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Sugar Scrub Cubes
October 25, 2010
6:10 pm
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CindyP
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I just made up a batch from grated HP soap (I didn't have enough scraps of one flavor), added olive oil and sugar.  I had to use the oil to melt the soap, it just wouldn't melt, it sorta started cooking more.  I used “Love Spell” fragrance oil….my house smells heavenly :)

I used candy molds (chocolate covered cherries and little gift looking ones) and a small cardboard box.

They're setting up now :)

Of course I had to wash my hands after…..but no suds.  Just wondering if the M&P did or not?

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October 25, 2010
7:52 pm
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Hi Cindy, I used my hot process soap,  but I used some almond oil along with the glycerin.  I microwaved it and kept checking it, you really have to stir it in order for it to melt, the last sugar cube batch I made I added coconut oil because that was all I had and mixed it up, it was almost like a bread dough, felt like I was playing with playdough, I kneaded it and pressed it into the mold, it did set up.  I used a cube it was a little sudsy, there were bubbles, but not like washing your hands with soap.  I hope I am not rambling,  where I live there is no place to buy any all glycerin soap, unless I order it online, and since I make soap I thought I would try it.  There really are so cute and smell great.wave

October 25, 2010
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These are just supposed to be a solid form of the sugar scrubs you make.  I don't think they are really supposed to lather as the scrubs themselves do not.  These are for the convenience of taking one into the shower without having to take your whole jar and dip out scrub to use.  These are also supposed to not leave the oily “bust-your-hiney” stuff on your shower floor like the scrubs do.  I haven't paid attention to whether mine do or not but will check it next time.  If you add things that make them lather you could call them sugar soap cubes instead of sugar scrub cubes.  I think that would make people expect a little lather :).  Does that make sense??

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October 25, 2010
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OK, then, I'm fine with it!  LOL!!!!  The soap is actually to get to set into a cube, not add suds.  I loved the feel of it when I used the leftovers up….even made John scrub his hands with it, the wood really kills his hands.  I told him to go back out to the garage and play with some more wood, the “Love Spell” would leave!  LOL!

 

Oops, left this reply open….. I just tried taking them out……crumbled. So I melted more soap (total 12 oz now) and kneeded all the stuff into the new melted soap and jammed back into the molds……. Will let you know tomorrow :)   I'm staying away from it tonight!  But there was suds involved when I washed my hands this time!

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October 25, 2010
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I also played with the recipe, I used more soap then called for.  Let us know how it turned out!!!!!  my second batch was like playdough, but it did set up, not hard though.happy-flower

October 26, 2010
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If you do a search for recipes for these you will find a bunch of different blends to make them but all seem to use the glycerin or shea butter to “hold them” in cube form.  I like the first ones I made with the glycerin better than the ones I did with shea butter soap.  The glycerin seem to crumble better and make a nicer scrub.  THe shea butter tries to lather but the sugar seems to be melted and not as “scrubby”.  I am picking up some cocoa butter and other things tonight to add and try.  These sell like crazy on etsy and most of them list the ingredients at the bottom of the sale page.  There seems to be as many different combinations of oils as there is in soapmaking for these.

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