Face Scrub with Liquid Soap – Day 2

Yesterday, we made a liquid soap paste. Today we will turn that base into a nice scrub for the face. You can even use this method to create a mask! Let’s head to the kitchen!I added water to the soap paste to make it softer and smoother but I also wanted a very thick and viscous scrub. Traditionally when making liquid soap, for 16 ounces of oils, 24 or more ounces of water are added. I only added 14 ounces of water.

 

I added Ground Apricot Seeds for the exfoliant. It is very fine and at a lower usage rate, it perfect for a face or even body scrub.

Collect Needed Items

Ingredients
Liquid Soap Paste
Ground Apricot Seeds
Water
Equipment
Scale
Containers
Plastic Bag

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
All of yesterday’s Liquid Soap Paste
1.75 oz Ground Apricot Seeds
14 oz Water
Recipe in Grams
All of yesterday’s Liquid Soap Paste
50 grams Ground Apricot Seeds
397 grams Water
Recipe in Percentages
90% Liquid Soap Paste
10% Ground Apricot Seeds
Q.S. Water

Scoop the soap paste into a plastic bag. Add the Ground Apricot Seeds and two ounces of water. Close the bag and knead until the water is completely mixed in. Add the water a little bit at a time and mix it in completely. Repeat until all of the water has been incorporated. Package into containers. Enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Scrub

Mixed Soap

Weighing Ground Apricot Seeds

Soap and Ground Apricot Seeds

Mixing Scrub

Mixing Scrub

Scrub ready to put into jars

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11 Comments

  • Soyoung Lee says:

    How long should I wait to use this face scrub soap? Traditionally, Cream soap and liquid soap requires heating mechanism and long period of waiting time. I see that you used potassium hydroxide instead of sodium hydroxide. I want to know if there is any waiting time or curing process. Thank you!

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    • Andee says:

      As this was made with a liquid soap paste, I don’t see that there would be a need for waiting before use. We certainly didn’t wait before using!

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  • Debbie says:

    This looks easy and nice to use as well. Since you added water to it, though, does it require a preservative? I am always confused about that.

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  • Debbie says:

    Also, could the ground seeds be added the first day when the soap is still liquid?

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    • Taylor says:

      Debbie,
      They could but if your soap separates, mixing your soap again could be problematic. With this being my first time making liquid soap, I didn’t want to chance it.

      I hope this helps.

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  • Caren says:

    Taylor, could you use pumice or would that be to abrasive?

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  • Pam says:

    Wow…I did not realize that you could use the potassium hydroxide using the “cold processed” method…I always thought you had to “cook” it and wait and wait etc. Is the final product any different than if I had “cooked” it? Thanks.

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    • Taylor says:

      No borax in the mixture. Cold process is rather fun with the liquid soap.
      It makes the “messy” portion of hot process liquid soapmaking go away.

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  • Emily says:

    Interesting, I have not seen anyone using liquid soap paste to make scrub, I will give it a try since I have liquid soap paste ready in storage. Thanks for sharing!

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