Sugar Scrubs

Okay so this recipe is NOT FOOD!!!   even though they look good enough to eat and quite frankly could pass for these Raw Strawberry Bliss Balls, they are not edible!!

Since we began our fructose free journey we do not use sugar, we used to, and because of this I know have bags of white and brown sugar that I just did not want to throw out, as I really hate to waste anything!

I am really into repurposing anything I’ve made headboards out of old doors, vegetable plant labels from plastic containers,  used timber from our house renovation to build numerous things and many many more.

So when it came to throwing out the sugar I just could not bring myself to do it, not because I wanted it there in case we had a change of heart regarding our sugar free life, for me that is now a way of life and there is not going back.

So the idea for sugar scrubs was mulled over, I didn’t really want the traditional scrubs, as I find them pretty messy to deal with and a lot gets wasted as it falls in big globs onto the shower floor only to be washed down the drain.

My daughters school carnival was coming up and they had to make something to sell at the carnival (school fundraising) so I suggested sugar scrub shapes,  Ava (my 9 year old daughter) loved the idea and we got the ball rolling.

I had a large box of soap making products in the shed ( I used to make all my own liquid soaps, dishwashing liquid etc)  We found a lovely natural soap made of mostly coconut oil and no synthetics, Perfect!

So we grated the soap mixing in some coconut oil and heating it all up until the coconut oil melted, then stirred in the sugar and pressed the mixture into silicone molds and put them in the refrigerator to set

We were so pleased with the results and they are so much easier to use, just take a shape into the shower with you and use anywhere you want to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time (these are not intended for your face)

Because of the coconut oil with is so moisturizing these shapes will soften at room temperature ( and in warm water, which is what we want) so if it is very hot, I would suggest keeping them in the fridge until you are ready to use them.

These make fantastic gifts and are so simple to make, kids can get involved and choose what shapes and colors they like.

Sugar Scrubs
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  • 2 Cups White, Brown or Raw Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 bar of soap roughly around 95grams
  • 1-4 drops of essential oil such as lavender, rose, orange, grapefruit to name a few(optional)
  • 1 drop of food coloring (optional)


  1. grate the soap into a medium saucepan
  2. Add the coconut oil and heat over a low heat until the oil has melted, stirring as not to burn
  3. Add in the sugar and stir until everything is thoroughly combined
  4. Test that your mixture has the right consistency by testing a spoonful and squeezing it into a ball, it should hold its shape and not crumble, if it does crumble add a little bit more melted coconut oil until it will hold its shape when squeezed.
  5. Spoon into silicone molds, roll into balls or place in a lined slice tray and cut into squares once set.
  6. To Use
  7. Take one sugar scrub into the bath or shower with you and soften in the water and then gently massage into your body wherever you want to exfoliate and soften.
  8. Massage in a circular motion towards your heart.

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