Archive for the ‘Scrubs’ Category

Gentle Lotion Scrub

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
We recently received a request for a gentle scrub that would be on the thicker side and be gentle when exfoliating the skin. So today I am going to show you how to make a Lotion Scrub. This is very simple to make, easy to use, and your skin will be extremely happy.

Recipe:
4 oz – Head to Toe Cream, Paraben Free
2 tablespoons – Fiber, Luffa – Ground or Fiber, Vanilla Beans – Ground
Containers of choice – I’m using 4 oz Clear PET Low Profile Jar Size 70

I first measure out 4 ounces of lotion base into a mixing bowl then added 2 tablespoons of ground luffa or vanilla bean, stirred with a spoon until completely mixed, then I filled the finished scrub into containers, that’s it.

I was really excited to try this scrub so I used the luffa scrub first and scooped some out and rubbed it in my hands and up my arms a bit. I rubbed for a couple of minutes and then rinsed it off in warm water. The excess lotion and ground luffa or vanilla bean rinsed right off and left my hands soft and silky. This would be great to apply everywhere prior to a shower, my legs definitely could use this. What a great idea and something different to use for those of you that need a gentle exfoliation.

Happy Scrubbing!

Tonya

Ingredients

Ingredients

Adding Luffa to the lotion

Adding Luffa to the lotion

Adding Vanilla Beans to Lotion

Adding Vanilla Beans to Lotion

Mixed lotion with ground vanilla beans

Mixed lotion with ground vanilla beans

Mixed lotion with ground luffa

Mixed lotion with ground luffa

Product completed in containers

Products completed in containers

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Creamy Chai Sugar Scrub

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Scrubs are often overlooked and not just by those of us who make body care products at home. They are often overlooked by consumers as well. Making sure that your skin is exfoliated on a regular basis not only helps make your skin smoother, but it also makes it softer. If you apply lotion after exfoliating, your skin will stay softer and smoother longer with less applications of lotion needed.

 

Today I wanted to make a scrub that would exfoliate, wash off easily but leave enough oil on the skin so that it is conditioning. Think of a product that makes it easier to pamper your skin. Isn’t that great? Let’s go make a body scrub!

I used sugar as my exfoliant for this scrub. You can use many things like salt, luffa, pumice, ground oatmeal, etc. Sugar is readily available and easy to find. It is also an ingredient that is in most households to begin with.

I used Sunflower Oil as my oil of choice for this scrub. It is an oil that has a long shelf life. It is also a a more light-weight oil. So even when using it, users won’t be turned off by the texture of the scrub. It will also leave a light weight, conditioning feel to the skin.

I used Polysorbate 80 in this scrub to make the clean up easy. Do you remember the disaster I had with a tester of mine who struggled getting the scrub off! If you want a chuckle, it is a good post to go back and read. I have since learned easy removal of a scrub is a must!

Lastly, I chose Liquapar as my preservative. This preservative is designed for scrubs and other products that can and will have water introduced to them. Remember, preservatives are necessary because they keep the microbes at bay!

 

Ingredients
Sugar
Sunflower Oil
Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
Polysorbate 80
Liquapar
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
65 grams Sugar
31 grams Sunflower Oil
1 grams Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
2 grams Polysorbate 80
1 grams Liquapar
Recipe in Ounces
2.29 oz Sugar
1.09 oz Sunflower Oil
0.03 oz Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
0.07 oz Polysorbate 80
0.03 oz Liquapar
Recipe in Percentages
65% Sugar
31% Sunflower Oil
1% Creamy Chai Fragrance Oil
2% Polysorbate 80
1% Liquapar

Weigh all of the ingredients. Mix well. Transfer to finished containers. Cap and label. Enjoy!

