How To Make Star Sugar Scrub Bars

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Get festive with your personal care for the upcoming summer holidays, with these easy to make Star Sugar Scrub Bars. With just a few different supplies, and some sprinkles for a fun burst of color, these star sugar scrub bars take just a few minutes to whip together, and less than 30 minutes to become completely solid bars.

Blue star-shaped sugar scrub bars

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Star Sugar Scrub Bars

The full list of materials, tools, and instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.

These star sugar scrub bars are a great one time use exfoliant for your skin and can help to make your skin feel softer. Double or triple this easy DIY recipe so that you can share some of these festive and colorful sugar scrub bars with your friends.

Make these star shaped bars to put in your bathroom for Fourth of July or Labor Day – your guests are sure to love using them!

Sugar scrub itself is really easy to make, and it’s just as easy to turn loose scrub into bars by using a little melted soap.

The best thing about making your own cosmetics and skincare products is that you know exactly what goes in them – and you can customise them (with color and fragrance) to your personal preference too!

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

You may have some of the supplies needed to make these sugar scrub bars at home already, but I’ve included links to Amazon below for your convenience should you need to purchase anything.

  • Clear Glycerin Soap Baseyou only need a 1-inch cube, but if you plan on making more of your own homemade cosmetics, you’ll be able to make full use of the whole package.
  • Forget-Me-Knot Soap Colorantthis is the one used in this craft – but you can use a blue soap colorant of your own choosing. Or you could make some red stars instead (or halve the mixture and make both colors!).
  • Red, White & Blue Sprinklesto add a patriotic fun touch to your stars!
  • Granulated Sugar – regular white sugar is just fine – it is perfect to use in sugar scrubs as it has a good abrasive quality, but isn’t too harsh on the skin.
  • Grapeseed Oilthis is a great neutral oil that absorbs quickly and is said to be full of antioxidants. If you don’t want to buy a bottle of this oil, you could use olive oil or even vegetable oil. If you wanted to add a little fragrance you could use almond oil or coconut oil.
  • Silicone Star Candy/Soap Moldthe one pictured is the Star Silicone Mold by Celebrate It! from Michael’s (a US Craft store) but I found it on Amazon too – Star-Shaped Candy/Soap Mold. But any small star-shaped mold will do, however, how many sugar scrub stars you get from the recipe will depend on the size of the cavities in the mold.
  • Microwave-safe cup/jug makes for easy pouring into molds rather than using a bowl.
  • Wooden Sticksfor stirring ingredients together.

The recipe for these star shape bars does not include a fragrance, however you could add some of your favorite fragrance oil to the mixture. Use around 10-15 drops, or according to any directions given on the oil packaging.

Since these are patriotic sugar scrub bars why not use some classic American “flavors” in your stars like blueberry, apple pie, or cherry!

Sugar Scrub Stars Supplies
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A bowl of blue star shaped sugar scrub bars sitting on a red and white chevron cloth on a blue table.

How Do I Make Star Sugar Scrub Bars?

Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, instructions and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).

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Star Sugar Scrub Bars

Star Sugar Scrub Bars

Yield: 10 Stars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

Get festive with your personal care for the upcoming summer holidays, with these easy to make Star Sugar Scrub Bars.


  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 (1-inch) cube of clear glycerin soap base
  • 1-2 drops Forget Me Not soap colorant 
  • 1 Tbsp red, white, and blue sprinkles


  • Star candy/soap mold
  • Microwave-safe measuring cup
  • Wooden craft stick (for stirring)


  1. Place soap base in measuring cup and microwave on high for about 15-20 seconds.
  2. Add sugar, oil, and soap colorant. Stir well.
  3. Adding Sugar to melted Soap Base
  4. Adding Oil to melted Soap Base
  5. Adding soap colorant to melted Soap Base
  6. Stirring ingredients together
  7. You may need to heat for an additional 10 seconds to get everything to a thinner texture again.
  8. Add sprinkles and stir to combine.
  9. Adding sprinkles to soap base
  10. Stirring sprinkles into melted soap
  11. Pour into the soap mold and leave to set for 20-30 minutes so the bars completely solidify.
  12. Pouring into soap mold
  13. Remove from mold and store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  14. Unmolded Sugar Scrub Star Bars

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Blue Sugar Scrub Star Bars sitting in a white bowl on a red and white cloth with red, white and blue flowers in the background.

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