How to Make Soap Jellies

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3 Hours

Soap jellies are jiggly, squishy, clean fun! Make up a batch and your kids will never not wash up again (or at least they'll take much less reminding) :)

You'll need:

A mini muffin tin and mini muffin liners, a package of Gelatine (gelatin), a spoon, a measuring cup, a larger glass measuring cup to measure and for stirring ingredients together, water, and body wash.

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First, add one packet of gelatin to 2/3s cup of hot water. Make sure it's HOT so the gelatin dissolves completely.

Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved and there are no more granules at the bottom of the water.

Next, add 1/2 cup of body wash to the gelatin mixture. Any body wash will do (this is a great way to use up the body wash already in the bathroom that nobody wants to use!) I'm using a shimmering body wash as it will give my soap jellies a pretty opaque shimmery sheen.

Stir until the gelatin and body wash are mixed thoroughly.

Add the mini muffin liners to the muffin tin.

Pour the gelatin/body wash mixture into each of the mini liners. Fill the liners so they are between one half full and three-fourths full of the mixture. Note - the fuller you fill them, the more uses they'll get out of each jelly (and you may want less uses out of each jelly if your kids tend to play with them at each soaping up...because they are fun to squish!)

Refrigerate for three hours at a minimum.

The jellies will be nice and squishy when they're done! You'll want to store them in the fridge until they are ready for use.

When you're ready to use, unwrap...

Squish, wiggle, and jiggle...and then soap up! I like to keep the liner on the side of the sink to store the soap jelly on between washings.

If you want a more robust, less 'jelly' soap jelly, double the gelatin in the recipe.

Enjoy this squishy, clean fun!

Here's a quick video on the entire process:

Looking for more soap-making projects? Read this guide on how to make liquid soap!

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  • Sheila Bishop Sheila Bishop on Apr 04, 2022

    Is this for hand washing at the sink or body washing in the tub/shower? Does is dissolve quickly? I’m thinking this may be an awesome idea for my son's hand washing. Thanks 😊

  • Melanie Melanie on Apr 07, 2022

    If I double the gelatin, do I also double the water used to dissolve it?

    Thanks in advance

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