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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!
- 1 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup clear shower gel (preferably non-scented)
- 1 packet unflavored gelatin
- rubbing alcohol
- spray bottle
- 30-35 drops red soap colorant
- 1 dropper of peppermint essential oil
- silicone soap molds
- optional: 1/2 tsp cosmetic grade fine glitter
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!).
Reminisce about Christmas every time you wash your hands or take a shower!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.