Snow Cone Sugar Scrub made with coconut oil and sugar is for perfect for summer! It smells like a snow cone and keeps your skin soft and smooth!
Raise your hand if you have fond memories of eating snow cones as a kid…or maybe you still love eating them. My husband used to have a guy that would ride a bike with a cart through his neighborhood, selling snow cones.
We didn’t have a “snow cone guy,” but we would get snow cones from concession stands and street vendors. I thought it would be fun to make a snow cone sugar scrub for summer with the flavors of snow cone syrup. It smells delicious and makes your skin so soft!
How To Make Snow Cone Sugar Scrub
For each color, mix together three tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil and two teaspoons of sweet almond oil.
Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar to each.
Add a couple of drops of flavored oil for scent and a drop or two of food coloring to tint the sugar scrub.
Watermelon oil in the pink sugar scrub, lime oil in the green sugar scrub and raspberry in the blue sugar scrub.
Tilt a small jar (I used Kerr 8 oz jars half pint wide mouth) to the side and spoon in the colored sugar scrub, one layer at a time.
This scrub makes your legs and feet feel amazingly smooth! Just be careful though, because products containing oil can make the shower/tub slippery!
Snow Cone Sugar Scrub Recipe
- 9 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
- 6 teaspoon sweet almond oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- watermelon oil
- lime oil
- raspberry oil
- red, green, and blue food coloring
- For each color, mix together 3 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil and 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil.
- Stir 1/3 cup granulated sugar into each color.
- Add a couple of drops of flavored oil for scent and a drop or two of food coloring to tint the sugar scrub. Watermelon oil in the pink sugar scrub, lime oil in the green sugar scrub and raspberry in the blue sugar scrub.
- Tilt an 8 oz wide mouth jar to the side and spoon in the colored sugar scrub, one layer at a time.
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HI THIS IS SO PRETTY THANK YOU FOR SHARING. I WAS WONDERING WHERE TO BUY THE SPOONS. I WAS HOPING THEY WOULD BE AVAILABE AT THE STORES BUT NO LUCK SO FAR. ALSO I HEARD THESE SCRUBS ARE EXPENSIVE IN STORES, WANTED TO MAKE THESE AND SELL THEM FOR CHRISTMAS IN AN 8 oz. AND 16 oz. MASON JAR. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST REGARDING PRICE. THIS WOULD BE WITH RIBBON A LABEL AND WOODEN SPOON ATTACHED. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. IRENE
The scoop I used came with a jar I purchased from Hobby Lobby. As far as finding them to buy, it would depend on how much you want to spend on each spoon. There are lots of choices on Amazon (here are my affiliate links) like these bamboo spoons http://amzn.to/2dWvrY3 or these wooden spoons http://amzn.to/2d7uOtc
I’m not sure about the prices. I haven’t tried selling anything like this. First, add up the cost of all the ingredients, jar, spoon, label and ribbon it takes to make one jar of scrub. Then, add to that the amount of money you want to make for each jar. I would suggest looking at Etsy to see what others are selling sugar scrubs for: https://www.etsy.com/search/bath-and-beauty/soaps/bath-salts-and-scrubs?q=sugar+scrub&order=most_relevant&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US&taxo_autoscope=1&ref=taxo_autoscope&original_ref=
Best of luck!
If you have a 8oz jar I would charge 3$ Or 4$ and for 16oz 6$ or 7$
Can you use this with epson salt instead or will it not be as creamy you think?
I’ve never tried this recipe using salt instead of sugar so I’m not sure how it would work out.
i use sea salt it works fine
Awesome! Thanks for the feedback. I will have to give it a try.
Yes you can it may be a little bit less creamy but go for it! Use salt and I’ll try it to
Candra Evans says
This scrub is super cute! This would be so fun to make with kids….or by myself. 🙂
Sorry, this isn’t a reply, I just couldn’t figure out how to add a comment.
The only thing I have is food couloring, is there any substitutes?
I used food coloring to tint my sugar scrub and the oils to add scent to it. 🙂
About the food coloring..some people (as in me) are allergic to food coloring and they are unhealthy,if you want to use something natural use Mica Powder..Sold by soap making and supply companies.And Please keep ii Natural.
Hey, instead of sweet almond oil, can I substitute olive oil?
Yes, you can. Best of luck! ~Tonia
Do you need to add almon oil because I don’t have any.
No you do not have to add it but you could substitute two teaspoons of melted coconut oil if you want. Best of luck!
Or you can have olive oil instead it is great for your body too!
Hi, is the granulated sugar same as the white sugar? As I’m from Singapore & i’m a teenger and I have never heard of granulated sugar… 😅😅
Yes, it is! Best of luck!
Awesome! I really wanted to make this as a gift, but I didn’t have that sugar, but I have white sugar!
Thank you for this awesome recipe
You used flavors is this the same things that can be used in food or are you really using oils that are used for candles soups and bath products.
