I'm Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh growing herbs is a passion I've had for more than 20 years now. The Backyard Patch is my own herb business started in 1995. I specialize in fresh, amazing, organic blended herbs. Those for cooking, tea and bath -- and they are all home-grown and hand-blended. In the last 20 years I have gained a knowledge of herbs and their flavors that I share here.
is canning time and my thoughts turn to making herbal jellies. You can check out my how to on Purple Basil Jelly here if your thoughts are going there too! But in keeping with these thoughts I found a
great recipe for a Bath Jelly.
can be made as a luxurious adult home spa goody or they can be packaged for the
kids (set with toys inside). They make great gifts. They may not bubble up as
nicely as some commercial products, but definitely a nice treat.
Herb Scented Bath Jelly
envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup liquid soap (unscented–shower gel, hand soap or bubble bath)
Essential oil (choose a favorite, use just a few drops)
Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil, remove from heat then slowly
dissolve the gelatin. Slowly pour in liquid soap and stir. Add essential oil,
combine well. Pour liquid into a clean
clear jar or container, seal and refrigerate overnight. Once it gels, it’s ready. This is not a long
term recipe, it will keep for a few weeks if refrigerated and sealed airtight
to avoid mold, but not much longer.
A couple drops of food coloring can be added when first mixing jelly to give it
some color, don’t use too much though since it can stain tubs.
Just put a spoonful under running tap for a bubbling treat
(a tablespoon or two will do).
you wish, skip the essential oil and use liquid soaps that have a fragrance.