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What’s So Dreamy About A Cube?
In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square sides, where three meet at each vertex. Maybe it’s the shape or maybe it’s the convenience of a cube that makes sugar scrub cubes wildly popular?
We can attest that each side of these exfoliating, homemade DIY sugar scrub cubes is fascinating!
How do DIY Sugar Scrub Cubes Differ from Regular Scrub Scrubs?
It’s all about the cube! Their convenient size means less mess, while all the exfoliating abilities and benefits remain. It’s about time you tried a perfectly sized sugar scrub cube to soften and smooth skin with a refreshing clean.
Not to mention, homemade DIY sugar scrub cubes are a snap to make – and we’ll show you how!
Now, you may be asking yourself is sugar a good natural exfoliator?
It happens to be one of the BEST! You see, natural sugar cane is a good source of glycolic acid which is no other than a bonafide alpha hydroxy acid! Naturally found in foods and plants, alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs) are skin superheroes. They slough away dead skin cells with even the most delicate touch. Meaning you don’t have scrub until your knuckles are red when you use AHAs.
5 Benefits to Using Alpha Hydroxy Acid in Sugar Scrubs
- Help prevent breakouts by unclogging pores
- Brighten skin tone and improve complexion
- Exfoliate dead skin cell buildup
- Promote cell turnover
- Boost new skin cell production
All in all, including AHAs in sugar scrubs in or out of a cube results in softer, smoother skin with a glowing, radiant appearance. What more could we ask for in a homemade sugar scrub recipe?
Nothing, you might say. But, if you’re anything like us, then you love to not only make your skin feel incredible – you like to feel beautiful in the process, sans toxins! Creating our own skincare products is one of our favorite ways to feel beautiful and we get to control what goes inside.
Join us to create these dreamy DIY sugar scrub cubes, with only the best natural ingredients to feel incredible! A glass of wine and chill tunes before, after, or during are all optional of course.
Ready to make your own DIY sugar scrub cubes?
Here’s what you’ll need to create homemade sugar scrub cubes that will leave your skin soft and conditioned with sparkly sweet granules of sugar, intertwined with yellow calendula flowers and notes of vanilla and marshmallow. (Jaw Drop)
Dreamy DIY Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe (8-10 sugar cubes)
- 1 C (~8 oz) coconut oil – virgin, raw, hand-pressed coconut oil
- 1⁄2 C (~4 oz) shredded bar soap – this is a nice, clean bar soap
- 3⁄4 C (~6 oz) turbinado sugar – organic turbinado sugar
- 1 T pure vanilla extract – organic vanilla extract
- 2 T calendula flowers – organic whole calendula flowers
- 1 T marshmallow leaves – organic marshmallow leaves
*C = cup | T = tablespoon
In a small saucepan, combine 1⁄2 cup shredded soap with 1 cup coconut oil. Heat both together on low until soap and coconut oil melt. Stir often to combine.
Remove from heat and add 3⁄4 cup turbinado sugar (or substitute brown sugar) and quickly stir to form a scrub. Add 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons calendula flowers, and 1 tablespoon marshmallow leaves.
Stir well to combine. Then spoon sugar scrub mixture into ice cube tray mold, preferably a silicone mold. Next, place tray in the freezer uncovered to firm and set for 30 minutes.
Last, remove the tray from the freezer and pop out each sugar scrub cube. Store cubes in an airtight sealed container until use. Yields about 18 oz.
The Best Way Exfoliate with a Sugar Scrub Cube?
When you’re ready to exfoliate and indulge with a dreamy sugar scrub cube, bring a single cube into the shower or bath. Using wet hands knead the cube until it begins to crumble.
Then gently massage in small, clockwise circular motions to exfoliate and gain all the goodness of alpha hydroxy acids for the skin. Keep in mind circular motions are most effective for exfoliation as they are less abrasive than a back and forth motion and they help to free ingrown hairs.
We find these to be incredibly handy for the shower compared to standard sugar scrubs, that would have you attempting to carry a scoop into the shower to avoid getting water in the rest of the scrub. Only to end up with next to nothing in your hand to exfoliate with. And you never have to worry about water getting into your container and growing bacteria. Just use one to two sugar scrub cubes at a time.
How many times a week should you use a sugar scrub cube?
Exfoliating truly depends on your skin type, the health of your skin, climate, and seasonal changes. While a face scrub is generally recommended once a week, a body scrub can be applied two to three times a week.
Want an entire leg and foot spa treatment?
We’ve got you covered! These adorable sugar scrub cubes even make an appearance in this 5 step leg & foot spa treatment lineup.
Now, what are you waiting for? Get cracking on this recipe for a natural skin exfoliator and find the herbs (and more!) that you need in the Pronounce Skincare Herbal Boutique.
Not feeling particularly DIYish?
Simply not enough hours in the day? Pinning more than you could ever tackle these days? No worries. I have got you covered. Please, head on over to the Pronounce Skincare Shop where I sell three amazing scrubs. While you are there, please look around at all of my other skincare creations. I love making them for my family and for you!