Learn how to make this fun sparkly unicorn inspired, moldable rainbow sugar scrub with my original semi-solid moldable rainbow sugar scrub recipe that you can mold and shape!
By now most of us have seen the hilarious Squatty Potty YouTube video portraying unicorns pooping rainbow ice cream. And Rosanna Pansino making those super cute, unicorn rainbow poop cookies on her YouTube channel here. (I LOVE her cookbook, Nerdy Nummies!) Well, my moldable rainbow sugar scrub recipe is inspired by these amazing representations of unicorns doing their thing! I hope you have as much fun making this project it as I did! After all, everyone knows unicorns poop rainbows!
My shimmering moldable rainbow sugar scrub recipe combines primarily natural ingredients so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin. One of these ingredients is organic chia seed oil. With natural anti-inflammatory benefits, chia seed oil also helps to hydrate skin, improve elasticity, and encourage regeneration of skin cells. It is suitable for all skin types, but is especially wonderful for dry, sensitive, and maturing skin.
A treat for both kids and adults at bath time, my unicorn inspired moldable rainbow sugar scrub recipe creates a unique product that’s similar to play dough soap. It’s also great for gifting. After all, everyone needs a little sparkle in their life from time to time!
Moldable Rainbow Sugar Scrub Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
.75 oz. refined cocoa butter
6 oz. ultra refined shea butter
1 oz. chia seed oil
.75 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. xanthan gum powder
.15 oz. castor oil
.35 oz. vegetable glycerin
.75 oz. Stephenson’s Natural SLS Free Melt and Pour Soap Base
.05 oz. kaolin clay (white cosmetic clay)
16 oz. granulated white sugar
.25 oz. essential oil or .4 oz. fragrance oil, of choice
6 different liquid melt & pour soap colors or skin safe mica powders, to suit
Super Sparkles mica powder, to suit
How to Make Moldable Sugar Scrubs
In addition, you will also need two 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars with silver metal lug caps. I got mine from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.
Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, shea butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Heat at 50% power in a microwave until melted. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)
Weigh out the melt and pour soap base and cut into small chunks. Stir into the melted butters and wax until melted. You can reheat if necessary to continue melting the soap base.
While these ingredients are still hot, weigh out the xanthan gum powder and whisk into the melted ingredients until it has dissolved.
Next, you’ll weigh out the remaining oils and glycerin. Combine the chia seed oil, castor oil, essential or fragrance oil and vegetable glycerin in the bowl with the previously melted ingredients and stir well.
In a separate container, weigh out the kaolin clay and sugar. Mix to combine.
Now pour the clay and sugar mixture into the liquid ingredients and mix well.
Set the mixture aside until it starts to thicken then remix with a spoon or spatula.
Now mix the sugar scrub mixture using a KitchenAid stand mixer as it continues to thicken.
You can place the sugar scrub mixture in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process if desired.
Once the mixture begins to look white and a little fluffy – kind of like marshmallow fluff – remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer base and place it briefly in the fridge.
When sugar scrub starts to feel as if it’s hardening, remove it from the refrigerator.
Remix the sugar scrub mixture with your hands. Your body heat will make the sugar scrub pliable sort of like Play-doh.
Divide the sugar scrub “dough” into six balls.
You’re now ready to create your rainbow of colors for your own moldable rainbow colored sugar scrub!
You’ll start by adding one of your colorants to the first ball of sugar scrub “dough.” Add just a little at a time, kneading well to incorporate the color. Once you’ve reached the desired color intensity, slowly add a small amount of super sparkles mica to the colored sugar scrub and knead it into the mixture. Keep adding the mica until the ball of sugar scrub “dough” reaches the level of sparkle desired.
Now repeat the process with the remaining sections of sugar scrub using a different color for each section. Divide and roll each ball of colored sugar scrub “dough” into two’s and set aside. If your rainbow sugar scrub gets too sticky while you are working you can simply step away and let the sugar scrub harden back up.
Now pat both sets of each of your six colors into flat rounds, just smaller than the diameter of the jar.
Layer one each of the colors into each of your two jars, pressing each layer down into the jar as you go until you’ve used all of the sugar scrub mixture.
If desired, you can add an additional sprinkle of Super Sparkle mica powder to the tops of your moldable rainbow sugar scrubs.
Finally, screw on the lids to your jars and add a fun label! (I used extra sugar scrub “dough” for my moldable rainbow sugar scrub pictured here for photography purposes only. Evenly divided into two jars, your moldable rainbow sugar scrub should all be contained within each jar.)
To use simply scoop out desired amount and massage onto wet skin as you would a solid sugar scrub cube.
You can also use this medium to create unique art or to use as photography props for your art concepts, as I did with these specimen art photographs.
If you like my unicorn inspired moldable rainbow sugar scrub recipe, then you may also like my DIY unicorn body butter. You can find the recipe for making my whipped unicorn body butter here. In addition, you may also enjoy my mermaid soap tutorial.
No time to make your own? Shop from among my favorite homemade unicorn themed bath and body products on Etsy here!
For even more unicorn inspired projects and products, be sure to check out my Unicorn Lust board on Pinterest. Or follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest for more bath and body recipes like this one. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Blog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.