This recipe is beginner level, in other words easy peasy and it's just made for fun!
This is not a true formula, but a recipe as you will see by the measurements. However, do try and measure the Carrageenan Powder accurately so you will achieve the right gel consistency if you intend making a larger volume. (We no longer stock Carrageenan, so Google will help out there!)
As most jellies are for children I use fun and fruity fragrances (kids tend to dislike florals) such as the following:
Energy, Blueberry Jam, Mango, Sweet Mango, Pineapple Papaya, Sugared Strawberry, Coco Mango - there's loads to choose from!
If you wish to make a palm free jelly, you can use our Palm Free Melt & Pour Soap Baes
TIP: If you are using any scents that contain vanilliin this will discolour your jellies. You can use Crystal HCVS Soap Base which will prevent this from occuring.
If using Essential Oils, please only use 0.5% for little ones, and stick to oils such as Valencia Orange, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine and Mandarin.
What you need:
- 150g Melt & Pour Soap Base of choice
- 250g/ml Distilled Water
- 1 tsp Carrageenan Powder (natural vegetable gellant)
- Liquid Colours suitable for Melt and Pour Soap
- Approx 2 - 3g/ml (2 - 3 droppers) Artisan Fragrance (or Essential Oils - use up to 1%)
- Moulds or tubs or pots
How to make the Jelly:
- Warm the water in the microwave (or on the cooktop) and then stir in Carrageenan powder. Stir well with a balloon whisk to remove any lumps
- Heat this again until quite hot (not boiling) and remove from the heat and mix again
- Dice the Melt and Soap base, place in a 500ml Pyrex or microwave safe jug
- Melt until liquid in the microwave on medium to medium/low - do this is short 30 second bursts
- Remove from microwave and combine with the water and carrageenan mixture
- Stir in colour - adjust the amount till you achieve a pleasing shade
- Add the Fragrance or Essential Oil and stir well
- Pour into moulds and leave to set (can be refrigerated if desired). You can also make these in tubs or pots and scoop it out.
You can use fun moulds, or make a slab or "cake" and slice the jellies.
To Use Bath Jellies
Run a bath, hop in, scoop out some jelly (fingers are best!) and play! To make soapy lather a bath sponge or scrubby will allow you to crate more bubbly lather.
If you wish to have a more wobbly jelly, add 50ml more water.
Please Note: If you are making this for home use (ie your kids will use this up within a week or two) I wouldn’t bother adding a preservative, however if you intend selling this product, it does require a preservative. We suggest Preservative - EPE at 0.75% or Liquid Germall Plus at 0.3%.