DIY Sugar Scrub Cubes – Perfect Gift Idea

Sugar scrub is a great way to slough away dead skin. It has it’s pros & cons I hate it when you are ( thanks for the grammar correction  Julie)  in the shower and as you are scooping it out you get water into the container contaminating it or drop some of it which is an awful waste. I keep seeing single use Sugar Scrub Cubes on Etsy and thought they are a fabulous idea. Thanks to some fellow bloggers I can share some recipe variations with you.


First off I will start with a recipe I found through Carolynshomework. Carolyn found a recipe  that called for soap shreds and decided to give it a try.

You Will Need
1 Tbsp. oil (such as canola oil)
 2 Tbsp. soap shreds ( Carolyn scraped a bar of soap with a butter knife to make shreds)
3 Tbsp. sugar
Then You

Heat the oil and soap shreds in the microwave in short bursts. Heat 15 seconds then stir – repeat until the soap is melted. Slowly add your sugar until the mixture is like dough. Carolyn then added yellow food coloring for a lemon drop effect. At this point you would put your scrub mixture into candy forms. Since Carolyn didn’t have candy forms, she used a measuring spoon and scooped out dollops. Let dry on parchment paper until firm. I think they look lovely. Especially once gift wrapped


I also came across these Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cubes over @ Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen While there are a handful of recipes for solid sugar scrubs floating around, Rebecca came up with her own recipe that she’d like to share with you. It’s not greasy when applied and easy to make. It’s also gotten a lot of great feedback from her customers who shop with her online at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.




Rebecca’s Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cubes


2.5oz Natural Shea Butter Melt and Pour Glycerin Soap

4oz. Refined Shea Butter

16oz. White Sugar

2 Tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil

1 Tablespoon Fragrance Oil (or 1/2 Tablespoon Essential Oil) of Choice

Pinch of ultramarine or oxide pigment (optional)


Rebecca uses her soap molds to make these. One batch fits into two molds. You can use a square baking pan or two disposable tin loaf pans instead. Line your molds with plastic wrap or food service film taping the film at the top of the mold. (Alternately you can use decorative silicone molds for this.)


Weigh out your melt and pour soap base using a scale, then melt in the microwave or a double boiler. Weigh out your shea butter and melt. Stir the shea butter into the melt and pour soap base. Measure out your fractionated coconut oil and fragrance if desired using a Tablespoon measurement and stir into the melted shea butter and soap base. In a separate bowl, weigh out the sugar. If using a pigment for color, cut in a pinch of color using a butter knife or spatula. (Keep in mind if your fragrance oil contains vanilla, your sugar scrub cubes will darken and turn brown depending on amount of vanilla content.) Finally, quickly pour the sugar into the shea/soap mixture and mix well. Scoop into your mold and level with a spatula, then place in the refrigerator until solidified.


Once your scrub has solidified, gently remove the scrub from the molds by lifting it out of the mold with the plastic wrap from the top edges of the plastic wrap. Then remove the plastic wrap from the scrub. Use a Chef’s knife to then cut the scrub into cubes. Place cubes in an airtight container until use.


To use these scrub cubes, simply crush one or two cubes in your wet hands and slather over your body.







  1. Julie Rule says

    “when YOUR in the shower and as YOUR scooping it out”
    I would like to point out and correct your poor use of grammar above. It should be “when YOU’RE in the shower and as YOU’RE scooping it out” etc.It’s the abbreviation for “you & are”.
    Sorry, but I like proper grammar and if you’re going to submit something please make sure you have it right first up.

  2. Dee says

    I’d like to point out that if out of everything written above the only thing worth commenting about is grammar…………..well do I really need to finish this sentence. Where shall the author send their details for you to send your invoice ?

  3. says

    Thank you for submitting this and being so willing to share with all of us! I love this article and I see it for the usefulness that was intended…bad grammar and all. Don’t let negative comments get you down. No worries! :)

  4. says

    Thank you for sharing this. I love it seriously. Your post is so informative that attention doesn’t go on Grammar. So keep up the good work and let such useful articles keep flowing.

    I was looking for some gift ideas for my mom and sister. And i found They have amazing Christmas gifts and holiday gifts. I really liked them and already bought 2 gift sets. Do check out!

  5. Gina says

    For Julie:

    It is a contraction, not an abbreviation. If you feel the need to be ungracious, perhaps you should get it right first.

  6. Gina says

    I am going to try this. Sugar scrubs usually seem too oily but this looks perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  7. says

    thank you for sharing, I am making the sugar scrubs for the moms in my church for mother’s day. God bless you

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