Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lavender - Bergamot Shower Jelly

Shower Jelly!
Where did I find out about this? Pinterest, of course!
Remember "Knox Blocks"?  Now think about taking one in the shower and washing up with it! Haha!
The idea of soap with a gelatin texture was so intriguing, I had to try this recipe! I was pleasantly surprised and totally love this soap - it lathers up so beautifully.
The ingredients are cheap enough and almost on-hand.
Lavender - Bergamot Shower Jelly
2 packets of gelatin
3/4 cup of boiling water
1/2 cup castile soap
( this can be ordered online, but I found a bottle for under $10 at my local food co-op)
5-10 drops of lavender essential oil
5-10 drops of bergamot essential oil
red & blue soap colorant
(this can be found at craft stores)
Empty gelatin packets in a bowl - add boiling water - stir until dissolved.
Add castile soap, essential oils and stir gently until mixed. Add drops of colorant until desired lavender color is achieved.
Pour mixture into gelatin mold, silicone mold or ice cube tray.
(I used a vintage, metal, ice cube tray - it worked well to loosen the sides and lift out the middle part)
Refrigerate until solid.
About 2 hours
One per shower or bath.
There are so many different essential oil combinations to try and would also be great fun for kids to make and use. 
*Be careful with essential oil - adult use or supervision when adding to mixture!
I'm thinking my next batch will be a eucalyptus scent to help with these winter-spring transitional colds!

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