DIY Candy Bark Homemade Bath Melts with Real Honey & Cocoa Butter

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Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Inspired by Glitter & Candy Bark

I love glitter. I mean I REALLY love glitter. It’s not everyday, however, that I’m able to use glitter in one of my projects. So, I may have slightly overcompensated for that with this recipe. When I was formulating  these homemade bath melts, I figured at some point I’d end up with glitter in my coffee. That didn’t happen. It actually ended up in Greg’s coffee instead – two days after the fact. (Reminding us once again that yes, glitter is the herpes of the craft world.)

Should glitter vex you, don’t worry. It’s easy to avoid. You can use real candy sprinkles for the “sparkle” on these homemade bath melts in its place. Alternately, if you have concerns about the environment, be sure to use eco-friendly biodegradable glitter. It’s what I used for this project. After all, there’s more than enough plastic floating around in the ocean.

Continuous remnants of glitter aside, I did run into a few snags when creating my DIY candy bark homemade bath melts. Initially I ran into issues due to the mold design. I chose this silicone bee mold for this DIY because I thought it would make my homemade bath melts look like candy bark. However, I had to use more ingredients in particular this mold than I’d originally anticipated. The reason? I just couldn’t get my homemade bath melts out of the mold in one piece.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

I wasn’t ready to give up on my idea of making my homemade bath melts look like candy bark however. I’ve been so inspired by all the DIY candy bark I’ve run across lately, the idea had firmly attached itself to the inner cortex of my brain. I’ve seen such creative designs and ideas. So I tweaked my homemade bath melts recipe. And then I tweaked it again. On my fourth try, I finally got it right. And while my cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts may not look completely like candy bar, they do still resemble candy. More importantly, however, they make it out of the mold in one piece.

The other challenge for this project was incorporating the honey into my homemade bath melts recipe. I REALLY wanted to use actual raw honey for this recipe. The problem however, is that honey is aqueous. While cocoa butter, on the other hand, is basically an oil in solid form. Since oil and water don’t mix, I realized I needed to use an emulsifier for this project. It took some doing to figure out the best way to get the two to mix, but I found the perfect solution in the end.

In the end, I was able to pull my candy bark inspired bath melts together. The glitter being the icing on the cake. Keep reading to learn how to make my candy bark homemade bath melts for your own bath time ritual. Plus discover the perfect substitution for honey if you find you’re all together fed up with using honey as a crafting medium. (I promise it’s not ear wax.)

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Cocoa Butter & Honey Homemade Bath Melts Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients for Homemade Bath Melts:

14.5 oz. unrefined cocoa butter (or dark cocoa butter)
4 oz. refined (high melt point) shea butter
1.5 oz. organic raw honey
1 oz. emulsifying wax (or polawax)
.05 oz. honey fragrance oil, optional (or try an essential oil)

Ingredients for Honey Drizzle:

3.5 oz. clear honey melt & pour soap base
1 oz. refined (high melt point) shea butter
sparkle color bars, colors of choice
fine & chunky biodegradable glitter, colors of choice

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Supplies & Tools:

silicone bee mold
digital scale
double boiler
glass measuring cups
utensils, for stirring
immersion (stick) blender

Tips & Tricks for Making Homemade Bath Melts:

  • You’ll want to use a double boiler to melt the ingredients in this recipe. This will prevent your cocoa butter from becoming grainy. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a glass measuring cup in a pan of water. Alternately, you may also melt your ingredients in a microwave at 30% power.
  • It’s important to emulsify the honey with the other ingredients in this recipe. Otherwise, you’ll end up with honey in the “design” part of the mold. It won’t look pretty and it’s a mess to clean up. If you’ve struggled with honey before, I understand. You can substitute the honey in this homemade bath melts recipe with lanolin for easy sailing.
  • The honey fragrance oil I used for this recipe is crazy strong. Thus I used less than I would with other fragrance oils. If you are easily bothered by strong fragrances, skip this scent and pick a favorite instead. I also recommend cocoa absolute for this recipe with a bit of coffee essential oil blended in.
  • Refined shea butter does make a difference in recipes. As does high melt point shea butter. The melting point of shea butter ranges dramatically. Refined high melt point shea butter has a melting point between 104°F-113°F. While the melting point of unrefined shea butter ranges from 89°F-100°F. Which is why when you make substitutions for refined butter with unrefined butters in your natural skin care recipes, they don’t always perform as expected. Therefore, if you choose to use unrefined shea butter, you’ll want to experiment with bumping up the emulsifying wax to get the perfect fit.
  • Because this homemade bath melts recipe is designed to melt in warm bath water, it has a low melting point. Therefore I recommend making this recipe during the winter months. Outside of this, I do not recommend trying this project unless you are able to store them in a climate controlled location of 75°F or less.
  • You don’t have to use a clear melt and pour soap base for the honey drizzle on your cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts. Try using a white melt and pour soap base instead for higher contrast and to make it look more like icing.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Instructions:

