I needed to replenish myself with a good exfoliating scrub, so I made these DIY unicorn sugar scrub cubes in a few minutes–and then made more for favors at a unicorn party we were planning!
Unicorn Sugar Scrub Cubes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we find ourselves often with a desire for a long bath–and freshly scrubbed legs, feet and all that. It’s just such an awesome feeling. And a great excuse to do that is to “test out” a recipe I planned to make for unicorn party favors. Who says that multitasking can’t be fun?! LOL!
In all seriousness, this recipe for unicorn sugar scrub cubes is super easy and the kiddo actually helped me a little bit, since they were for her party, after all. Then, they last for quite a while, so I can make them, then relax in the tub several times over with these puppies at my side! If you’re ready to make a batch of pretty layered body scrub cubes, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Unicorn Body Scrub Cubes
- You have to let these body scrub cubes dry in the mold for at least 24 hours, 48 for those of you who live in a more humid climate.
- If you want to make these a gift, be sure to give them inside an airtight container like a mason jar, that way the end-user can keep them in it 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. No one says your oil has to be the exact same as mine. But 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 oil or olive oil, if you like, just know that using different oils will create different smells when combined with your essential oils so it might not be the exact same as what I have.
- 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. And you might just end up with a mess.
- Definitely get yourself a silicone mold to make these sugar scrub cubes, as an ice cube tray really won’t work. You want to be able to pop the cubes out by gently pressing upward from the bottom of the mold. And you want the cubes to be pretty-sharp-edged, and ice cubes just don’t do that.
- Whatever you do, do not use food coloring in your unicorn sugar scrub cubes. Food coloring will color your hands and body and the bathtub–then it will all need some scrubbing. That’s why I like to use soap colorant.
How Do I Make Unicorn 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 white granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 5-7 cubes of clear melt and pour soap
- 1 teaspoon of blue cotton candy scented oil
- 1-2 drops of yellow, purple, teal and pink colorant
- 1-2 teaspoons of yellow, purple, teal and pink cosmetic glitter
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 4 small mixing bowls
- 1 silicone cube mold
- Whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch.
- Add sugar and whisk until combined completely.
- Melt coconut oil and scented oil together in a small microwave-safe bowl and whisk into the dry ingredients.
- In the same microwave-safe bowl, melt soap and allow to cool slightly, but not harden. Mix the soap in well with the dry ingredients. Use your hands, if necessary, to break apart lumps. The mixture is ready to move on to the next step when it holds it's shape when pressed between your hands like wet sand.
- Separate the mixture evenly between 4 small bowls. Add 1-2 drops of each color and 1-2 teaspoons of glitter to each bowl.
- Mix the colorant into the other ingredients well.
- Layer the mixture into the mold. We placed about 1 tablespoon of each color into each cavity of the mold before packing on the next color.
- Fill each mold cavity to the top and pack down firmly. Allow the sugar scrub cubes to dry at least 24-48 hours in the mold. To release the cubes, gently twist like an ice cube tray and pull gently to release completely.
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More Body Scrub Recipes You Might Like
- Loose Unicorn Sugar Scrub – This sugar scrub is so fun to make and feels amazing on the skin. I needed more–which is what inspired me to make these unicorn body scrub cubes!
- Orange Sugar Scrub – One of my very favorite scents for making body scrubs, this is one of the recipes I come back to time and again for my DIY beauty ideas.
- Peppermint Sugar Scrub Cubes – If you love that refreshing feeling once you’ve scrubbed your legs, well, you have to try this amazing recipe for peppermint body scrub cubes!
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