Mocha Mint Solid Sugar Scrub Bar Recipe
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These adorable doughnuts are a solid sugar scrub bar recipe.  I used a natural mocha mint fragrance oil and drizzled soap on top for a cute soap that exfoliates while it cleanses.

I love the smell of mint chocolate.  It has the deep chocolate scent mixed with the sharp mint.  It's perfect for minter....I mean winter.

Winter is when my skin gets crazy dry.  I have to exfoliate it often or the dead skin cells build up and I can use a fingernail to draw pictures on my arms.

How to make solid sugar scrub bars with melt and pour soap. Follow this easy tutorial to make peppermint chocolate exfoliating bar of soap. Exfoliate and cleanse your body with this easy soap making techniques for beginners. This also has tips for making homemade soap with essential oils. A fun DIY recipe in cute designs. This is like a sugar scrub cube but in a fun doughnut shape. #sugarscrub #meltandpour #diy #solid


I switch to a solid sugar scrub bar recipe in the winter.  I needed some for this year, so I made these cute mocha mint doughnuts with soap icing on top.

You can make them in a regular soap mold, but I think the doughnut shape is just fun.  It makes a smaller bar of soap, but I like it because I like to switch scents often.

Mocha Mint Solid Sugar Scrub Bar Recipe

This mocha mint solid sugar scrub bar recipe is one of several of my food inspired melt and pour soap recipes.  If you like making fun bars, try one of these soap tutorials:



Sugar


I use plain white sugar like you have in your pantry for baking.  You can use cane sugar or other sugars, but the white sugar works great and is inexpensive.

Sugar is a natural exfolient.  This isn't a harsh exfoliant; it's gentle enough to use daily.




Melt and Pour Soap



Since this is a solid sugar scrub bar, it does have soap in it to make it hard.  I used Crafty Bubbles clear melt and pour soap.  You can use any clear melt and pour soap base.

You could use a white soap base.  Just know that brown mica doesn't color a white soap base very well.

Sweet Almond Oil


I add a carrier oil for more moisturizing.  My skin is dry, so it needs all the extra love that it can get.  Sweet almond oil is a great all purpose oil, and it's inexpensive.

Sweet almond oil is high in vitamins A and E.  Both vitamins can help prevent the signs of aging, and vitamin E is a great antioxidant.



Sweet almond oil also has fatty acids that can help heal or prevent dry skin.  It's not a heavy oil, so it soaks into the skin quickly.

You could also use grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, or fractionated coconut oil to make this solid sugar scrub bar recipe.

Learn more about over 40 different carrier oils and their benefits for your hair and skin in my book Carrier Oils.


Glycerin


I add extra glycerin to my solid sugar scrub bar recipes.  Glycerin is a natural emollient, so it helps soften the skin.

Glycerin isn't an oil, so it won't leave you oily.  It's gentle, so it's great to use on dry or irritated skin.

Natural Fragrance Oil


I used the Right Note Mocha Mint.  It has a true mint and a true chocolate scent.  Every time I use it in a recipe or diffuse it, someone asks me what I'm baking.



It's available in the Holiday Favorites essential oil and natural fragrance oil blends.



I'm not sure exactly what's in it, but it's a natural fragrance oil.  His chocolate is the best chocolate fragrance oil I've used, and it's a major bonus that it's natural.

Mica


I added mica to get a brown and mint color.  I have a hard time getting brown with liquid colorant, but the mica makes a great brown color.

Note that if you add mica to clear melt and pour, it will turn a light grayish brown.


Mold



I used a metal doughnut mold as shown in the photos.  However, I highly recommend getting a silicone doughnut mold.

I used my metal mold for the blueberry oatmeal soap.  It worked perfectly for that soap, and the soap unmolded just fine.

This soap did not want to unmold.  I froze it, took it out, and tapped it.  It wouldn't budge.  I finally gave up and figured I'd use a knife to scrape it out and start over and they fell out once I got a part of them loose.

Ingredients




Tools



Directions


Step #1


Weigh the sugar using a digital scale.  Place in a medium sized bowl and set aside.


STEP #2


Weigh the glycerin, mocha mint fragrance oil, and sweet almond oil and add to the sugar and stir.



STEP #3


Weigh the melt and pour soap and cut into small cubes.  Melt in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave 30 seconds at a time.  Add the mica powder and stir well.



Step #4


Check the temperature of the soap with a laser thermometer.  Let it cool to less than 180 degrees and then pour it into the sugar and oil mixture.  If you pour it too hot, the essential oils can burn off and the sugar can melt.



Step #5


Pour or spoon the sugar and soap mixture into the mold.  Let it set up completely.  This will set up quickly.  If it does set up and won't pour, melt in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir, and repour.





Step #6



Let cool completely.  This takes about 2 hours.  Unmold them and set aside.

Step #7


Melt 2 ounces of white melt and pour soap and add mint green mica.  Stir well.  Drizzle this over the doughnuts.  Let cool.



Your solid sugar scrub bar recipe is ready to use!  I use it in the shower to exfoliate and cleanse.  You can also use it on your feet if they are rough or dry.




soap, sugar scrub, diy, handmade
Yield: 6 doughnuts
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $10

Mocha Mint Solid Sugar Scrub Bar Recipe

prep time: 15 Mperform time: 3 hourtotal time: 3 H & 15 M
These solid sugar scrub bars are soaps and a scrub in one. They exfoliate and cleanse for softer and smoother skin.

materials:

steps:

  1. Weigh the sugar using a digital scale. Place in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  2. Weigh the glycerin, mocha mint fragrance oil, and sweet almond oil and add to the sugar and stir.
  3. Weigh the melt and pour soap and cut into small cubes. Melt in a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave 30 seconds at a time.
  4. Check the temperature of the soap with a laser thermometer. Let it cool to less than 180 degrees and then pour it into the sugar and oil mixture. If you pour it too hot, the essential oils can burn off and the sugar can melt.
  5. Pour or spoon the sugar and soap mixture into the mold. Let it set up completely. This will set up quickly. If it does set up and won't pour, melt in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir, and repour.
  6. Let cool completely. This takes about 2 hours. Unmold them and set aside.
  7. Melt 2 ounces of white melt and pour soap and add mint green mica. Stir well. Drizzle this over the doughnuts. Let cool.

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How to make solid sugar scrub bars with melt and pour soap. Follow this easy tutorial to make peppermint chocolate exfoliating bar of soap. Exfoliate and cleanse your body with this easy soap making techniques for beginners. This also has tips for making homemade soap with essential oils. A fun DIY recipe in cute designs. This is like a sugar scrub cube but in a fun doughnut shape. #sugarscrub #meltandpour #diy #solid




Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.