 

Taylor

Weighing Sugar

Weighing Sugar

Weighing Oil

Weighing Oil

Weighing Fragrance, Preservative and Polysorbate

Weighing Fragrance, Preservative and Polysorbate

Finished Scrub

Finished Scrub

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Blood Orange & Luffa Sugar Scrub

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Recently I’ve been craving blood orange marmalade on toast, but I haven’t been able to find any good chunky marmalade in Beijing. So, I decided to just buy a few oranges to eat and then make a sugar scrub instead. ;) I wanted to use Orange Peel Powder as part of the formula since I’m making a blood orange inspired scrub. I wanted the scrub to be nice to use, so I added Luffa for contrast as well as particle size. These were the only exfoliating botanical additions that I wanted to make, so I began looking at my other ingredients.

I knew I wanted a darker red color for my scrub to show the inspiration from blood oranges. Considering my desire for color, I looked at a few options for coloring my scrub red. Then I realized that I had Alkanet Root Powder available in my cupboard of supplies. I decided to make an oil infusion with the Macadamia Nut Oil in my recipe and the Alkanet.

Want to come with me as I make this fantastic scrub? Let’s go!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Sugar
Colorless Jojoba Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Alkanet Root Powder
Ground Luffa
Orange Peel Powder
Polysorbate 20
Orchid Extract
LiquaPar Oil
Ginger Pomelo Fragrance Oil
Blood Orange Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Mixing Container
Spoons
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for finished product

Alkanet Infusion (Makes 1 ounce or 28 grams)

Recipe in grams:
25 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
3 grams Alkanet Root Powder
Recipe in ounces:
0.89 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
0.11 ounces Alkanet Root Powder
Recipe in Percentages
89% Macadamia Nut Oil
11% Alkanet Root Powder

I began by making my Alkanet Root infusion. I weighed 25 grams of Macadamia Nut Oil and then added 3 grams of Alkanet Root Powder. After mixing well, I gently heated the mixture in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds. I let the mixture sit for for 30 minutes and then strained. As it took a long time to strain, I decided that next time I make an infusion with Alkanet Root Powder, I will use Heat & Seal Tea Bags!

Scrub Recipe: (Makes 4.53 ounces or 100 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
2.26 ounces Sugar
0.81 ounces Colorless Jojoba Oil
0.81 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil infused with Alkanet Root Powder
0.23 ounces Ground Luffa
0.23 ounces Orange Peel Powder
0.09 ounces Polysorbate 20
0.04 ounces Orchid Extract
0.04 ounces LiquaPar Oil
0.02 ounces Ginger Pomelo Fragrance Oil
0.02 ounces Blood Orange Essential Oil
Finished texture of the scrub.

Finished texture of the scrub.

Macadamia Oil before infusing with Alkanet Root Powder.

Macadamia Oil before infusing with Alkanet Root Powder.

Alkanet infusion before straining.

Alkanet infusion before straining.

Alkanet infusion after straining.

Alkanet infusion after straining.

Recipe in grams:
50 grams Sugar
18 grams Colorless Jojoba Oil
18 grams Macadamia Nut Oil infused with Alkanet Root Powder
5 grams Ground Luffa
5 grams Orange Peel Powder
2 grams Polysorbate 20
1 gram Orchid Extract
1 gram LiquaPar Oil
0.5 grams Ginger Pomelo Fragrance Oil
0.5 grams Blood Orange Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
50% Sugar
18% Colorless Jojoba Oil
18% Macadamia Nut Oil infused with Alkanet Root Powder
5% Ground Luffa
5% Orange Peel Powder
2% Polysorbate 20
1% Orchid Extract
1% LiquaPar Oil
0.5% Ginger Pomelo Fragrance Oil
0.5% Blood Orange Essential 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 thought my skin felt soft and dewy, even a day later! I didn’t have any residual color or botanicals on my skin due to using the Polysorbate 20.

What do you think about this scrub? Would you try making this scrub?

Weighing the Luffa.

Weighing the Luffa.

Adding the Orange Peel Powder to the Luffa.

Adding the Orange Peel Powder to the Luffa.

Adding sugar to my liquid ingredients.

