How To Make Shower Jellies
First, let me just say that I know every time I try a new Stephenson soap base I tell you it’s my new favorite, but the soap base you’re about to see REALLY IS my new favorite.
Today I have a REAL treat for you!
First, let me just say that I know every time I try a new Stephenson soap base I tell you it’s my new favorite, but the soap base you’re about to see REALLY IS my new favorite. Why, you ask? Two words: Jelly Soap!
Crystal JS is a vegetable based soap base that melts down and sets to form a jelly solid–think Jello, but made out of soap! Don’t let it’s color straight from the container fool you–it melts down to a transparent soap base perfect for creating brightly colored jellies.
It also has (in my opinion) one of the most neutral scents of all the Stephenson bases I’ve tried, which makes it super easy to add your own fragrance. It’s solid enough to slice into jiggly bars or mold into the shape of your choice, and it feels GREAT on your skin! I promise: You (and your kids) will love this soap base.
Today I’m going to share with you how I made shower jellies (like what they sell at stores like Lush!) using Stephenson’s Crystal JS soap base.
You will need:
- Crystal JS – Jelly Soap
- Double Boiler/Bain Marie
- Fragrance oil of your choice
- Soap colorant
- Soap mold
Once your soap base is melted down, add your fragrance oil and soap colorant. Water based soap colorants work just find for this soap and are probably what I would recommend for a soap like this if you’re aiming for a transparent soap.
Pour your Crystal JS soap base into your mold and let things cool.
Voila! You’ll have a jiggly jello bar of soap in no time! However, if you really can’t deal with jiggly soap, you can always freeze your soap into a solid bar if that’s more your thing.
And last but certainly not least, I’m really excited to share with you Essentially Eclectic’s very first ever VIDEO PRODUCTION! Ok, maybe it’s only 30 seconds long, but I still think you’ll like seeing this jelly soap in action!
I hope you enjoyed this soap making tutorial! Stay tuned for more! And be sure to leave some comment love if you enjoyed this post :)
Gabby is a creative lifestyle blogger located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She blogs over at Essentially Eclectic.