I highly recommend reading through the instructions for my homemade bath melts before you begin. Once you have all your materials, begin by weighing out the cocoa butter and high melt point shea butter. Place the cocoa butter and shea butter in a double boiler and heat until melted over medium-low heat.

In the meantime, also weigh out the emulsifying wax and honey. Heat separately, using the double boiler method, over medium-low heat until melted. Stir to combine.

Once the cocoa/shea butter and the separate honey and emulsifying wax mixture have both melted, remove from heat. Briefly mix the honey and emulsifying wax for about a minute using an immersion blender.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Now combine the melted cocoa/shea butter with the honey and emulsifying wax mixture. Mix together with an immersion blender for 1-2 minutes.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year.

Lightly dust the inside of your bee mold with fine cosmetic glitter, if desired. (You can also dust glitter onto your homemade bath melts once they’re unmolded.)

Place the mold onto a cutting board or similar. Then pour the homemade bath melts mixture into the mold. Carefully transport the mold to your freezer, using the cutting board to support the mold.

Allow the homemade bath to harden for several hours. (I recommend resisting the urge to remove your bath melts from the mold sooner. I was impatient and did this only to find that the bath melts in the center had not completely hardened.)

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

Once your cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts have solidified, remove them from the freezer. Then carefully remove them from the mold. (These are somewhat tricky to get out of the mold. I recommend pulling the mold away from your bath melts very gently working your way around the outside toward the center. If you go slow, it should all stay in one piece.)

If desired, you can brush additional glitter onto your bath melts. Glitter can also be used to cover any imperfections where small pieces may not have come out of the mold cleanly.

Once you’ve removed the homemade bath melts from the freezer, you can make the honey drizzle for the decoration. You’ll want to pour this onto your homemade bath melts while they are still cold. This way, the warm melt and pour soap base won’t melt your bath melts prematurely.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

To make the honey drizzle, weigh out the shea butter and melt and pour soap base. Combine in a glass measuring cup. Then heat in the microwave (or in a double boiler) at 30% power until melted. Add a small chunk for a sparkle color bar (alternately you can use mica) to the melted soap base. (I used a brown sparkle color bar for this step.) If desired, you may also stir in some additional glitter. I added a bit of biodegradable gold glitter to  mine. Mix well to combine.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

Once the soap base cools slightly, pour the base across the DIY candy bark homemade bath melts as desired. Then dust chunky biodegradable glitter into the melted soap. I used chunky bubblegum and chunky turquoise glitters for this step.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

You can then repeat the process in the opposite direction using a different color.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

My second pass across my bath melts, I mixed a small chunk from a crimson sparkle color bar into my container with the melted soap base. I reheated the soap base slightly first, then mixed in the color. Once the new color was completely combined into the soap base, I then poured the soap across the first pass at a different angle. I followed with more chunky glitter.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

Once the soap base I’d poured on my homemade bath melts had solidified, I then used a Chef’s knife to remove the bath melts from the cutting board.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

You’re DIY candy bark homemade bath melts are now ready to be packaged as desired for personal use or gifting.

To use your homemade bath melts, simply break off the desired amount and add to warm running bath water.

Homemade bath melts recipe with real honey and cocoa butter. Designed to look like candy bark, these homemade bath melts are made with real honey and cocoa butter for a lush bath experience! These are perfect for when you need to take some time out for much needed self care. Or make and give these cocoa butter & honey homemade bath melts as unique homemade gifts throughout the year. DIY bath melts like Lush, only better! Your new favorite DIY bath melts recipe for natural skin care.

What To Do With the Leftover Soap Base

You can use the remaining soap base leftover from the honey drizzle to create solid sugar scrub bars. Simply remelt the soap base, then stir in sugar.

