Sugar scrub cubes are exfoliating and moisturizing in a convenient to use solid cube. While regular scrubs can be messy, and can become hard and unusable over time, these easy to make solid sugar scrub cubes maintain their shape and effectiveness over time. And you can DIY a batch in under 20 minutes.
My favorite thing about this solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is how fantastic it looks when its done. Gold mica gives it a hint of sparkle, while the goat’s milk melt and pour soap base gives it a smooth, glossy finish. But for all it’s refined looks, it is a very easy DIY project that is ready for gifting in under an hour. Make a batch for yourself and several batches for gifts. These make great gifts for co-workers, teachers, and BFFs.
Let me show you how easy it is to make these special solid sugar scrub cubes that are infused with frankincense resin and fragrant with sweet vanilla, frankincense, and myrrh essential oils. These essential oils smell sweet and elevate the mood, but they are also rejuvenating for the skin, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory, soothing rough, red skin while these solid sugar scrub cubes work hard to gently exfoliate dead skin so that your fresh, youthful skin has a chance to breathe and glow.
For this recipe you’ll need a silicone mold, like the kind sold for chocolates or ice cubes. But be careful not to mistake your finished solid sugar scrub cubes for candy. That might be a rude surprise.
You’ll also need a melt and pour soap base. I used a goat’s milk soap base from Brambleberry. You’ll only need 2 ounce per batch of solid sugar scrub cubes. Don’t try to use regular homemade soap for this. Melt and Pour soap bases are made with added glycerin so that they melt smoothly when heated.
You’ll also need frankincense infused hempseed oil. I’ve given instructions for infusing frankincense resin in hempseed oil using heat. However, you can substitute another herb infused oil in this sugar scrub cubes recipe. If you choose to use a different herb infused oil omit step one in the recipe and begin the sugar scrub recipe at step two.Print
- Make a double boiler using a glass measuring cup in a saucepan of water. Place frankincense in the glass measuring cup. Pour hempseed oil over the frankincense. Place the saucepan over medium heat. Bring the water in the sauce pan to a simmer. Simmer the resin in the oil for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to room temperature, naturally. Pour off the oil and set aside. The frankincense resin may be used again.
- Cut melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes. Place in heat proof glass measuring cup. Add 2 tablespoons of frankincense infused oil. Microwave in 15 second bursts until the soap base melts. Do not overheat. Remove from microwave. Stir to ensure that the soap is fully melted.
- Add essential oils and gold mica. Stir to fully blend. Prepare silicone molds by spritzing with rubbing alcohol.
- Stir in organic sugar. Soap base will harden quickly so you need to work fast.
- Spoon into prepared molds. Press firmly. Spritz back of sugar cubes with rubbing alcohol to break surface tension and remove any bubbles.
If soap base hardens before you have it into molds, microwave again in 15 second bursts. Remove from microwave as soon as it is melted. Pour into molds.
Microwave heating will dissolve some of the sugar in the sugar scrubs so avoid this as much as possible.
Keywords: Sugar scrub, Skin Care, Melt and Pour Soap
Once you’re solid sugar scrub cubes are firm, simply pop them out of the mold and they are ready to use immediately. With melt and pour soap there is no need to cure your finished soap before you use it.
To use them in the shower or bath, dampen your skin. Use the solid sugar scrub cubes as you would a bar of guest soap. Lather up the sugar scrub and work in circular motions over your skin, for a gently exfoliation that also increase circulation. When you’re done, rinse with warm water, and pat dry. Apply moisturizer to your skin while it is still slightly damp to lock in that fresh moisture.