Friday, September 10, 2010

Cranberry Fig Solid Sugar Scrub

We have a new Gift Givers class coming up next month at Otion to prepare you for giving handmade gifts for the holidays. We will make custom lip balm, bath fizzies and sugar/salt scrubs. I'm playing around with a fun solid sugar scrub idea using my favorite scent this season: Cranberry Fig! Anne-Marie has a great post about making sugar cubes on Soap Queen based on Erin Pikor's single use body scrubs.

They are simple to make and super luxurious!

  • Up to 1 part carrier oil (jojoba, sweet almond, avocado, etc.)
  • 3 parts white sugar
  • 4 ml of fragrance per pound of mixture
  • I used the Celtic and Fall Leaves single cavity flexible molds, which are also great for lotion bars, soap and bath fizzies!
  • Color is optional. Merlot mica was used in this example.
  1. Melt soap base and stir in carrier oil, fragrance and color.
  2. Pour sugar into melted soap and oil while stirring. If it hardens quickly, simply re-heat in microwave.
  3. Pour or spoon into molds. Place molded cubes in freezer for ten minutes, de-mold and enjoy!


  1. Cute - they turned out great! We're working on solid scrubs for SoapQueen.TV right now (I guess great minds think alike ... ) =))

  2. Cranberry Fig is one of my favorite scents, especially for the fall and holidays! These look lovely-

  3. Those look great and what a neat idea! I'll be giving it a try :)

  4. I sooo want to make these! Beautiful!!! ;)

  5. Thank you so much for the great comments! I've noticed this recipe feels a little on the extra oily side and I'm thinking of tweaking it. I'll keep you posted!