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Homemade Vanilla Solid Sugar Soap Scrub
Solid Sugar Soap Scrub | DIY
Over the last year or so I have been obsessed with my homemade sugar scrubs. They smell wonderful and my skin feels amazing.
So imagine my excitement when I discovered the solid sugar soap scrub.
A solid sugar soap scrub is easy to use and can be less messy than a traditional sugar scrub. As with all of my crafted beauty goods, this recipe is easy to make and very affordable.
This solid scrub was inspired by Soap Queen TV. (See video below) I tweaked this scrub recipe to keep it simple.
If you’re not a fan of the following ingredients, you can always exchange white sugar for a different kind of exfoliant like brown sugar or salt. You can also substitute with your favorite oils. I would recommend using a thinner oil for body scrubs. This helps to avoid a slippery bath tub.
Here are the ingredients that I used for this solid soap scrub recipe
- A white soap base (melt and pour) – 4 ounces
Melt and Pour Soap Base (Available online or at Hobby Lobby)
- Carrier oil – 2.5 ounces (You can use one carrier oil like almond oil or use a blend. I used a blend of coconut oil, almond oil, and grape seed oil)
- Vanilla fragrance oil – 1/8 teaspoon (You can also use an essential oil)
- White pure cane sugar – 8 ounces
Materials I used:
- Measuring cup and/or scale
- Measuring spoons
- A utensil to mix your ingredients with… I use chopsticks or plastic spoons.
- Silicone Mold
- A soap cutter or knife to cut bars into cubes
- A container with lid to store your scrubs
I cut a block of my melt and pour soap base into small cubes and placed them in a glass measuring jar. Cutting it into smaller pieces helps the soap base melt faster.
Melt the soap base (melt and pour) in the microwave in 10 to 20 second intervals. In a separate container, add the fragrance oil (or essential oil) to the carrier oil and mix thoroughly.
Now add the oil mix to the melted soap base and stir. Then add sugar to the soap base/oil mixture and stir until well blended.
You will want to mix everything together very quickly before the soap base hardens. Your mix should be a thick gelatin consistency.
Stir quickly and pour the mixture into your silicone mold. Allow the soap scrub to set in your mold until it becomes solid. Sometimes I place my mold in the refrigerator to speed up the process.This recipe makes about 3 bars. I cut each bar into 6 cubes. Yep, I’ve taken that 3rd bar in the shower with me already.
I like to use silicone molds because it allows for easy removal of your solid sugar soap scrub once it hardens.
Since I use rectangle molds, I use a knife to cut my scrubs into cubes. You can use just about any size mold you would like. The most important thing is what’s on the inside. 😉
Homemade soap scrubs allow for a lot of flexibility. You can adjust the amount of each ingredient depending on the scrub texture you desire.
There are many fragrance oils that work great in body scrubs. If you want to stick with an all natural scrub, opt for an essential oil instead.
If you have a specific skin condition, research which essential oils would be most beneficial.
How to use:
Approximately 2 to 3 cubes are enough for each shower. Simply grab a cube and gently massage the scrub on your body. The soap and sugar will dissolve after cleansing and exfoliating. The oil will moisturize and soften the skin.
I typically use my body scrubs 3 times per week. Skin is very delicate so you don’t want to over exfoliate. Bath melts make a great alternative if you love a moisture rich bath. I am working on a few cocoa butter bath melt recipes. They have been glorious! Lol Stay tuned.Cleanse. Exfoliate. Moisturize.
The benefits of a solid soap scrub….
- It is super convenient to pull a few cubes from your container into your shower.
- Since the scrub is solid, it will not drip on the shower floor before touching your skin.
- The soap base acts as an additional cleanser for your skin.
- The sugar exfoliates the skin and leaves your skin bright and rejuvenated.
- The oils moisturize and heal your skin. Many times I can shower and go without grabbing a body butter or lotion.
I will be experimenting with a variety of fragrances, oils, and even colorants for my soap scrubs. So stay tuned for easy homemade solid sugar soap scrub recipes!
What are your favorite sugar scrub ingredients?