Homemade rose sugar scrub cubes made with sugar, almond oil, goat’s milk soap, rose petals, and essential oils. This easy sugar scrub cube recipe has rose petals on top, making it a lovely handmade gift idea for mom or a pampering gift basket.
Sugar scrub cubes are one of my favorite handmade gifts, especially for Mother’s Day, birthdays, and holiday gifts. This crafty project is fun, easy to make, and a great way to pamper a loved one. They’re the perfect portion size and can be gifted in small jars with a printable tag.
What are sugar scrub cubes made out of?
The main ingredients needed to make this recipe are sugar, soap base, almond oil (or another carrier oil), and essential or fragrance oil. To add scent and decoration, add dried florals like lavender buds, rose petals, calendula flowers, and chamomile to the mixture.
The sugar in the recipe helps exfoliate dry skin, while the carrier oil replenishes moisture. Goat’s milk soap acts as a cleansing binding ingredient to help keep its shape.
Additives like fragrance oil and dye help personalize the handmade cubes. This recipe placed crushed dried rose petals in the mold before pouring the mixture. The petals embedded themselves on top of the sugar mixture set.
How to make sugar scrub cubes
Quick video tutorial on how to make rose petal sugar scrub cubes.
- Start by gathering the pre-measured ingredients together. The mixture will set quickly, so it’s essential to have everything ready to go.
- Melt the goat’s milk soap base. Stir in almond oil, fragrance, and dye (optional).
- Stir in sugar and quickly pour into mold. Once the sugar is added, the mixture will begin to set.
- Allow the cubes to set for 4 hours or overnight before removing.
Tips & tricks for making sugar scrub cubes
- Prepare ingredients and work quickly. This recipe sets fast. I try to pour the mixture into the mold within 10-15 seconds of adding the sugar.
- If the mixture has started to set, you can place it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to help soften it. Don’t overheat the mixture as the sugar may begin to melt.
- Allow the cubes to set for at least 4 hours before removing them. Once removed, place on a covered surface and dry overnight before storing in an airtight container.
How do you use sugar scrub cubes?
Exfoliate dry skin by wetting your hands and gently rubbing the sugar scrub cubes over the skin. Pay extra attention to dry patches. Rinse with water until hands no longer feel soapy, then pat dry with a towel. The oil in the sugar scrub cube will add moisture to hands throughout the day.
How long do sugar scrub cubes last?
If stored in an airtight container, sugar scrub cubes can last up to 2 months. Keep in a cool, dry area as temperature and moisture can affect longevity.
Almond oil allergen substitution
For allergy purposes, replace almond oil with another carrier oil. Grapeseed oil, apricot oil, jojoba oil, and avocado oil are great alternatives.
Rose Petal Sugar Scrub Cubes
- 1/2 cup goat's milk soap base
- 1/4 cup almond oil
- 1 teaspoon rose essential oil
- 1-2 drops soap dye optional
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- Melt goat's milk soap base over a double boiler or microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Stir in almond oil (or another carrier oil alternative) and essential oil into the melted soap. Optional: add 1-2 drops of pink soap dye and stir until well combined.
- Add sugar to the liquid mixture and quickly stir together. Pour the mixture into the mold and spread evenly with a spatula.
- Let the sugar scrub cubes harden for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, before removing them from the mold. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.