Single use Sugar Scrub Cubes are wildly popular, and this recipe is a snap to make! You can use regular white sugar, or if you prefer a smoother scrub, select Caster Sugar. You will have a smoother product with the caster sugar but will use more of it. The more you add the stiffer the mixture will be, you can pour these with less sugar, of have them spoon-able with the higher amount suggested.
Solid Sugar Cubes are easy to make, require no preservative as they don’t contain any water based ingredients, and are full of yummy oil and butters which are just great for your skin. The Conditioning Emulsifier helps avoid that greasy sugar scrub feeling and helps them to solidify, leaving your skin feeling soft and conditioned.
We have used Sunny Yellow and Red Blue Mica in the pictured cubes, but you can use most of our micas to colour your cubes to suit your fragrance choice. Other suitable micas include Cellini Blue, Shamrock Green, New Grape, Coral, Seafoam, Amber Bronze, and more! Just beware of the dark browns and blacks as they can look a bit icky on the skin.
This recipe is also available in an Easy DIY Kit with all the ingredients pre-measured and supplied with printed instructions. You need to grab some sugar from the pantry!
You'll Need one of these moulds:
- 2 x Heat proof microwave jugs, plastic or Pyrex, approximately 1 litre volume
- Pot Mitt if using Pyrex – PYREX GETS HOT in the microwave, take care when removing jug
700 - 900g Regular White Sugar or Caster Sugar - by using white sugar you will keep clean fresh colours, if you want to use raw or unrefined caster sugar the colour will be affected.
- In one of the microwave jugs place the Cocoa Butter, Conditioning Emulsifier and, Almond Oil and heat on high until melted – this will only take a few minutes – don't over heat or boil
- Once melted, remove from the microwave and add the Shea Butter and gently stir until this has melted, use a little more time in the microwave if required. You will now have a pale, yellow coloured liquid mixture
- Now, pour half this mixture into the other jug – this will enable you to do two separate pours – so you can make two different scents and colours in one batch. Place the second bowl back in the warm microwave so it doesn’t set up.
- Note: If you are only making one colour, you can add the mica and fragrance to the whole batch, however if you are making two colours as I did, add the mica colour after you have separated the batch into two
- You are now working with Jug One. Add the mica colour, and stir well to eliminate any little lumps
- Now add the fragrance or essential oils and stir to combine well
- Next now begin adding sugar – up to 450g. Begin by adding half and stir, the mixture should be sloppy but not completely liquid. Continue adding until you get a medium to thick spoon-able consistency. Remember, you can control the thickness, less sugar = smoother cubes, more sugar = more substantial scrubs! Spoon into the mould, and press down with the back of a metal spoon. Tap the mould two or three times on the bench, smooth over again and put in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes
- After this time remove, invert the mould and press your thumbs into the back of the mould and the slabs of scrubs will pop out onto the bench. Set aside and wipe or wash and dry the mould for the second batch
- Now repeat with jug two. Check the mixture is still nice and liquid, and if it has set up a little, gently remelt. Add fragrance and then the sugar as you did with the first batch
- Repeat the process and place into the fridge or freezer so the scrubs set up quickly and evenly as before. Having the cubes chilled will also assist unmoulding and cutting
- Cut the first batch as soon as you have put the second in to chill and set
- Cut each solid slab into four individual scrub cubes.