Shower Jellies are the coolest thing since bubble bath. Make bath/shower time fun again with these entertaining shower jellies your whole family will love.
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Homemade Shower Jellies Recipe

Fun, wiggly and super easy to make homemade shower jellies from using unflavored gelatin and essential oils.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Keyword: shower jellies
Author: Karrie


  • 2 1 oz envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup unscented liquid castile soap
  • 15 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops Wild Orange essential oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Silicone mold
  • Rubbing alcohol optional


  • Place a clean silicone mold on a cookie sheet. This will make it easy to transport to the fridge.
  • In a heat-proof glass container, sprinkle gelatin powder over boiling water. Stir gently until gelatin is dissolved.
  • In the same container, add liquid castile soap, salt, and essential oils. Stir gently.
  • Pour into silicone mold. Spray with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any bubbles (optional).
  • Place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until set. Remove shower jellies from mold and use in shower. 

To Use

  • Get the shower jelly wet, lather right on your skin or using a loofah or shower pouf. Then rinse off. 
    You can choose to refrigerate them or freeze them too, which makes for a really cool fire-and-ice kind of shower experience. And gives them a little more of a solid texture. They can be a bit slippery at room temperature so if you find yourself droppin' that slippery soap too much, toss them into the fridge or freezer next time.
    It's also best to place in a container and drain out any excess water after using so they don't get gloopy. Or get your pouf or loofah wet, then rub it into the container with your shower jellies and lather it up that way without getting the whole bar wet. 


I have kept mine in the shower for 1-2 months... they did just fine! But they might turn gloppy if left wet too long or your area is hot & humid. If you find this happening, store in fridge when not being used and they will retain their shape better and last longer.
If you are trying to make them last even longer just break off or using a knife cut off little pieces of them to use each week and keep the rest in the freezer or fridge. They should last indefinitely in the freezer.