Why make this instead of normal soap? Because it is fun :D
The Instructable is based on a recipe found at this blog: http://homemadebathproducts.blogspot.com/
But since we would like to share this with the users of instructables.com, we decided to make an instructable with our version of the soap :)
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
- 1 cup clear liquid perfumefree soap
- 1 cup water (Boiling hot)
- 1-1½ tablespoon vodka (Prevents mold or fungus)
- Soap color (fruit color MIGHT also work)
- Essential oils
- 20-30g gelatine (1-2 envelopes, danish size ;) )
- Molds, you can use anything that is not too rigid, like muffin shapes, small yoghurt cups etc.
- Measuring cup (½ or 1-cup size)
- Tablespoon for measuring
- Spoons for stirring
- 2 bowls
Suggestion: While normal soap can be kind of large without a problem, these can seem a little disgusting if they are too big. thin molds are also not recommended.
Note: We a re using other tools in the images, as they were taken while making the first batch (But gelatine really sticks to forks and the like)
Step 2: Preparing Gelatine
- Measuring cup
1: Place the gelatine in one of the bowls.
2: Pour the water over (Make sure it is VERY hot, as it's hard to dissolve such a large amount of gelatine).
3: Stir WELL, till the gelatine has been dissolved (almost) completely.
4: Remove undissolved lumps.
Step 3: Mix Soap Other Ingredients
- Essential oil
- Measuring cup
1: Measure up the soap and vodka in the other bowl.
2: Add color, a few drops at a time, and stir, till the color is to your liking (won't change much when mixed with gelatine).
Suggestion: Keep the colors light, as this looks more "fresh" and fits better for a bathroom-look
(Unlike the strong orange color in this Instructable)
3: Add essential oil. It should have a somewhat strong smell, as it will, unlike the color, be dampened when mixed with the gelatine.
Step 4: Mix It!
- Eh... Step 2 and 3?
- Your 2 bowls of fun!
- One of the spoons
1: Carefully pour the soapmix into the gelatine, and carefully stir it together.
2: Optional: If there is too much foam on the mixture, remove it with a spoon.
Step 5: Into the Molds and Into the Fridge
- The mixture
- The molds
- A fridge or cold place
1: Pour the mixture into the molds.
2: Place the molds in the fridge or cold place.
3: Wait for an hour or two...
Note: You are propably wondering why we put it on top of a big tray and placed that in the fridge.
Well.. The molds are not too rigid, and the mixture is very liquid-y, so we needed some support under, to avoid spilling.
And there you have it! Wobbly bubbly jelly fun for the whole family! :D