This traditional solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s ready the same day for gifting. Made using all natural ingredients this solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is great for crafting year round to give as homemade gifts for everything from birthdays to Mother’s day! And the easy no hassle recipe is also easy to customize with your favorite essential oil or essential oil blends and a carrier oil that suits your skin care needs.
Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
2.5 oz. Stephenson’s Natural Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
4 oz. Shea Butter or Sal Butter
1.2 oz. Rosehip Seed Oil (or other carrier oil suited for your skin type)
.35 oz. Lavender Essential Oil (or other essential oil of choice – or try a blend of equal parts lavender, sweet orange and ylang ylang essential oils!)
16 oz. white granulated sugar
pinch of mica or other powdered pigment color, to suit
I lined my DIY wooden soap mold to use as a mold to create my solid sugar scrub cubes, then cut them into squares once they’d hardened with a Chef’s knife. However, you can also use a small cardboard box lined with plastic or even a silicone candy mold that has multiple cavities in fun shapes. This will make individual solid sugar scrub cubes that don’t need to be cut afterwards. This silicone chocolate rose mold would be great for making solid sugar scrub cubes for homemade Mother’s Day gifts.
In addition to a mold, you will also need a digital scale to weigh out your ingredients.
Begin by weighing out the melt and pour soap base with your digital scale. Then, using a Chef’s knife, cut the soap into chunks and combine in a double boiler. (You can also combine the soap base in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup to heat in the microwave.)
Weigh out the shea butter and mix in with the soap base. Heat in the double boiler until the ingredients have melted completely. Remove the melted shea butter and soap base from heat.
Now weigh out the rosehip seed oil and lavender essential oil and stir into your melted ingredients.
Weigh out the granulated sugar into a large glass bowl. If using a powder pigment for color – such as ultramarines, oxides or micas – cut a pinch of color into the sugar using a butter knife or spatula.
Pour the sugar into the shea butter/soap/oil mixture and mix well to fully incorporate the ingredients.
Now scoop the solid shea butter sugar scrub mixture into your mold(s) and level with a spatula. Place your filled mold(s) in the refrigerator until your solid sugar scrub cubes have fully cooled and hardened. (If you aren’t using a silicone mold you will need to line your mold for easy removal of your final product. In addition, placing your mold onto a cutting board before filling it with your scrub will make transport to the refrigerator much easier.)
Finally, remove your completed solid sugar scrub cubes from the mold(s) and package in an airtight container until use. I packaged mine in 8 oz. Clear PET Plastic (BPA Free) Refillable Low Profile Jars.
If you enjoyed this natural skin care recipe for making traditional solid sugar scrub cubes, then you may also like my collection of simple homemade skin care recipes for creating your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub. These three skin care recipes all share one ingredient in common and each have only two ingredients each! Or if have extra dry skin you may also want to try my White Tea scented solid sugar scrub cubes recipe that combines nourishing argan, sweet almond, coconut and macadamia nut oils with cocoa butter and a bit of beeswax to lock in moisture.
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