Sugar Scrub Cubes

I absolutely LOVE handmade sugar scrubs. They are so pretty and they work so well! I’ve made several sugar scrubs in the past but I thought I would share something new with you today. These are perfect for gift giving. Think: teachers, co-workers, neighbors, friends, etc. They are fun and easy to make yet they look and smell gorgeous! I made these cubes with a little hint of cranberry scent since the holidays are around the corner. But, you can use whatever fragrance you love most or go fragrance-free! I love options like that:)

Sugar Scrub Cubes

DIY Sugar Scrub Cubes

That’s all it takes! A few ingredients, a microwave, and you can create sugar scrub cubes! These cubes can be used all over to exfoliate your skin in the sink, shower, or bath.

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A quick and easy way to make Sugar Scrub Cubes. A perfect DIY gift idea!

Sugar Scrub Cubes

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Sugar Scrub Cubes

You Will Need

  • Melt & Pour soap base (I buy THIS one)
  • Cranberry body-safe-fragrance, or fragrance of choice (I used THIS one)
  • Jojoba oil (found HERE)
  • Sugar
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Microwave safe bowl for melting soap
  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing bowl
  • Food coloring
  • 1 glass baking dish (seen in pictures)


  1. Removing the melt and pour soap base from the container.
  2. Cut it into smaller pieces so that it melts easily.
  3. Melt some it in the microwave using 10 second intervals and watching it carefully. It actually melts very quickly!
  4. Pour a thin layer of sugar on the bottom of your glass baking dish.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine:
    1/2 cup of melted soap base (melt some of the base in the microwave and use 1/2 cup of it)
    1/2 cup of sugar
    1 teaspoon of jojoba oil
    ** If it hardens too quickly, microwave it again for a couple of seconds.
  6. In order to make them pink, add LESS than 1 drop of red food coloring. I do this by placing a drop of red food coloring on a plate. Then, dip the tip of a spoon into the drop of food coloring allowing the tiniest bit to be on the spoon. Use that spoon to mix the color into the sugar scrub mixture. As long as you use a small amount of food coloring like this, it won’t be noticeable while being used.
  7. Pour the sugar scrub mixture over the layer of sugar in the baking dish. Let it dry and harden for about 5 minutes.
  8. Cut the hardened sugar scrub mixture into small squares and gently lift them up from the dish. I had some leftover scraps as seen in the photo above:) You’ll notice that the layer of sugar you put into the glass dish beforehand is perfectly stuck to one side of each sugar cube (SO PRETTY!).

12 thoughts on “Sugar Scrub Cubes”

  1. Thanks for sharing – I’m going to make them for friends for Christmas! How much of the cranberry fragrance do you use for this recipe?

  2. I love this idea for family and teacher gifts! I just have a few questions, what size baking dish did you use and how much of the scented oil did you put in? Thanks so much for your help! I can’t wait to make them as gifts this year!

    1. Hi Melissa!
      I used a small square baking dish (an 8×8 I believe). I also used about 10 drops of cranberry scented oil. But, I LOVE that scent, so you can really make it as strong or as gentle as you wish. Take care!

  3. Hi! Love this idea. Do you think this mixture could be poured into silicon molds versus in glass dish?

  4. How many sugar cubes does this recipe make? Wanting to make for 4 different people as gifts. Will I need to double the ingredients? Thank you!!

        1. I’m so sorry! I was talking about the vaporizing shower cubes when I said 6 (ack!!). That was confusing of me……wrong post! I made about 20 small sugar scrub cubes.

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