DIY individual shower jellies fit in somewhere between a bar of soap and shower gel, but they're way more fun to use when it's time to hit the shower. You may have seen soap-tastic shower jelly from LUSH, a favorite luxury soap and skin care brand. It's easy to make a LUSH-like version yourself with this DIY recipe. Pick a color, scent and shape, and whip up a batch for a fun way to get clean. Think about how fun these would be to put in the bathroom when you have house guests staying with you.
Visit your local craft store to find small candy molds in fun shapes that you can use for this project. These molds work well to make individual-use jellies. When you're ready to run with it, remember that you'll need something to help transfer the liquid to the molds, so check in with your pharmacist. Yep. Your pharmacist. Mine gave me a plastic syringe that worked perfectly.
I added bergamot essential oil to these jellies because it's a light and refreshing scent. Bergamot is an essential oil known to have antiseptic properties, and can also help to calm skin — perfect for shower or bath time.
Use your favorite unscented liquid soap to make these jellies. I used Castile soap, which is made with 100 percent pure plant oils (no animal fats). It's gentle, biodegradable and hypoallergenic. The addition of glycerin will help your skin retain moisture and stay soft. To keep the jellies from turning back to liquid, keep them in a plastic or glass jar with a lid and refrigerate them.
Note: If you are pregnant, you should not use essential oils. For facts and safety information of essential oils and aromatherapy, check out the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.
These jellies will get you wiggling in the shower.
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