Bring the tropics to your home with these exfoliating sweet smelling pineapple sugar scrub bars. Your skin will thank you!
If I had to choose a favorite fruit, it would be pineapple. Not only does it have an amazing taste, but pineapple smells fantastic! There’s nothing else in this world that smells quite like one and because of that, it is an instantly recognizable scent.
For me, it is a smell that can instantly transport me to some tropical island where the sun and sand are my friends and relaxation is everywhere. Take that scent and make a pineapple sugar scrub and you’ve got a real winner on your hands!
Why Make Pineapple Sugar Scrub Bars?
Honestly, it’s a personal choice. You could absolutely make this pineapple sugar scrub as an actual scrub. Simply skip the step where you mold it into bars.
But, I personally prefer sugar scrub bars over a loose sugar scrub. Bars are less messy and are much easier to manage.
To each their own though.
How to Color Sugar Scrub Bars?
Just for the sake of this post, we used yellow mica to color our bars. In our world, sugar scrub bars must look great in pics and colorless bars don’t usually look fantastic. However, not everyone is comfortable with using mica in homemade beauty products.
Mica has been known to be an irritant, so you will need to make that decision for yourself.
In the recipe portion of this post, I have included the correct amount of yellow mica powder just in case you do decide to use it when you make your own pineapple scented sugar scrub bars.
How to Store Sugar Scrub Bars?
Just like any sugar scrub, you’ll need to keep your pineapple sugar scrub in an airtight food storage container.
Yes. Use a food grade container. This prevents any potential contaminants from leeching into your sugar scrub.
Once they are made, use your sugar scrub bars within a few weeks. They will keep for several, but at some point will begin to dry out.
How to Use Sugar Scrub Bars?
These pineapple sugar scrub bars are used just like a bar of soap. Wet the bar down until it is damp then wet your skin down.
Do not try to use these on dry skin. Sugar is abrasive on dry skin.
Rub the bar over the area you wish to exfoliate a few times then rinse thoroughly.
How Many Bars Does This Recipe Make?
The recipe as it stands makes approximately seven individual bars. You may double or even triple it if necessary. These make amazing DIY gift ideas when included in a gift basket, so feel free to have fun with it!
You could wrap them in a pretty gift bag with a rustic gift tag if you wanted to give them by themselves. They are incredibly easy and very quick to make which makes them perfect for making more of!
If you have never made a pineapple sugar scrub, give these a try. Once you make them, I am certain you will love them!
DIY Pineapple Sugar Scrub Bars
- Small Mixing Bowl Microwave Safe
- 2 1"x1" cubes Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base
- ½ c. granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp. Sweet Almond Oil
- 30 drops Pineapple Fragrance Oil
- ¼ tsp. Yellow Mica Powder optional
- In a small mixing bowl, melt the melt and pour soap base on high for 30 seconds. Stir and heat again if not melted. Once fully melted, add the sugar and sweet almond oil and mix well.2 1"x1" cubes Clear Melt and Pour Soap Base, 1/2 c. granulated sugar, 2 Tbsp. Sweet Almond Oil
- If using, add the yellow mica powder. Stir very well to combine until the coloring is even. If not using, skip this step.1/4 tsp. Yellow Mica Powder
- Add 30 drops of pineapple soap fragrance oil. Stir to combine.30 drops Pineapple Fragrance Oil
- Pour mixture into the ice cube tray. If it has started to harden, microwave for another 10-15 seconds.
- Set aside and allow at least 60 minutes for the sugar scrub bars to cool. Once cooled, remove from the ice cube tray and store in an airtight food storage container.