Adding sugar to my liquid ingredients.

Adding the Luffa and Orange Peel Powder.

Adding the Luffa and Orange Peel Powder.

Stirring the scrub.

Stirring the scrub.

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Orange & Vanilla Bean Scrub

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
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:

Ingredients
Sugar
Macadamia Nut Oil
Orange Peel Powder
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Polysorbate 20
Vanilla Bean Specks
LiquaPar Oil
Orange Essential Oil, Brazil
Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Mixing Container
Spoons
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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Orange Peel Sugar Scrub

Monday, March 25th, 2013
Let me start by telling you that I am not the Queen of Scrubs (that is Taylor’s title)! That being said, I like using scrubs on occasion. I was personally wanting a sugar scrub because my skin has been very dry and flaky as the weather changes to spring. When testing the scrub, I had forgotten one tiny detail. Let’s go see if you can discover my little problem. :)I wanted a scrub that was not just a simple sugar scrub. I wanted to make something with a little extra oomph. With that in mind, I started perusing the catalog and I decided I wanted to use some of the new(er) botanical powders in the catalog. I had remembered reading an ingredients listing for a scrub that I once found in my grocery store that had Orange Peel Powder as one of the exfoliants. I got my inspiration from that scrub and I decided that the Orange Peel Powder was the place to start.

Now I had an idea of the botanical addition to my scrub, but I needed to decide on my main oil for this scrub. I chose Macadamia Nut oil for the light weight feeling that matches the changing weather of spring. Since I was using Orange Peel Powder, I wanted an orange color for the sugar scrub. I added Sea Buckthorn Oil to give color.

I was so excited to test my new scrub as soon as possible, I headed off to the bathroom to take a shower. As I was in the shower and I applied to scrub I found myself laughing at my own mistake. Do you know what my mistake was?

I had forgotten that oil scrubs leave a coating of oil on the skin as a way to trap water. Unfortunately for me, the Sea Buckthorn Oil left a orange tint to my skin that looked like the failed tan that Anne Hathaway received in Bride Wars. ACK! It took me three times of scrubbing to be able to wash off the oil by using a net scrubbie and soap.

After my little adventure in the shower, I decided I should consult with Taylor for her advice as she is the Queen of Scrubs. I had considered adding some Liquid Hand Soap to help, but Taylor gave me a better recommendation of using Polysorbate.

I adjusted my test batch and found that using the Polysorbate helped prevent the “failed tan” appearance. Let’s go make this fantastic scrub!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Sugar
Macadamia Nut Oil
Orange Peel Powder
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Polysorbate 20
LiquaPar Oil
Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Mixing Container
Spoons
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 Sea Buckthorn Oil
0.04 ounces LiquaPar Oil
0.04 ounces Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
50 grams Sugar
36 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
7 grams Orange Peel Powder
4 grams Polysorbate 20
1 gram Sea Buckthorn Oil
1 gram LiquaPar Oil
1 gram Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
50% Sugar
36% Macadamia Nut Oil
7% Orange Peel Powder
4% Polysorbate 20
1% Sea Buckthorn Oil
1% LiquaPar Oil
1% Vanilla Cream Fragrance Oil
Finished texture of the scrub.

Finished texture of the scrub.

Weighing the liquid ingredients.

Weighing the liquid ingredients.

Adding the sugar and Orange Peel Powder.

Adding the sugar and Orange Peel Powder.

Mixing the scrub.

Mixing the scrub.

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 my skin felt moist and elastic instead of tight, dry and itchy. I’ll be making this again!

Would you want to try this scrub? What would you change?

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Green Tea and Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
I don’t know about you but I love green tea. There is just something satisfying about standing at your window looking out on the world with a cup a light green tea in your hand. I love to doctor my green tea with a little bit of sugar and vanilla or accompany it with a vanilla flavored cookie. This wonderful blend had given me cause for inspiration! Come join me for a Green Tea and Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub!

