Cranberry Fig Solid Sugar Scrub

We have a new Gift Givers class coming up next month at Otion to prepare you for giving handmade gifts for the holidays. We will make custom lip balm, bath fizzies and sugar/salt scrubs. I’m playing around with a fun solid sugar scrub idea using my favorite scent this season: Cranberry Fig! Anne-Marie has a great post about making sugar cubes on Soap Queen based on Erin Pikor‘s single use body scrubs.

They are simple to make and super luxurious!


  • Up to 1 part carrier oil (jojoba, sweet almond, avocado, etc.)
  • 3 parts white sugar
  • 4 ml of fragrance per pound of mixture
  • I used the Celtic and Fall Leaves single cavity flexible molds, which are also great for lotion bars, soap and bath fizzies!
  • Color is optional. Merlot mica was used in this example.


  1. Melt soap base and stir in carrier oil, fragrance and color.
  2. Pour sugar into melted soap and oil while stirring. If it hardens quickly, simply re-heat in microwave.
  3. Pour or spoon into molds. Place molded cubes in freezer for ten minutes, de-mold and enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Cranberry Fig Solid Sugar Scrub

  1. Pingback: Homemade for the holidays: Cranberry Fig Solid Sugar Scrub · Bath and Body |

  2. Do these get slimy when removing form the freezer? Most MP soaps do & I was wondering how I was going to package them if they develop that filmy layer of slime…….thanks!

    • Hi Kelly! Yes, they may get a little dewy when you remove them from the freezer. You can either set them in front of a fan to dry out overnight, or let them harden overnight at room temperature if you’re concerned. Either way, they ought to be packaged in plastic shrink wrap to prevent dew from humidity when stored or shipped.


  3. Hi. I tried making these; they came out okay…mine came out very oily, still functional, but not pretty. I used apricot kernel oil as a carrier & essential oils for fragrance. Any thoughts on what went wrong? I noticed too that my M&P base was greast to begin with (I’ve ever used this before), not sure if that’s normal.

    • Hmm. I would try decreasing the amount of carrier oil you used, and make sure you’re using a very fine sugar, like baking sugar.

      How old was your soap base? What brand was it? Usually soap base gets that oily or dewey feeling when it’s been stored in a very cold place, and should be left to dry out in the open before using it in a recipe. But, melt and pour soap doesn’t go bad, so it should still be fine to use after it’s dry.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you decide to try this recipe again, and how it turns out for you.


Leave a Reply