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How to Make Sugar Scrub Cubes with Melt & Pour Soap Base

by Kimberly Duran 26 Dec 2022 6 Comments

Our sugar scrub cubes are a single use product that cleanses, moisturises and exfoliates in just one step! We are using a melt & pour base along with granulated sugar and richly moisturising coconut oil, making these easy to create as well as cost-effective too.

Similar to body scrubs but without any mess, these individual cubes are perfect to use on the go and easy to take with you travelling too! They work particularly well on ankles, feet and elbows – anywhere you may have dry skin and they are easy to use in the shower, bathtub or at the sink!

Our Winter Fae fragrance oil will leave your skin smelling fantastic too! As one of our most popular scents, it has a vibrant sweet fruity accord with notes of bubble-gum, banana, pear drops, musk and vanilla with sweet candy floss.

Our video tutorial for making these sugar scrub cubes will show you just how easy they are to make or read on for our step by step guide on how to achieve these super cute, super smelling body products.

If you have not worked with melt and pour soap bases before, we would suggest heading over to How to Make Melt and Pour Soap - The Ultimate Beginner's Guide! prior to trying this more advanced tutorial. This will show you what to expect when working with melt and pour soap bases as well as giving you a wealth of other information guiding you through choosing fragrances and colourants you can use if you wanted to change or choose your own scent and colour.

Our tutorial is meant for personal use only. If you’d like to sell your body butter products, you'll need to follow all legal responsibilities on selling your bath and body products as laid out in our blog post here.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Makes: Approx 1kg of 1 inch cubes (enough to fill 3 x 500ml jars)

Ingredients

200g WSLS Free Melt & Pour Base

200g Coconut Unrefined Oil

600g Granulated sugar

30g Winter Fae Fragrance Oil

5g Purple Heart Mica Powder

Equipment

Microwave

Weighing scales

1 Large heatproof jug

2 Medium heatproof jugs

Smaller pots or jugs for fragrance oil and mica powder

A thermometer

A sharp kitchen knife

A spatula

A loaf mould (needs to hold a minimum 1000g/1kg)

3 Round Plastic Jar 500ml

3 Glossy White Round Cap

Spray bottle of isopropyl alcohol (optional)

Step 1 - Measure out your ingredients

Measure out 200g of the soap base and cut into equal cubes. Place the cubed soap into the large heatproof jug. Measure out 200g of coconut oil and 600g of granulated sugar into the 2 medium jugs. Measure out 30g of Winter fae fragrance oil and 5g of purple heart mica powder.

Step 2 - Melt the coconut oil

Take the coconut oil and gently heat in the microwave on 10-15 second bursts until the oil has fully melted. Be careful not to over heat and burn the oil.

Step 3 - Add your colouring

Take your pot of mica powder and add to the melted coconut oil.

Stir until fully combined.

Step 4 - Add the fragrance oil

Take the fragrance oil and add to the jug of melted coconut oil and mica.

Stir until fully combined.

Step 5 - Melt the soap base

Take the 200g of cubed soap base and melt in the microwave in short 30 second bursts until the soap base reaches approximately 65°C. If lots of bubbles form you can spritz with isopropyl alcohol to help disperse them.

Step 6 – Prepare to Combine

You will need to have everything to hand as we will need to work quickly from now.

You should have ready- the loaf mould, the melted soap base, the coconut, fragrance and colour mix and then your sugar.

Step 7 – Combine your ingredients together

Take your coconut oil, fragrance and colour mix and add to the melted soap base. Stir to fully combine.

Do not worry if you notice the coconut oil starting to solidify, we will be gently reheating the mixture once the sugar is added.

Step 8 - Add the sugar

You will now need to add the sugar to the mix. You will need to mix quickly as the sugar will cause the mix to harden very quickly.

As you can see from the photo above, the consistency at this point will not be pourable so will need to be reheated.

Step 9 - Reheating

Place your mix in the microwave and heat on short 30 second bursts, checking between each burst until you reach a pourable consistency. Please be careful not to overheat as you will end up melting and burning the sugar.

Step 10 - Pouring the mix

Once you have reached a pourable consistency, pour into your loaf mould. This can be quite messy but it doesn’t have to look perfect! Smooth off the top as much as possible.

Leave to cool for 4-6hrs

Step 11 – Unmould and Cut

Once fully cooled and hardened, take out from the mould.

Place your sugar scrub loaf on a cutting board and slice into 1 inch thick slices. Take each 1” slice and cut into 6 individual cubes.

Place the cubes into the jars. This recipe will fill 3 500ml jars. The product can be used straight away.

We have a vast array of fragrance oils and soap making products for your next project so it's easy to customise this product with different scents or colours. Check out Craftovator Academy for even more ideas for creating your own products.

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6 Comments

02 Feb 2023 Craftovator

Hi Janice, It could be made with salt but we wouldn’t necessarily recommend it as the sugar breaks down a little in water, it makes it a slightly gentler scrub whereas salts don’t break down as easily so it could be quite harsh and scratchy ;) Hope that helps, Kimberly – Craftovator

13 Jan 2023 Craftovator

Hi Abbey, Our tutorial is meant for personal use only. We don’t currently carry an assessment for sugar scrub. If you’d like to sell these, you’d need to go to a cosmetic assessor with your recipe to purchase an assessment. You can see more guidance on selling products in this post: https://craftovator.co.uk/blogs/academy/assessments-cosmetic-safety-reports-what-you-need-to-know-uk Hope that helps, Kimberly – Craftovator

02 Feb 2023 Janice

could the same be done with salt?

11 Jan 2023 Craftovator

Hi Lisa, We haven’t done stability testing on this particular product but generally speaking, if the product is kept in an airtight container and away from heat or direct sunlight (like all cosmetic products) and no water or cross-contamination has been able to enter the jar then it should be good for 30+months which would be the same for any other soap product. Hope that helps! Kimberly – Craftovator

13 Jan 2023 Abbey

What assessment would you need to make and sell this product please.

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