21 May 2019

Succulent Sugar Scrub Soap Recipe

Exfoliate and cleanse at the same time with this adorable succulent sugar scrub soap recipe.  The succulents are sugar scrub cubes embedded in soap  This easy DIY soap recipe takes just a few hours to make.

Succulents are all the rage right now.  I have flowers, vegetable, and herb plants outside, but I don't keep plants inside because I have two cats.  

Carly probably wouldn't touch them, but Chloe chews on non-food items like a teething baby.  Seriously, it's like she has pica or something.  Can cats have pica? 

So I settle for cute succulent soaps instead of the real thing.  

How to make a cute succulent sugar scrub soap. This unique sugar scrub bar is perfect for summer. Use melt and pour soap for this easy DIY.  Get creative by making homemade sugar scrub bars recipe. If you need soap making ideas, try this.  This makes great DIY gifts too!  The grapeseed oil helps dry skin.  Instead of sugar scrub cubes, make these cute succulent soaps.  #soap #succulent

Earlier this year, Rebecca from Soap Deli News posted sugar scrub soaps for Valentine's Day with heart sugar scrub cubes embedded in soaps.  They were so cute, so I asked her if she minded if I used the same idea for this mold.

This sugar scrub soap recipe is easy to make, but it does take three pours.  You only have to make one batch of sugar scrub soap and one batch of soap that you can remelt for the third pour, so it really isn't hard or time consuming.  

SUCCULENT SUGAR SCRUB SOAP RECIPE

How to make a cute succulent sugar scrub soap. This unique sugar scrub bar is perfect for summer. Use melt and pour soap for this easy DIY.  Get creative by making homemade sugar scrub bars recipe. If you need soap making ideas, try this.  This makes great DIY gifts too!  The grapeseed oil helps dry skin.  Instead of sugar scrub cubes, make these cute succulent soaps.  #soap #succulent

MELT AND POUR SOAP


I used Crafty Bubbles melt and pour soap for this recipe.  I used their white soap for both the sugar scrub soap and the soap.  

It's only available from their website.  You can also use any white melt and pour soap for this recipe.  

GRAPESEED OIL


You don't have to add a carrier oil to this sugar scrub soap recipe, but I usually add some for some extra moisture.  I chose grapeseed oil to add to both the succulent sugar scrub and to the soap.

How to make a cute succulent sugar scrub soap. This unique sugar scrub bar is perfect for summer. Use melt and pour soap for this easy DIY.  Get creative by making homemade sugar scrub bars recipe. If you need soap making ideas, try this.  This makes great DIY gifts too!  The grapeseed oil helps dry skin.  Instead of sugar scrub cubes, make these cute succulent soaps.  #soap #succulent

Grapeseed oil is a light oil, so it soaks into the skin quickly.  It won't leave you feeling greasy.  It's high in vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acids for your skin.

It won't clog pores, so it's great even for oily skin.  Since I'll be using this as a body soap, I wanted a lighter oil that won't leave my skin feeling oily after using it.

You can use any carrier oil for this recipe.  Learn more about more than 40 carrier oils in my book Carrier Oils.


FRAGRANCE


You can use any fragrance oil or essential oil for this succulent sugar scrub soap recipe.  I used an essential oil blend called Awake from Crafty Bubbles.  


Awake is a blend of:
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary
  • Ginger
  • Clove
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Tea tree
  • Sweet fennel
  • Myrhh
  • Tangerine
It's a fun scent, and I need all the help I can get to wake up.

How to make a cute succulent sugar scrub soap. This unique sugar scrub bar is perfect for summer. Use melt and pour soap for this easy DIY.  Get creative by making homemade sugar scrub bars recipe. If you need soap making ideas, try this.  This makes great DIY gifts too!  The grapeseed oil helps dry skin.  Instead of sugar scrub cubes, make these cute succulent soaps.  #soap #succulent



MOLD


I used two molds for this succulent sugar scrub soap.  The first one I used was the Wilton succulent mold.  This makes a shallow succulent in three sizes, so you can use them as soaps or as embeds.

I used the Crafters Choice round mold.  It makes 5 ounce soaps 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch deep, so I only filled it about half full. 

COLORANT


I used mica to color both the succulents and the soap base.  I have this set of mica.  It comes with 24 colors in baggies of 0.1 ounce for each color.  


To be honest, I was scared of the bags, but I've had very little spillage.  You barely use any each time you use it, so this this will last me forever.

