Bath Jelly

Bath jelly is a fun alternative to bath gel and can be found in all the popular bath shops such as Lush. This soap recipe is perfect for kids and although it is not an actual Lush recipe it is a great bath jelly recipe.

Bath Jelly

What you need

1 packet of unflavored gelatin 15g (1tbs)
1 tsp of Salt
1/2 cup of liquid soap
3/4 cup of water
Food coloring
Fragrant oils or essential oils
Plastic storage jar with lid


Empty the packet of gelatin into a bowl and set aside. Boil 3/4 cup of water using a saucepan or kettle.

Carefully pour the hot water into a mixing bowl and mix it with the gelatin powder. Let the gelatin dissolve completely.

Next pour the liquid soap into the gelatin mix.

Add 2 drops of food coloring into the mix and also add your fragrance oil. Add about 5 drops and stir it very gently so the bubbles do not become too agitated.

Add any remaining ingredients.

Pour the mix into a clean storage container and allow to set for several hours in the refrigerator.

Add a small toy into the jelly before it sets to give the kids an incentive to get to the bottom of the jelly soap.

Dispose of the jelly after several weeks or if mold is present. Avoid mold by keeping it in an airtight container in a cool place at all times.

Add a plastic spoon to the jar to make use easier.

Bath Jelly


Place a small amount of jelly under warm running water to use.

For firmer jelly that you can slice add 3 tsp of gelatin to the above ingredients.

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  1. it melts easily

  2. cool!!

  3. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    Try using more gelatin for a more stable jelly it
    Might be your bathroom is too warm for this product.

  4. one question: if i wanna store it in room temperature, what kind of [reservative or any other material should i use to keep it from melting away????? urgent1 answer quickly!

  5. you cna used normal jelly like strawberry alot of shops sell it for 24p i used it with my little brother and he loved it because of the smell :)

  6. does anyone have any cheap (as in the materials) and easy to make ideas for my best friend and i to make and sell at a little streetside shop? thanks :)

  7. Just finished making this…hope it worked after all! I used 50 g of unflavored gelatin, half a cup of cocoa butter and aloe vera liquid soap, about 4 tablespoons of strawberry scented flavorings and 2 drops of vanilla. And a cup of hot water. I used a round container to put it in and how long does it turn to jello? Thanks! This is so fun and easy to make!

  8. This will turn out the consistency of runny jelly, not Jell-O. I’m going to try again with more gelatin since I had Jell-0 consistency in mind. Very easy to make!

  9. Are you supposed to use it like soap?? I’m so confused as to what this does.. Help?

  10. I LOVE THIS RECIPE! I made it for my cousin for Christmas and she loves it too! If you’re too busy to make it, you can also buy bath jelly at LUSH.

  11. alexkate1983 says:

    Does anyone know how to add a preservative and where to buy it?

  12. rgymnastwebgirl says:

    If you are against the use of gelatin, there are a few other options. You could use Agar-Agar or Kuzu. I only read that somewhere, so I don’t know the availability or price of these products. You could look more into that, though. I use regular gelatin, and it works fine, but if you are vegan, these recommendations might help. :)

  13. rgymnastwebgirl says:

    This worked amazingly for me. I doubled the recipe. I added some sugar for a tad of grittiness and honey for its healing powers. Then I added some barley tea and vanilla extract. My soap was sweet pea scented from Bath and Body Works which is extremely strong, so I mixed it with Johnson’s baby wash. Then I added red sanding sugar after it was taken off the stove and still hot, so it would melt and color the jelly pink. After about three and a half hours, the jelly was perfect. It was completely hardened, and it is sliceable. I’m so excited to use it tomorrow for my spa day!!! :)

  14. Interesting – mOnly I’m a greenthumb and totally detest using gelatin, got any ideas for substitutes?

  15. I used flavoured geletin and it worked perfect. It goes sooooooo bubbley. I love lush jelly and i don’t think the prices are too bad when you think that they can’t use geletin and they use special oils and AMAZING scents. My favorite lush gel is Olive Branch the smell is so good, when i get some unflavoured geletin i will make it into jelly using this recipe to make it more fun and last longer!

  16. make sure that little kids don’t eat this so they don’t get sick.other than that it is great,cool and fun!!!!!!!!thxs sooooooo much!!!!!!!

  17. I”m sorry but if you have a problem with the gelatin the answer is simple DO’NT make/use it, also if people choose to use gelatin products that is there choice, this is not a platform to spout your personal beliefs from. I LOVE THIS!!!!!

  18. What a fun, creative idea for the littlies to enjoy using!

  19. Can you use Flavored gelitan

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