How to Make Copycat Lush Shower Jellies

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Learn how to make the best copycat Lush shower jellies with a few simple ingredients in this easy DIY beauty tutorial. Video included. 

Overhead view of lathered up copycat Lush shower jelly

Everyone is always talking about how amazing Lush beauty products like their shower jellies are, but they’re so expensive! Did you know you could make your own copycat Lush beauty products for a fraction of the price?

In this tutorial, I show you how to make copycat Lush Shower Jellies. I used orange and black this time, but you can swap out colorant and glitter colors to make any combination you want.

A lot of people had questions about storing homemade shower jellies. I like to store mine in a mason jar in the refrigerator until we’re ready to use them.

Then we just take one out at a time and use it until it’s gone. If you give them to the kids in the tub, they’ll figure out a way to use the entire bar in one bath, so you may want to make smaller bars for kids.

A homemade shower jelly lathered up on a counter

Copycat Lush Shower Jellies

Learn how to make the best DIY copycat Lush shower jellies with a few simple ingredients in this video tutorial with step by step instructions.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Shower Jellies


  • 2 ½ teaspoons gelatin
  • 4 ⅓ cups hot filtered water
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup orange shower gel - or bubble bath
  • 20 drops essential oils - of your choice
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring
  • Black body glitter - or any color


  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk


  • Bring (4) 1/3 cup water to a boil, then add to a mixing bowl and pour in gelatin.
    Hot water and gelatin in glass mixing bowl
  • Add salt and let cool and dissolve.
    Salt added to bowl of water and gelatin
  • Once dissolved, mix in your shower gel or bath soap.
    Add orange shower gel to bowl
  • Drop in red and yellow food coloring, and stir until well combined.
    Add yellow and red or orange food dye to bowl
  • Add fragrance or essential oils, if desired.
    Adding essential oils to bowl
  • Pour the mixture into your molds and sprinkle glitter on top.
    Lush shower jellies mixture being poured into molds
  • Sprinkle black cosmetic glitter over the top of the mixture.
    Sprinkling black glitter in containers for shower jellies
  • Place in the refrigerator and allow them to chill and set for two hours, then remove from molds.
    Hand holding a copycat lush shower jelly for fall
  • To use, lather up in the shower or tub.
    DIY Lush shower jelly all lathered up.