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All Natural DIY White Tea Scented Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - Made WITHOUT a Melt and Pour Soap Base

DIY White Tea Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

DIY Homemade Moisture Intense White Tea Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - Doesn't contain a melt and pour soap base!

Exfoliating and moisturizing seem to be key to keeping skin looking youthful and fabulous. Solid sugar scrub cubes turn that extra little step into an enjoyable time out in your day. This all natural solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is made from moisture intense oils praised for their skin rejuvenating properties – without the unnecessary melt and pour soap base. Plus it’s super easy to make and perfect for anyone with ultra dry skin. The nourishing ingredients stay on so there’s no lotion needed after stepping out of the shower. Just dry as usual! I made mine in one of my wooden loaf molds – I simply lined it first – but you can make these in silicone molds as well. (I’m a huge fan of this Silicone Chocolate Flower Mold.)

DIY White Tea Scented Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe - Made WITHOUT a Melt and Pour Soap Base

White Tea Scented Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon


3 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
2 oz. argan oil
1 oz. beeswax
.5 oz. macadamia nut oil
.5 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. cocoa butter
.3 oz. White Tea Fragrance Oil (or scent of choice)
12 oz. sugar


Using a digital kitchen scale, begin by weighing out the beeswax and cocoa butter in a glass Pyrex measuring cup, then melt in the microwave (or in a double boiler.) Remove from heat, then weigh out the remaining oils and stir into the melted beeswax and cocoa butter until all ingredients are completely melted. Finally, weigh out the sugar and stir into the melted ingredients then pour into your prepared mold. Place the mold in the refrigerator until the scrubs have completely solidified, then unmold and cut into squares.

Not a fan of white tea? You can sub any skin safe fragrance oil for the white tea or use half the amount (.15 oz.) if using essential oil(s).

Don’t need the skin protection of beeswax or like products that “stick” to skin? Then substitute the beeswax with a traditional emulsifying wax instead.

These made wonderful homemade gifts, especially if you’re already thinking ahead to Easter or Mother’s Day, and can be completed from start to finish in under an hour. It will yield enough cubes to fill three 8 oz. containers each with about 6 oz. of product each.

If you liked this recipe, also be sure to check out my Natural Lemon Verbena Bath Melts and Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipes. Or if you prefer salt over sugar, give my Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Bon Bons Recipe a try!

For more fabulous homemade bath and body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest! Or get a jump start on the upcoming holidays by following my new DIY Homemade Easter Crafts and Treats Board and my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Board.


  • Katie H.

    February 25, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I’m curious how you use these…do you just scrub it on in the shower and rinse off?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      February 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Yes, just crush a cube in wet hands and massage onto skin, then rinse.

  • Allison Rust

    February 25, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Very cool! Those look gorgeous in the jars and I bet they smell great too.

  • Stephanie Pass

    February 26, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I like this idea. Pinning for later!

  • Priyanjana Roy

    March 1, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Availability of beeswax is an issue ! I really wanna make these !

  • Alaina

    March 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Adorable! About how many cubes will one batch make? Thanks!

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      March 8, 2014 at 10:33 am

      This depends on the size of your mold – how thick they are – and how large you cut them. It’s hard to judge. But I was able to fill three 8 oz. containers with 5.5 oz. or more of cubes each.

  • Lisa

    May 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    You have so many great recipes! Does this one make the bath slippery? I’m really interested in making these but nervous about the oils making a mess.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      May 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      This will make the tub slippery if you use it on your feet in the tub. However, being in a cube form it’s easy to contain and keep on your body rather than on the tub floor. It’s extra nourishing for dry skin so there’s no need for lotion after and you shouldn’t have an issue unless you put in on your feet like I do. A Dawn and vinegar spray after your shower however will help get rid of any slippery residue in a snap.

  • Lauren

    August 12, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Hello Rebecca, would you please share your dawn and vinegar recipe as well. Thanks.

  • Rona

    September 18, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Hi Rebecca. Can you do without the bees wax or do you need it to hold it together thank you.

  • Rona

    September 18, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Also one more question does it melt on a very hot day .

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      September 18, 2014 at 7:44 am

      The beeswax raises the melt point so that it does survive the heat. It’s going to be really soft without it.

      1. Alicia Labossiere

        September 20, 2014 at 7:41 am

        Beeswax for me seems extremely difficult to get off in the shower. I am going to sub with cocoa butter to raise the melting point.

        1. Rebecca D. Dillon

          September 20, 2014 at 9:08 am

          It’s meant to stick so you don’t need lotion afterwards. It’s truly for dry skin sufferers and I was fan but it’s not for everyone. If you sub the beeswax with more cocoa butter you’ll likely want to use less oil since it has a much lower melting point.

        2. Rebecca D. Dillon

          September 21, 2014 at 9:09 am

          Alternately you might try subbing with an emulsifying wax.

  • Stephanie

    September 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I tried these today and they did not work very well after hardening in the fridge. It got mushy. And when I used it it wouldn’t rinse off. It was a thick film on my skin. What happened. It is not hot here either. I am in PA and it is only 70. Please help. I feel like I waisted a lot if good ingredients.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      September 20, 2014 at 9:11 am

      It’s meant to stick so you don’t need lotion after the shower. I love these as I have very dry skin in the winter and this keeps it at bay and keeps moisture locked in. However, it may not be for everyone. As I regularly use salves and body butters this was right up my alley. I don’t know why yours didn’t set up. I’ve repeated this recipe several times with success. Did you weigh all the ingredients? And did you use 76° coconut oil and not fractionated coconut oil?

  • Julie

    December 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I wonder what will happen if i use the coconut oil, beeswax and almond oil, but sub out the macadamia nut oil and the argan oil for more almond oil, and shea butter for the cocoa butter? Any thoughts on that?

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