Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jiggly Jellie Soap...DON'T eat the SOAP!

"She drank up all the water, she ate up all the soap, she tried to eat the bathtub but it wouldn't fit down her throat...." 
I saw this jellie soap tutorial on: YouTube and had to share!!
 Jellie soaps kind of like the ones LUSH makes... 
shower-jellies by LUSH
(it is NOT the same as LUSH... but it's still fun and easy too!!)
Darling and I made this Monday during her day off/snow day 
(Dear Snow, you are NOT even funny anymore, please go AWAY! Love, chinamommy)
You need: 1 package of UNFLAVORED Knox gelatin (NO cherry, NO blue raspberry, NO orange), *3/4 cup of boiling water, food coloring, 1/2 C body wash (your choice, but I like the shimmer of caress and the fact it says "Cashmere Luxury"!), 1 tsp of iodized salt and a bowl to mix it in and something to use as a mold (a form, not the green fuzzy stuff on cheese!).  Also a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol is good (so is a glass of red wine, but that's to drink, it has NOTHING to do with the recipe!).
 Pour the gelatin in a bowl (yes that mouth is saying "oooooo, is this SUGAR?"
Pour 3/4 of boiling water in the gelatin and mix till it is ALL dissolved!
Then add 1/2 cup of your body wash, mix until it's all blended in.
 Add a drop (or 3) of food coloring, your choice!  Darling chose purple.  After the color is mixed in add the 1 tsp of (regular iodized) salt.  I noticed it took the shine out of my soap at this point...but once it set up it's pretty shimmery again. You can also add some glitter (made for soaps, not craft glitter as it tends to have sharp edges and who wants to explain to the Dr. that you let your kid use soap with sharp glitter in it cause you're all FANCY?!)
 I had my vintage jello tins all laid out but then remembered we had the heart molds, so we used those instead.  I think we'll do another batch and use the tins...
Now, see how bubbly it is?  This is where that little bottle of rubbing alcohol comes in to play! Spritz the bubbles and POOF.... 
 they're gone!!
If you're using a flexible mold like I did (this is from the $2.50 bin at Target), make sure you put the mold on a cookie sheet or something solid BEFORE you pour your soap in!!!   Lesson learned the hard way around here.... story of my life!  Once you have your soup in it's mold (and let me tell you, you can use a plain old glass dish then cut the slices like brownies... Mmmmm, brownies! Doesn't that sound good?) put it in the fridge overnight with a note that reads DO NOT EAT!  IF you live in Michigan, just put it in your garage because we're all lucky like that....Brrr/Grrr!
Let me know if you give this a try!!
**update: I wrote this "ACHOOO" post Monday 'cause I've felt like "ACHOOO", crap! But want to let you know, when we took these out of the mold yesterday they were NOT quite set up! I did another batch using 1/2 cup of water instead of 3/4 and then mixed that with the previous batch. Less water made them much firmer so if you try this, go with a little less water**
(I'm glad these are done just in time for me to resume my obsessive hand washing! I've been sick TWICE already this year and only once last year...ugh!)


myminimocs said...

very cool! gonna try it next time my neices are over!

myminimocs said...

p.s. hope you're feeling better!

OnePerfectDay said...

This is just wonderful!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Lanyardlady said...

Darling is very cute and so is the soap. I wonder if a spritz of vodka would take the bubbles out?

BundlesofBlossoms said...

The soap is so sweet. I love it when I get to see kids create!

p.s. by the way I started my "Bundles of Blossoms" business many moons ago making soap-HA!

Love the purple hearts!

Angela said...

Darling has such full, pretty lips! I swear, every single time I write something like that I feel like someone will think I am a perv! --but I just think she is too cute :)

This looks do-able. I will have to try this with McKenzie over the Summer when she starts showing up at our door every other day :)

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