 

This lip scrub highlights our Green Tea Butter beautifully! I think this lovely butter is under-recognized and under-appreciated. I think the Green Tea Butter is a wonderful addition to your cupboard. Try some. I am sure you will get raving reviews!

I used Cherry Oil because it is light. When using a lip scrub, you don’t want the residue to feel heavy and greasy. This oil is perfect for a lip scrub application!

Peach Kernel Oil is also a very light oil. Another great to to help combat a heavy, greasy feeling. A must have in any cupboard!

I used Vanilla Oleoresin to flavor the sugar prior to making this recipe. I used Vanilla Oleoresin because it has strong flavor compared to the Natural Vanilla Oil. However, because it is a water soluble product you must mix it well into the sugar and let it dry prior to use. The good news it that you use so little vanilla oleoresin, it doesn’t take very long for it to dry.

I also used High Melt Point Shea Butter to make this lip scrub a little stiffer and creamier. Just make sure you have this mixed well as this recipe does not get heated.

Ingredients
Green Tea Butter
Cherry Oil
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Sugar
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Vanilla Oleoresin
Equipment
Scale
Mixing Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
22 grams Green Tea Butter
2 grams Cherry Oil
8 grams Peach Kernel Oil
1 gram Vitamin E Acetate
65 grams Sugar
2 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
Q.S. Vanilla Oleoresin
Recipe in Ounces
0.78 oz Green Tea Butter
0.07 oz Cherry Oil
0.28 oz Peach Kernel Oil
0.04 oz Vitamin E Acetate
2.29 oz Sugar
0.07 oz High Melt Point Shea Butter
Q.S. Vanilla Oleoresin
Recipe in Percentages
22% Green Tea Butter
2% Cherry Oil
8% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
65% Sugar
2% High Melt Point Shea Butter
Q.S. Vanilla Oleoresin

Weigh out sugar into a container or bag. I recommend a bag because it makes it easier to mix. Dip the end of a toothpick into the Vanilla Oleoresin. Transfer the Vanilla Oleoresin to the sugar. Mix until the sugar is a golden brown color with no dark specks. In a separate container, weigh your oils. I also used a bag because I do not have a small food processor. I find a bag one of the fastest and cleanest ways to mix a lot of things. Once everything has been fully mixed, transfer to containers. Enjoy!

Note: Q.S. means quantity sufficient. You do not need much Vanilla Oleoresin. This recipe needs so little that we can’t measure it! So we use Q.S. to say use as much as you need to achieve the right color, flavor, etc.

Taylor

Finished Lip Balm Scrub

Finished Lip Balm Scrub

White Sugar

White Sugar

Adding Vanilla Oleoresin

Adding Vanilla Oleoresin

Added Vanilla Oleoresin

Added Vanilla Oleoresin

Mixed Sugar and Vanilla Oleoresin

Mixed Sugar and Vanilla Oleoresin

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Adding Sugar

Adding Sugar

Mixed Sugar Scrub

Mixed Sugar Scrub

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Bright Lemon Hand Scrub

Thursday, December 6th, 2012
Today I wanted to start off our hand repair kit with a hand scrub. With my hands being so dry, I really need to exfoliate the dead skin so that a moisturizer is more effective in hydrating and protecting the skin. Come join me for this quick and easy hand scrub!I added Polysorbate 80 to this scrub to make it easier to wash it off. The Polysorbate 80 will help wash the scrub off without leaving excessive oils on the skin. This makes it easier to exfoliate without major hassle in the clean up.

I often use granulated sugar but if you feel it is a little too aggressive for your hands I recommend that you put the sugar into a food processor and make it a little finer. Think more like a bakers sugar, but without the expense. ;-)

As a last tribute to summer, I wanted to use our Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil. I think it is fresh, tart and sweet. Of course, the beauty of making your own products is that you can choose any fragrance you would like. Due to the fact it is almost the New Year and we are gearing up for the winter to fully settle, what fragrances would you choose?

