Whip up these lovely heart shaped solid sugar scrubs for someone special. Not only do they smell like spring – I scented mine with rose & violet – but they are made with a trio of skin nourishing butters! And remember that heart shaped silicone mold I used for my handmade heart Valentine’s Day soaps? Well, here’s another opportunity to use your mold for something other than desserts! (Alternately you can also make smaller one-time use sugar scrub hearts with a miniature hearts silicone mold.
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 the 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.