DIY No-Mess Lavender Sugar Scrub Cubes (Without Soap)

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These soap-free, moisturising AND exfoliating sugar scrub cubes are the perfect 2-minute DIY project to make, and smell amazing with the fragrant lavender scent! They’re 100% natural, easy and fun to make (and work as a wonderful exfoliant after laser hair removal).

I love using homemade exfoliants such as sugar scrubs. They help keep my skin smooth without the chemicals or abrasive exfoliants (that do more harm than good to skin).

I wanted a sugar scrub that was less mess, more scrub, because in the past it’s gone everywhere when I’ve applied it on my skin, and these were the perfect no-mess solution! Plus, they’re perfectly portioned. So rather than dipping into a jar, you have the perfect, hand-held cube, all ready to go!

But it doesn’t stop there! I’ve coupled this scrub with some soothing, hydrating butters and oils to give a 3-in-one type experience. So instead of whipping out products for exfoliating, cleansing and moisturising, I combined all three! I’m definitely a “less is best” type o’ gal, so when it comes to my skin care routine, I love keeping it simple, easy, and “au naturel”.

There are no chemicals, whatsoever, in this scrub. I’m really conscious that whatever I put on my skin, will end up in my body (as the skin is like a sponge). This scrub is scented with lavender essential oil which has many beneficial properties; promotes relaxation, is believed to help relieve anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, menstrual cramps, and more. But I love it for it’s soothing and calming properties.

However, they’re completely customisable! So if lavender “ain’t your thang”, feel free to change up the scent to one of your favourite essential oils.

I’ve used white sugar for this recipe as it tends to be softer on skin, but if you’re looking for something a little stronger, sub in organic brown or cane sugar, as the granules are a bit bigger, making for a more intense scrub.

I’ve found these sugar scrub cubes to be effective at exfoliating out any remaining hair bulbs stuck under my skin after laser hair removal. A lot of other exfoliants I’ve tried haven’t been as effective.

Before we get started in learning how to make these no-mess, sugar scrub cubes – if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe to my email newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up to date on the latest recipes, DIYs, gardening and health tips I share!!

DIY No-Mess Lavender Sugar Scrub Cubes

Ensure you pack and press the mix into the moulds to ensure they hold together when setting in the fridge. 


To make:

  1. In a saucepan, bring several cups of water to a boil, and once boiling, turn down to a simmer and make a double boiler by placing the shea butter and coconut oil either in a heat-proof bowl on top of the pot of water, or in a glass jar placed in the simmering water. Stir every so often – it should only take 15 minutes or so).
  2. Pour the white sugar into a large bowl and add in the essential oil.
  3. Pour the oil mixture into the bowl of sugar and mix with a fork until all of the sugar is coated in the mix (it should be wet).
  4. Using a spoon, divide and press the sugar scrub mixture into the moulds.
  5. Place the moulds in the fridge and let set for 30 minutes-1 hour, or until completely set.
  6. These sugar scrub cubes will keep in an airtight container for one year.

Another favourite scrub of mine is this homemade coffee scrub. It helps to stimulate lymph/blood flow, and the caffeine found in the coffee may have a tightening effect on skin.

DIY no-mess sugar scrub cubes

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. I am not a doctor. All opinions expressed are my own personal thoughts and feelings of the products mentioned. Check with your doctor or health practitioner if you are uncertain about trying out any of the products, recipes or tips mentioned in this post.

Have you used a sugar scrub before? What’s your favourite essential oil scent? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa

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