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.
DIY SHOWER & BATH JELLIES
- 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.
- These are not edible, so if you’re making them for kids, make sure they are old enough to be aware of this.
- Do not use regular Jello as it has sugar and no one wants to be sticky.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Source: http://www.ellesees.net/