The Lush enthusiasm is still abundent in the house. My daughters and their freinds went to the mall last week and one them bought a Lush Shower Jelly. It was expensive and funny. I'm not sure how you use these, but they loved them and there was much squealing. After a quick you tube search, we made our own. I was thrilled to find small plastic containers at Target, just the right size and very "factory" looking. These are really fun to make and you can use whatever liquid soap you like, so I can be a big hippie about the whole thing. They liked these homemade ones better, mostly because they could afford them but also because the Lush ones smell too strong.
what you need:
- I packet unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup liquid body soap (unscented if you want to add essential oils)
- essentials oils (if you want to scent your own or add some to your already scented liquid soap)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup boiling water (but next time I'm going to use a 1/2 cup to see if it sets up firmer)
- food coloring
- glitter (optional, but not really)
Pour the boiling water over the gelatin and stir. Stir in the salt and the liquid soap. Pour this into your containers (one batch made 3 of these as shown in the photo) then add 1 drop food coloring, 3 drops EO and a bit of glitter and stir. Pop in the fridge for 1 hour. Done!
The girls keep these in the containers in the fridge, pop them out to use them, and then stick them back in. For some reason I have been finding bits of jelly around the house and on various surfaces. Pete got some on his pants from the sofa? No one is owning up to this.