How to make chocolate sugar scrub soap cubes. This is an easy recipe that’s perfect for even a beginner soap maker. It uses a natural chocolate fragrance oil, and it smells delicious. They make great gifts or you can keep them for yourself.
What do you get when you cross a bar of soap and a sugar scrub? Sugar scrub cubes! These are part soap and part sugar scrub, so they exfoliate while they cleanse.
When dead skin cells accumulate on the top of your skin, your skin looks dull and gets dry and sometimes itchy. Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate your skin, but you can only use them once or twice a week.
The sugar in this chocolate sugar scrub cube is embedded in the soap, so it’s gentler on your skin. You can use this every day for a mild exfoliation.
This helps keep your skin looking and feeling great without risking being too harsh or damaging your skin by using sugar scrubs too often.
These also eliminate one step in your skin care routine. Since you can exfoliate and cleanse at the same time, you’ll save time in the shower.
This sugar scrub cube is easy to make, even for a beginner. These will last on the shelf for months, so you don’t worry about making so many cubes at once. I’ve used them both in the shower and as a hand soap.
I like to use them as a hand soap in the kitchen because the exfoliating sugar helps keep cooking smells down on your skin.
These also make great gifts. You can package them in a mason jar or in a clear bags and tie with a cute bow.
I used regular table sugar for these sugar scrub soaps. Most people have it in their pantry, and it’s inexpensive.
You can also use raw sugar. It has a coarser granule, so it can exfoliate more dead skin cells. It’s a personal preference which one you use.
You can use either white or clear melt and pour soap. I prefer using a clear for my sugar scrub soaps because you can see the sugar through the soap. If you have white on hand, you can use that.
If you do use a white melt and pour soap base, you can use a regular base or one with shea butter or goat’s milk soap added.
This sets up quickly, so you shouldn’t need to use a suspension base. The sugar will stay suspended using a regular soap base.
I added some apricot kernel oil because it’s moisturizing. It’s a dry oil, so it soaks into the skin quickly.
Apricot kernel oil is an emollient, so it softens dry skin. It can also help exfoliate the skin while it moisturizes. It’s a great oil to use for dry skin and even eczema or psoriasis.
The melt and pour soap has glycerin in it, but I added some extra. It pulls moisture from the air to your skin. It’s a great product to use on dry skin because it won’t make it oily or greasy while it moisturizes.
I used the Right Note Chocolate natural fragrance oil. It’s a cocoa absolute that is safe to use in DIY bath recipe. This has a strong chocolate scent, so you may want to use less and adjust as needed.
This is a true chocolate scent. If you’ve used a chocolate fragrance oil, it probably wasn’t strong or had a scent that was a little off from real chocolate.
This chocolate scent smells just like someone is baking something delicious and chocolatey in the kitchen. It has a true chocolate scent that’s hard to find when you’re making DIY bath and body products.
You can also use a chocolate absolute for this recipe.
You can use mica or a liquid soap colorant to color these solid sugar scrub cubes. I prefer the mica, but it’s a personal preference. You don’t have to color them; it’s completely optional.
I used a silicone ice cube mold for these chocolate sugar scrub cubes. It’s the perfect size for this recipe and for making soap, solid lotions, and other DIY bath and body recipes. They are silicone, so it’s very easy to get the soap out once they are cool.
Each mold has 15 cavities. Each cube is 1.25 inches on each side, so they make the perfect size for this recipe.
Weigh the sugar with a digital scale and place in a large bowl.
Weigh apricot kernel oil, glycerin, and Chocolate fragrance oil and add to the sugar. Stir well and set aside.
Cut the melt and pour soap into 1 inch cubes and use the digital scale to weigh them.
Place them in the measuring cup and melt in 30 second increments in the microwave. Stir after each increment.
When it is melted, let it cool for a minute and then pour over the sugar mixture. Stir well.
Pour the mixture into the ice cube mold.
The mixture will set up quickly. If it gets solid and won’t pour, heat it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds and pour again.
Let sit until completely cooled, about two hours.
Use these solid sugar scrub soap just like you would a soap. You can use them on your hands, feet or body, but they can be too harsh for your delicate facial skin.
Even though you can only use a sugar scrub twice a week, these are gentle enough to use every day. I’ve used them both as a hand soap in the kitchen and as a body soap in the shower.
Use as you would use a soap - on your hands, body and feet. However, they may be too harsh to use on your face.