 

Ingredients
Sugar
Sunflower Oil
Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil
Polysorbate 80
Sweet Almond Oil
Liquapar
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
75 grams Sugar
28 grams Sunflower Oil
1 gram Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil
2 grams Polysorbate 80
8 grams Sweet Almond Oil
1 gram Liquapar
Recipe in Ounces
2.64 oz Sugar
0.98 oz Sunflower Oil
0.03 oz Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil
0.07 oz Polysorbate 80
0.28 oz Sweet Almond Oil
0.03 oz Liquapar
Recipe in Percentages
65% Sugar
24% Sunflower Oil
1% Lemon Zinger Fragrance Oil
2% Polysorbate 80
7% Sweet Almond Oil
1% Liquapar

 

Measure everything into a container. Mix well. Scoop into containers. Seal, label and enjoy!

Taylor

Finished Scrub

Mixing Scrub

Mixed Scrub

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Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes cast)

Shea Butter Lip Scrub

Friday, November 30th, 2012
I love lip scrubs! They are my favorite way to pamper myself and so easy to make. If you don’t believe me, our blog now has 8 recipes for lip scrubs! Because lip scrubs are so fast and easy to make, I decided to show that you don’t need lots of ingredients to make these lip scrubs. Let’s go check out the ingredients I chose for this recipe!Sugar: To have a lip scrub, one must use an exfoliant and sugar is the kinder exfoliant to the lips. (Salt can sting if you have chapped lips.)

Shea Butter: I wanted to use Shea Butter to give the lip scrub a cream feel as well as a low odor impact on the finished product.

Peach Kernel Oil: I chose Peach Kernel Oil for this lip scrub for the light feel it has as I didn’t want any lips to feel like there were heavy weights on them!

Vitamin E Acetate: I wanted to extend the shelf life of this product by slowing the oxidation process. Vitamin E Acetate was my first choice!

I flavored this lip scrub with Natural Vanilla Oil and sweetened it with our Sugar Baby Flavor Oil. Trust me, it is fabulously yummy! Let’s go make some now!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Sugar
Shea Butter
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Natural Vanilla Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Microwave safe container
Food Processor*See Notes*
Spoons
10 mL Lip Balm Jars

Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces)

Recipe in ounces:
2.29 ounces Sugar
0.71 ounces Shea Butter
0.35 ounces Peach Kernel Oil
0.04 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.07 ounces Natural Vanilla Oil
0.07 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in grams:
65 grams Sugar
20 grams Shea Butter
10 grams Peach Kernel Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Acetate
2 grams Natural Vanilla Oil
2 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages:
65% Sugar
20% Shea Butter
10% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Natural Vanilla Oil
2% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil

Weigh all of the ingredients into the food processor bowl. Gently pulse the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Once the scrub is mixed together, fill the jars and cap.

Notes:
If you want to make a small batch, you can easily use a small personal blender like I did for these photos. I used a food processor attachment for a stick blender.

How do I use this?:
I’ve been asked over the phone about how I use a lip scrub, so here is how I use a lip scrub. Scoop a pea sized amount out of the jar. Using your finger, rub the scrub over your lips. Don’t scrub too much, or you can irritate your lips. Now you can either wipe your lips off, or lick them! Apply a lip balm and now you have pampered your lips!

This simple lip scrub is very reminiscent of holiday baked goods and a perfectly sweet way to exfoliate your lips. I hope you enjoy this scrub as much as I do!

Enjoy!

Finished lip scrub in sample jars.

Weighing ingredients.

Weighing ingredients in the food processor bowl.

The food processor attachment for our stick blender.

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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

Wake Me Up Face Scrub Day 2

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Here I am on Day 2 with the corrected recipe (or rather corrected way to do the same recipe). The only thing that I changed today was omitting the use of the Lemon Yellow color. The Pink Kaolin Clay has such a strong natural color so there is no point in using the yellow color.

