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Sugar Scrub Cubes
October 22, 2010
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KentuckyFarmGirl
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OH NO!!  Yet another addiction!  I have made Peppermint and put them in cute little Christmas tins and I have Apple Blossom scented ones that I need to find containers for.  They are so easy and cute!  You just take one into the shower with you, wet it and scrub away.

Here's what I used:

6 oz. melt and pour glycerin soap

6 oz. sweet almond oil  (you can use other oils as well)

18 oz. white sugar

Fragrance and color

A few drops of vitamin E oil (poke a hole in the vitamin E gel capsules and squeeze out the oil).

Melt your soap in microwave (about 30 seconds)

Add oil and stir.  Add sugar and stir.  If it starts to get to thick, reheat again.  Add you fragrance and color.  I had to reheat a couple of times to be able to pour it into the molds.  Don't overheat or the sugar will melt.  If it still seems to thick after reheating you can add more melted glycerin or oil.

Pour into molds let harden for about an hour.  Pop out of molds and cut into small squares.

I used the rectangular shaped soap bar molds.  I cut each bar into 6

cubes.  Store in an air tight container.

The first batch I made came out of the molds dry and crumbly.  I just remelted it and added more glycerin soap the second time and they turned out great too.  I think the amount of soap can depend on what oil you use and you can adjust it to get the right pouring consistency.  If it's too runny, add more sugar.

Have fun!!

Apple Blossom

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Peppermint (Found these tins at $ store for $1, added clear cellophane and candy cane ribbons).

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October 22, 2010
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Those are so cute!!!!  So each cube is one-use?

Clover made me do it.

October 22, 2010
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Yes, just one time use.  The cubes melt into sort of a creamy paste you can scrub with.  I love using them on my elbows, knees and feet where I tend to get dry skin in the winter.  I probably wouldn't use these around my eyes or on my face since they do have the glycerin soap and fragrance oil in them.  I am going to try some with brown sugar tomorrow and see how they turn out.

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October 22, 2010
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CUTE!!!!!

Could you just use shavings of homemade soap for this instead of the glycerin soap base?  That would be another great use for scraps.

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October 23, 2010
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I don't see why not Cindy!  I have a bunch of scraps as well.  Let me know if you try it and how they turn out.

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October 23, 2010
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LOVE LOVE the sugar cube soaps!  I have been busy making lots of soaps for some craft fairs and have scaps, so I will have to try this out!  Love the pictures, they are just tooooooooooo cute!!!!yes

October 23, 2010
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Those are so cute!  Thanks for sharing the recipe with us, KFG. sun

I bet you could also use coffee crystals instead of sugar.  I can't wait to try this!

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October 23, 2010
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Oh my gosh, you come up with the neatest crafts!  Those are just adorable!

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October 23, 2010
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These look so cute! It would be fun to make these for Christmas.  But I don't know anything about soap-making.  What is melt and pour glycerine soap?  Is this something that can be bought where soap-making supplies are sold?  Thanks for any explanation!

October 23, 2010
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Urbanite, I got my glycerin at Hobby Lobby.  This is the first I have bought so I don't know if anywhere else carries it.  I'm sure Michael's does and you can find it online.  I have heard that Walmart also carries it but I haven't checked there yet.  The ones at Hobby Lobby are with the soap making supplies.  It's a big bag of blocks of clear soap.  You just melt them in the microwave or double boiler.

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October 23, 2010
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Thank you, Kentucky FarmGirl.  That is just what I needed to know.

October 24, 2010
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These sound great and easy to make.  I'll have to find some glycerin and give this a try. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.  I'll have to see what I can use as a mold, since I haven't made soap yet!
Hugs Cheryl

October 24, 2010
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KentuckyFarmGirl,

     Thank you for the great recipe!  I was able to grate some of my soap today and make the sugar cubes, they turned out so pretty!  I was not sure if my homemade soap would work but it did, these will make such nice gifts, thanks so much.    shimmy

October 25, 2010
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Lizzie, glad to know it worked!  I have ordered some of the breakaway tart mold/boxes to use as packaging for giving these as gifts.  I thought of this little idea after I used an empty one as a mold Saturday.  I did some searching and found these.  They are originally for candle tarts but they will work great for these as well.

 

http://www.peakcandle.com/products/6-Cavity-Break-Away-Tart-Molds__ML1004.aspx

 

I am goiing to add my little sales label to the top flap and give them as gifts for Christmas.

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October 25, 2010
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I bet you could also use an ice cube tray – just not filled all the way – as a mold.

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October 25, 2010
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Or maybe TP rolls, then sliced?  (Been saving them anticipating using them as soap molds.)

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October 25, 2010
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ScreamingSardine said:

I bet you could also use an ice cube tray – just not filled all the way – as a mold.


I have some really cute scottie dog ice cube tray molds… hmmm wondering if that would work.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Hugs Cheryl

October 25, 2010
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Guess what I just used?? Made some more of these using shea butter melt and pour soap instead of glycerin and I poured them into a Little Debbie Brownie box (the flat ones that are about an inch thick).  Once cooled I tore the box off and sliced with my soap cutter.  Worked great!  I got an order for 3 of the peppermint gift tin ones this morning.  Yeah!!!

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October 25, 2010
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YOU GO GIRL!!!!  That is so great, I am going to put some of mine up at my husband's store and see if they will sell, I will have to get myself to the dollar store for containers.  I was thinking about using some melted shea butter in the soap mixture since it does harden up when cooled.  I also used some gel food color to color mine yesterday and it worked!  You could also use those tiny cookie cutters to cut out the soap cubes, like Christmas trees, ginger bread men, oh the possibilities are endless, such FUN!!!!  and so easy to do.  happy-flower

October 25, 2010
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Great minds think alike! I was searching for mini cookie cutters and molds on ebay this morning.

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