I recommend using just enough to thicken the melt soap base, but not so much that it doesn’t still pour smoothly.

Then simply pour the remaining base into individual cavities of the mold. Allow to harden, then remove.

To use your solid sugar scrub bars, simply massage onto damp skin the bath or shower, then rinse off.

More Homemade Bath Recipes to Try

If you enjoyed my DIY candy bark homemade bath melts recipe, then you may also enjoy some of my other homemade bath recipes. Following are my other homemade bath melts recipes as well as a few DIY’s for making DIY solid sugar scrubs.

DIY Aloe Vera Bath Melts for Dry Skin! If you suffer from dry skin that's easily irritated by commercial solutions, this aloe vera bath melts recipe is a great natural alternative! Aloe vera, a versatile plant hailed as a magical skin saver, has a long history of use in skin care products and has the ability to promote healing, soothe and moisturize dry skin, fight dandruff and promote hair growth. #AloeVera #diy #BathMelts #crafts #skincare #naturalskincare #naturalremedies #bath #beauty

Homemade Bath Melts Recipes

This strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe makes fantastic treats for your skin! Indulge in sugar and chocolate with none of the calories. These make great homemade gifts plus they're perfect for dry winter skin.

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Strawberries & Champagne Solid Sugar Scrub Bridesmaid Favors

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These strawberry & champagne scented solid sugar scrub bridesmaid favors are made with a combination of organic argan oil, moringa oil, sugar and a detergent free buttermilk soap base for a luxurious sugar scrub that your bridesmaids are sure to love! #ActuallyOrganic

These strawberry & champagne scented solid sugar scrub bridesmaid favors are made with a combination of organic argan oil, moringa oil, sugar and a detergent free buttermilk soap base for a luxurious sugar scrub that your bridesmaids are sure to love! (Or give them as teacher gifts for Valentine’s Day!)

These strawberry & champagne scented solid sugar scrub bridesmaid favors are made with a combination of organic argan oil, moringa oil, sugar and a detergent free buttermilk soap base for a luxurious sugar scrub that your bridesmaids are sure to love! #ActuallyOrganic

I used ActuallyOrganic 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil to create these luxe bridesmaid favors. This cold pressed argan oil is USDA certified organic and works wonderfully for all of your natural skin care recipes. It’s also great for helping to smooth dry frizzy hair or as a body oil for dry winter skin.

Personally I also love it with a few drops of coffee essential oil mixed in under my eyes to help reduce the appearance under eye puffiness and dark circles! (Also probably great for bridesmaids after that late night bachelorette party!)

Ready to make these amazing solid sugar scrubs? Here’s how!

These strawberry & champagne scented solid sugar scrub bridesmaid favors are made with a combination of organic argan oil, moringa oil, sugar and a detergent free buttermilk soap base for a luxurious sugar scrub that your bridesmaids are sure to love! #ActuallyOrganic

Strawberries & Champagne Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.25 oz. detergent free baby buttermilk soap base
2 oz. refined shea butter
.3 oz. ActuallyOrganic Argan Oil
.3 oz. moringa oil
.25 oz. strawberries and champagne fragrance oil
8 oz. white granulated sugar
red liquid soap colorant, to suit

 Instructions:

You will need two silicone flower chocolate molds (with 15 cavities each) or similar to make these bridesmaid favors. In addition you’ll also need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients.

This recipe will yield 30 .4 oz. solid sugar scrub cubes and make six jars of bridesmaid favors (assuming you fill each jar with five solid sugar scrub cubes.)

Begin by weighing out the shea butter and soap base. Combine in a double boiler and gently heat until melted.

If you do not have a double boiler, you can use a microwave. You’ll need to heat the shea butter first at 40-50% power until mostly melted then melt the soap base with the shea butter the rest of the way. You do not want to overheat your ingredients so stopping and melting the ingredients as you go is also helpful.

Once melted remove from heat.

Now weigh out the argan and moringa oils along with the fragrance oil and stir into the melted butters and soap base.

Next you’ll want to weigh out the sugar into a large Pyrex measuring cup.

Pour the sugar into the liquid mixture of oils, shea butter, soap and fragrance mixing as you go. Once thoroughly combined use a spatula to spoon the mixture into one mold filling all fifteen cavities. Flatten with the spatula.

