Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Soap Jellies

There has been a particularly nasty strain of the flu going around and it's hit hard here.  I haven't had much energy for anything fun and besides, I'm overhauling my studio and it's just not a relaxing, inspiring place at the moment.  But I wanted to do something soapy this afternoon, so I pulled up a recipe that I've been wanting to try for awhile--soap jellies.  Here's how I did it--

Combine 16 oz. of boiling water with 1 envelope (.25 oz) unflavored gelatin.  Add 4 oz. melt and pour soap, melted, then .4 oz. fragrance oil (I used Red Apple from Bramble Berry--yum!).  Be careful not to stir too vigorously, or you will have lots and lots of bubbles that will gel and leaves holes in the finished soap.

I got a little fancy and divided and colored the soap with Wilton paste colors.  I poured one color and let it chill, then the other color. 

And that's it!  They are slightly softer in consistency than Knox Blox/Jello Jigglers, but you get the idea.  Keep them in the refrigerator and if you expect to have them around for any length of time, add an appropriate perservative. 

It's a really easy project, perfect for kids, even those with short attention spans.  Who wouldn't like to take a bath with a chunk of wiggly-wobbly soap shaped like a butterfly?

2 comments:

  1. I love these ~ they are gorgeous! Thank you for reminding me of them. I made some ages ago and totally forgot to do it again. I think I will have to play soon! :)

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  2. Thanks, Tanya! It's fun to do something different every once in awhile.

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