Mid to late fall is rush time for soap-crafters who plan to sell handmade soaps or give them as gifts for the holidays. Sugar cube soap scrubs are a creative idea that will make a fantastic addition to your holiday gift giving or holiday soap product line. These soap cubes look like they took a long time to make, but in fact, the process is very straightforward. The result is colorful soap cubes that look good enough to eat!
To make 24 1-ounce cubes of soap, you’ll need to gather some supplies:
- Milky Way square soap mold or another soap mold of your choice
- 18 ounces of white granulated sugar
- 6 ounces of almond or olive oil
- 6 ounces of clear glycerin melt and pour soap base
- Gel colors as desired
- Fragrance oils as desired
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Mixing the Soap Base
Melt the melt and pour soap base. Add the oil to the soap base. Now is the time to add up to 20 drops of your favorite fragrance oil. Mix in the fragrance and add several drops of gel color as desired. If you would like to add some mica glitter to your sugar soap cubes, add it now. Add the sugar to the liquid soap base and mix thoroughly until the sugar is fully blended. Do not make double batches as the mixture will thicken too quickly.
Pouring and Drying
Pour the sugar soap mix into the Milky Way soap mold. Use a wooden spoon to do this if the mixture is too thick for pouring. Let the mixture harden for several hours. Pop the cubes out of the soap mold. If you’re packaging the soaps for sale, be sure to wrap the cubes in plastic as paper wrapping will allow moisture to seep into the soap cubes. You will have 24 1-inch cubes of soap if you use the Milky Way cube soap mold.
Storing and Using Sugar Cube Soaps
Keep the sugar soap cubes in an airtight container away from moisture and humidity. The soaps store well for up to three months. When using the soaps, bring just one of the cubes into the shower at a time. The sugar cube soaps dissolve slightly in the water to create a creamy mixture that offers gentle exfoliation and a rich lather.