With the remaining solid sugar scrub mixture, add 2-4 drops of red liquid soap color until desired color is achieved.

Spoon the pink solid sugar scrub mixture into your second mold so you fill all fifteen cavities with the colored scrub. Flatten with the spatula.(Hint. Place your mold on a cutting board for easy transfer to another location later.)

If desired, transfer your solid sugar scrub cubes to the fridge until they are fully solidified.

Once your solid sugar scrub cubes have set up, carefully remove them from each of the molds’ cavities.

These strawberry & champagne scented solid sugar scrub bridesmaid favors are made with a combination of organic argan oil, moringa oil, sugar and a detergent free buttermilk soap base for a luxurious sugar scrub that your bridesmaids are sure to love! #ActuallyOrganic

Fill six 4 oz. Clear Glass Paragon Jars with Silver Caps with five solid sugar scrub cubes in alternating colors. I got my glass jars from SKS Bottle & Packaging here. (These also make excellent spice jars!) Then simply tie ribbons around the neck of the jars and you’re done!

For more DIY wedding and bridesmaid favors visit Soap Deli News blog here. You can also find more ideas on my DIY Wedding Pinterest board. For wedding and bridesmaid favors you can buy be sure to check out beau-coop. Or for handmade wedding ideas and favors visit my Wedding Wishes favorites on Etsy here.

In addition you can also plan for your wedding by creating an Amazon Wedding Registry. After your wedding date you’ll receive a 10% off coupon (or 20% off coupon for Prime Members) for select items across Amazon and also enjoy 180 day worry free returns. Plus, with Amazon’s universal registry, you can even add items to your Wedding Registry from websites anywhere on the web.

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Strawberry & Chocolate Fudge Solid Sugar Scrub Bars Recipe

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This strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe makes fantastic treats for your skin! Indulge in sugar and chocolate with none of the calories. These make great homemade gifts plus they're perfect for dry winter skin.

This strawberry & chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe makes fantastic treats for your skin! Indulge in all of the sugar and chocolate your heart desires with none of the calories. Not only do my fudge solid sugar scrub bars make great homemade gifts – think Valentine’s Day! – they’re absolutely perfect for dry winter skin!

My fudge solid sugar scrub bars are incredibly easy to make and can be customized with every “flavor” combination you can dream up. Simply switch up the fragrance oils you choose to use – a chocolate fragrance oil combined with lavender essential oil is also an amazing combination! – and try different color variations. Following is the recipe. I hope you love these as much as I do! (I gave mine as homemade Christmas gifts this year.)

This strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe makes fantastic treats for your skin! Indulge in all of the sugar and chocolate your heart desires with none of the calories. Not only do my fudge solid sugar scrub bars make great homemade gifts - think Valentine's Day! - they're absolutely perfect for dry winter skin!

Strawberry & Chocolate Fudge Solid Sugar Scrub Bars Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients (fudge bottom):

2.5 oz. detergent free baby buttermilk melt & pour soap base
.35 oz. dark cocoa butter wafers
3.65 oz. refined shea butter
.5 oz. avocado oil
.7 oz. sweet almond oil
.5 oz. chocolate fragrance oil, or similar
16.5 oz. granulated white sugar

Ingredients: (strawberry icing):

1.25 oz. detergent free baby buttermilk melt & pour base
2 oz. refined shea butter
.6 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. strawberries & champagne fragrance oil, or similar
8.25 oz. granulated white sugar
liquid red soap colorant, to suit

Instructions:

To create my strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars, you’ll begin by making the fudge bottom and using those ingredients first. You’ll need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients as well as an Ozera 6-Cavity Rectangle Silicone Soap Mold or similar.

Begin by weighing out the dark cocoa butter wafers, shea butter and soap base in the amounts called for in the ingredients for the fudge bottom. Combine in a double boiler and gently heat until melted.

If you do not have a double boiler, you can use a microwave. You’ll need to combine and melt the dark cocoa butter and shea butter first at 40-50% power until mostly melted then melt the soap base with the butters the rest of the way. You do not want to overheat your ingredients so stopping and melting the ingredients as you go is also helpful.

Once melted remove from heat.

Now weigh out the avocado and sweet almonds oils along with the fragrance oil of your choice and stir into the melted butters and soap base.

Next you’ll want to weigh out the sugar into a large Pyrex measuring cup.

