This weekend, I learned how to make Lush jelly soap. And boy are they fun!
I accidentally set the cookie sheet I was using to put all my molds on next to the burner and it melted my unicorn mold, and I also scorched the counter top. Oops!!!
I’ll pay better attention next time…Eek!
In the meantime, here is the tutorial I used. It makes a LOT of soap, so be ready to make this to give away to friends/family/coworkers. It sets overnight, and you can scoop it into cute little mason jars. Store it in the fridge until you give it away, and tell your gift recipients to store it in the fridge or freezer until they are ready for their shower–it melts very easily but is such a fun little gift.
So make this the day before you want to give it as a gift. It’s so easy!
– have molds- the bigger the better- I used tupperwares mostly.
– use unscented or lightly scented shampoo or bath gel.
-add an essential oil if you want, I like peppermint so I put those in.
-add a few drops of food coloring, I like blue.
-be patient, it will set overnight and you can scoop it into jars in the morning.
-if you do freeze it, use it from frozen. Don’t defrost and use, it denatures the jelly.
-it’s a relatively cheap gift! All you need to buy are gelatin packs and have some cheap shampoo or bath gel, tupperware molds and little gifty packages to give it in.