Friday, January 21, 2011

Bath Jelly Recipe

What is a Jelly Bath? It's exactly what it sounds like--a bath additive that thickens the water to a consistency something like half-set jello. The maker claims it to be as cozy as a "bath blanket" that keeps bath water warm for up to 2 1/2 hour.

Are you interested in learning how to make this unique product? Well, Go Planet Earth has provided very simple instruction on how to make your very own Bath Jelly.

In order to make this product, you will need the following supplies: 1/2 cup melted transparent melt and pour soap (You can also substitute the melt and pour with a liquid shower gel), 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), 1/4 to 1/2 ounce fragrance oil, Water based soap color, several small containers (i.e. empty yogurt containers, or plastic baby food tubs).

The author states you need the perservative if you won't be using the bath jelly within a few weeks. I believe that Germaben II may be a perservative that contains parabens. You may want to select a preservative that does not contain parabens such as germall. Or the author suggests adding a couple teaspoons of Vodka (yes, the kind you drink) will also help prevent mold.

6 comments:

Rebekka said...

That sounds so cool. I might give this a try. It is either going to absoultely wonderful or somewhat claustrophobic LOL. Have you tried this?

Soap Crafter said...

I have not tried this particular recipe. I made a bath jelly with liquid soap and gelatin before.

MS. DIY said...

Sorry, I was looking for a way to email you, but I am new to your blog and making my own beauty pructs and I am interested in learning about preservatives. I like making body butters, lotions and shampoo/body wash, but I get so cindused about preservatives. If you could point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. Thx in advance!

Soap Crafter said...

Ms DIY - The best way I can answer your question is that I really only use a preservative if the product containers water. So the only product I use a preservative is in a lotion or a cream. Items such as body butters, balms balms, etc that I make have a certain shelf life. And what I do is take the shortest shelf life ingredient and go from there.

anns76 said...

Will you need to add anything to change the jello consistency back into a liquid, so you can drain your tub when your done?

Soap Crafter said...

I believe that the temp of the water should melt it.