I used two colors of green to get the shade I wanted.  The brown didn't get as dark as I had hoped, but it still looks pretty.  

You'll need to make a sugar scrub soap first and then make the soap for the base, so I'll separate the list of ingredients.


SUGAR SCRUB SOAP INGREDIENTS


SUGAR SCRUB SOAP DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Use a digital scale to weight the soap.  Cut into small chunks and melt in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave.  Use 30 second intervals, stirring at each interval.  

STEP #2


Add the sugar, grapeseed oil, glycerin, fragrance, and colorant.  Stir well.


STEP #3


Pour into your succulent mold.  Let sit until completely cool.


SOAP INGREDIENTS


SOAP DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Melt the soap like you did in step one.

STEP #2


Add the grapeseed oil, fragrance or essential oil, and mica or colorant.  I used brown mica.

STEP #3


Pour into the round mold and fill about half fall.  Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles.  Let cool completely.

You'll have soap left over.  Leave it in the container to use later.

STEP #4


Use a knife to score the top of the soap slightly.  This helps the next pour stick better.  Then spray with rubbing alcohol and place a succulent sugar scrub soap in the middle of the mold.


STEP #5


Remelt the leftover soap.  Stir well.  Carefully pour around the succulent.  You'll want to cover about half of the succulent.

Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles.  Let cool completely.

How to make a cute succulent sugar scrub soap. This unique sugar scrub bar is perfect for summer. Use melt and pour soap for this easy DIY.  Get creative by making homemade sugar scrub bars recipe. If you need soap making ideas, try this.  This makes great DIY gifts too!  The grapeseed oil helps dry skin.  Instead of sugar scrub cubes, make these cute succulent soaps.  #soap #succulent

Now you have cute little succulent sugar scrub soaps!  Use these like you would any other soap.  The sugar scrub cubes in the middle help exfoliate your skin.  

Since they exfoliate, they make great soaps for your hands (I use them in the kitchen) or use before shaving for a closer shave.

For more fun melt and pour soap techniques, check out these posts:
I hope this succulent sugar scrub soap recipe inspires you!  If you make this or something similar, let me know in the comments or tag me on Instagram.  


Succulent Sugar Scrub Soap Recipe

Yield: 12 ounces
Author: Cari Dunn
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 H & 15 M
Exfoliate and cleanse at the same time with this adorable succulent sugar scrub soap recipe. The succulents are sugar scrub cubes embedded in soap This easy DIY soap recipe takes just a few hours to make.

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Succulent Sugar Scrub Soaps
  1. Use a digital scale to weigh 5.5 ounces of soap. Cut into small chunks and melt in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave. Use 30 second intervals, stirring at each interval.
  2. Add 8 ounces of sugar, 3 ounces grapeseed oil, 1.5 ounces glycerin, 0.2 ounces fragrance, and colorant. Stir well.
  3. Pour into your succulent mold. Let sit until completely cool.
Round Soaps
  1. Melt 8 ounces of soap like you did in step one.
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil,  0.15 ounces  fragrance or essential oil, and mica or colorant. I used brown mica.
  3. Pour into the round mold and fill about half fall. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove bubbles. Let cool completely.
  4. You'll have soap left over. Leave it in the container to use later.
  5. Use a knife to score the top of the soap slightly. This helps the next pour stick better. Then spray with rubbing alcohol and place a succulent sugar scrub soap in the middle of the mold.
  6. Remelt the leftover soap. Stir well. Carefully pour around the succulent. You'll want to cover about half of the succulent.
  7. Spray with rubbing alcohol to remove air bubbles. Let cool completely.

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How to make a cute succulent sugar scrub soap. This unique sugar scrub bar is perfect for summer. Use melt and pour soap for this easy DIY.  Get creative by making homemade sugar scrub bars recipe. If you need soap making ideas, try this.  This makes great DIY gifts too!  The grapeseed oil helps dry skin.  Instead of sugar scrub cubes, make these cute succulent soaps.  #soap #succulent

How to make a cute succulent sugar scrub soap. This unique sugar scrub bar is perfect for summer. Use melt and pour soap for this easy DIY.  Get creative by making homemade sugar scrub bars recipe. If you need soap making ideas, try this.  This makes great DIY gifts too!  The grapeseed oil helps dry skin.  Instead of sugar scrub cubes, make these cute succulent soaps.  #soap #succulent









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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.