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diy gumy soap
3.95 from 38 votes


Jiggles like gelatin, but washes like soap! These DIY jelly soap gummies are a great project for kids! Use any kind of liquid soap for endless scent options! As with all soap: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN unless under adult supervision.
Active Time10 mins
set up time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cost: under $10


  • stove
  • baking sheet
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • measuring cups/spoons


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup liquid hand soap
  • soap coloring
  • soap mold silicone works best


  • In a small pan, bring water to a boil. Add salt and give it a stir.
    soap and plain gelatin
  • Empty the packets of unflavored gelatin into a small bowl. Add salt water and stir until gelatin is dissolved.
    soap and gelatin mixture
  • Stir in soap.
    measuring cup of soap
  • Add extra coloring (if desired).
    soap coloring and soap mixture
  • Pour mixture into a measuring cup with a spout. Spoon off any froth/bubbles.
    Place soap mold onto a baking sheet.
    pouring soap mixture into soap mold
  • Pour mixture into soap molds.
  • Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • To loosen from a plastic mold simply run a butter knife around the edge of each soap mold and gently pull the jelly soap out. If you use a silicone mold, gently push from behind and pull the jelly out.
    diy gumy soap



Store in a container in the refrigerator. They will last 3-5 days.
If you use colored soap, you don't need to add soap coloring. Our soap was already pink in color and watermelon scented.