Shower jellies are simply solidified versions of shower gel. You can rub them on your body, pinch off a piece and use in a loofah, sponge, or cloth. You can use them in a bath or shower. You can use them as hand soap and they lather well. If you use gel shampoo instead you can wash your hair with them.


  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1 packet of plain gelatin ((I usually use agar–look online for it))
  • 1/2 c clear body wash
  • soap colorant or food coloring
  • spoon (, fork, pot holders, microwave, fridge)
  • container ((s) to serve as mold for jellies)
  • optional: body-safe essential oils if your body wash isn't scented

Method 2 Same as above but leave out the colorant and use a body wash that has color.

    1. These are not edible, so if you’re making them for kids, make sure they are old enough to be aware of this.
    2. Do not use regular Jello as it has sugar and no one wants to be sticky.
    3. While I have had zero issues with dish soap over the dozens upon dozens of times I have made this, (I am aware it is harsher on skin that body wash), use at your own risk. Stick to the body wash.
    4. Agar (I use this a lot in my petri dishes I use for testing beauty products) is a great vegetarian alternative. You might have to play around with adding more agar and follow the directions on the packet. Some require salt.
    5. These jellies will melt if left in hot areas, so I store mine in the fridge. If I’m in making these in a very hot climate, I’ll add 2 packets of gelatin just in case.
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