Homemade Sugar Scrub Hearts

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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:


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.

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I chose a simple little jar and decorated it with a pink ribbon.

You can get creative and add a Valentine’s day card, heart shaped stickers, kisses stickers, a handwritten letter to your Valentine, the list could go on and on!

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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!


52 thoughts on “Homemade Sugar Scrub Hearts

    1. Haha that’s exactly what my friend told me when I sent her the photos, she thought these were gummy sweets!
      Thanks for stopping by Kathryn, hope you enjoy these scrubs :).

  1. Ok these are completely adorable! They don’t look too hard to make either. Thanks for the great photos…makes it seem easy! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Cheers, Mary Jane

    1. Thanks Mary Jane! It took me around 20 minutes to put them together – melting, stirring and placing in the molds. So yeah, they’re very easy to make :).

  2. I saved this, because I’m definitely going to try this. I love sugar scrubs to add to my baths.

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  3. I’m always looking for something like this to make. These look great and quite easy to do. Definitely bookmarking to try one day.

  4. I’m going to give this a try! I’ve never made anything like this before! Here’s hoping they come out as pretty as yours! Perfect gifts for Random Acts of Kindness week at my school!

  5. I was very happy to discover this site. I need to to thank you for your time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely liked every part of it and i also have you book-marked to check out new things on your blog.

  6. These are so freaking adorable! I seriously need to make them! They would make great gifts but honestly, I kind of just want to make some for myself and display them in my bathroom. Great post! <3

    1. Thank you so much Cassie! I’ve had them displayed in my bathroom for a while now, they’re just too cute :)))

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