Orange & Vanilla Bean Scrub

After I made the Orange Peel Sugar Scrub, I started wondering about adding Ground Vanilla Bean Specks to make a orange and vanilla scrub. When I was a little girl, I remember eating orange creamsicles with my mom during the summer. Those orange creamsicles are one of the reasons I love orange and vanilla together!I decided to keep the same formula from the Orange Peel Sugar Scrub and simply add Vanilla Bean Specks at 5%. Whoops! The first test batch had too much, so I reduced the Vanilla Bean Specks to 2.5%. The second test batch still had too much, but I was able to work out that the finished scrub only used 1% of Vanilla Bean Specks!

Collect needed items:

Macadamia Nut Oil
Orange Peel Powder
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Polysorbate 20
Vanilla Bean Specks
LiquaPar Oil
Orange Essential Oil, Brazil
Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Mixing Container
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for finished product

Recipe: (Makes 4.53 ounces or 100 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
2.26 ounces Sugar
1.63 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
0.32 ounces Orange Peel Powder
0.18 ounces Polysorbate 20
0.04 ounces Vanilla Bean Specks
0.04 ounces Sea Buckthorn Oil
0.04 ounces LiquaPar Oil
0.02 ounces Orange Essential Oil, Brazil
0.02 ounces Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
50 grams Sugar
35 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
7 grams Orange Peel Powder
4 grams Polysorbate 20
1 gram Vanilla Bean Specks
1 gram Sea Buckthorn Oil
1 gram LiquaPar Oil
0.5 grams Orange Essential Oil, Brazil
0.5 grams Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
50% Sugar
35% Macadamia Nut Oil
7% Orange Peel Powder
4% Polysorbate 20
1% Vanilla Bean Specks
1% Sea Buckthorn Oil
1% LiquaPar Oil
0.5% Orange Essential Oil, Brazil
0.5% Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil

Carefully weigh all dry ingredients into a bowl and remove all lumps. I like to pour the dry ingredients into a bag and reuse the container for weighing the liquids. Next weigh the all liquid ingredients (including fragrances and preservatives) into a bowl. Mix the liquid ingredients together. After the liquid mixture is completely mixed, add the dry mixture. This helps prevent dry spots on the bottom of the bowl because you are adding the dry ingredients on top of liquid ingredients. Stir until completely mixed. Once the scrub is completely mixed, it will be smooth and easy to transfer to your desired containers.

Scrub Notes: This lightweight scrub feels very nice on the skin. I used this scrub and thought I was able to gently scrub away dirt and dead skin while leaving my skin feeling refreshingly clean and moist. I did notice that I had to use some soap to help rinse off some of the vanilla bean specks that stayed in places like the inside of my elbow.

What do you think? Would you try this scrub?

Finished scrub texture.
Finished scrub texture.
Measuring Macadamia Nut Oil.
Measuring Macadamia Nut Oil.
Adding Orange Peel Powder.
Adding Orange Peel Powder.

After mixing the Orange Peel Powder into the oil.
After mixing the Orange Peel Powder into the oil.

Adding the Sea Buckthorn Oil.
Adding the Sea Buckthorn Oil.

Adding the sugar.
Adding the sugar.
Adding the Vanilla Bean Specks.
Adding the Vanilla Bean Specks.

Mixing the scrub.
Mixing the scrub.
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8 thoughts on “Orange & Vanilla Bean Scrub”

  1. This scrub looks yummy. I’m excited because today I un-molded my first batch of soap. At least it was a solid loaf- I thought “please don’t be a pile of mush when I open the mold” I’m going to try the weighing it every few day to determine when it’s finished curing.

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  2. Does the vanilla bean improve the scrub properties enough to off set the extra effort required to clean them off? The creamsicle scent sounds wonderful for summer.

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    1. I don’t think the vanilla bean specks add enough scrubbiness to off set the extra effort. I do think they add label appeal and encourage interest though. I hope this helps!

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      1. OK, thanks. I certainly understand the label appeal. It’s just that I have a fuzzy husband who has yet to let me forget the poppy seeds I put in his anise soap! Beautiful titanium dioxide white soap with little poppy seed black specks that he said “got everywhere”.

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