Love sugar scrubs but wanting it in a soap form? Try this recipe that combines the gentle exfoliating of sugar scrubs, the cleansing proprieties of bar soap and the aroma of essential oils. What a combination huh!
I like to use heart shape molds for these soaps because they are really cute for gift giving, especially Mother's Day or Valentine's Days. You can use any soap mold to get the desired shape you prefer.
We added fractionated coconut oil and vitamin E oil for a skin moisturizing punch. So you are exfoliating, moisturizing and cleansing at the same time as well as enjoying some aromatherapy!
Exfoliating Essential Oil Soap Hearts
- 1/2 pound Clear Glycerin Soap
- 1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon Pink Mica Powder
- 30 drops of Essential Oils
- Heart Shaped Silicone Molds
- Silicone Spatula
- Glass Measuring Cup (size 4 cups)
Gather all ingredients so you are ready to make exfoliating soap bars.
Cut glycerin soap into cubes and add to glass measuring cup. 1/2 pound equaled 10 cubes when cut up. This is the melt and pour soap I used. Place in pan with 2 inches of boiling water.
Heat until soap is completely melted.
Turn off heat but keep in hot water, add 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil.
Add a few drops of vitamin E oil (approximately 1/8 teaspoon).
Add 1 cup of sugar and mix well with spatula.
Add pink mica powder and stir well until blended.
Add essential oils, we used 15 drops of peppermint and 15 drops of orange essential oil but you can use any essential oils you desire.
Pour into soap molds, divided evenly between 6 molds. Set molds aside and let cool for about 1-2 hours.
Pop out of molds. All ready to use!
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors and improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office!
We are frequently asked what essential oil brand we like, here are some of our favorites: