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Homemade Raw Sugar Soap
Raw Sugar Soap Recipe

Glycerin is a key ingredient in many beauty products as it acts as humectant, drawing moisture towards itself.  These intrinsic moisturizing properties are why many people with dry skin prefer glycerin soap. Glycerin has a soothing effect and can keep the skin moisturized to prevent drying and itching. Glycerin’s skin loving nature makes it a natural fit for homemade soap making.
Turbinado, or raw sugar, is made up of large, golden crystals that maintain their shape when heated. Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, which is good at boosting new skin cell production. Turbinado’s large crystals have exfoliation properties, and can be used to gently rub off old skin cells and speed up your body’s natural regeneration process. Regular exfoliation brightens skin, keeps pores clean and improves blood circulation. An added bonus, sugar is also a natural humectant.
With our Homemade Raw Sugar recipe, you get a double moisture whammy, combined with a gentle exfoliator, all in one.
Depending on the size of your soap molds, this Homemade Raw Sugar Soap recipe should make 2 – 3 bars. 


  • 1 cup glycerin melt and pour soap (non-suspension formula)
  • 2 tablespoons Imperial Sugar Turbinado
  • Soap molds (silicon molds release best)


  1. Cut melt-and-pour soap into cubes and place in glass measuring cup.
  2. Place in microwave on high for 40 seconds. Stir and repeat for 10 second intervals until completely melted.
  3. Let cool slightly for about one minute.  While cooling, drop a sprinkle of turbinado in each mold.
  4. Stir in turbinado. (The larger sugar crystals will not dissolve.)
  5. Carefully pour soap mixture into molds stopping at halfway full. Because the turbinado settles in the bottom of the measuring cup, you’ll want to ensure that the thicker soap/sugar mixture is evenly distributed between the soap molds. Pour the remaining soap mixture evenly between soap molds, filling to top of mold.
  6. If bubbles appear on top of soap, gently spritz with alcohol to pop them.
  7. Let soap sit in a stable location for at least four hours. To extract soap from molds, gently push on the bottom of the mold until soap is released.


  1. We used a non-suspension glycerin soap base for this recipe so that the layers would be more visible; however you can use any type of soap base you wish. A shea butter or goat’s milk soap base will create light tan bars and a suspension glycerin soap base will spread the turbinado evenly throughout the bar.
  2. Glycerin soap will show fingerprints, so if presenting as a gift, try not to handle frequently before wrapping.
  3. Glycerin is a humectant, which means it attracts moisture. In humid environments this moisture can form water droplets, and over time, will develop a film.  The film can be removed with water, but to prevent it from occurring, tightly wrap glycerin soaps in plastic film wrap to prevent moisture from getting in.
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