These easy mermaid sugar scrub cubes make for a fun excuse to take a relaxing bath, a gift for a little mermaid, or just a fun decoration in the bathroom–if you’re into that. LOL!
Mermaid Sugar Scrub Cubes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, it’s no secret that I love making my own DIY body and sugar scrubs (find them all here). But I also adore making mermaid crafts… It was inevitable I would come up with ways to combine them. So, here we are with this magnificently cool layered bath scrub recipe!
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If you’re ready to make a mermaid bath scrub and scrub those legs clean of all the salt, seaweed, and sand, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Mermaid Body Scrub Cubes
Before I start with the tips, let me just highlight this fun fact: these mermaid scrub cubes pair perfectly with my popular mermaid bath bombs. You can make them one of two ways – get the easy recipe and tutorial here.
- These mermaid body scrub cubes absolutely must dry in the mold for at least 24 hours before you try to pop them out (or 48 hours for anyone that lives in a more humid climate like around the coast or anywhere else it’s humid).
- If you want to make this mermaid sugar scrub as a gift, be sure to package them inside an airtight container like a mason jar, so that your gift-recipient can keep them in the container AND un-melty until they’re ready to use them.
- I like to use shea butter, but you can use cocoa butter or avocado oil, your choice. If you do choose to use something different, be aware it can affect the smells. You can even switch out the coconut oil for almond, grapeseed, or olive oil, if you like. Just think about their natural smells when combined with your essential oils before you take the plunge. Also, look up the shelf life of that oil to help you determine how long these will keep.
- I like to use melt and pour soap base because it’s easier to work with and you can melt it in the microwave (you don’t even need a double boiler or anything!). But you can use goats milk soap, too, if you prefer. Just don’t use a regular bar of soap…you won’t get nicely melted soap that way.
- Don’t use an ice cube tray to make these – get yourself a silicone mold. You want to be able to pop the mermaid sugar scrub cubes out of the mold by gently pressing upward from the bottom. And you want the cubes to be pretty, sharp-edged.
- Whatever you do, do not use food coloring in your mermaid sugar scrub cubes. Food coloring will color your hands, a body, AND a bathtub. Use soap colorant or mica powder.
How Do I Make Mermaid Sugar Scrub Cubes?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup of dead sea salts (You can also use Epsom salts)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 5-7 cubes of clear melt and pour soap
- 10-20 drops ylang ylang essential oil
- 10-20 drops marjoram essential oil
- 1-2 teaspoons of purple, blue and teal colorant
- 1-2 teaspoons of purple, blue and teal cosmetic glitter
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 4 small mixing bowls
- 1 silicone cube mold
- Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, salt, and cornstarch.
- Melt the coconut oil, then add the melted coconut oil and essential oils to the dry ingredients and whisk together. If you need to, you can absolutely use your hands to break down any lumps and mix everything. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
- Divide the bath scrub mixture equally between 4 smaller bowls.
- Add 1 teaspoon of purple colorant and purple glitter in one bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of purple colorant and purple glitter to the second bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of blue colorant and blue glitter to the third bowl. And add 2 teaspoons of teal colorant and teal glitter to the last bowl. Mix each bowl of mixture well.
- Melt soap in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, then allow the melted soap to cool lightly. Don’t let the soap begin to harden, though.
- Split the melted soap evenly between the colored bath scrub bowls and mix each well.
- Layer each of the colored bath scrub mixtures into the mold in about 1 tablespoon of each color inside each cavity of the mold.
- Fill each mold to the top and pack down firmly. Allow drying at least 24-48 hours. To release the cubes, gently twist like an ice cube tray and when the cube begins to come out, pull gently.
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