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Shower Jelly is one of the Lush Bath Products that many DIYer's have fun duplicating. With the consistency of hard jello, this is one of our all time favorite homemade recipes! (especially for the kids!)

With just a few simple ingredients such as aromatherapy essential oils and a nice castile soap, this is a great, homemade copycat recipe!

True, it's like showering with slippery, sudsy jello... but it's worth trying. You can make this product super cheap and it's a great easy homemade gift idea for kids. You can just use inexpensive, scented shampoo like Suave, and some simple fragrances from a local hobby store, or use a nice castile soap and one of your favorite essential oils recipes!

The official Lush Shower Jellies are packaged in jelly jars so you can scoop out the portions that you like. I used a small silicone brownie pan to keep them individualized! Either way, it's a kick!

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Some fun aromatherapy essential oil combinations are:

lavender+lemon essential oils=fight depression

tea tree+lavender essential oils=relax

peppermint +wild orange essential oils=invigorated


you can get these essential oils here

lavender   lemon   tea tree   peppermint   wild orange


  • 2 packages of unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 C boiling water
  • 1/2 C castile soap
  • 30 drops-essential oils or aromatherapy blends
  • body safe coloring if desired 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Desired molds. Silicone molds, square mold, shallow fun shaped molds or muffin tin molds. Could also use small plastic jars.
  • body safe glitter if desired

  • Prepare the molds for your shower jelly. Place them onto a cutting board or cookie sheet to make them easier to move. Sprinkle body safe glitter lightly onto the molds, if you like.
  • Pour the packets of gelatin into the boiling water. Stir completely using a wire whisk until the gelatin is dissolved.
  • Add the shampoo and the essential oil or fragrance oil and one or two drops of body safe coloring, if desired. Stir gently.  
  • Stir in the salt and pour into desired molds.
  • There will be air bubbles so spritz them with a bit of alcohol.
  • Place in refrigerator uncovered.

After your shower jellies have hardened go jump in the shower and try them out! They will stay longer and fresher if kept in a cool, dry place.


I don't store them in the shower as I don't think that water seeping into the jar would be very helpful!

**Edited to Add**

I've used these a few times now and they're great fun! Super sudsy in the bathtub and even my husband cracks a smile when he uses them!

For a fun Valentine Gifts Idea try adding some sweet scents and some sparkly, body-safe glitter!  Perfect for your special Valentine!  

This is how mine turned out!

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