Homemade Bath Jelly Recipe

Bath jelly is a fun alternative to bath gel and can be found in all the popular bath shops such as Lush.

by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)

This soap recipe is perfect for kids and although it is not an actual Lush recipe it is a great bath jelly recipe.

What you need

1 packet of unflavored gelatin 15g (1tbs)
1 tsp of Salt
1/2 cup of liquid soap
3/4 cup of water
Food coloring
Fragrant oils or essential oils
Plastic storage jar with lid or mold


Empty the packet of gelatin into a bowl and set aside. Boil 3/4 cup of water using a saucepan or kettle.

Carefully pour the hot water into a mixing bowl and mix it with the gelatin powder. Let the gelatin dissolve completely.

Next pour the liquid soap into the gelatin mix.

Add 2 drops of food coloring into the mix and also add your fragrance oil. Add about 5 drops and stir it very gently so the bubbles do not become too agitated.

Add any remaining ingredients.

Pour the mix into a clean storage container and allow to set for several hours in the refrigerator or pour in to molds.

Add a small toy into the jelly before it sets to give the kids an incentive to get to the bottom of the jelly soap.

Dispose of the jelly after several weeks or if mold is present. Avoid mold by keeping it in an airtight container in a cool place at all times.

Add a plastic spoon to the jar to make use easier.


Place a small amount of jelly under warm running water to use.

For firmer jelly that you can slice add 3 tsp of gelatin to the above ingredients.