Pour the sugar into the liquid mixture of oils, butters, soap and fragrance mixing as you go. Once thoroughly combined use a spatula to pour/spoon the mixture evenly into all six of the mold cavities. Flatten with the spatula. (Hint. Place your mold on a cutting board for easy transfer to another location later.)

The mixture will almost fill each cavity. This is what you want so you can build up an icing top.

While the bottom of your fudge solid sugar scrub bars are setting up, you’ll need to mix up the ingredients for the icing top!

Using a digital scale to weigh out all of the ingredients, heat and melt the shea butter and baby buttermilk soap base. Add the sweet almond oil and fragrance along with 2-4 drops of the liquid soap colorant. Then, just as you did with the fudge bottom, mix in the sugar.

Once the sugar is thoroughly combined you can begin spooning the strawberry “icing” top onto the tops of the fudge bottoms in your mold. Evenly add the mixture to the tops of all the mold cavities and then go back and spread the tops with a spatula or butter knife until the you reach your desired look.

(Hint. For a truer pink avoid using carrier oils that have a deep yellow or green tint to them if making substitutions for the sweet almond oil. You’ll also want to avoid fragrance oils with vanilla in them if you don’t want your tops to turn tan to brown over time.)

This strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe makes fantastic treats for your skin! Indulge in all of the sugar and chocolate your heart desires with none of the calories. Not only do my fudge solid sugar scrub bars make great homemade gifts they're absolutely perfect for dry winter skin!

Sprinkle the tops with fine ground pink Himalayan salt and fine ground sea salt as desired. This is optional but I think it looks nice!

Now place your fudge solid sugar scrub bars in the fridge until they harden completely.

This strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe makes fantastic treats for your skin! Indulge in all of the sugar and chocolate your heart desires with none of the calories. Not only do my fudge solid sugar scrub bars make great homemade gifts they're absolutely perfect for dry winter skin!

Once your strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars have set up, carefully unmold them. Using a Chef’s knife, cut each scrub bar in half.

This strawberry and chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe makes fantastic treats for your skin! Indulge in all of the sugar and chocolate your heart desires with none of the calories. Not only do my fudge solid sugar scrub bars make great homemade gifts they're absolutely perfect for dry winter skin!

Then wrap each of the two halves in Kabnet wax – or similar grease resistant deli wrap – and tie off them off with baker’s twine. (Hint. Places like Sam’s Club sell Kabnet Wax.)

If you are making my fudge solid sugar scrub bars to sell rather than to gift or for personal use, then you’ll need to be sure to label the bottoms of these to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Love my strawberry & chocolate fudge solid sugar scrub bars recipe? Discover more of my body scrub recipes here. Or follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board for even more great ideas.

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Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

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This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It’s made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. pumpkin spice ground coffee
.25 oz. allspice powder
2.5 oz. fine sea salt
2 oz. fine ground pink Himalayan salt
2 oz. white granulated sugar
.75 oz. cupuacu butter
1.75 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. refined shea butter (or sal butter)
.1 oz. Cardamom True Sugar fragrance oil

Instructions:

You’ll need a six-cavity silicone gingerbread mold for my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe. This recipe will yield four solid gingerbread shaped coffee scrubs.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the butters into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Set aside.

In a separate glass container weigh out the spices, coffee, salt and sugar. Use a fork to mix the dry ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted butter mixture. Mix to combine.

Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

Once the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout, pour the mixture into four of the gingerbread shaped cavities of your silicone mold.

Allow your solid coffee scrub to fully solidify and harden before removing them from the mold’s cavities. (You can put your mold in the refrigerator to speed up this part of the process. Placing your mold onto a cutting board before pouring the coffee scrub mixture into the mold will make it easier to transport.)

Once you’ve unmolded your solid coffee scrubs, wrap them tightly in foodservice film or place them individually into cello bags for gifting.

If you are making my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe to sell, you’ll need to label your solid coffee scrubs appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

To use your solid coffee scrubs, simply massage the bar – or a piece of the bar – onto wet skin in a warm-hot shower. Then rinse and pat dry. Be sure to store your solid coffee scrubs in a cool, dry location when not in use to extend the life of the product.

