Valentine’s day is just around the corner and it’s time to pick out the perfect gift for your special someone. Whatever you’re planning to get, adding a personal touch to your present is always a good idea.
These lovely sugar scrub hearts would make anyone’s day because gifts made with love are such a sweet gesture! Just knowing that someone put the time and effort to create a little something for you is truly heartwarming.
I’ve had these heart shaped molds in my freezer forever, but I just recently thought of using them for creating soaps and sugar scrubs. I love it when I get inspired and find different uses for simple objects around the house.
Anyways, I gathered my tools, chose the best ingredients and started crafting. In just minutes, my kitchen smelled soo good, and hours later, after getting the molds out of the fridge, I got the cutest heart shaped sugar scrubs! They turned out so great, I just had to share this recipe.
These scrubs are the perfect pampering gift and a great way to get soft, smooth skin. Sugar is the best exfoliator and shea butter & coconut oil moisturize, nourish and soften the skin. On top of that, these ingredients mixed together smell just amazing!
For creating these sweet sugar scrub hearts, you will need:
- 100 gr. (3.55 oz) of unscented soap bar or soap base
- 2 tablespoons of shea butter
- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 cup of white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon of pink food coloring
- Heart shaped silicone molds
- Microwave, double boiler or a cooking pan
- Mixing bowl
Start by shredding your soap base (or soap bar) and get all your ingredients measured.
Melt the ingredients together using a microwave, a double boiler or a pan and a bowl (any method should be fine, as long as the ingredients are nicely melted).
Pour the coconut oil, shea butter and shredded soap in a clean bowl and microwave on high for 15 second intervals, stirring in between until the ingredients melt together.
You can use a double boiler for this step, and if you don’t have one, just follow my pictorial below.
Place an empty bowl over a pan filled with boiling water and add the butter, oil and shredded soap. The ingredients will slowly start to melt together as you keep on stirring.
Remove the pan from heat and pour the sugar and food coloring. Make sure to stir quickly because once you add the sugar the mixture will harden instantly.
Start adding the mixture in the molds with a spoon or your fingers. Fill up as much as you can and press down each mold to get full shapes and avoid fallouts once you get the hearts out of the molds.
Sprinkle some more sugar on top and place the molds in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Pop the scrubs out of the molds and place them in a container.
Give this cute handmade gift to your special someone, or treat yourself :).
If you like making natural scrubs, check out this simple head to toe exfoliant.
What do you think about these sugar scrubs? Would you try them out?
Let me know in the comments below!