Sugar Cookie Sugar Scrub Cube Recipe and Tutorial

Learn to make sugar cookie sugar scrub cubes in just 5 minutes with some basic pantry items. Get tips for storage, gifting, and watch the full video tutorial.

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Learn how to make easy sugar scrub cubes or bars for mess-free pampering!

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Easy DIY Sugar Scrub Cube Recipe

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I’ve been making my own scrubs and bath bombs for more than 10 years. Loose sugar scrubs are quick and easy but they are also messy and have a short shelf life.

To get around that, sugar scrub bars and cubes have taken my heart in the past few years. My first recipe was this lemon sugar scrub cube DIY and let me tell you, it’s so nice to be able to store these!

Below is my recipe, a list of tips, and even some suggestions on how to make these perfect for a gift. Let’s get started.

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Tips for Making Sugar Scrub Cubes

  • Work quickly. The melt and pour soap base (whichever one you choose) will set within minutes.
  • If you’re making your own recipe, please understand essential oils and fragrances. Decide on those before melting the soap base and if you’re unsure, look up a recipe for your oil.
  • If the mixture begins to solidify, pop the prepared sugar scrub mix into the microwave for no more than 10 seconds before you pour into the molds.
  • Silicone molds should be used and small, individual sizes like these molds I use are perfect for single-use scrub cubes.
  • I used sweet almond oil for my recipe, but you can use coconut oil, jojoba oil, or any other body safe oil.
  • If you want to add color, remember to use granulated (white) sugar for vibrancy. Never add food coloring, only body and bath colorants.
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  • Let the cubes dry for 24 hours before placing into an air-tight container. Sealed mason jars and hermetically sealed jars like these both work.
  • Add a hand written or prepared tag to your jar with instructions for use, the expiration date, and proper storage.
  • Pair these sugar cookie sugar scrub cubes with a light vanilla lotion or foot cream and tie to your gift jar.
  • Place these cubes and spa essentials into a basket for a larger gift idea. Choose items like pumice stones, loofahs, lotions, candles, and maybe even an eye mask or bath pillow.

Below is the written tutorial and recipe for this quick craft. Please note that I share a step by step video tutorial for sugar scrub cubes here (including what the mix looks like when it’s ready) on my YouTube channel. Psst: be sure to subscribe!

Yield: 12-14 cubes

Sugar Cookie Sugar Scrub Cubes

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These sugar scrub cubes in any scent combination are a hit but making them smell like sugar cookies takes them to the next level!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Tools

Instructions

  1. Cut the soap base into 1” cubes and add to the measuring cup. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Add brown sugar and almond oil, stir to incorporate.
  3. Add fragrance oils and stir well.
  4. Pour into mold cavities and clean up the edges by scraping excess from the top of the mold. Let set for about 15-20 minutes. Note: depending on how quickly you work and your environment, you may need to heat for 10 seconds so you can pour the mix.
  5. De-mold, add sugar sprinkles (if using), and store in an airtight container until ready to use.step by step images showing the six steps to making sugar cookie sugar scrub bars with brown sugar

Notes

Tips for Gifting, Storage, and Use:

  1. Choose an air tight container wide enough for someone to reach in or shake out one cube at a time.
  2. Tie on a tag instructing the gift recipient to use one to exfoliate. To do so, wet skin and move the cube over the skin, elbows, knees, or feet in small circles. Rinse.
  3. These will last as long as your nearest expiration date (check sugar and oil) when stored in a dry environment.

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How Long Do Sugar Scrubs Last?

The shelf life of any sugar scrub or scrub cubes varies on your ingredients. Usually, the shelf like is the nearest expiration date on any of your ingredients. Most times, this is the carrier oil or sugar.

I get asked a lot, “do essential oils expire?” Technically, they change when exposed to oxygen, so as soon as you open the bottle the process begins. That said, here is a quick guide on how long essential oils last.

More Sugar Scrub Cube Recipes

If you have everything you need on hand, why not make more? These cubes make great Christmas gifts – everyone loves a body scrub or pedicure pod. Pop into your pantry for some white, granulated white sugar and the sky is the limit!

  • Lemon Sugar Scrub Cubes – These are what started it all for me and are honestly, still some of my favorites.
  • Multi-Color Scrub Cubes – If you want to make a BIG impression, make these.
  • All Sugar Scrub Recipes – As I mentioned, I love playing around with my own bath and body products. Check out all of the scrub scents and styles I’ve put together.
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