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Lavender Almond Sugar Scrub Soap Bar Recipe

These lavender sugar scrub soap bars sound fancy. And they are! But they are so simple to make you’ll wonder why you haven’t made them before!

If you are looking for a unique gift to make for your friend and family, these exfoliating scrub bars are the perfect answer. They look beautiful, take only minutes to make, and they are an indulgence that few people will gift themselves.

Of course, you should make them for yourself, too! It is always important to take care of your skin and enjoy a little pampering through the day, even if it’s for only a few minutes while washing your hands with these lovely scented sugar cube bars.

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What Are Sugar Scrub Soap Bars?

These sugar cube bars are part soap and part exfoliator. Using one on your hands or body will not only cleanse your skin, but will scrub off dead skin cells, revealing fresher, younger skin underneath. Sugar scrub bars are a combination of a soap base, nourishing oil for the skin, sugar for exfoliating, and essential oils for a pleasant aroma and skin-soothing benefits.

This recipe uses and easy goats milk melt and pour soap base. Check out my other goats milk soap recipes that you can make with leftover ingredients that you have.

The oil used is sweet almond oil, which is well known for skin softening benefits. I have not tried this recipe with coconut oil, but you might be able to substitute it.

Sugar is used in skin products (such as my coffee sugar scrub) because it naturally exfoliates skin and easily melts away. In fact, sugar is a humectant and can actually attract moisture to your skin from the air!

There are two reasons why sugar is the preferred exfoliant in these cubes rather than salt. First, salt can be too harsh and abrasive on your skin. Second, salt can strip moisture away, unlike sugar.

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How to Color the Soap Bars

These natural sugar scrub cubes are a bold shade of purple. I thought they would look great as gifts if they were colored purple to match their lavender scent.

I used a natural mica coloring which has heavy pigments to dye soaps. The non-toxic powdered pigments come in a range of colors (you can get a 36-color set for around $10) so that you can make colors that appeal to you.

How to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub Soap Bars

I used this cylinder silicone mold. This recipe makes 6 bars using this mold.



Step 1

Heat the goats milk soap base in the microwave for 30 seconds in a microwave safe measuring cup. Stir well with a silicone spatula or disposable wooden stick to make sure that all of the cubes have melted. If they have not, heat in 10 second intervals afterwards until they do.

Step 2

Add the sugar, sweet almond oil, and mica powder to the melted soap mixture. Stir well until combined.

If the mixture starts to get thick, you can heat it for an additional 10-15 seconds to thin. Be careful, though, it can boil over quickly at this point, so use shorter heating times.

Step 3

Add in the essential oil and stir together.

Step 4

Pour the liquid mixture into the soap molds.

Allow the sugar scrub soap bars to set for about 30 minutes to completely harden. Store in an airtight container, such as a mason jar or zip-top bag.

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homemade sugar scrub cubes in a bowl

Lavender Sugar Scrub Soap Bar Recipe

Yield: 6 bars
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $3

Lavender sugar scrub cubes are perfect for a relaxing mini-spa session! Exfoliate and cleanse your skin with these all natural scrub bars. Keep some by your sink or give as gifts.


  • 2 cubes (1”x1”) goats milk melt and pour soap base
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • ½ tsp Golden Purple mica powder (optional)


  1. Heat the goats milk soap base in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. Heat in 10 second intervals until fully melted.
  2. Add sugar, sweet almond oil, and mica powder to the melted soap mixture. Stir together.
  3. Add in the essential oil and stir together. Pour the liquid mixture into the soap molds.
  4. Allow the bars to set for 30 minutes to harden. Store in an airtight container.


You can heat the mixture at 10-15 second intervals if it gets too thick before pouring into the molds.

Have you seen all of my natural beauty DIY recipes? There are so many to enjoy making!

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