How to Make Jelly Soap: Basic Jelly Soap Tutorial

by Rustic Escentuals

Soap that moves, soap that wiggles, soap that causes giggles. This basic soap making tutorial will show you how to work with Rustic Escentuals Crystal Jelly Soap Base while making a layered scented Jelly Soap.

learn to make jelly soap - soap that wiggles and moves!

Supplies and equipment needed
Microwave or double boiler method
Microwave safe glass containers
Butter knife to cut soap into small pieces
Rubber gloves
Disposable pipettes
Thermometer (not shown)
Jelly Soap Base (16 oz)
8 oz Jelly Jars
Pewter Lid for 8oz Jelly Jar
Pineapple Supreme Fragrance Oil
Cabana Coconut Fragrance Oil
Gel Soap Colorants: Royal Blue and Canary Yellow

The recommended melt temperature is 185° F, therefore not suitable for children to make.
When removing this container from the microwave or stove, use oven gloves to help protect your hands from getting burned.
If using a microwave to heat up the soap base, do not place the container onto a cold counter top after removing from the microwave. The base will be close to 185° F and this may cause your container to crack. To be safe, place the container onto a warm towel or cutting board after removing from a microwave.
Once the base is ready for color and fragrance oil, you will need to work fast because this base will start to thicken quickly.

supplies needed to make jelly soap

Step 1
Cut up approximately 8 ounces of Crystal Jelly Soap Base into small pieces. This will help in the melting process.

Double boiler Method:
Place approximately 8 ounces of Jelly Soap Base into the top portion of double boiler pan and turn stove on low. Monitor with a thermometer until the base is fully melted, stirring occasionally and slowly while melting to minimize bubbles. This will take approximately 10 minutes for 8 ounces of soap. The base should read about 185° F when ready. This will ensure that it’s fully melted and also will help minimize the bubbles that form naturally while heating up this base. Once ready, pour into a heat safe container for Step 2.

double boiler method

Microwave Method:
Place approximately 8 ounces of Jelly Soap Base into a heat safe /microwave safe container. Cover the container to prevent too much moisture from escaping. Melt for approximately 30 seconds, then follow up with 15 second increments until fully melted. Be careful because this base can easily boil in a microwave. Stir slowly in between to ensure the soap base is being evenly heated and to minimize bubbles.

cover glass container and melt for 30 seconds in microwave

Step 2
Add 3 – 4 drops of Sapphire Blue Gel Colorant and stir slowly.

add gel soap colorant


Step 3
Using a disposable pipette, add 5ml of Cabana Coconut Fragrance oil (or any soap scent) and slowly stir.

add fragrance oil

Step 4
Pour approximately 4 ounces of soap base into 2 jelly jars and let cool. Bubbles in the soap will travel up and the soap will become clearer as it cools.

pour approx 4 ounce of soap into jelly jars

Step 5
Repeat Steps 1 – 4 using 4 drops of Canary Yellow Gel Soap Colorant and 5ml of Pineapple Supreme fragrance oil.

add yellow colorant and fragrance oil and stir

Step 6
Pour slowly onto the blue scented soap.

ready to pour


pour into containers

Step 7
Let set until completely cool then cap the jars.

let set until completely cool

To use, scoop out with a clean spoon or even your fingers and use as normal soap. Do not introduce water to the container. Use it in the bath or shower – crush up a handful and squeeze, slather, and soap all over!

jelly soap - ready to use and have fun with!


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