Fluffy Lip Scrubs 10


Whoops! I published before the recipe and photos were added!

I was playing around with the lip scrub idea and I thought why can’t I mix it just like frosting? After all, I make a chocolate frosting in my food processor occasionally and I love it on saltine crackers. My point is that the chocolate frosting still has a granular texture from the sugar and that is fairly close to what I want in a lip scrub. If you don’t know what I mean, imagine creaming butter and sugar together in the mixer for cookie until the butter is nearly white and the entire mixture is fluffy. That is the texture I’m looking for.

Back to the lip scrub. We have a food processor in our kitchen here at work, so I “borrowed” it for a while for testing purposes. I thought “If I can make candy in a plastic bowl and not have the flavor stick, I wonder if a cosmetic flavor would stick?”

I’m going to use the same recipe that I posted on February 20th. First things first, I weighed my ingredients into a beaker and then used a rubber scraper to scrape the ingredients into the food processor bowl. I put the lid on the bowl and pulsed the lip scrub until completely mixed. I did have to scrape the sides of the bowl twice to make sure everything was mixed.

Perfect! The mixing in the bowl meant I didn’t have to melt any ingredients and I love the fluffy look of the scrub. The best part in my opinion is that I washed the bowl and the flavor didn’t stay!

Collect needed items:
Macadamia Nut Butter
Macadamia Oil
Vitamin E Natural
Flavor of your choice, we are using Cucumber Melon Flavor Oil
Scale
Mixing container
Sugar
Containers for finished product

Recipe:

0.50 ounce Macadamia Nut Butter
0.25 ounce Macadamia Oil
0.10 ounce Vitamin E Natural
1.70 ounce Granulated Sugar
0.04-0.08 ounce Cucumber Melon Flavor (I used the most I could use2.25 mL in this example)

Notes:
If you have a smaller bowl that fits inside your food processor, I would highly recommend using that. If you would rather use a mixer, go ahead and use that. You are just wanting the sugar and oils to be beat together. The longer you beat them together, the smoother finish it will have. If you don’t like the feeling of a regular granulated sugar, you could use a ultra fine sugar (not powdered sugar).

Andee
Next week is our Cold Process Soap Follow Up Week! We are going to cover botanicals, milk soaps, curing, saving a batch, Lye Heavy Soap and Using the Lye Calculator.

Weigh sugar and put in food processor.

Weigh sugar and put in food processor.

Add oils to food processor.

Add oils to food processor.

All ingredients in the food processor.

All ingredients in the food processor.

Mix until fully blended.

Mix until fully blended.

Our finished Fluffy Lip Scrub.

Our finished Fluffy Lip Scrub.

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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10 thoughts on “Fluffy Lip Scrubs

  • kathyjane

    I’ve never used any of your flavor oils. I’m always worried that I won’t like it and then I’ll be stuck with a bottle of yuck. To bad there’s not some way you could do flavor and even fragrance samples. What are the possibilities?

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    • Andee Post author

      We do offer sniffy samples of fragrances. When you place an order just request samples of the fragrances you want to smell and we will try to include them in the order. As far as flavors and essential oils, we don’t offer samples of those.

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  • tamithornton

    Maybe I’m out of the loop — I had never heard of a lip scrub before!
    Oh, and I’m glad to know I can request samples of fragrances when I place my order. Good to know!

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  • malia

    I Received a sample with my order and was very excited about making it after using it. Last night I make a batch and it was very easy not to mention a really nice lip scrub. Thank you so much! The previous lip scrub I made took a lot of time to make and was quite spendy also.

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    • Andee Post author

      Beauricua-
      This depends on the oils used in the mixture. All of the oils we have used have at least 9 months of shelf life. Some are 12 to 24 months.

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  • laurag

    I love this scrub! Since our lips do not produce natural oils themselves, this scrub is nice to just leave on for a little while.
    I used Sugar Kisses for my flavor and it’s getting great reviews. It’s a simple, all natural scrub that is user friendly!
    Thanks for such a great idea!

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  • KimVH

    Is there a reason for using the macadamia oil/butter or can other oils/butters be used?

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    • Andee Post author

      KimVH-
      Any oil and butter can be used. I just used the Macadamia oil and butter for the minimal flavor. Test other oils and butters to see what you like.

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