If you have taken my Homemade Bath Products class and you made bath jelly, here is another recipe your may want to try.
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup melted transparent melt and pour soap (available from goplanetearth.com). You can also substitute the melt and pour for a liquid shower gel or bubble bath.
2 cups boiling water
1 envelope Knox brand unflavored gelatin
1/2 oz Germaben II (a preservative that prevents mold and available from many online supply companies). Only needed if you won't be using the bath jelly within a few weeks. A couple teaspoons of Vodka (yes, the kind you drink) will also help prevent mold and can be used instead of Germaben II.
1/4 to 1/2 ounce fragrance oil (available from goplanetearth.com)
Water based soap color (available from goplanetearth.com)
Several small containers, like empty yogurt containers, or plastic baby food tubs. I love the plastic baby food containers because they are clear (with no label) and have snap-on lids.
This receipe will make approximately 16 ounces of bath jelly. For firmer Jelly that you can slice, add 1 additional packet of gelatin to the above ingredients. Sliced jelly soap pictured below. I poured the gelatin/soap mixuture into a Mold Market tray mold, let set up and then gently removed from tray with a plastic spatula. The tray is scored for easy cutting.
1) In a bowl, add gelatin to boiling water. Slowly (and I mean slowly; you don't want to create a bunch of foam) stir until completely dissolved.
2) Set the gelatin/water mixture aside. Using a glass measuring cup, melt the soap base on a low setting in the microwave. Be careful not to overheat.
3) Allow melted soap to cool down a bit before adding fragrance and color.
4) Pour melted soap into the gelatin/water mixture. Stir slowly and gently.
5) Pour mixture into clean containers. Allow to set up in fridge until firm (3-5 hours).
6) Store any unused bath jelly in the fridge until ready to use. Like any gelatin, it will melt if stored at room temp.
NOTE: You can revise this recipe using liquid soap or bubble bath. Substitute 1/2 cup clear shower gel or bubble bath for the melt and our soap and reduce boiling water to 3/4 cups.
~~ Add a vinyl fish for an aquarium look
~~ Suspend small toys in the jelly
~~ Add bath confetti to the jelly mixture
**You may also want to check out the recipe from Craft Bits. It is the original recipe I found to teach in my class. Here is the link: http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=3