DIY Christmas Shower Jellies

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Have you ever smelled something and it brought back a memory? Certain smells bring back nostalgia for most people. For me, scents of peppermint and cinnamon remind me of Christmas. Candy canes and scented pinecones pop into my head and all I can think of is that “It smells like Christmas!”. What a wonderful, happy smell. Christmas is my next favorite holiday next to Halloween. I love the lights, decorations, and cooler air with a touch of magic thrown in. It’s a magical time of year, for sure.

To bring that Christmas feeling a little earlier to our house this year I decided to make DIY Christmas Shower Jellies. This way every time I shower happiness will fill my mind. If you don’t know what shower jellies are think Jello that’s really soap. Soft, smooth, and oh so jiggly. They are really easy to make too!

Christmas Shower Jellies SuppliesDIY Christmas Shower Jellies

Christmas Shower Jellies Instructions

Put some alcohol in a small spray bottle and set aside. Make sure to set your spray bottle on the mist setting.

Pour the water and gelatin into a small pot. Stir over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes until gelatin is dissolved completely. Remove from heat.


Add shower gel, 30-35 drops of red soap colorant (you want a real red color not pink), and 1 dropper full of essential oil. Thoroughly mix.


Transfer mixture to a measuring cup and then pour into your silicone soap mold. Make sure your soap mold is on a sturdy surface that can be moved like a baking sheet.

I used Silicone Soap Molds that are microwave, oven, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher safe. You never know what you may need them for besides soap. They measured 3.85 ” x 1.97 ” x 0.75 ” which was a perfect size for my soap jellies. BUT my soap molds are made out of food-grade silicone making them very versatile for all kinds of yummy and fun activities as well. Got to love that!

Mist with alcohol to get rid of any soap bubbles. Repeat entire process until all your silicone soap molds are filled. Put in the fridge until set, about 4 hours. Store in the fridge in a sealed container (make sure to label!).

DIY Christmas Shower Jellies

Reminisce about Christmas every time you wash your hands or take a shower!

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  1. Thanks for this recipe. It say 12 shower gel. Is that 12 bottle? If so, what size would that be?

  2. rebeccaschumacher2015 says:


  3. This is a cute idea! I’m thinking of making them blue with a summery scent!

    • Krystle says:

      That sounds like an adorable idea! They’re supper easy to make and are so easy to customize.

  4. I made this for my 3 year old granddaughter but i used unscented clear antibacterial hand soap and put it in a jelly jar for her. I made it sugar cookie scent and now that’s all she wants to do is wash her hands.

  5. Connie McCullough says:

    I love this idea. My kids and I always prepare two “mass assembly” homemade Christmas presents. We always make tree ornaments, and then we choose something else. I think this will be our “something else” for 2018 – such a great idea, and a useful gift.

  6. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These are pretty and I bet they smell so good! They would make a nice holiday gift.

  7. What a great activity to do with my 2 granddaughters. I hadn’t heard of shower jellies before. Thanks for the recipe to make them. It will be a good way to encourage kids to wash their hands frequently especially during flu season.

  8. Thank you for sharing this Krystle! Can you please give me an example of what type of clear shower gel you used? Not sure what I’m looking for in the store. Thanks!

  9. Ashley Chassereau Parks says:

    This is such a neat idea. I’ve never seen jelly soap like this. I’d love to try it. I love holiday scents, so this would be a hit at my house!

    • Home Jobs By Mom says:

      These really are great for the holidays! They are also great for gifts and quite easy to make!

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