These fresh smelling lemon and tea tree Sugar Scrubs are made into small, cubes which are easy to use and so much better for gift-giving. Sugar scrubs are great for exfoliation, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
What Are Sugar Scrub Bars?
Well, they are sugar scrub in a more solid form. They work the same as the scrub, though are easier to hold and make things less slippery than sugar scrubs. Sugar Scrub Bars also don’t feel as oily or greasy as the traditional sugar scrub and are less messy.
What Are Sugar Scrub Bars Used For?
They are used to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise the skin – great for those with dry skin. They pack up a lot easier then sugar scrub, making them great to take with you when you travel.
How to Use Sugar Scrub Bars
First, you will need to wet the skin where you are planning to use the bar. When wet, gently rub the bar onto the skin, massaging the bar into your skin to help exfoliate the skin as you go. Let it sit on the skin for a couple of minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Note: As sugar scrubs contain oil, they can make the tub or shower slippery, so make sure you clean off the floor after using. As these sugar scrub bars contain melt and pour soap, they shouldn’t make anything slippery, but just be careful.
Essential oils are potent, and need to be diluted. As this sugar scrub is being used on your skin, you will need to use essential oils that are gentle enough to be applied to your skin – and used in the correct quantities.
This lovely smelling DIY sugar scrub does contain lemon essential oil. This is a photosensitive oil, which means that you can have a reaction if you go out in the sun within a few hours of using it, so it is recommended to use this scrub before bed. For this reason, when using Lemon essential oil in body care products, I use this Steam-Distilled Lemon Essential Oil from Plant Therapy as it is not phototoxic, which means you don’t have to worry about phototoxicity.
Just be careful using lemon and tea tree essential oils around children and pregnant women, making sure to do your research before using.
This scrub is really very beneficial as the
- Lemon essential oil contains antioxidants, and is astringent, meaning it helps keep your skin clean, less oily and help reduce acne breakouts.
- Tea Tree essential oil is believed to have antimicrobial, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, helping with the soothing of skin conditions and with treating acne, nail fungus and insect bites.
For this sugar scrub recipe I used sweet almond oil, though you could also use coconut oil or jojoba oil instead. The ‘clear’ oils are best as they leave the sugar nice and white, especially if you are not going to add any colour to it.
More Sugar Scrubs
- Sandalwood Sugar Scrub Bars
- Lemon Rosemary Sugar Scrub
- Eucalyptus Mint Sugar Scrub
- Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
- Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars
- Exfoliating Orange Lip Scrub
- Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub
Lemon and Tea Tree Sugar Scrubs
To make 12 small sugar scrub bars, you will need:
- Small ice cube tray
- 2 – 1 inch x 1 inch cubes of melt and pour soap base
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 TBSP sweet almond oil
- ¼ teaspoon fruit green mica colorant
- 6 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 8 drops Lemon Essential Oil
To make these exfoliating lemon and tea tea sugar scrub bars, first add the soap base to a microwavable safe measuring jug that has a spout. The spout makes for easy pouring into the ice cube tray.
Heat the soap base in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds and stir well.
Add the sugar, sweet almond oil, green mica, and essential oils and stir to combine. If the soap base starts to harden, gently heat for another 5 to 10 seconds, then remove from the microwave and stir.
Pour the mixture into the moulds.
Allow the scrubs to set for about 30 minutes before popping them out of the mould.
Store in an airtight container.
Lemon and Tea Tree Sugar Scrubs
- Small Ice Cube Tray
- To make these exfoliating lemon and tea tea sugar scrub bars, first add the soap base to a microwavable safe measuring jug that has a spout. The spout makes for easy pouring into the ice cube tray.
- Heat the soap base in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds and stir well.
- Add the sugar, sweet almond oil, green mica, and essential oils and stir to combine. If the soap base starts to harden, gently heat for another 5 to 10 seconds, then remove from the microwave and stir.
- Pour the mixture into the moulds.
- Allow the scrubs to set for about 30 minutes before popping them out of the mould.
- Store in an airtight container.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. Check dilution levels for kids. Pregnant, nursing women and those under the care of a physician for a chronic condition should consult a physician before using. For external use only. Individual results may vary.