A while ago I bought a piece of the amazing Rockstar soap from Lush. It’s one of my favourite scents when it comes to the Lush soaps and I literally can’t get enough of it. But if I’m completely honest with you guys I do prefer using shower gel rather than a solid piece of soap. Therefore I decided to turn my piece of Rockstar soap into a shower gel and in today’s post I’m going to show you guys exactly how I did that. So if you’re interested in finding out, make sure you continue reading this post. Spoiler alert: it’s really easy!
Okay, so let’s start off by discussing what you will need if you’re going to make your own Lush shower gel from a Lush soap. Here’s the list:
- One Lush soap (I used approximately 200 grams)
- One scentless shower gel
- One pan of hot water and a bowl
And that’s right about it. It’s really simple and all you will need is your soap and a scentless shower gel. I know there are more ways to create your own shower gel from a Lush soap. For example by using glycerine (I believe). But while I was making this I couldn’t find any of those recipes so I just decided to do it the easy way and just use a scentless shower gel instead.
The scentless shower gel I bought is from Neutral. This one has 0% perfume in it and is completely clear. The basic science behind this is that you just dissolve your soap in there and that will scent the shower gel. I don’t know the exact amounts that will work the best but I just winged it and it turned out really great.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is cut your soap into pieces. This will speed up the melting proces. Then put your pieces of soap into a bowl and place this bowl on top of a pan filled with water. Put this on the stove and wait for the pieces of soap to melt. I would recommend turning up the stove pretty high because the melting point of this specific Lush soap is pretty high up so it will take a while for it to melt. I was actually surprised by how long it took, but well, it melted in the end and that’s what counts right?!
While the soap is melting keep stirring it with a spoon or whatever you want. This will make sure it won’t stick too much to the sides of the bowl and it will keep things moving. It’s also a way to kill time because waiting for this to melt is pretty boring to be honest. On a positive note: your kitchen will start to smell really, really amazing during this proces! Oh and also: cleaning this bowl afterwards is really easy to because it’s literally covered in soap. Just add some water and it basically cleans itself.
After waiting for what felt like a million years all the pieces of soap have melted. This left me with a while filled with a bright pink, amazing smelling liquid. I stirred it once again to make sure there are no undissolved pieces in here and then I was good to go.
My next step was to add the shower gel. I didn’t know how much to use but since I didn’t have another packaging to put my shower gel in at the end I decided to use all of it. The amount of shower gel versus soap you use will matter for the consistency of your final shower gel. My shower gel got pretty liquidy. If you like it to have a bit more body, use less soap or more shower gel.
Anyway, I just squirted all of the shower gel into my now liquid soap and mixed it all together. You can still do this with the stove on low to make sure the liquid soap won’t become solid again, but you really don’t have to. It does take a while for the soap to solidify. Anyway, mix it all together and then just poor your completed self-made Lush shower gel into a bottle of your choice. I used a funnel for it, but if you have a steady hand you can do it by hand as well. Because I was impatient I put the bottle in the fridge for it to cool, but you can also just leave it at that and wait for it to cool naturally.
And that’s basically the easiest way ever to turn your favourite soap scent from Lush into a shower gel. I know that there are many, many ways to do this, but I feel like this is probably the easiest way. At first I tried to grate the soap into the shower gel since I read that was another way to do it, but grating such a rich and creamy soap is almost impossible. It created a lot of waste and a lot of frustration. This is even easier and gets you to your desired result much quicker!
Anyway, that’s how I made my very own Lush Rockstar shower gel. I hope you all enjoyed this little how-to and be sure to let me know if you have ever turned something from Lush into a shower gel!