Ingredients
Glycerin Scrub Base
Sugar
Fine Dead Sea Salt
Pink Kaolin Clay
Fresh Fruit Salsa Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: Yields 491 grams or 17.32 ounces.

Recipe in Grams
255 grams Glycerin Scrub Base
207 grams Sugar
23 grams Fine Dead Sea Salt
6 grams Pink Kaolin Clay
10 drops Fresh Fruit Salsa Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
8.99 ounces Glycerin Scrub Base
7.3 ounces Sugar
0.81 ounces Fine Dead Sea Salt
0.21 ounces Pink Kaolin Clay
10 drops Fresh Fruit Salsa Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
52% Glycerin Scrub Base
42% Sugar
5% Fine Dead Sea Salt
1% Pink Kaolin Clay

Instructions
Shake the Glycerin Scrub Base well (if it is full it will be a nice work out for your arms). Weigh out all ingredients and stir. Let the clay sit for at least 10 minutes and stir again. I poured the mixture into a bag, tied it off, and cut a very small hole in the corner to squirt it into my bottles. I used the 1 oz LDPE bottles with the disk tops for easy squeezing. This is a nice refreshing scrub to use in the morning (or any time). I love the unique color that the clay brings scrubs, masks, etc.

The final product from today was much thicker and does not separate. I did a comparison picture to show what your product looks like when you do not use the Glycerin Scrub Base properly. It took the weekend for this much separation to happen. Who would want to pay for a product that does this? Not me. I prefer the one on the right.

Joy

Separation anxiety brings on a whole new meaning-gross!

Using Cuisinart chopper

Weighing ingredients

Check out the thicker texture

 

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Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

Wake Me Up Face Scrub Day 1

Monday, September 10th, 2012
Today I am doing a nice morning face scrub. I am a morning person. I wake up early, shower, and head to work. I love a nice face scrub while I am in the shower. Something that smells nice and gets the job done well. This will be a 2-day study because I made a big mistake on today’s recipe. My ingredients are all just fine, but I did one thing wrong. Keep reading to find out what happened on today’s “what not to do” recipe.

Ingredients
Glycerin Scrub Base
Sugar
Fine Dead Sea Salt
Pink Kaolin Clay
Lemon Yellow Color
Fresh Fruit Salsa Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: Yields approximately 491 grams or 17.32 ounces.

Recipe in Grams
255 grams Glycerin Scrub Base
207 grams Sugar
23 grams Fine Dead Sea Salt
6 grams Pink Kaolin Clay
4 drops Lemon Yellow Oxide
10 drops Fresh Fruit Salsa Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
8.99 ounces Glycerin Scrub Base
7.3 ounces Sugar
0.81 ounces Fine Dead Sea Salt
0.21 ounces Pink Kaolin Clay
4 drops Lemon Yellow Oxide
10 drops Fresh Fruit Salsa Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
52% Glycerin Scrub Base
42% Sugar
5% Fine Dead Sea Salt
1% Pink Kaolin Clay

Instruction
I measured out the sugar first and ran it through a Magic Bullet for 3 seconds. Then I measured everything else out except for the clay and stirred it up. The clay was sort of an afterthought that sounded nice. The color of the Pink Kaolin Clay covered up the Yellow Oxide I had put in. Oh well, I was just sort of putting things together on the fly. I waited about 10 minutes for the clay to absorb the liquid before stirring again and pouring into my containers. So far this sounds good right? Well, someone walked by and asked me what I was making while I was pouring everything into containers. They commented how fluid it was and then asked if I had shaken the container of Glycerin Scrub. NO! Oops. Needless to say, this is not the best scrub. I hope that everyone can learn from my mistake here. The label on the container tells you to shake everything up but I didn’t bother reading it. It is very important to know your product and read labels before using it. Tomorrow I am going to make this recipe again the right way.

Joy

Finished product

Weighing ingredients

Sending the sugar through Magic Bullet

Adding the Glycerin Scrub Base

Adding the color

Getting ready to add to bottles

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