Natural sugar scrubs are a wonderful alternative to the more synthetic and abrasive products on the market. Scrubs can be found online and in many natural and specialty stores. They gently polish and exfoliate the skin, are luxurious and smell naturally delicious.
Most natural sugar scrubs have the consistency of a thick, grainy liquid. The ingredients often separate over time, and though they have so many wonderful advantages, sometimes it can become a nuisance to work with them. Additionally, fluid sugar scrubs can harbor bacteria rather quickly.
|Solid Sugar Cube Scrubs
Created at Christmastime
I've just finished adding a new Solid Sugar Cube Scrub Recipe to AromaWeb. I've had fun experimenting with the recipe and my skin is delighted with the end result!
Solid Sugar Cube Scrubs, like the ones that you can make using AromaWeb's recipe are not entirely all-natural, but they have the benefit of being easy to work with, are often more visually attractive than scrubs that separate over time, and they last longer when stored properly.
The customizable recipes make approximately 30 1" square exfoliating sugar cubes. The total number of cubes may vary depending upon your choice of molds and specifically how large you cut them.
The recipe doesn't call for specific essential oils so that you can get creative and formulate or use your favorite skin-safe essential oil blend.
Since it's Christmastime, you may enjoy creating your scrub fragranced with the holidays in mind, as I did. One dilemma, however, is that many essential oils that convey the aroma of the season can be potentially irritating for the skin. The spice, mint and fir oils come to mind as ones that you need to be especially careful of. Below are two blends that you can use as a starting point for fragrancing your holiday solid sugar cube scrubs. The recipe calls for 1/4 oz. total essential oil.
- 4 parts Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 1 part Peppermint Essential Oil
(Be sure to go very light with the peppermint or the aroma will become overpowering.)