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« on: July 14, 2011 09:20:16 AM »

i love lush's shower jellys but they dont do all my favourite flavours so i wanted to try making my own Smiley

the first attempt didnt work quite so well but i tweaked the recipie and it worked perfectly Smiley



Hurrah! a shower jelly of my very own!
i added 1 table spoon of agar flakes to 200ml of water heating until the agar had dissolved (or follow the instructions on the packet). then add 3 loosely heaped table spoons of grated soap (if your soap is very hard or particularly soft you might need to play around with quantity. i used Lush's 'Angles delight'  soap) stir well then pour into moulds and set Smiley
it lathers well  and the agar gives it a slippery feel (good for shaving) which leaves my skin soft Smiley

this was my first attempt. some of the agar hadn't dissolved and  i used to much soap (5 table spoons to 200ml of water) resulting in a soft soap with jelly bits Embarrassed



comments or advice are more than welcome Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011 09:29:52 AM »

sounds like a great idea, but I'm curious does the soap last longer or shorter than normal soap? and does the agar leave you feeling sticky or slimy? or does it feel like normal soap. lol

Sorry for the interrogation  Tongue always been curious about homemade soaps.

PS. the one that didn't dissolve looks really cool  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2011 09:45:52 AM »

Sounds like a soap that even I can make.
Have to try that when I found out where to get Agar Agar. I don't really like gelatine.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011 10:04:52 AM »

sounds like a great idea, but I'm curious does the soap last longer or shorter than normal soap? and does the agar leave you feeling sticky or slimy? or does it feel like normal soap. lol

Sorry for the interrogation  Tongue always been curious about homemade soaps.

PS. the one that didn't dissolve looks really cool  Smiley

it doesnt last quite as long as a hard soap (at least the jellies i have bought, i will have to see how this compares) the agar feels slippery when you use the jelly rather than slimy but it washes off easily. other gelling agents may feel different Huh. i used agar because it was the only veggie gelatine alternative i could get hold of in the local supermarkets Roll Eyes

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011 10:19:25 AM »

OOOh! so awesome. I shall have to try this some of my favorite soaps.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011 02:54:01 PM »

How fun! Those look really neat.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011 09:54:38 PM »

my first jelly soap was a bust..I think I liked it more than my kids..but even then I wasnt dazzled & it didnt seem to last in the fridge too long..

anywho..yours looks amazing Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011 08:38:38 PM »

I've always wanted to try making my own soap. This sounds pretty easy, I'll have to give it a try.
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011 01:12:04 PM »

What a great idea, using agar agar. Looks so delightfully floppy, too
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