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« on: April 06, 2011 09:32:13 PM »


Strawberry Champagne Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes

I love making solid sugar scrub cubes! They're quick and easy and a whole lot of awesome in the shower. I made five scents the other day. Pina Colada, Lavender, Chamomile Neroli, Strawberry Champagne, and Cucumber. I make mine with extra moisturizing shea butter, fine sugar, fraction coconut oil, and an all natural glycerin, shea butter soap base and then add either a fragrance or essential oil for scent.


Natural Chamomile and Neroli Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes

How to make solid sugar scrub cubes.

Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes have become the new trend and are now taking the place of traditional sugar scrubs. One of the main reasons is that these scrubs are in a solid form so there's no separation and less mess. It also means it's less likely that you will transfer water into your sugar scrub during usage since you are simply removing one or two cubes at a time for use and then resealing the container before use.

While there are a handful of recipes for solid sugar scrubs floating around, I came up with my own recipe that I'd like to share with you. It's not greasy when applied and easy to make.

Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cube Recipe
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Ingredients:
2.5oz Natural Shea Butter Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap
4oz. Refined Shea Butter
16oz. White Sugar
2 Tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Fragrance Oil (or 1/2 Tablespoon Essential Oil) of Choice
Pinch of ultramarine or oxide pigment (optional)

Instructions:
I use my soap molds to make these. One batch fits into two molds. You can use a square baking pan or two disposable tin loaf pans instead. 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.)

Weigh out your melt and pour soap base using a scale, then melt in the microwave or a double boiler. Weigh out your shea butter and melt. Stir the shea butter into the melt and pour soap base. Measure out your fractionated coconut oil and fragrance if desired using a Tablespoon measurement and stir into the melted shea butter and soap base. In a separate bowl, weigh out the sugar. If using a pigment for color, cut in a pinch of color using a butter knife or spatula. (Keep in mind if your fragrance oil contains vanilla, your sugar scrub cubes will darken and turn brown depending on amount of vanilla content.) Finally, quickly pour the sugar into the shea/soap mixture and mix well. Scoop 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. Then remove the plastic wrap from the scrub. Use a Chef's knife to then cut the scrub into cubes. Place cubes in an airtight container until use.

To use these scrub cubes, simply crush one or two cubes in your wet hands and slather over your body.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011 09:47:31 PM »

These look lovely! I thought they were ham cubes from seeing the thumbnail...but sugar scrub cubes would be a lot more useful in the bath.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011 11:40:26 PM »

Very pretty! The fragrances sound great!
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011 02:38:17 AM »

I reeeeeally want to eat them.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2011 09:53:05 PM »

Chamomile Neroli sounds neat!

Looks nice
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011 05:58:31 PM »

I just updated this with my recipe and tutorial. Hope you have fun making them!
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2011 01:47:24 PM »

I reeeeeally want to eat them.

At least I wasn't the only one with this thought!! They look like they would be great right! lol I know its lying!
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2011 05:50:21 PM »

Hi Rebecca,

These look fantastic! Have you ever made these with another kind of oil (olive, macadamia, etc)? I'm allergic to coconut, but would love to give these a go...

Becky.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011 10:58:25 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial, I have been wanting to make these for a while now. They look like they feel awesome to use.
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011 08:39:14 PM »

Sugar Scrub Cubes? Brilliant! Thanks for the great tut...I plan to try it out, just need to get supplies!
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