A fun floral follow-up to our Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub Cubes, these Rose and Jasmine Sugar Scrub Cubes have a pretty floral scent perfect for Spring or Summer (or adding a bit of Summer to your winter beauty routine).
DIY Sugar Scrub Cube Craft
The last time we shared a Sugar Scrub Cube recipe, we used shea butter soap to make the recipe, but I received a few comments saying that shea butter on it’s own would work just as well, so I knew I’d have to give it a try and report back.
The result is this awesome sugar scrub cube recipe that is not too hard when scrubbing, but stays together effortlessly when packaged in jars for gift giving. You want the sugar scrub cube to slowly dissolve as you scrub with it, hitting that perfect spot between dissolving/falling apart too quickly and being too hard to get a pleasant scrub from.
These garden scented sugar scrub cubes would be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, a princess party favor, a Valentine’s Day project, or just a special treat any day of the week! They add a bit of spa pampering to your day and make the bathroom smell like a garden.
I will say, my daughter is not as big of a fan of the sugar scrub cubes as she is of just plain old sugar scrub. I think the harder texture is what she doesn’t like so she’ll be sticking to our classic recipes like our Little Mermaid Sugar Scrubs or our Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Scrub.
How long do sugar scrub cubes last? All recipes are going to vary, but these sugar scrub cubes last about 3 months without any texture issues. I’ve accidentally left some in the back of my cupboard for over a year and, while they still worked, they were a bit too dry for my liking (plus I’m not sure about using essential oil-based stuff after a year).
How to Use Sugar Scrub Cubes
During your shower or bath, remove 1-2 cubes from their container and crush in your hands.
Massage the scrub mixture onto your wet skin in a circular motion. Enjoy the sweet aromas of rose and jasmine!
Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
These rose sugar scrub cubes can also be used to exfoliate your hands (or other body parts needing a bit of extra exfoliation) in between showers. They are wonderful for at-home manicures.
Materials for Rose Sugar Scrub Cubes
- Shea butter, shredded – a great moisturizer that can reduce blemishes and wrinkles
- Coconut oil – antibacterial and antifungal skin moisturizer
- Granulated sugar
- Vitamin E oil – an antioxidant that helps soften the skin and reduce appearance of scars
- Rose absolute essential oil – hydrates dry skin, clears acne, reduces signs of aging, minimizes the appearance of scars, and help with conditions such as eczema and rosacea
- Jasmine essential oil – great for helping treat dry, brittle, or dehydrated skin
- Pink soap colorant
Tip: swap out the jasmine or rose oils for your personal favorite essential oils. Feel free to leave out the soap dye.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Your favorite 15 ct silicone cube mold/ice tray
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Microwave-safe mixing bowl
How to Make Sugar Scrub Cubes
Add the shea butter and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds or until melted. All microwaves are different so you may have to continue microwaving in 15 second increments until completely melted.
Remove from microwave and add the Vitamin E oil and essential oils. Stir well to distribute the oils.
Add the pink soap colorant and stir again until your desired shade of pink is achieved.
Mix in the 1 cup sugar and stir until incorporated.
Sprinkle 2 Tablespoons sugar into the bottom of each cubed mold. Transfer the sugar mixture into each mold, pressing down firmly.
Chill for 2 hours.
Remove from refrigerator and store in an airtight glass container for up to 6 months.
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These Floral Sugar Scrub Cubes are a wonderful homemade gift or just a nice way to pamper yourself at home.