These little gems are a great way to gently exfoliate, and an easy and inexpensive way to transform regular soap into something cute and fun. It’s also a fun activity for the kids – the mixture isn’t too hot so they can play around with it and help you press it into moulds. By using any old jars you have accumulated, it’s a pretty affordable gift should you choose to give them away!
Sugar Soap Scrub Balls
Makes: 440 g (approx. 15 small scrub balls) Prep time: < 10 min. (plus setting time)
My Choice of Essential Oils
My favourite essential oils in this recipe are geranium and lavender, but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information on essential oils.
Extra Equipment Required
1. Add soap to blender or food processor. Blend for 10-20 seconds on high speed until you reach a powder-like consistency. Empty into a glass bowl.
2. Add carrier oil to bowl and heat until softened. (Double boiler method– place bowl on a pot of gently simmering water and stir frequently; Microwave method– heat in short bursts on low, stopping and stirring frequently). Note that mixture will look warm and squishy but not melted to a liquid consistency. Remove from heat.
3. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined.
4. Roll mixture into balls and press into silicone moulds, allowing to cool before unmoulding.
5. Transfer into container of choice.
Place in palm of hand whilst showering and scrub over body. Scrub ball will mould to your palm allowing you to target your exfoliation.