot until melted. Remove from heat and all to cool.
Once the lye-water and oils 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 along with the black clay.
If you want to layer the entire bar of soap in shades of gray, start by adding a small amount of black clay to soap 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 $5.99 – 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.