How to Make Festive Peppermint Sugar Scrub Cubes
Need a quick, easy gift that everyone on your list is sure to love? Try these peppermint sugar scrub cubes! These adorable cubes are made with melt and pour soap and are made extra-moisturizing with shea butter and apricot kernel oil. Your skin will be positively glowing after your shower. This recipe is scented with cool and refreshing peppermint essential oil that smells just like a candy cane. Feel free to substitute any other Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil of your choice. Click Here to view our Holiday inspired fragrances.
Note: You can substitute white melt and pour soap in this recipe, but your cubes will be more pastel colored. You may also feel free to substitute a different butter or liquid oil in this recipe if you choose to.
These sugar scrub cubes make the perfect quick gift because they come in their own packaging that fits right in a stocking. If you prefer, you can pop the cubes out of the package and place them in jars like these. This recipe will make enough cubes to fill two jars.
- Difficulty: Beginner
- Yield: 6 Clamshell Packages (6 cubes per package)
- Prep Time / Clean Up: 10 Minutes
- Perform Time: 10 Minutes
- Cure Time: 25 Minutes
- Total Time: 45 Minutes
- Digital Scale
- Pipettes (for essential oil)
- Spatula or Spoons
- Paper Towels
- Microwave or Double Boiler
- Funnel Pitcher
- 6 x 6-Cavity Clamshell Molds
- 3 oz / 85 g Clear Melt & Pour Soap Base, cut into ½’ chunks
- 1 oz / 28 g Shea Butter
- 2 oz / 57 g Apricot Kernel Oil
- 6 oz / 170 g Sugar
- 2 ml Peppermint Sticks FO or Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil of Your Choice
- A Few Drops of True Red Liquid Colorant
Use caution when handling heated oils. Use disposable pipets when dispensing essential oils. Do not place undiluted essential oils in plastic ware. Carefully weigh all ingredients before you start working.
Step 1 – Melt the Butters and Oils and Soap
Combine the shea butter and apricot oil in a funnel pitcher. Microwave on high for about 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, or until fully melted.
Add the melt and pour soap chunks. Microwave another 15-30 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. Vigorously stir the soap mixture to ensure the soap and oil is emulsified.
Step 2 – Add the sugar and fragrance
Add the sugar to the soap mixture. Stir to combine.
Add the essential oil. Vigorously stir to combine. Add 6-10 drops of True Red liquid colorant. Stir to combine.
Step 3 – Pour the cubes
Working quickly, pour the scrub mixture into the cavities of the clamshell molds. Don’t worry if you spill – cleanup is easy!
Tip: if the mixture becomes too thick to pour, microwave it for 5 seconds.
Allow the molds to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes, then take a paper towel and clean the edges of the packaging. Allow to set for another 20 minutes. The scrub cubes can be popped out of the molds and stored in jars, or the covers of the clamshell molds can be snapped shut.
To use, squeeze one or two cubes in the palm of your hand. Rub over wet skin, rinse clean, and enjoy soft, glowing skin!
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