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How to Make Sugar Scrub Cubes
sugar scrub cubes

Ingredients and equipment to make sugar scrub cubes

David Fisher
Exfoliation is important for vibrant, healthy skin. Many of us add natural exfoliants to our soap recipes. Sugar and salt scrubs are another popular way to moisturize and exfoliate at the same time, and have been popular for many years. In them, you combine an exfoliant (sugar or salt) with oil. The oil penetrates the skin...and the salt/sugar exfoliates as you rub it on your skin.

The only downside? They're really messy - and sugar scrubs in jars require a preservative to prevent bacteria and mold growth.

Here is a simple-to-make variation of the sugar scrub that uses melt and pour soap along with the sugar and oil to make an easy-to-use, single serve sugar scrub. I originally saw this idea on the Bramble Berry Soap Queen blog and wanted to try it myself. Soap Queen, Anne-Marie had seen it at Erin Pikor's Naiad Soap Arts. (Take a look at her soaps...they really are works of art!)

Now, for this recipe, you're going to need:

  • 6 ounces of clear or white melt and pour soap base
  • 6 ounces of a light oil like almond, jojoba, sunflower or grapeseed
  • 18 ounces of white or turbinado sugar (a nice natural brown sugar with larger crystals than white sugar) [Yes, you can also use salt in this recipe.]
  • soap safe colorant (if desired)
  • approx. 60 drops of fragrance or essential oil
  • large measuring cups
  • a mold of some sort to mold the cubes in - a small soap mold or a soap mold that you can cut the "bars" in several pieces, an ice cube tray, silicone muffin or candy molds, or, like I'm using here, mini muffin tins
  • knife, spoons, measuring spoons, scale, cutting board, paper towels, etc.

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