After watching way too many videos on all the lush inspired shower jellies, my daughter and I set out to make our own as well, with our favorite theme in mind, *unicorns*….which basically translates to lots of pink, purple, and glitter. As much as we loved the big ones at lush, I had these adorable silicone candy molds from previous projects and thought they would be SO cute to use for these. The cute small sizes can be great as a sleep over activity for tweens and teens to customize and each have some to take home, adorable mini spa party favors even for adults, or inspiration for the little ones to wash their hands (as moms know, it’s sometimes a battle to get them to wash with soap and water). There are so many candy molds, from plain to flowers to dinosaurs, these mini shower jellies can customized to make just about anybody happy. We had to use an adapted version of the recipe for the mini molds because the gelatin didn’t seem to congeal the same way in such a tiny space, but once we did they came out perfectly!
To get started you will need:
- Clear shower gel
- Plain, unflavored gelatin (box comes with 4 packets each, this recipe takes two packets per batch)
- Pink, purple, and blue food coloring
- Lots of various glitter, we used fuschia, holographic and blue.
- Sequins (optional)
- Candy mold
- Essential oil or soap fragrance (optional)
- Start by sprinkling your mold with glitter and sequins if you’re using them
- Bring one cup of water to a boil, and add two packets of gelatin and stir until completely dissolved
- Add 1/2 cup of shower gel and mix thoroughly until completely dissolved. If you’re adding essential oil or soap fragrance, mix a few drops in now as well, when everything is throroughly mixed and dissolved, remove from heat
- pour solution back into your measuring cup to make it easier to pour into the molds, and stir in pink food/soap coloring
- Move your mold to a flat area close to your fridge to make transporting it easier, and then pour into the molds to begin to add color. Because the areas in the mold are so small, it’s easy to over saturate it with color. I like to get some color on popsicle stick then dip it into the solution…. have fun with the colors, mixing in a little purple or blue in different corners of the mold to make a unique set of jellies!
- Carefully place on fridge and allow to cool for 2-4 hours or until solid. Make sure they are fully set before removing them from the mold
- Pop them out of the mold and have fun!