7.18.2016

DIY Shower Jellies Jewels DIY (LUSH Inspired)


I have a friend with twins (actually I have several friends with twins) and she needed a quick idea for the boy/girl pirate and mermaid birthday party. I thought treasure and these shower jelly jewels came to mind. They were a huge hit once kids figured out what they were. I think the adults liked them more. I've made shower jellies before *look here* and these are similar to what you can't buy at LUSH.




DIY Shower Jellies:
  • 1c boiling water
  • 2 tbps Agar Agar
  • 1/2c clear body wash
  • soap colorant or food coloring
  • spoon, fork, pot holders, microwave, fridge
  • container(s) to serve as mold for jellies
  • optional: body-safe essential oils if your body wash isn't scented


To Do:
  • Add agar agar and body wash to 1c of boiling water. Add as much colorant as desired if your body wash isn't tinted. You can use colored body wash.
  • Mix well and pour into container of choice. I've used plastic cups, to closer resemble the Lush version, molds of different shapes, bowls, and ice cube jewel molds, as pictured.
  • Allow to cool and form into jellies completely. This may take a few hours. Remove from mold and use or store in a cool, dry place. Do not store them in the shower. They'll melt.

FYI:
  • These are not edible, so if you're making them for kids, make sure they are old enough to be aware of this.
  • Do not use regular Jello as it has sugar and no one wants to be sticky.
  • While I have had zero issues with dish soap over the dozens upon dozens of times I have made this, (I am aware it is harsher on skin that body wash), use at your own risk. Stick to the body wash. Same goes for shampoo.
  • While you can use 1 packet of gelatin, Agar Agar (I use this a lot in my petri dishes I use for testing beauty products) is a great vegetarian alternative. You might have to play around with adding more agar and follow the directions. Some require salt.
  • These jellies will melt if left in hot areas, so I store mine in the fridge. If I'm in making these in a very hot climate, I'll add 2 packets of gelatin just in case.
  • I also freeze them for an extra cool treat.
  • Currently LUSH has a version that has sparkles--look for mica online to add.


Would you make or try these?

Extra Elle:
Speaking of jewels, yesterday I attended a Kendra Scott fall preview event--you might have seen my Snaps (ellesees). I have a pair of emerald Elle earrings that remind me of these! It inspired me to move this post to today!

20 Lush-inspired DIY

DIY Shower/Bath Jellies


43 comments:

  1. You make all these DIY's look so easy....I want to try this! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. What a cute idea! These would be fun to make for a girls craft night!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. That is such a cute birthday party theme idea for twins, and those are such fun favors. I bet the parents were also excited that it is something everyone can actually use too!

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  4. What a cool idea. I never heard of this before.

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  5. how cool! so creative and you're right - perfect for the theme party. good to know about keeping them in the fridge! especially down here. happy monday!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. These are so cool and fun! I can see kids wanting to eat them so I agree that older kids are perfect for this DIY. Love how they look!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  7. omg!this is so cute..thanks for sharing
    kisses

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  8. Jelly jewels?! Too fun! You're so creative.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. What a fabulous idea for a mermaid birthday party! These are too cute <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. Seriously Elle, you are the queen of beauty DIY, thank you for another good one!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  11. Ok, this is just way too cute. You come up with the best DIYs, Elle! I definitely need to try this. Love that bright color of green you made, too!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  12. You always have the best DIYs!! These are adorable! Love the color too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  13. I bet that would be a nice feel to have them cold from the fridge during the summer. I'd love that after working out.

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  14. Ahhhh these look so fun!!!!!!!!!! I will have to check them out. I always love your DIYS!

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  15. I love your diy's! Thanks for sharing this one!

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  16. Those are so cute, and they would make such fun and cute party favors! And hooray for your Kendra Scott event! I love everything Kendra so I was very jealous that you got to go!

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  17. These are super cute and a great take home party favor!

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  18. These are too cute! What an awesome idea! :)

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  19. you are so creative Elle and these look really awesome. they also look delicious which i know they aren't edible.. but what can i say. always hungry!

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  20. I can't quite get over how creative you are! Your friends must love you! X

    ♥ Carly Susanne - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  21. You always have such cute DIY's! These are so cute, I will have to make them with my nieces. Saw your Kendra snaps, looked fun!

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  22. These are adorable and so fun! What a great party giveaway idea too, I love that!

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  23. These are just too too cute, Elle:) So cool how you always come up with these brilliant DIYs!

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  24. What a fun shower jelly. You are such a creative women. Have a great week.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  25. My little lady would LOVE this! Genius!

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  26. It looks really cool! I love your DIY posts :)

    Beaumiroir

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  27. Oh I love LUSH and I love this idea, so good for the environment no unneeded packaging!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  28. I just saw these at LUSH the other day and was so tempted to get one! I need to try making these :)

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  29. You have the best DIY's! This is such a fun idea!
    xo,
    Angela

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  30. How amazing is this DIY! So creative.
    Beautetude

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  31. This is super creative. Looks like a fun project to try with kids!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

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  32. These are super cute and such a great idea for the party! A pirate and mermaid theme sounds so cute!

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  33. This is such a neat idea...and super cute! And can I say that the pirate/mermaid theme for twins is genius! LOVE!!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  34. What a good idea! I bet everyone loved those, they're so cute.

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

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  35. These shower jellies are super cute! You have some of the best diy's Elle!

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  36. I really appreciate you adding the bit about Agar in there! (:

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  37. This is so cute for kids or adults and so easy to make! I am pinning this to make with my daughter later!

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  38. These are great jeweels, Elle, I loved them! Such a cool idea for a present, too! I have to use agar. I saved a post you taught something similar - not jewels - and now this one seems to be even better! You are so creative! Back from the computer and blog crash! Finally!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  39. These are so cute!! You are so so creative!
    ~Sara

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  40. Elle does it again! Seriously, I am well impressed! This is so cool!

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