Lately, I’ve been all about little moments of self care. As evidenced in Joanna’s wellness posts, that can mean anything: a face mask on a Tuesday night… slathering on rose-scented lotion before bed… an extra-long, extra-hot shower on a Saturday morning. Which got me thinking, how can I elevate that experience just a little more? The answer: making my own Sugar Cube Scrub!
These sweet little sugar cube scrubs are more than meets the eye — they’re full of super-hydrating coconut oil, anti-inflammatory rosehip seed oil, and the heady scent of sandalwood, so they definitely feel like a moment of self care. Bonus? They’re ridiculously easy to make.
How to Make Sugar Cube Scrub
- 1 bar of castille soap
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 oz rosehip seed oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- sandalwood essential oil
Using a fine cheese grater, shred half a cup of castille soap. If you don’t have a grater handy, you can use a knife to chop up your soap. Just make sure you’re working with really small bits so they melt nicely.
Next, add your coconut oil and rosehip seed oil to the bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well and microwave again in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the soap and oil have melted and combined.
Now, add your essential oil. It’s important to do this after you’re done heating up the oils because heat can dilute scent. I added 20 drops, but you could do 30 for a stronger scent.
Next, add in your white and brown sugars, then mix well. You’re looking for the mixture to be the consistency of wet sand.
If your mixture feels too oily, add a bit more sugar. If it’s too dry and crumbly, add a bit more rosehip seed oil and stir again. This is not an exact science, so feel free to play around a bit!
Next, spoon your mixture into the silicone mold. Use your finger to pack the sugar scrub down into the nooks and crannies. You want to really pack it in there to create a structurally sound sugar cube that won’t crumble too easily.
And that’s it! Just let the mixture fully cool to room temperature and then pop the sugar cubes out of the tray and store them in a pretty glass jar.
So tell me — how do you find little ways to treat yourself? If you’ve had as busy a week as I have, let this be a reminder to take a moment, breathe in that almost-spring air and exhale that end-of-winter stress. Then turn on that hot water and take a too-long shower with these pretty little sugar cubes. You deserve it!
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