It’s a gloomy, rainy day here. *sigh* So much for the sunshine! Being cooped up indoors only allows for so much cleaning and laundry (which, by the way, have all been completed). I’ve watched a few of the shows I’ve had saved on my DVR, but watching TV on a gloomy day just encourages me to curl up under a blanket and sleep the day away.
And I just can’t do that.
I mean, I can. I just don’t want to.
Lately, I’ve made a lot of soap, some lotion, and several types for bath butters (all of which, have been good!). I need a new project today to capture my attention! It’s always good to change things up, especially on days like these!
Now, I’ve made sugar scrubs before but it’s been awhile since I’ve made cubed sugar scrubs- and they’re so fun! Perfectly sized for one-time use, easy to mix up, and perfect for gifting.
These sugar cube scrubs are tropically scented- just in time for summer!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tropical scented fragrance oil- I used “Butt Naked” which smells like a yummy snow cone 🙂
Melt & Pour Soap Base- I used a Goats Milk Base that I had on hand
Grating the soap base makes for very quick melting! You could just cube it and melt it, but shaving it up with a kitchen grater cuts the time significantly.
Using a kitchen grater, shred 3/4 cup of the soap base.
It will look kind of like shredded cheese (which my fiance thought it was. Good thing I was standing there or he would have shoved a handful in his mouth).
Add 1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil to the shredded soap base and melt in the microwave. Mine took 30 seconds to completely melt. Times may differ depending on your microwave so be sure to keep an eye on it and stir between intervals if it’s not completely melted after 30 seconds.
Next, stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the fragrance oil.
Before adding in 1 cup of sugar, make sure the mold you will be using is close by because the mixture will start to set quickly.
Now stir, stir, stir!
When all ingredients are blended together, the mixture will look like a basic sugar scrub. The difference is, it will start to get hard as the melted soap base begins to set so work fast!
Pack the mixture tightly into the mold. I just used two spaces in my rectangle silicone mold. Press the mixture firmly into the mold with the back of a spoon, and into the corners with your fingers. Once all of the mixture has been tightly packed into the molds, allow to harden completely. You can leave the molds to dry for several hours, or speed up the process by putting them in the freezer.
Once the sugar cube mixture has set completely, take out of the mold and onto a cutting board.
Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the hardened sugar blocks into equally sized cubes. This makes them perfect, individually sized cubes for showering! One is enough to exfoliate your entire body.
The result looks exactly like a cube of sugar that you would plop into a cup of tea! They smell amazing and work up a beautiful, exfoliating later that leaves your skin silky smooth.
Store in an airtight container to avoid drying out and take one into the shower with you any time you need a nice exfoliation.
They’re wonderful 🙂
Recipe: Tropical Sugar Cube Scrubs