Live in a warmer climate? Make these solid coffee scrubs so they have a slightly higher melt point by making the following changes to my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe: 1.5 oz. of shea butter (instead of 2 oz.) and 1 oz. cupuacu butter (instead of .75 oz.) This will also make them more shelf stable for shipping purposes.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

For more handmade holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out my Holly-Days favorites on Etsy here for handmade gifts you can buy. Or for more DIY holiday gift ideas visit these boards on Pinterest: Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas, DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts, and Homemade Gift Ideas for Men. You can also find more of my homemade scrub recipes here as well as on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. (Pictured above is my Orange Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe.)

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Detox Sugar Scrub Recipe

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This detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant!

This detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely solid sugar scrub shaped gemstones that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant! In addition to naturally detoxifying activated charcoal, this detox sugar scrub recipe also incorporates anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oil as well as lavender and tea tree essential oils. (Just like my lavender and tea tree soap recipe with activated charcoal!)

Learn how to make this easy detox sugar scrub recipe now for a natural approach to skin care and to help keep acne from occurring. These fun black diamond and gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs can be use on your face daily or as needed as well as to oily and acne prone areas of your body.

This detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely solid sugar scrub shaped gemstones that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant! In addition to naturally detoxifying activated charcoal, this detox sugar scrub recipe also incorporates anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oil as well as lavender and tea tree essential oils.

Detox Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.25 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
2 oz. shea butter (or sal butter)
.35 oz. rosehip seed oil (or safflower oil)
.15 oz. castor oil
1 mL sea buckthorn oil (or tamanu oil)
1 mL + 5 drops lavender essential oil
1 mL tea tree oil

4.75 oz. granulated white sugar (or caster sugar)
.25 oz. activated charcoal powder

Instructions:

To create a variety of gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs you’ll need two Cool Jewels Diamond Ice Trays. (Alternately you can also use an all diamond silicone mold or ice cube tray of your choice.)

Begin by weighing out the shea butter (or sal butter) using a digital scale. Place it in a double boiler and allow to melt. (Alternately you can melt the butter in your microwave at 50%-60% power. Be sure to use a lower setting to prevent your butter from becoming grainy.)

Now weigh out the clear soap base and cut into small chunks. Combine in the double boiler with the melted butter. Stir the mixture until the soap melts completely then remove from heat.

Weigh out the rosehip seed oil (or safflower oil) and the castor oil. Stir into the melted sugar scrub mixture.

Next, you a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the sea buckthorn oil (or tamanu oil.) Stir into the melted ingredients.

Do the same with the lavender and tea tree essential oils, using a fresh pipette for each ingredient.

Now weigh out the granulated white sugar and the activated charcoal powder into a 2-cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. (You can use caster sugar for less exfoliation or for more sensitive skin.) Mix with a fork to incorporate the two ingredients together.

Slowly pour the melted sugar scrub base into the dry sugar and activated charcoal mixture. Whisk the melted ingredients into the sugar and activated charcoal until thoroughly combined, then pour the sugar scrub mixture into your mold cavities. You will have enough sugar scrub to make 9-10 gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs.

Learn how to make this easy detox sugar scrub recipe now for a natural approach to skin care and to help keep acne from occurring. These fun black diamond and gem shaped solid sugar scrubs can be use on your face daily or as needed as well as to oily and acne prone areas of your body.

Place your molds into the refrigerator until the solid sugar scrubs have hardened completely, then pop out of the mold cavities and package as desired.

(Please note that if you live in a warmer climate or will be selling and/or shipping these gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs, these could melt. You can avoid this by increasing the amount of melt and pour soap base slightly or and/or decreasing the amount of liquid at room temperature oil called for in this detox sugar scrub recipe. During fall/winter or for personal use in a climate controlled environment, this detox sugar scrub recipe can be kept as is.)

To use your detox sugar scrubs, simply mash part of one gemstone shaped solid sugar scrub in very wet hands and massage onto wet skin. Then simply rinse and pat dry.

Easy Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe for Acne Prone or Combination Skin

If you like my detox sugar scrub recipe then you may also like some of my other natural skin care recipes that contain activated charcoal. They include the following: Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe (pictured above), Homemade Lavender and Tea Tree Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal, Natural Two-in-One Cleanser and Activated Charcoal Facial Scrub Recipe, Homemade Exfoliate and Detox Skin Polish Recipe, and my Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe.

To discover even more natural skin care recipes as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, FacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.

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