Make this apple pie sugar scrub for yourself or others, but just make it. Comforting smells combined with benefits to the skin – click through to get it all.
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Apple Pie Sugar Scrub
Here on Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love to share our DIY bath and beauty products. From scrubs to shower fizzies, experimenting can go either way. I could fail miserably (and I do) or come up with winning combinations.
Friends, this apple pie sugar scrub is one of those wins. Take a look at how easy (and quick) this DIY sugar scrub is so that you can get the exfoliating and moisturizing benefits right away.
Supplies for a Solid Sugar Scrub
You can use any mold for your cubes but we like this simple square-shaped mold. We’ve used it in a few other solid sugar scrub cube recipes and it works each time without fail.
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup shea butter soap based (chopped)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- apple fragrance or flavoring (we got ours here on Amazon)
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How to Make an Apple Pie Sugar Scrub
If you like to watch instructions, scroll back up to see our video on how we made this solid apple pie sugar scrub. Solid scrubs are the best because they don’t make a mess! If you have a playlist on YouTube to which you’d like to add this project, here is our apple pie sugar scrub video tutorial.
- Sprinkle the granulated sugar into each of the cavities in the mold and set it aside for a moment.
- In a medium bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In a small bowl, add the shea soap and coconut oil. Microwave 20-seconds on high or until completely melted. Allow to cool for about a minute and add the scent. Stir well.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the brown sugar mixture and quickly stir to incorporate fully. Transfer the mix to the silicone mold and press firmly.
- Let the mold sit in the refrigerator for an hour to set.
How to Use Sugar Scrub Cubes
Remove 1 or 2 from an airtight container. Gently crush them in your hands – you don’t need to crush them completely.
Massage the mixture over your skin in a small, circular motion. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
Note: if you’re gifting these, include a note with the instructions for use above.
How Long Will Sugar Scrub Cubes Last?
As long as you don’t change the oil I used in the recipe, they should last at least 6 months with no change to scent or texture when stored in a completely airtight container.
A general rule of thumb is that a non-water-based sugar scrub has a shelf life of the carrier oil used. For example, if you were to use hazelnut oil the scrub would only last 3 months maximum.
And just in case anyone has this question: Even though I added vitamin E oil as an anti-oxidant and it will help to reduce the oxidation of the oil, it isn’t a preservative. The benefits of using it are for the skin.
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