DIY Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe for Valentine’s Day

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DIY Homemade Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons Recipe - Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Solid sugar scrub cubes have been a huge trend in natural homemade bath and body products for some time now. Their big advantage is that they are less messy than traditional sugar scrubs. But sugar doesn’t have to always be the star. So as a homemade Valentine’s Day gift idea, I thought I’d create a DIY Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe for bath time!

The real advantage of this recipe, other than than being guilt free – no calories! – is that the bulk of the salt scrub cube isn’t made from a melt and pour soap base like most other solid sugar and salt scrub cubes. Instead these are made with moisturizing cocoa butter and that means more love for your skin! You can also choose your favorite salts for this bath recipe. I used Epsom salts, however you can also use dead sea salt or even pink Himalayan salt based on your skin care needs or preferences.

Homemade Valentine's Day Gift Idea - DIY Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons Recipe

Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


1.35 oz. cocoa butter
.4 oz. 76 degree melt point refined coconut oil
.3 oz. shea butter
.15 oz. sweet almond oil
4 ml chocolate fragrance oil (or 2 ml essential oil of choice)
3.5 oz. Epsom salts

For the “icing” (optional):

10 grams natural white melt and pour soap base
colored mica to suit

Tools & Supplies:

Wilton Round Brownie Pop Mold
digital kitchen scale
Plastic Transfer Pipettes
double boiler or microwave
glass measuring cup


Using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil and melt either in a double boiler or in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. Then weigh out the sweet almond oil – this can be substituted with another carrier oil of your choice – and add to the melted butters and oil.

Next, using a plastic transfer pipette, measure out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted salt scrub base. If you’d like to color your bon bons, add a pinch of powdered ultramarine pigment, oxide pigment or mica in your color of choice.

Now weigh out the Epsom salts and stir into the melted oils and butters, mixing until thoroughly combined. Finally, spoon the salt scrub into your mold cavities. This recipe will fill all eight cavities up about halfway or six cavities up about 3/4 of the way.

Place the mold in the freezer until the bon bon salt scrubs have completely solidified.

Once the solid salt scrub bon bons have set up, remove from the mold and place on wax or parchment paper. Then prepare your icing by melting a small amount of white melt and pour natural glycerin soap base in a small measuring cup and mixing in a small amount of your favorite mica or a drop or two of liquid soap colorant. Drizzle the melted soap on top of each bon bon to suit.

Homemade Washi Tape Decorated DIY Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons - Lovely Homemade Gift Idea for HerOnce the icing on your bon bons has hardened, remove from the wax paper and wrap or package as desired.

These would be super cute in mini cupcake liners placed inside a box or wrapped in plastic. Simply tie off with a ribbon or a strip of washi tape. Plus they not only make great homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas, but they’re also perfect for seasonal Easter basket gifts and Mother’s Day!

For more handmade bath and body recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest for more great homemade Valentine’s Day gift ideas you can make yourself.

DIY Homemade Beauty – Pink Grapefruit Solid Salt Scrub Cubes Recipe

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I’ve had such great success making and selling my handmade solid sugar scrub cubes, that I finally got around to taking a customer suggestion to make them as solid salt scrub cubes. However, if you want to use something other than ordinary table salt, these are a little trickier than the sugar scrub cubes and will crumble if you don’t make the a few recipe adjustments.
Beauty DIY - Handmade Pink Grapefruit Scented Solid Salt Scrub Cubes with Epsom Salts, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Mango Butter
Since I was making a few adjustments anyway, I made these salt scrub cubes extra moisturizing so that they feel more like a traditional salt scrub but in solid form. They are perfect for getting your feet ready for sandal season or just giving your body an all over exfoliating and moisturizing treatment. I used Epsom salts for this recipe, however if your budget allows, you can use dead sea salts for all or part of the salt.

Homemade Pink Grapefruit Solid Salt Scrub Cubes

16 oz. Epsom Salt
2 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil

You can use a loaf pan to make these or even a square baking pan – whatever you have handy. Simply line your molds with plastic wrap or food service film taping the film at the top of the mold. (Alternately you can use decorative silicone molds for this. These offer so many sizes and options. You can also make these as bars rather than cubes.)
Start by weighing out your melt and pour soap base using a scale, then heat in the microwave or a double boiler until about half melted through. Next, you’ll weigh out your shea and cocoa butters and add them to your soap base. Continue heating to complete the melting process. Once melted, remove from your heat source and stir. Then measure out the jojoba oil and fragrance using a Tablespoon measurement and stir into the melted butter and soap base. In a separate bowl, weigh out the Epsom salts. If using a pigment for color, cut in a pinch of color using a butter knife or spatula. Now pour the Epsom salts into the butter/soap mixture and mix well. Finally, scoop the salt scrub into your mold and level with a spatula, then place in the refrigerator until solidified.
Once your scrub has solidified, gently remove the scrub from the molds by lifting it out of the mold with the plastic wrap from the top edges of the plastic wrap or simply push out of your silicone mold. If you used a loaf mold, you can use a Chef’s knife to cut the solid salt scrub into cubes. Place the salt scrub cubes in an airtight container until use.
To use these salt scrub cubes, simply crush one or two cubes in your wet hands and slather over your body. Rinse, then pat dry.
If you prefer to use natural, organic ingredients in your recipes, then I highly recommend Mountain Rose Herbs. They supply a variety of certified organic soapmaking and bath and body ingredients for the highest quality projects. If you’d like to try out my solid sugar scrub cubes recipe you can find it here.