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04 April 2019

Easter Peep Homemade Jelly Soap Recipe

These adorable Easter peep jelly soaps are dusted with glitter.  They make adorable DIY Easter soap gifts, and they are also cute to use as a decoration for your bath or kitchen.

I've been coveting this soap mold for years.  I have a slight problem in that I keep buying molds and ingredients and photo props, and I'm running out of room.  So I've started limited what I buy because of space issues.  

This year, I was going to buy this mold and the bunny butt mold and nothing else for Easter.  Then I found three Easter molds at a craft store that was closing, so I bought those.  I couldn't find this Peep mold, so I used the bunny mold for the sugar scrub soaps I posted a few weeks ago.  

The day after I made them, I found this Peep mold at a party store of all places.  And it was on clearance for $3!

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After I bought it, I stared at it for about two weeks.  I'd already used another mold for the perfect DIY bath and body project for it, so what was I going to do?

I decided to make a homemade jelly soap recipe.  Peeps are covered in sugar, so I had to use glitter to cover them with.  I mean, who doesn't need extra glitter in their life?

This post could also be titled "That Time My Chihuahua Was Covered In Pink, Blue, and Silver Glitter".  He was not impressed, but he was sparkly.  

EASTER PEEP HOMEMADE JELLY SOAP RECIPE


I make my jelly soap from scratch, but you can also buy a base.  The base works like melt and pour soap, so it's pretty easy to use.

Just melt it, add your color and scent, and pour it into molds.  If I were making this as a gift, I would use it because it's easier. 




However, it is expensive.  The recipe that I used for homemade jelly soap is less expensive, but it does take longer to make.  You can decide which was is best for you and your needs.

OTHER DIY EASTER PROJECTS





UNFLAVORED GELATIN

I was buying Knox unflavored gelatin at the store, but it was expensive.  It was around $1 for each packet when I bought a 4 pack.  They have a 32 pack available on Amazon.

I bought a small container of bulk gelatin at a bulk store, and it was a lot cheaper.  You can also find bulk unflavored gelatin on Amazon.

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LIQUID CASTILE SOAP

This is what gives this homemade jelly soap recipe it's suds and what makes it a soap.  I used Crafty Bubbles liquid castile soap.  You can use Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap.

Just make sure you get unscented or if you do use a scented one, don't add more scent.

FRAGRANCE

I used Intense Berry from Crafty Bubbles.  It's from their new line of natural fragrance oils.  I used a little less than what the recipe calls for because it's, well, intense!


You can also use any soap safe fragrance oil or essential oil.

MICA


I've made homemade jelly soap with both mica and soap colorant.  Both are pretty, but the mica seems to give it more depth and a prettier color.  It's personal preference.



This is the set of mica that I use.  There's a small baggie of each color.  I'm sure this set will last me until I die, then my daughter will use it and still have some left over.

GLITTER

I used a fine body safe glitter.  I like this glitter, and I've used it for several products.  (By the way, that Amazon listing is for a set of 6.  Only one is shown, but I got 6 different colors as it says in the description.)

However, there is a biodegradable glitter available.  When I run out of glitter, I'll most likely get that glitter because I like the idea that is biodegradable.


MOLD

I used an adorable Easter Peep mold, and I love it!  I'll definitely be using it next year for something different.

I don't see the mold available on Amazon or anywhere else except eBay for an insanely high amount.  This Easter bunny mold from Wilton would also be cute for these homemade jelly soaps.

This recipe would work in another mold.  I do recommend using a silicone mold because I think they are easier to unmold than a plastic mold.  

INGREDIENTS



  • 1.5 packets of unflavored gelatin (or 3.75 teaspoons of bulk)
  • 2/3 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 30 drop Intense Berry natural fragrance oil
  • liquid soap colorant or mica
  • glitter
  • spray bottle with rubbing alcohol

DIRECTIONS


STEP #1

Heat the water to boiling.  Remove from heat and slowly add the gelatin.  It's best to sprinkle the gelatin into the water or it will clump.<.div>

Stir well.  I use my Pampered Chef whisk for things like this because it really helps get out the clumps.  It's the flat one like this metal one.


STEP #2


Add the liquid castile soap.  Stir well.

STEP #3


Add the mica or soap colorant.  I used mica because I think it looks better in homemade jelly soap.

STEP #4


Dust the mold with glitter.  It doesn't want to stick on the sides of the mold, but just spray some water on the sides and then dust with glitter.  If you are using a flatter mold, it should dust just fine.


STEP #5


Slowly pour the melted jelly soap into the molds.  If there are air bubbles, spray with rubbing alcohol and watch them disappear.


STEP #6


Place in the fridge and allow to harden for a few hours.  How long it takes depends on how deep your mold is.  These Peeps are deep, so I just let them sit overnight.


The easiest way that I've found to unmold these is to gently peel the soap away from one edge of the mold and work your way around the mold.  They should pop out.

How cute are these Easter Peep jelly soaps?  I did have a lot of glitter on the head, but I just wet my finger and washed away the top layer of soap and glitter.



Easter Peep Homemade Jelly Soap Recipe

Yield: 8 ounces soap
Author:
Estimated cost: $3
prep time: 1 hourperform time: 4 hourtotal time: 5 H
These adorable Easter peep jelly soaps are dusted with glitter. They make adorable DIY Easter soap gifts, and they are also cute to use as a decoration for your bath or kitchen.

materials:

steps:

  1. Heat the water to boiling. Remove from heat and slowly add the gelatin. It's best to sprinkle the gelatin into the water or it will clump.
  2. Add the liquid castile soap. Stir well.
  3. Add the mica or soap colorant. I used mica because I think it looks better in homemade jelly soap.
  4. Dust the mold with glitter. It doesn't want to stick on the sides of the mold, but just spray some water on the sides and then dust with glitter. If you are using a flatter mold, it should dust just fine.
  5. Slowly pour the melted jelly soap into the molds. If there are air bubbles, spray with rubbing alcohol and watch them disappear.
  6. Place in the fridge and allow to harden for a few hours. How long it takes depends on how deep your mold is. These Peeps are deep, so I just let them sit overnight.

NOTES:

The easiest way that I've found to unmold these is to gently peel the soap away from one edge of the mold and work your way around the mold.  They should pop out.
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If you need DIY Easter gift ideas, check out this jelly soap diy.  This is how to make jelly soap from scratch or melt and pour jelly soap.  This soap making without lye is fun to make!  These makes great soap gifts.  This cute jelly soap ideas has glitter on it.  Dust the mold with glitter jelly soap recipes.  This easy soap making tutorial is easy to make.  If you need soap making idea, try this.  #diy #soap #soapmaking #diysoap #jellysoap








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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.