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« on: June 02, 2006 11:12:47 PM »

So I was inspired by the idea of Lush's cold shower gels and made my own version. I took M&P soap base, boiled some water and set aside soap coloring and essential oils and ice cube trays.

Peppermint Freeze Gel
Supplies:
*Pan or bowl safe for boiling water
*Measuring cups
*Knife or grater for the soap
*Stirring utensil
*Ice cube trays
Ingredients:
*3/4 cup grated M&P soap base (I used one recipe with glycerin and one with hemp oil bases)
*1 cup boiling water
*10 drops peppermint EO
*10 drops grapefruit EO
*8 drops blue soap colorant

1. Chop up or grate your soap base
2. Boil a cup or more of water on stove or in the microwave
3. Put chopped/grated soap into mixing bowl, pour the water over and stir gently until the soap is dissolved
4. Add coloring and fragrance
5. Pour gently into ice cube trays and place trays in freezer, they should be ready for use in an hour
6. Pop them out by hand or pry out with a toothpick or similar implement immediately before showering, place in bowl
7. Use in shower or bathtub by rubbing the frozen gel on all warm areas thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.

CAUTION! Those sensitive to Peppermint or any other oils in the blends should probably not use. Do use caution not to use too hot of water to counteract the cooling effect of the peppermint oil.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006 04:29:18 PM »

Do you mean the LUSH shower jellies?? They sound very interesting.....I'm wondering if you could add knox geletin to them to make them a more stable base and they wouldnt' have to be frozen.  Just my 2 cents.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2006 05:30:16 AM »

You can get actual frozen shower gels aswell and the jellies, I think they're basically in dressed-up ice cubes bags. They're really good when it' a boiling hot day, I keep dropping them when I use them though 'cause they seem to melt really quickly.

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2006 05:46:33 AM »

Yeah, both the frozen and jellies are inspiration. I remember someone saying they freeze their shower gels to get the consistancy of the jellies.

I would definately recommend using two for the shower in case you are like me and do drop them. Slippery little buggers, right devotchka?
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2006 05:57:07 AM »

Can't wait to try the frozen shower gel...it sounds divine!  I live where it's always hot.  I highly recommend Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Oil shampoo.  It is loaded with peppermint and when the lather runs down your back in the shower it is divine.  A little goes a l-o-n-g way.  I would advise NOT using it near any, um, tender parts.  I have shaved my legs with it, and the stuff is great.  A peppermint patty for your head.
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2006 10:18:44 PM »

If I make a liquid soap gel for someone and the oil doesn't react well.......it gets watery.
So we just do this too!
Pour the liquid directly into your ice cube trays.....let it freeze over night.
The kids love them on hot days!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006 06:30:45 AM »

I had never heard of Paul Mitchell having a Tea Tree Oil shampoo, that would be nice!

You could also mix the peppermint eo with your current shampoo for body wash or a head cooler.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2006 10:49:29 AM »

Sounds interesting. I can't wait to try this.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2006 03:59:33 PM »

Could ypu get premade *gasp* shower gel and just freeze it? I've got some lovely shower gel and I would love to have shower gel cubes!

I'm not a big fan of mint-esque bath and body products. I have some Burt's Bees chapstick (the mint kind) and it makes my lips chappier than they were before.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2006 05:52:19 PM »

I wonder if you could pop a couple of these into cheese cloth before you hit the shower? Make a mini bag for them, and you won't drog them down the drain?

Thanks for sharing! I think I will have to try this some day (need to find ingredients first, lol).
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