I used flavored oils that can be used in food.
Is there something we can exchange the coconut oil for? I want to make some for my mother but she’s allergic to coconut.
yes. olive oil will work, or almond oil. just add an extra tsp-TBS of sugar to correct the consistency.
Grapeseed oil also is good to use.
I honestly do not know sorry!! Hope you find out!!! Good luck!!!!
Hi there, you can get the jars at Walmart and for those of you that are worried the food coloring will stain your skin. It does not you use so little of it and when it hits the water it doesn’t even show up on your skin. I have been making these for a long time now and never have I had any color on my skin.
I am thinking the summer temperatures will soften the coconut oil and the colors will run together, leaving a not very pretty color. I am making over 50 of these and can keep them cool but what happens after the girls get them is out of my control. I will be doing one color per container just to be on the safe side.
Whip the solid coconut instead of melting it before you add the sugar to it. Whipping it makes it nice and fluffy and soft and you don’t need to any other oils.
whàt kind of food coloring do you use? I don’t want my skin to turn blue.
I used the regular food coloring liquid. If you are concerned, you can make scented, but still white, sugar scrub.
Love this! Can this be used on the Face?
Yes, it can be used on your face, but it depends on your skin. Some people have issues with coconut oil making them break out. Enjoy! ~Tonia
This sounds like a great idea. I was wondering, would you be able to use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar? Please reply.
Yes you can but the color of the scrub will be brown instead.
Stephanie S says
If we don’t have almond oil can we use another oil in its place like olive oil?
Yes, you can use another oil! Best of luck!
Can you add body glitter to this recipe?
Yes! I think that would be lovely!
Yes!! OMG Best idea ever!
am i missing where it says what color food coloring to use?
Where do you get the almond oil and the scented oils?
I bought the Now Foods Sweet Almond Oil from Coborn’s (grocery store) and the LorAnn flavored oils from Michaels.
I think this would make a great recipe with essencial oils that are so beneficial for you!
April S says
Instead of granulated sugar, do you think I could use ground candy canes for Christmas time? Also is there anything I can substitute for the Almond Oil? Vitamin E oil or Olive Oil perhaps?
I’m not sure if that would work. I do have a recipe for peppermint sugar scrub in this post: http://www.thegunnysack.com/2013/11/peppermint-pampering-gifts-in-jars-for-homemade-christmas-gifts.html
Yes, I think you could substitute either one of those oils. Best of luck!
i woudnt use canycanes u can buy esstencial or just add olive oil too the groung candycanes 🙂
Where did you buy the jars from, or what type of jars are they? Thank (:
I used Kerr 8 oz jars Kerr Half-Pint Wide Mouth http://www.freshpreservingstore.com/kerr-half-pint-8-oz-wide-mouth-jars-set-of-12/shop/383255/
thier mason jars 🙂
Any substitutes for the essential oils???
You can use any food coloring you would like to!
Do you need the essential oils?? Please reply! And if u do need them are there any substitutes?? Xox
The sugar scrub will work great without the oils, but it won’t have a scent. As for a substitute, you could add fragrance oil specifically formulated for bath and body products. Best of luck!
you can also use extracts like vanilla, for scents.
Hi how much does this recipe make and what food coloring do u use for it
It makes enough for one 8 oz mason jar. I used McCormick food coloring.
Does the ingredients above need to be mixed for each scent or just once then seperated to add coloring and scent?
Thank you for asking, Morgan! I’ve updated the post to hopefully make it more clear. Yes, you need to mix an equal amount of ingredients for each of the scents.
I’m curious, would using food coloring stain the body where the scrub is placed??
That hasn’t happened to me, but if you are concerned, you could leave the color out and just enjoy the scent!
How long does this scrub last?
I would suggest that you use it within a month.
Nana Dear says
I am eager to make this sugar scrub and considering giving these as summer gifts. Where did you get the cute little salt wood spoon?
The little wooden spoons came with some jars that I bought from Hobby Lobby. http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/240ml-clear-glass-jar-with-cork-lid-and-wood-spoon-710798/ I thought about using the jars for the scrub, but with the smaller opening, it would be harder to make the “snow cone” look. They would be perfect for a different sugar scrub though. Enjoy!
Lovely recipe! I’m wondering, how long does this last? Does it need to be kept in the fridge?
I would suggest using it within a month, but I’ve found some in my bathroom cabinet that is several months old and it still works fine. It does not need to be kept in the fridge. Enjoy!
Love this! My mom and I did a lavender sugar scrub as a gift for our book club members. It seemed to be a hit!
That sounds lovely! Thanks, Shae!
Evie@ Defense Soap says
Great.. For the fellow (or the lady, or the sporty) mixing savory herbs with lemon and salt is a super treat for the skin 😉
Thanks for the tip, Evie!
Jo Worley says
Love this. Be great to make with the kids. As long as they don’t eat it!
This is so good because I can make it for my sister’s and my mom