Peppermint Orange Sugar Scrub Bars

Once you make these Peppermint Orange Sugar Scrub Bars, you will never want to buy store-bought soap again! Making your own DIY soap allows you to not only have soap when you need it, but you also know exactly what ingredients are in the soap. Plus, depending on what essential oils you are using, you can totally customize your soap for every holiday or season!

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How to Make Your Own Peppermint Orange Sugar Scrub Bars

I think another reason that I really like making these sugar scrub bars is that the smell that is in your kitchen while you are making these is absolutely amazing!

Why This Recipe Works

Learning to make your own sugar scrub bars is a great idea because they are:

  • Versatile
  • Budget-friendly
  • Easy to learn to do
  • And they make great gifts!

Expert Tips, Supply List and Suggestions for Success

  • Melt and pour soap base
  • White granulated sugar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Orange Mica Powder
  • Sweet orange essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil

These are the basic supplies that you will need.

  • Pink Soap Mold
  • Microwave safe measuring cup with spout
  • Wooden stir sticks
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Can You Use Olive Oil?

Yes, you can. It’s a great hydrating oil. You can also use virgin coconut oil or grapeseed oil.

How Long Will These Last?

When using olive oil, they should last around 3 months if stored in an air-tight container. However, once you start using them, you’ll be using them all the time, so you won’t have to worry about them lasting that long.

Does Olive Oil Remove Dead Skin?

Yes, it does. It’s a great exfoliator.

How Do You Get Soap Out of a Silicone Mold?

If you’ve let the soap sit for the time stated in the instructions and it still hasn’t hardened enough to release, let it sit for a bit more.

If that doesn’t work, try running warm water over the back of the silicone mold and apply gentle pressure to the mold. That may create enough pressure to allow the soap to come loose.

What Type of Sugar is Best?

White granulated sugar is honestly the best.

How Long do Melt and Pour Soaps last?

Since these set up quickly, they don’t last as long as other soaps. As long as they are stored in air-tight containers, they should last up to three months.

Is Melt and Pour Soap Real Soap?

It is a ready-made soap base. It has natural ingredients, fatty acids, and glycerin.

It’s made through a process called “saponification”. This process combines mixing lye and fats together. Once these ingredients are mixed together, they are cured for up to a month before it’s ready to be used.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Cut the melt and pour soap base into cubes that are 1″ x 1″.

Step 2: Melt two of the cubes in a microwave-safe cup.

Step 3: Add in the sugar and the olive oil.

Step 4: Soften things up again by microwaving the ingredients.

Step 5: Add in your mica powder and the essential oils. Then pour the soap into the molds.

Step 6: Let the soap set.

Step 7: Remove the soap and enjoy.

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Peppermint Orange Sugar Scrub Bars

Once you make these Peppermint Orange Sugar Scrub Bars, you will never want to buy store-bought soap again! Making your own DIY soap allows you to not only have soap when you need it, but you also know exactly what ingredients are in the soap. Plus, depending on what essential oils you are using, you can totally customize your soap for every holiday or season!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Setting2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Keyword: DIY Sugar Scrub Bars, Melt and Pour Soap, Orange Sugar Scrub Bars, Peppermint Orange Sugar Scrub Bars, Sugar Scrub Bar, Sugar Scrub Bars
Servings: 4 soaps

Equipment

  • Pink Soap Mold
  • Microwave safe measuring cup with spout
  • Wooden stir sticks

Ingredients

  • 2 1" x 1" cubes Melt and pour soap base
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoons Orange Mica Powder
  • 20 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Instructions

  • Using a soap mold cutter or a knife, cut the melt and pour soap base into 1" x 1" cubes.
  • Next add two of the cubes into a microwave-safe measuring cup. Set the rest aside.
  • Place the microwave-safe cup into the microwave and heat on high for approximately 10 seconds. Remove the cup and stir well. Place back into the microwave and heat again for 10 seconds, remove and stir, then if needed, heat again for 10 seconds. The key to remember is to not overheat the melt and pour soap base.
  • Then add in the white granulated sugar and then pour in the olive oil and stir using a wooden stir stick until everything is combined.
  • Place back into the microwave for an additional 10 seconds so everything can be softened up again.
  • Next, remove the cup carefully from the microwave and quickly add in the Orange Mica Powder and the Sweet Orange Essential Oil and the Peppermint Essential Oil.
  • Then pour the soap into the molds.
  • Let the soap mixture set for at least 2 hours or until the soap has hardened.
  • Carefully remove from the mold.

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