Peeps candies are an Easter basket staple at our house.
I know people have strong opinions about the sugary, marshmallow candies. But you can’t deny that these Easter Peeps sugar body scrub soaps are adorable.
And here’s another instance where I wished we had scratch-and-sniff computer screens.
These confectionery-inspired soaps smell amazing, I used Butter Mints, Strawberry and Blueberry Jam soap fragrance to make these.
When my husband came home and saw these sitting on the kitchen counter, he almost took a bite. And one of my son’s friends licked one before I could stop him. (Thankfully, he only got a mouthful of sugar and not soap. But I think his mom would have been fine either way!)
You still have plenty of time to whip up a batch of bunnies and chicks sugar body scrub soaps before Easter.
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Because sugar scrub soaps have a high oil content, I don’t think they would stick to the pan or be a pain to remove. But I can’t say for sure. If anyone tries it, leave a comment here and let me know if it worked.
The silicone molds make it super easy to release the finished soaps.
The recipe below will make six Peeps bunnies or six Peeps chicks soaps. Because sugar body scrub soaps set up fast, I don’t recommend doubling the recipe to fill the entire mold. Instead, make two separate batches, and you’ll be able to add different colorants and fragrance.
- Peeps silicone mold
- 2 ounces clear or white melt and pour soap base
- 2 ounces sweet almond oil or jojoba oil
- 2 milliliters soap fragrance oil (I buy mine from Brambleberry)
- 2 milliliters of vanilla color stabilizer, optional
- Soap colorant (liquid or solid color blocks)
- 6 ounces white granulated sugar, plus more for dusting
- Medium glass measuring cup
Place 2 ounces of soap base into the measuring cup with 2 ounces of sweet almond oil or jojoba oil.
In a separate bowl, measure out 6 ounces of granulated sugar. Do not add it to the oil and soap mixture yet.
Microwave the oil and soap mixture for 30 seconds. Stir to combine. The soap should be completely liquefied. If it’s not, microwave the mixture for another five or 10 seconds.
Mix in soap colorant. You can use liquid or solid soap colorant, depending on your preference. Add the soap colorant a little at a time, and stir to incorporate to achieve the desired color.
If using a color block, shave off a small bit and mix it in until melted. Add more, if needed, to get your preferred color. If necessary, put the mixture back in the microwave for five or 10 seconds to melt completely.
Once the mixture is the desired color, add 2 milliliters of soap fragrance oil. If you don’t have a graduated dropper, a medicine cup will work.
If you are using fragrance oil with any vanilla in it, you will also need to add 2 milliliters of vanilla color stabilizer to prevent your soap from turning brown over time.
Once you’ve mixed in the fragrance, add 6 ounces of sugar and quickly stir to combine. Working quickly, spoon the mixture into the mold, packing tightly. The mixture will be sticky and it sets up rather fast.
Allow to set for two to three hours, or overnight, and then gently remove soaps from the mold. They will be oily to the touch.
Dip the soaps in sugar, then set them on wax paper to dry for a few more hours.
Store the sugar body scrub soaps in an airtight container to keep them from drying out and to keep ants away!
So cute, right? And the hands-on time for making these is 10 minutes tops, and kids can definitely assist.
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