DIY Homemade 2-in-1 Solid Sugar Scrub & Soap Recipe
You’ll begin by making the solid sugar scrub portion of the flower. (I doubled this recipe and used half to fill my heart shaped molds for my DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts, then used the other half to fill in my flower molds for this project.) To do this, you’ll need to start by weighing out the cocoa butter and illipe butter. Place into a glass, microwave safe bowl or measuring cup (I like to use a large Pyrex measuring cup as I find the handle useful) and heat in the microwave until just melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Next, weigh out 2.5 oz. melt and pour glycerin soap base and cut into square chunks. Add these to the bowl of cocoa and illipe butter. Then weigh out the shea butter and also add to the cocoa butter, illipe butter and glycerin soap mixture. Continue to microwave until ingredients have melted. Once your soap and butters have melted, remove the bowl from the microwave and stir well.
Next, place your flower mold onto a wooden cutting board. Then slowly spoon or pour the sugar scrub mixture into your flower shaped silicone molds. If necessary, press the scrub into the mold as much as possible. Fill almost to the top, but not completely – leave a space for the soap to be poured in on top.
Now cut your 9 oz. of melt and pour glycerin soap into chunks and melt. Add an alternately color if desired, and just a ml of fragrance if desired. Mix well, then pour the melted soap into the molds on top of the solid sugar scrub. Fill each mold with 1.5 oz. of soap on top of each scrub. Now carefully pick up the cutting board with the mold, and place the cutting board and mold in the refrigerator until mixture has hardened thoroughly. Don’t be impatient with this one. If you try to unmold these too quickly the soap could separate from the scrub or top of the design may smear.
Hint: Don’t just use this mold for making solid sugar scrubs and soaps. You can also use it to make solid lotion bars!