Kids love homemade natural beauty products like shower jellies for bath time. Learn how to make this DIY lavender bath jellies recipe that makes bedtime fun!
My kids have always loved taking baths and showers. However, having a surprise bath bomb or one of these lavender shower jellies makes it even more fun.
While you can buy kids bath bombs and kids shower jellies, they're so much better when they're homemade. They're more affordable and you can control the ingredients, including which essential oil scents you choose.
I used lavender essential oil in these shower jellies, but you could use any kid safe oils your family likes as well. You can use uplifting oils instead of lavender if you or your child prefers to shower in the morning.
If you want to switch up the scents, but need some help, I can send you my free guide to choosing the right essential oils for your homemade beauty products.
And know that the soap colorant is totally optional. There's no need to color your shower jellies except to make them pretty 🙂
You'll quickly find that your kids look forward to bath time when you add fun shower jellies to the routine. They're wiggly and jiggly and feel like a toy even though they're soap!
If you make your own homemade shower jellies, let us know how they turned out in the comments at the bottom of this post and be sure to share with a friend. Thanks!
Homemade Lavender Shower Jellies Recipe
- 2 1/2 teaspoons grassfed gelatin
- ½ cup lavender scented body wash
- 1 cup cold filtered water
- Soap colorant or food coloring in orange, red and purple or your favorite colors
- Lavender essential oil
- Silicone mold
- Pour the gelatin powder into a small saucepan.
- Pour 1 cup of cold filtered water into the pan with the gelatin, and whisk until it's mostly dissolved.
- Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat, and stir until the gelatin is totally dissolved.
- Remove the pan from the heat, then add ½ cup of body wash to the pan.
- Pour in 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
- Lay your silicone molds face down in a shallow dish for support, and pour the mixture from the pot into the molds until they are almost full.
- If you find that there are bubbles floating on top of your full silicone molds, you can spray a small amount of rubbing alcohol over them to eliminate them.
- Add 1-2 drops of soap colorant or food coloring to each mold, and use a popsicle stick or other small item to stir the bath jelly solution until it's well combined.
- Put the silicone molds in the freezer for 15 minutes, then transfer them to the refrigerator until they're solidified. It's usually about 3 hours or overnight is fine.
- Remove the shower jellies gently from the silicone molds, then use them each time you take a shower like you would a bar of soap.
- Keep in mind that these shower jellies do look like tasty treats. Keep them away from small children who tend to put things in their mouth and supervise all children well.
- Shower jellies may be slick when used in the shower so use caution.
- For freshness, you can store your shower jellies in an air-tight container in the fridge until you're ready to use them.