Are you looking for a few non-candy items to put in your kids’ Easter baskets this year? It’s a perfect time to try your hand at making LUSH-style jelly soaps at home. Instead of using a pre-made mold, you can make some Easter egg jelly soaps using old plastic eggs!
EASTER EGG JELLY SOAPS
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE JELLY SOAP
You can use any liquid soap for this project. You can pick a soap that is already scented (in which case you won’t have to add any fragrance oils) or you can choose an unscented soap and customize it with essential oil or candy oil.
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- Unflavored gelatin
- Liquid soap
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Food coloring (optional)
- Essential oil (optional)
- Candy oil (optional)
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HOW TO MAKE EASTER EGG JELLY SOAP
If you have kids, you probably have a few of these lying around your house somewhere. If not, you can buy a dozen for about 88 cents at Walmart or Target.
Before you can get to work on the soap making, you have to prep your egg molds. Use waterproof tape (like duct tape) to seal off any holes on the narrow end of the egg and the seam where the egg opens in the middle. Then use a drill, Dremel, or hammer and nail to create a hole at the center of the wide end of the egg. Then add some uncooked rick to a small bowl and nestle the eggs in, wide side up. Alternatively, if you have an empty egg carton, you can set the egg molds inside of it instead.
Mix up a batch of jelly soap and color it to your liking. I used food coloring to make a pretty robin’s egg blue. It is at this point that you can also add your choice of scents to the soap. I have used essential oil and candy oil in the past with good success.
Carefully pour the soap mixture into the eggs. I used a frosting piping tip as a mini funnel to help me aim the soap into the molds. I was able to make 3 1/2 soap eggs with one batch of soap mixture. If I hadn’t spilled as much as I did, I might have gotten four whole eggs!
Put the molds in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Remove the tape from the middle of the egg molds.
Carefully remove the plastic egg halves to reveal your Easter egg soaps!
JELLY SOAP RECIPE AND INGREDIENTS
Wouldn’t these be fun in an Easter basket! Remember to store the soaps in a mason jar to keep them fresh between uses.
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- 2 packets unflavored gelatin equal to 2 oz. measured
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup liquid soap
- food coloring optional
- fragrance oil optional
- Empty gelatin packets into a large bowl.
- Stir in boiling water until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Stir in liquid soap. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Add in food coloring and fragrance, if desired.
- Pour soap mixture into molds.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Demold the soap.
- Store in an airtight container.