Use this easy shower jellies recipe to get a luxurious experience without a luxurious price tag!
Homemade Shower Jellies Recipe
Around the holidays, I’m always on the lookout for inexpensive ways to pamper myself and those on my shopping list. Unfortunately, I can’t buy us all a day at the spa but I can use homemade bath and beauty recipes to create luxurious at-home experiences. My latest fun creation is a shower jellies recipe which was inspired by Lush shower jelly products.
If you aren’t familiar with Lush shower jellies, they tend to come in cute shapes, smell amazing, and have a silky-soft texture. While they aren’t as expensive as a trip to the spa, they also aren’t what I would consider budget-friendly. (They tend to be about $8 each.) Luckily, you can make a custom Lush shower jelly copycat at home with this shower jellies recipe!
One thing I really love about this shower jellies recipe (other than the price tag!) is how customizable it is. You can use any shower gel, including a homemade body wash. This means you can get any scent you like in your Lush shower jelly copycats!
Tip: If you’re looking to relax, consider using a lavender scented shower gel in your shower jellies recipe.
Another way to customize your Lush shower jellies is to use soap colorant. For example, if you’re gifting these this holiday season, you may want to use this shower jellies recipe to make red jellies. You can also opt for silicon molds in any shape you like so you can get cute shower jellies that look like flowers, snowmen, etc.
Oh, and this shower jellies recipe is so easy. Seriously, if you can boil water, you can tackle this recipe!
Use these Lush shower jelly copycats as stocking stuffers or make a whole homemade bath and beauty gift basket. Include other luxurious items like:
Tip: These homemade products don’t just make great gifts! They’re also a frugal way to pamper yourself so be sure to make extras! 😉
Tip: When picking a silicon mold to use for this shower jellies recipe, go with one that is no more than 1 ½”. You’ll only get one use out of a Lush shower jelly so using smaller molds will prevent waste.
1. Bring water to a boil.
2. Add gelatin to a bowl and stir in boiling water.
3. Add shower gel, essential oils, and soap colorant and stir well to combine.
4. Carefully pour mixture into silicone molds.
5. Spritz jelly mixture with rubbing alcohol to eliminate bubbles.
6. Place molds in the refrigerator to set.
Note: This will take approximately 2 or 3 hours.
7. Carefully remove homemade Lush shower jellies from molds.
8. Store Lush shower jelly copycats in a pretty jar (or even a plain Mason jar).
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