How to make cooling shower jellies

Colourful shower jellies in mason jar | How to make shower jellies | Tesco Living

Make your shower gel go further and cool down with these fruity homemade shower jellies.

You will need

  • Medium plain glass jar
  • 12g sachet of gelatine powder
  • 150ml boiling water in a measuring jug
  • 45ml green lime shower gel
  • 45ml orange shower gel
  • 45ml yellow lemon shower gel
  • Liquid food colouring in green, orange, yellow,
  • Essential oil of peppermint
  • 3 silicon ice-cube trays
  • Salt
  • Small bowls
  • Spatula & teaspoon
Shower jelly ingredients on a table | How to make shower jellies | Tesco Living

Step 1

Add the sachet of gelatine to the measuring jug filled with boiling water. Using a spatula, stir until the gelatine has completely dissolved.

Gelatine mixed in a bowl | How to make shower jellies | Tesco Living

Step 2

In a small bowl combine 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp of orange liquid food colouring and 3 drops of peppermint oil.

The peppermint oil will provide that tingly, cooling sensation when you lather up in the shower.


Food colouring mixed in a bowl | How to make shower jellies | Tesco Living

Step 3

In the same bowl, add 45ml of orange shower gel and stir thoroughly. Add a third (50ml) of the water/gelatine mixture and stir well. You will need the remaining water/gelatine mixture later.

Tip: After you’ve stirred the mixture small bubbles may form at the top, to remove them, just skim the surface with a spoon and discard.

Orange mixture in a bowl | How to make shower jellies | Tesco Living

Step 4

Carefully spoon the mixture into a silicon ice cube tray.

Repeat the process with the green and yellow colours then pop all three filled silicon ice cube trays into the fridge overnight or until firm to the touch.

Orange mixture in ice cube tray | How to make shower jellies | Tesco Living

Step 5

Once the jellies are set, remove them from the silicon trays and pop them into a glass jar for storage.

Shower jellies in an ice cube tray | How to make shower jelly | Tesco Living

Tip: Store the shower jellies in the fridge (as they may soften if kept at room temperature) and just grab a handful when you’re ready to shower. To use, simply lather up in your hands with water and apply to wet skin.

Keep these shower jellies out of reach of children – for external use only.

Green, orange and yellow shower jellies in a Mason jar | How to make shower jellies | Tesco Living

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