DIY Natural Handmade Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - Made Without A Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base

Recipes for Lemon Verbena Bath Melts & Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes

May 14, 2013
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Liven up your natural skin care routine by making this lush recipe for bath melts as part of your self care beauty regimen! Two natural bath and body recipes for summer skin care for soft skin. Learn how to make a natural lemon verbena bath melts recipe to moisturize skin. Plus how to make a solid sugar scrub cube recipe without a melt and pour soap base.

Liven up your natural skin care routine by making this lush recipe for bath melts as part of your self care beauty regimen! Two natural bath and body recipes for summer skin care for soft skin. Learn how to make a natural lemon verbena bath melts recipe to moisturize skin. Plus how to make a solid sugar scrub cube recipe without a melt and pour soap base.

Recipes for Bath Melts & Solid Sugar Scrubs

Since many of you are so fond of completely natural and organic bath and beauty products, I decided to create an all natural lemon verbena scented recipe for bath melts. Plus a natural homemade solid sugar scrub cube recipe that doesn’t use a melt and pour soap base. These bath and body recipes feature lots of rich, skin conditioning ingredients which include cocoa butter, kokum butter, shea butter, coconut oil and luxurious organic argan oil.

Argan oil is naturally rich in vitamin E and phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids. It absorbs quickly into skin when used in bath and body applications and delivers deep hydration. If you have dry or maturing skin, then this natural bath melts recipe and solid sugar scrub cube recipe are two natural bath and body recipes you’ll definitely want to add to your to do list.

Bath and Body DIY - Natural Organic Bath Melts and Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipes - Made with Rich Argan Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Kokum Butter and Coconut Oil

Lemon Verbena Scented Recipe for Bath Melts

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

5 oz. natural cocoa butter
1.5 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
.5 oz. kokum butter
.5 oz. shea butter
.5 oz. argan oil
.04 oz. lemon verbena essential oil or essential oil of choice (or  .15 oz. lemon verbena fragrance oil)

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
large glass pyrex measuring cup
metal spoon and knife
two silicone flower molds
containers with lids

Recipe Directions for Making Bath Melts:

(It’s important to note that these bath melts have a low melting point so they melt in bathwater. Therefore they need to be kept in a cool, temperature controlled environment.)

Ready to make my recipe for bath melts? Let’s get started!

Using a digital scale weigh out the cocoa butter, kokum butter and shea butter in a large glass pyrex measuring cup. Simply place the measuring cup on the scale, set to tare, then add your ingredients one at a time until the correct weight is reached.

Next, melt slowly in the microwave in 45 second increments until fully melted.

Now weigh out the coconut oil – this oil is solid at room temperature but melts at 76 degrees or when it comes in contact with skin – and stir into your butters until completely melted.

Follow by weighing the argan oil and adding it into the measuring cup. Now weigh out and  add your essential or fragrance oil of choice. Stir well, then slowly pour into two silicone flower molds. I recommend placing the molds on a small cutting board or other flat surface before pouring the liquid bath melts into the molds.

Once you’ve filled the molds, place them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to allow the bath melts to solidify. Then slowly push your completed bath melts out of the molds and package in your desired containers of choice. (You can half this recipe for bath melts if desired!)

DIY Natural Handmade Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - Made Without A Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base

Lemon Verbena Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

5 oz. natural cocoa butter
1.5 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
.5 oz. kokum butter
.5 oz. shea butter
.5 oz. argan oil
.04 oz. lemon verbena essential oil or essential oil of choice (or .15 oz. lemon verbena fragrance oil)
4 1/2 Cups white sugar

Supplies:

digital kitchen scale
large glass pyrex measuring cup
metal spoon and knife
four silicone flower molds
containers with lids

Recipe Directions for Making Solid Sugar Scrubs:

Feel free to halve this recipe if desired. This is basically the same recipe as my natural handmade bath melts but with a touch more fragrance and white sugar. Because of the sugar it makes twice as much as the bath melts recipe.

