We love homemade sugar scrubs for helping keep our skin smooth and healthy without harsh exfoliants, and these Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub Cubes are a great option for kids, travelling or avoiding having extra containers in the shower.
With gorgeous weather finally here my skin could definitely use a little TLC (especially my feet)! This means that it needs a good exfoliating scrub coupled with some soothing, hydrating lotion. But instead of whipping out products for exfoliating, soaping and moisturizing.. I combined all three!
These little lavender sugar scrubs are perfect for those of us who want to pamper ourselves but don’t have three hours to do it. They’re easy to make (only a few ingredients) and perfectly customizable! Use your favorite scent to relax, refresh and enjoy!
And the best part: they’re perfectly portioned! Instead of dipping into a jar of sugar scrub you’ve got a perfect, hand held on at the ready.
These little scrubs are both nourishing (thanks to the shae soap and coconut oil) and exfoliating (courtesy of the sugar). They crumble into your hand once wet making them easy to apply.
I’ve used regular white sugar for the bulk of this recipe as it tends to be softer on the skin. But if you like something a little more intense sub it for organic cane sugar as the granules are a bit bigger.
Materials to Make Homemade Sugar Scrub Cubes
- 1/2 cup grated shea butter soap (you can find this at your local health food or bulk)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, measured solid
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon cane sugar (for topping), optional
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 40 drops purple soap coloring, optional
- Double boiler
- Silicone cube tray
- Soap grater
How To Make Sugar Scrub Cubes
Combine the soap and oil in a double boiler over medium heat and melt. Stir every so often but know that the soap won’t melt solid. You’ll know it’s done (about twelve to fifteen minutes) when the oil is melted but the soap still looks slightly “chunky”.
While the mixture is melting, divide the tablespoon of cane sugar into the bottom of the molds. You just want a light sprinkle. Then pour the white sugar into a large bowl and add in the essential oil.
Once your oil mixture is melted stir in the coloring if using.
Pour the mixture into the bowl of sugar and mix with a fork until all of the sugar is coated and wet. Using a spoon portion and press the sugar scrubs into the molds (press down hard so they hold together).
Place the molds in the fridge for thirty minutes to set.
Makes 7-10 cubes depending on the molds.
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These little sugar scrubs are amazing for a quick homemade pamper session (and so is this face mask!) and to give out as gifts to friends and family.
They’re simple, quick and you can add a personal touch with scent. Whip up a big batch and enjoy them when you can!