This Star Wars Jelly Soap Recipe features miniature Millennium Falcons and heart shaped jelly soaps that jiggle just like Jell-O. These make wonderful DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for any Star Wars fan! Plus they’re really easy to make and require minimal ingredients.
Millennium Falcon Star Wars Jelly Soap Recipe
1 1/2 packages of Knox unflavored gelatin
2.5 oz. water (1/3 Cup)
5 oz. Dr. Bronner’s unscented liquid Castile soap (2/3 Cup)
.15 oz. fragrance oil of choice
black iron oxide pigment powder
white high glitter mica powder
red iron oxide pigment powder or rose red or pink mica (for hearts)
Star Wars silicone ice cube tray
Wilton Easy Flex Heart 24-Cavity Silicone Mold (for hearts)
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
spray bottle with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
olive or vegetable oil
To make your Millennium Falcon Star Wars jelly soaps, begin by very lightly greasing the insides of your Millennium Falcon mold cavities with either olive or vegetable oil. I did this by pouring a very small amount onto a washcloth and then rubbing it evenly all over the inside of the mold cavities. You should not have pools of oil in the mold, only a very fine film coating the insides of the cavities.
Further prepare your mold by lightly dusting the inside of the mold cavities with white or pearl mica. To do this, I took a pinch of mica with my fingers and sprinkled it into the mold. Repeat for each mold. Now hold the Star Wars mold over the sink and blow across the mold cavities to distribute the mica randomly across the inside of the mold. This will give the exterior of your Millennium Falcon Star Wars jelly soaps a metallic look.
Place the mold on a cutting board.
Now you’re ready to make your Star Wars jelly soap recipe.
Using a digital scale, weigh out the liquid Castile soap into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. (Alternately measure out 2/3 Cup of liquid Castile soap.) Set aside.
Now weigh out the water. (Or measure out 1/3 Cup of water.) Pour the water into a small saucepan and place on the stove top over medium heat.
Once the water just starts to boil remove from heat. Add a pinch of black oxide pigment powder and the Knox gelatin. Using a spatula, stir until the gelatin dissolves completely and the pigment is evenly distributed throughout the water.
Now pour the gelatin into the liquid soap and mix well to thoroughly incorporate the gelatin with the liquid Castile soap.
If you are using an unscented Castile liquid soap, then you would weigh out your fragrance oil of choice at this point and stir it into the soap jelly recipe mix. (Alternately, you can use a scented Castile liquid soap and omit the fragrance oil.)
Now pour the jelly soap into the Millennium Falcon mold cavities. Any leftover soap can be poured into the X-Wing cavities or other prepared Star Wars silicone mold of choice. (Buy a collection of seven different silicone Star Wars soap molds here and save over buying them individually. Shipping is free if you’re an Amazon Prime member. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member you can sign up here.) Spritz the tops of the jelly soaps you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles.
Now place the mold and cutting board – the cutting board will provide stability for your mold so the jelly soap doesn’t spill out – in the refrigerator.
Leave in the refrigerator for several hours to overnight.
Now gently unmold the Millennium Falcon Star Wars jelly soaps by slowly pushing the mold cavities from the bottom and turning about halfway inside out.
Store your jelly soaps in the refrigerator until ready to use. Then simply remove one jelly soap and use to bathe as you would with any regular bar soap. If you need you jelly soaps to hold up outside of the fridge, simply increase the amount of gelatin used. How much you need may vary based on temperatures in your area and other factors.
Valentine’s Day Heart Jelly Soap Recipe
To make the heart shaped jelly soaps, follow the same jelly soap recipe that you used for the Star Wars jelly soaps.
Lightly grease the inside of nine of the heart shaped cavities in your Wilton heart silicone mold and place the mold on a cutting board.
When it’s time to add the colorant, you’ll omit the black oxide pigment powder and instead add a pinch of your choice of red iron oxide pigment powder or a pink mica of your choice.
Once you’ve mixed your jelly soap, pour it into the heart shaped cavities.
Now refrigerate the heart shaped jelly soaps for several hours to overnight.
Now unmold the heart shaped jelly soaps and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Need packaging ideas for your jelly soaps? Simply layer your jelly soap hearts in a small glass canning jar with small squares of wax paper in between each of the jelly soaps.
Feel free to try this jelly soap recipe with other small silicone molds in fun shapes. I found that the thick, hard molds make the jelly soaps extremely difficult to get out in one piece. So use a silicone mold that’s a little on the flimsy side.
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