To make the handmade solid sugar scrub cubes, follow the instructions for making my recipe for bath melts. However, before you place into the molds, stir in 4 1/2 cups of sugar. Next, simply scoop the sugar scrub mixture into your molds pressing into the molds as you go. Once you’ve filled a mold, use the backside of a knife to scrape the excess sugar scrub from the top of the mold and level out the cavities. Place in freezer to allow to solidify then pop out after 20 minutes or so and package!

Homemade Gift Idea - All Natural Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - DIY Bath and Beauty Recipe

I’m a washi tape addict lately, so I decorated my containers of homemade bath melts and sugars scrub cubes with pink chevron washi tape. However, you can decorate – or not – your containers any way you like. Don’t feel limited by plastic jars though. You can also use small mason jars to keep these fabulous little bath and beauty treats in.

These natura skin care recipesare not only lovely for your own use, but they also make sweet little homemade gift ideas for just about any occasion! Gift them for Mother’s Day, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Christmas stocking stuffers – even handmade wedding favors!

Recipe for Bath Melts. Liven up your natural skin care routine by making this lush recipe for bath melts as part of your self care beauty regimen! Two natural bath and body recipes for summer skin care for soft skin. Learn how to make a natural lemon verbena bath melts recipe to moisturize skin. Plus how to make a solid sugar scrub cube recipe without a melt and pour soap base.

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More Recipes for Bath Melts

If you enjoyed my recipe for bath melts and my recipe for making solid sugar scrubs, you can discover more wonderful skin care recipes by following my boards on Pinterest! Or try one of my other homemade recipes for bath melts.

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15 Comments

  • Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects

    May 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

    These are beautiful, Rebecca! I bet they smell heavenly. I feel like I should just take a whole day and find my favorite recipes off your site and try them – you share such wonderful things!

  • Michelle

    May 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Yet another fun project I’ve come across this week to do with my daughter when school’s out for the summer. I’m now following you on Pinterest! Thanks!

  • Diana Rambles

    May 24, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  • Alice

    June 15, 2013 at 4:00 am

    They look beautiful and yummy too (even if they are not for eating!) and make a great homemade present idea!
    Love
    Alice

  • Rhiannon

    July 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Do your bath melts really melt in water?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      July 16, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Yes, these do, as long as the water is warm. They will also melt on body contact with skin. 🙂

  • Natalie

    December 13, 2013 at 3:53 am

    I’m dying to know; what size container are you packaging your melts/scrubs in in the final picture? Those aren’t 4oz containers, are they?

  • Amy

    December 24, 2013 at 12:51 am

    YEA!! A sugar scrub cube recipe that doesn’t contain soap!! I don’t have the kokum butter (never heard of it) or argan oil. Could I make these without those ingredients? I just made and used a sugar scrub this evening, and I would LOVE to have a way to make little cubes out of it.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 24, 2013 at 4:52 am

      You can sub the kokum butter for cocoa butter – you need it to help solidify the cube – and you can sub argan with any other carrier oil of your choice.

  • Crystal

    February 12, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Do these sold sugar scrubs make the tub slippery? I know you mentioned the other ones with the melt and pour soap didn’t. Do you sell these as well?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      February 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

      I do not currently sell these. I plan to introduce a lot of new products in the shop in March and into the rest of the year once I stock back up on supplies. These will make your tub slippery if you get them on the tub, but because they are cubes they’re much easier to keep on your body and off the floor.

  • Jeanne

    May 11, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    This is amazing! A total mind blast! Rebecca you are inspiring.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      May 11, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks!

  • Sheik

    June 7, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I like this recipe. I’m glad there is no soap in this. What size jars do you use? How many jars will this recipe make? Thanks for the great advice!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      June 9, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      I’d use at least a 4 oz. jar that would hold about 6 flowers. However, I don’t know how much the end recipe yields.

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