Freshen Up With This Scrumptious Lemon Shower Jelly

I love finding projects and recipes that leave me feeling a little pampered. I think many would agree that we enjoy feeling this way. With my everyday hustle and bustle, having something that feels luxurious and special is a welcome addition to my daily shower regimen.

I like to keep my lemon shower jelly in the refrigerator until I need it in the morning. It is so cool to the touch and even helps me wake up a little easier. I love knowing that it is full of natural ingredients. Plus, my skin feels soft and smooth after I use it. For this recipe, I used my homemade castile soap. That way, it doesn’t suds up as much as store-bought soaps. Enjoy!

Lemon Shower Jelly Ingredients

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  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup castile soap
  • 35 drops lemon essential oil (or essential oil of your choice)


  • Glass measuring cup
  • Silicone mold
  • Small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol


1. Gather all ingredients.

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2. Place water in a microwavable glass measuring cup and bring to boil in the microwave.

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3. Add packets of gelatin. Mix until gelatin is completely dissolved.

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4. Add the salt, lemon essential oil and castile soap.

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5. Stir well.

6. Put silicone mold on a plate or tray.

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7. Carefully pour mixture into the mold.

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8. Spray the tops with rubbing alcohol to help eliminate the bubbles. This will give the shower jelly a smooth finish.

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9. Place the mold into the refrigerator to let it set. Once set, gently pull the soaps out of the mold.

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10. Store lemon shower jelly in a dry and cool place. You cannot store them next to each other or they will stick together.

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11. Use the lemon shower jelly as you would use regular soap. It will lather up well and leave your skin feeling soft, clean and hydrated.

— Leilani Hampton

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