4th of July bath sugar cubes – single use body scrubs
By Erin Pikor owner of Naiad Soap Arts
These easy to make, festive scrubs combine cleansing glycerin soap with exfoliating sugar to make perfect single use solid sugar scrubs! Erin was generous enough to share it with SoapQueen.com readers. It can be done in all sorts of colors, not just patriotic seasonal ones.
This recipe makes approximately 24 ounce-ounce single use sugar scrubs.
What you’ll need:
4 oz. by weight clear glycerin soap (for the red and blue scrubs)
2 oz. by weight white glycerin soap (for the white scrubs)
6 oz. by weight grape seed oil (jojoba, sweet almond or olive oil may be substituted)
18 oz. by weight white sugar
Red Apple Fragrance for your red scrubs
Sun-Ripened Raspberry Fragrance for your blue scrubs
White Tea & Ginger Fragrance for your white scrubs
Blunt edge soap cutter or knife
2-cup glass measuring cup or melting soap
Wide mouth jars or plastic food containers for storage
These ingredients will be split into three batches – one each of red, white and blue!
Step one: Melt 2 oz. of clear soap in the microwave using your 2-cup glass measuring cup. This should take about 30 seconds.
Step two: Mix 2 oz. of your oil with the melted soap and stir until blended. The mix should still be liquid at this point. If it starts to thicken pop back in the microwave for a few seconds until your soap/oil mix is liquid.
Step three: Add color, pinkberry sherbet lab color to your liking and mix thoroughly. For this project I diluted the 10ml bottle of lab color in 2 oz. of water and used 4 drops. (skip this step for the white scrubs)
Step six: Pour or spoon into you mold cavities. You should have a thick yet pourable mixture at this point. If it is too thick to spoon or pour into your mold you may heat for a few seconds in the microwave, but don’t heat it for too long as the sugar will begin to dissolve.
Each color will make enough to fill 2 of the 4 cavities of the mold. Let harden to room temp and pop out of the mold! Note you may have to pat down the mixture with your fingers as it may thicken quickly.
Repeat steps one through six for your blue and white scrubs, making sure to use the white glycerin soap for the white scrubs.
Step seven: After you have all of the scrubs unmolded, cut them into quarters using a knife or soap cutter.
Store in an airtight container such as a wide mouth jar until you are ready to use them. The glycerin soap in the recipe makes for a creamy emulsified scrub when mixed with water. To use, just take one scrub into the shower, knead with a little water in the palm of your hand and scrub over your skin! These will stay fresh for 3 months and be sure to keep them away from moisture so they don’t melt. Enjoy!
Big thanks to Erin from Naiad Soap Arts You can always buy her pre-made sugar scrubs at her Etsy shop if you don’t have the time or inclination to make them yourself. Happy Fourth of July! Have a safe and happy holiday celebration with your families.http://www.brambleberry.com/Basic-Square-Mold-P3158.aspx