These super cute sugar scrub bars are a great homemade beauty option! Featuring essential oils, sugar and shea butter, they are a super fast and easy recipe for your skincare needs!
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Why I Wrote This Post
I LOVE all things essential oils! I took a class years ago and found out all the properties that different oils and blends have… so darn cool!
This is my first foray into scrub bars… I did a brown sugar scrub that was just all higgly piggly in a jar, but these bars are fancy pants in a rose shape!
The thing I love about making my own DIY beauty is that I can make sure the ingredients are all natural and I can add whatever scent is on my mind at the time!
The Benefits of Rose in Skincare
Rose essential oils has a skin loving benefit… it has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated skin, making it a godsend for those struggling with redness or puffiness.
Rose essential oil rejuvenates and hydrates the skin without overpowering it!
Gathering Your Natural Ingredients
You only need a few things for this beauty bar…
Sugar – Sugar is great to get rid of dead skin cells and show your glowing complexion beneath.
Almond oil – Offers deep moisturizing and skin-softening. (you could also use coconut oil if that is better for your own skin!)
Shea butter soap base – It's the foundation that holds our bars together. Shea butter is great for hydration and adding lather to the soap. I like the melt and pour base because it is super easy to use!
Rose essential oils – Not only does rose essential oil smell great, but it also babies your skin with its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties!
This is not one of those projects that calls for a million ingredients (in fact you may have many of these in your house already!)
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp sweet almond oil
- 2 cubes shea butter melt and pour soap base
- 24 drops rose essential oil
- 1 tbsp crushed dried rose petals (optional)
- Silicone mold (my old mold is sold out, but here is a comparable one!) Silicone works great as it’s easy to pop the bars out once they’re set!
- You will also need a microwave safe spouted measuring cup or bowl and wooden crafts stick or something for stirring the mixture.
Step-by-Step Guide to Your Homemade Scrub Bars
Add the soap base to a measuring cup or bowl with a spout. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir. I just have an old plastic measuring cup I got at an estate sale.
Add the sugar, sweet almond oil, and essential oil, then stir. If it’s starting to solidify, heat for 15 second intervals until it liquifies, and stir.
Add in the dried flower petals. (optional)
Pour into the mold. Allow to set for 30-60 minutes. Unmold and store in an airtight container. (you may not fill up all the sections of mold)
Storage is key for keeping your homemade rose sugar scrub bars fresh and fragrant. Store them in an airtight container or wrap them up in cling film—this trick keeps the scent locked in and the bars free from moisture.
You'll also prevent any of the essential oils from fading away, so each time you reach for one, it's as smelly as the first.
When you aren't using them, keep them in a cool, dark place, away from the warmth that could cause them to get all mushy.
For example, in my bathroom I have a drawer that runs across the two cabinets with sinks. I have a light on that part of the counter so that is NOT a great place to store these bars. Instead I keep them in the linen closet where there is not light or heat.
Final Rose Sugar Scrub Bars!
These turned out so darn cute and I love how they help with my Florida dry and cracked skin on my heels!
Great As A Gift
Got a friend who could use a spa day at home? Stack these splendid scrub bars in a mason jar, layer the bottom with dried rose petals for that extra ooh-la-la and tie a raffia ribbon around it.
Instant fancy, and you didn’t even have to break a sweat! Whether it's for your bestie or to pretty up your own powder room, these rose sugar scrub bars are a little luxury that'll turn any humdrum routine into a fragrant fiesta!
DIY Sugar Scrub Bars Wrapup
I was super surprised how easy this project was to do… somehow I thought that making soap must be super hard and complicated, but nope! It was easy and fun!
For me the world of DIY beauty has been an unending adventure, and whipping up these rose sugar scrub bars is no different.
Not only do you get to control what goes on your skin, but there's also a huge satisfaction in using a beauty product that's been handcrafted with love and care. The blend of sugar, almond oil, shea butter soap base, and that intoxicating rose essential oil creates a sort of magic that store-bought products can't rival.
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