Exfoliating Sugar Scrub Soap Bars With Rose Absolute

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Learn how to make exfoliating sugar scrub soap bars with rose absolute for winter skin care. This beginner sugar scrub recipe is similar to a traditional sugar scrub, but in solid form. Like regular sugar scrubs, they exfoliate and moisturize skin but without feeling greasy or oily.

Keep reading for my easy sugar scrub soap bar recipe for glowing skin. Also be sure to visit my post on how to make sugar scrub bars here for additional essential oil blends you can use to make this winter skin care project, along with tips and other helpful information.

Let’s face it. Valentine’s day is a couples holiday. Commercialized for lovers, this holiday doesn’t feel so grand if you’re single. That’s why I prefer to celebrate Valentine’s day as Galentine’s Day. Rather than making Valentine’s day about couples, I prefer to think of it as a day to celebrate your best friends. And of course, treat myself as well. There’s not better way to indulge in a self care holiday than with dark chocolate and red wine and a long bath.

These exfoliating sugar scrub soap bars make the perfect Valentine’s day treat to fulfill at least part of that indulgence. Not only are these sugar scrub bars a great Galentine’s Day gift, they’re also perfect for winter skin care.

I’ve been making exfoliating sugar scrub bars for quite a few years. In fact, some of my first sugar scrub bar recipes dates back to 2011!

I started using homemade sugar scrubs back when Bath & Body Works introduced their famous brown sugar body scrubs. These scrubs had numerous skin care benefits. They were both exfoliating and moisturizing — a must for dry skin relief. Unfortunately, their body scrubs also started off really greasy. They were basically a combination of brown sugar, olive oil and fragrance.

Seeing as these first sugar scrubs consisted mostly of oil and sugar, they made the tub quite slippery. In fact, my ex-husband slipped in the tub after I showered as a result. (Then subsequently accused me of trying to off him, because, of course.) To alleviate this drawback, eventually emulsified sugar scrubs were created in addition to exfoliating sugar scrub soap bars.

What Ingredients Are Used to Make Solid Sugar Scrub Soap Bars?

There are so many different ingredients you can use to make exfoliating sugar scrubs. However the basic ingredients for the recipe stays relatively similar regardless of the recipe. Here are the main ingredients you will need to make solid sugar scrubs for your winter skin care routine.

  • 2 oz. white melt and pour soap
  • 2 Tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon rose pink mica powder
  • 20-30 drops rose absolute, to suit

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How to Make Sugar Scrub Soap Bars

It’s so easy to make sugar scrub soap bars with this recipe for beginners. Even if you’ve never made melt and pour soap before, you can easily make this winter skin care product at home without having to purchase a lot of tools. In fact, you most likely have everything you need to make this project, aside of the ingredients and the silicone mold.

To make these solid sugar scrubs, start by weighing out the melt and pour soap base using a digital scale. Cut the soap into cubes.

Now place the soap base into a heat safe measuring cup or glass bowl.

Place the container of soap into the microwave. Then heat the soap base in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Measure out the mica powder and stir into the base.

Next, use a measuring cup and spoon to measure out both the sugar and the carrier oil called for in the recipe.

Add the sugar and the oil to the melted soap base. Then heat the ingredients in the microwave for an additional ten seconds.

Stir to combine. Then add the essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice. Mix well to thoroughly incorporate the fragrance throughout the melted base.

Stir to combine. Then add the essential oil or essential oil blend of your choice. Mix well to thoroughly incorporate the fragrance throughout the melted base.

Now pour the sugar scrub mixture into the cavities of the mold.

Allow the soap scrub to solidify for about an hour, or until hardened.

Once your sugar scrub soap bars have solidified and cooled completely, remove them from the mold.

Then wrap tightly in foodservice film and label as desired for personal use or gifting.

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  • Ginger Ginger on Jan 31, 2021

    So the heated soap doesn't melt the sugar? I absolutely love this idea!!!

  • Dee Gee Dee Gee on Apr 16, 2021

    Love this project; thank you! I live in Florida but (of course) we're all in air conditioned environments. Would I have a problem with this keeping its shape?

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Apr 03, 2022

    Would this work as well with an olive oil base soap? And would I have to add more olive oil or just skip that step?

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