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DIY Sugar Scrub Bars



Looking for that spa feeling at a fraction of the cost? These DIY Sugar Scrub bars are the perfect answer! They'll leave your skin feeling spa soft and your budget happy too!

Mmmm! I love going to the spa but my wallet doesn’t. Seriously. It hates the spa. Tells me it’s way too expensive and that I have to find other ways. Lucky for me though, there’s nothing more frugal than learning to make your own beauty products at home. Here’s a recipe that will allow you to have skin that feels like you just came from the spa for a fraction of the cost! These diy sugar scrub bars are so easy to make that you’ll want to make them over and over again! Mine are done in heart shapes but you can use any shape mold that you’d like making this a great gift idea for any occasion! Fully customizable!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Melt and Pour Soap, shredded (You can get the one I use HERE)
  • 3-4 drops Essential Oil of choice – Lavender is a great choice for these!
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • Red Food Coloring (Optional)
  • Silicone Heart Mold or any mold of your choice

 

 

In a double boiler, melt your shredded soap. If you do not have a double boiler, you can make a “redneck” one by melting your soap base in a pot that is sitting inside of another pot of boiling water…OR you can just microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until melted. Don’t microwave in a metal bowl. The sparks are pretty but it’s not worth it.

 

Looking for that spa feeling at a fraction of the cost? These DIY Sugar Scrub bars are the perfect answer! They'll leave your skin feeling spa soft and your budget happy too!

Once melted, mix in the coconut oil until combined and add your essential oil. Add in your color coloring and mix until you get a uniform color.

Looking for that spa feeling at a fraction of the cost? These DIY Sugar Scrub bars are the perfect answer! They'll leave your skin feeling spa soft and your budget happy too!

Mix in your sugar and stir until well combined. You’ll want it to be a slushy consistency when it’s well combined.

Looking for that spa feeling at a fraction of the cost? These DIY Sugar Scrub bars are the perfect answer! They'll leave your skin feeling spa soft and your budget happy too!

 

Pour into your molds and allow to dry for 1-2 hours before popping your bars out of the mold. If your sugar and soap mixture gets too thick, microwave and stir on 10 second bursts until you are able to pour.

Looking for that spa feeling at a fraction of the cost? These DIY Sugar Scrub bars are the perfect answer! They'll leave your skin feeling spa soft and your budget happy too!

 


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Stacy Barr

Stacy Barr is the face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family . By the age of 30, she had overcome an alcohol addiction, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Her book, also called Six Dollar Family, has sold more than 5,000 copies since its release in May 2015. Click here to learn how you can create a money making blog too!

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Comments

  1. I think you meant melt and pour soap. Could I use any kind of soap or dies it have to be glycerin?

    • HA!! OMG ty for catching that! That is hilarious! I’ve never tried it with anything other than glycerin so I’m not sure how it would turn out. Please let me know how it goes if you do try it. 🙂

      • Stacy I have pure glycerin soap but it doesn’t say melt and pour, can I use that. It is from Hobby Lobby. I am a newbie on soap

        • Nancy, I’m not honestly sure? You could always melt it down and find out. I would think that it would but since I’m not 100% sure, I won’t say a definite yes.

  2. I meant does…Ha ha

  3. How many pounds of the melt and pour soap do you think I would need to make 60 hearts? (Bridal shower favors)

    • This recipe made me roughly (8) bars. There are 4oz in a 1/2 cup and 16oz in a pound…so you’re going to get (4) batches of this recipe (roughly 30 bars) from 1lb of soap…give or take. Based on that I say 2lbs, but 3lbs to be 100% sure you’re safe?

  4. is there another oil that would work as well as coconut oil? i would love to make some of these but i know a few people with a coconut allergy…. please and thanks 🙂

    • Tara, you could try EVOO but I’m not 100% sure how well it would work. Worth a shot though! Let me know how it works out if you do give it a shot!

  5. These sound fabulous!

  6. Can you get the soap anywhere else besides amazon?

    • You could check your local craft stores Joy. They may have it. I’ve always just grabbed it from Amazon though so I’m not 100% sure.

  7. Jean Tierney says:

    Does this scrub make suds or lather as you use it?

    • Jean. I don’t get a lot of suds but I also have hard water so I’m not entirely sure how a softer water would affect it.

  8. What size mold did you use the 6 hearts or 12 cavity? I’m planning on making these for a brunch with 6 friends showing up.

    Thank you

    • Gilda, I linked to the one I used in the ingredients to make it easier for you guys to find instead of having to search everywhere. It is the 6 count Wilton Mini Mold.

  9. I just made three batches of these heart soap sugar scrubs. I did one recipe, to see how they turned out, and then doubled the recipe. I used the larger and small heart molds and they came out perfect.

    I do a lot of different crafts, and have to say, this is the fastest and easiest craft I’ve done. I am having guests for Feb 14th, a brunch, and plan on giving them away as small gifts. I will definitely, be making more of these throughout the year. Thank you for sharing.

    Question, is it best to let them sit out and dry harder, or place in a zip lock bag till I want to wrap them.

    • Gilda, I would wrap them up then store them in a baggie. This should keep them from getting broken or chipped. Glad you liked the post!

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