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Easier Than Pie Body Scrub

The Finished Scrub
The Finished Scrub! Gorgeous, right?

We have had a few storms roll through Northern Utah and it seems likes all of the moisture has been rung out of the air. This means everyone is suffering from really dry  skin. Today I wanted to make a body scrub that would gently exfoliate the skin and help the skin stay soft. Come join me in the kitchen to make a fabulous body scrub that is easier than pie!

Ingredients
Granulated Sugar
Blueberry Seeds
Cranberry Fiber
Polysorbate 80
Castor Oil
Aloe Butter
Peach Kernel Oil
LiquaPar
Sweetie Pie Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

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How to make a Yummy Italian Tiramisu Lip Scrub

Yesterday I made a really tasty tiramisu lip balm. I decided to expand on the little theme and make a corresponding lip scrub to match the lip balm. I may not have a purse full of lip balms, glosses and tints like Taylor, but I do like using a lip scrub as part of my twice weekly face pampering.

Finished lip scrubs.
Finished lip scrubs.
This lip scrub helps me satisfy my tiramisu cravings and keeps my lips smooth during the changing seasons. Come join me in the kitchen and find out how to make your own lip scrub!

Ingredients
Sugar
Coffee Butter
Cocoa Butter, Regular
Avocado Oil
Shea Butter, High Melt Point
Vitamin E Natural
Cheesecake Flavor
Natural Vanilla Oil
Equipment
ScaleTransfer Pipettes
Microwave Safe Container
Food Processor *See Notes*
Spoons
Bags (Zipper or decorating)
Containers of your choice

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Fall in Love with this Easy and Wonderful Lip Scrub

I’ve been wanting to get into the blog kitchen to play with our new Cheesecake Flavor. It has a fabulous flavor and blends well with other flavors. Try blending it with Strawberry Swirl, Raspberries & Cream, Peach, Chocolate Cream and many more!

Filling jars.
Filling jars.
Today, I’m going to make an easy and wonderful lip scrub that you will fall in love with! Let’s head off to the kitchen to create something awesome.

Ingredients
Sugar
Aloe Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Vitamin E Natural
Cheesecake Flavor
Strawberry Swirl Flavor
Equipment
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Food Processor *See Notes*
Spoons
Bags (Zipper or decorating)
Containers of your choice

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Sea Salt Spa Foot Scrub

Finished Sea Salt Foot Scrub
Finished Sea Salt Foot Scrub

Every time the seasons change, I find myself having to reschedule when my girlfriends and I get together. Some months are harder to schedule lunches and other events. You know it is crazy when our outings take place at the grocery store! During our last little get together, we decided the event for this month would be pedicures.

Weighing Rice Bran Oil
Weighing Rice Bran Oil

Today I wanted to make a foot scrub like the one that is used at the spa. It is a beautiful scrub that is a little more coarse than most scrubs I make but it does wonders on the feet. Perfect if you want to wear sandals a few last times before the weather turns for good!

Ingredients
Fine Dead Sea Salt
Rice Bran Oil
Argan Oil
Polysorbate 80
Cranberry Fiber
Ground Apricot Seeds
LiquaPar
Lilikoi Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
335 grams Fine Dead Sea Salt
90 grams Rice Bran Oil
30 grams Argan Oil
15 grams Polysorbate 80
10 grams Cranberry Fiber
13.75 grams Ground Apricot Seeds
5 grams LiquaPar
1.25 grams Lilikoi Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
11.82 oz Fine Dead Sea Salt
3.17 oz Rice Bran Oil
1.06 oz Argan Oil
0.53 oz Polysorbate 80
0.35 oz Cranberry Fiber
0.49 oz Ground Apricot Seeds
0.18 oz LiquaPar
0.04 oz Lilikoi Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
67% Fine Dead Sea Salt
18% Rice Bran Oil
6% Argan Oil
3% Polysorbate 80
2% Cranberry Fiber
2.75% Ground Apricot Seeds
1% LiquaPar
0.25% Lilikoi Fragrance Oil
Adding Polysorbate 80, LiquaPar and Lilikoi Fragrance Oil
Adding Polysorbate 80, LiquaPar and Lilikoi Fragrance Oil

Weigh all liquid ingredients, including the fragrance oil and preservative into a sturdy mixing container. Stir well. The mixture should turn a little cloudy. This is to be expected and is considered normal. Add the dry ingredients. Stir well. You don’t want any pockets of material. Once the scrub is sufficiently mixed, scoop into jars and cap. Label. Now you can use it for yourself or give it away to friends. Have fun!

Fully Mixed Liquids
Fully Mixed Liquids

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Adding Cranberry Fiber and Ground Apricot Seeds
Adding Cranberry Fiber and Ground Apricot Seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Fine Dead Sea Salt
Adding Fine Dead Sea Salt
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Sweet Body Polish

Finished Body Polish
Finished Body Polish

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I had a great time. I got to make rolls and pickled beets. It was a blast! There is only one down side. Beet stains. I had beet juice stain my fingers, cuticles and spots up my arms. Yikes! Today I wanted to make a sugar scrub that would help me conquer those stains once and for all.

I wanted today’s body polish to be a little stiff in the jar but apply smoothly to the skin. To accomplish that, I used a mixture of Olive Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil as my fixed oils.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

I also added some Polysorbate 20 to this mixture. Polysorbate 20 makes the scrub a little easier to wash off rather than leaving a film of oil on the skin.

Lastly, I decided to scent this scrub with out Starfruit Fragrance Oil. Starfruit is a sweet, exotic tropical scent that is refreshing and fun. I consider it to be a must try!

Ingredients
Granulated Sugar
Salt
Olive Butter
Macadamia Nut Oil
Polysorbate 20
LiquaPar
Starfruit Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
260 grams Granulated Sugar
12 grams Salt
72 grams Olive Butter
39 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
12 grams Polysorbate 20
4 grams LiquaPar
1 gram Starfruit Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Ounces
9.17 oz Granulated  Sugar
0.42 oz Salt
2.54 oz Olive Butter
1.38 oz Macadamia Nut Oil
0.42 oz Polysorbate 20
0.14 oz LiquaPar
0.04 oz Starfruit Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
65% Granulated Sugar
3% Salt
18% Olive Butter
9.75% Macadamia Nut Oil
3% Polysorbate 20
1% LiquaPar
0.25% Starfruit Fragrance Oil

 

Melted Oils
Melted Oils

Weigh the Olive Butter and Macadamia Nut Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. Allow the mixture to cool below 120 F. Add the Polysorbated 20, LiquaPar and Starfruit Fragrance Oil. Stir well. Add sugar and salt. Spoon the scrub into jars. Label and enjoy!

Adding Starfruit Fragrance Oil, LiquaPar and Polysorbate 20
Adding Starfruit Fragrance Oil, LiquaPar and Polysorbate 20

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Adding Sugar and Salt
Adding Sugar and Salt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixing Body Polish
Mixing Body Polish
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Simple Sugar Scrub

I may not be the resident scrub addict, but I do enjoy the occasional scrub for my own personal pampering. Since my shower is *gasp* dreadfully bare of any fun products, I decided to remedy the problem with this fast and simple scrub that is perfect for gifts or personal use.

Finished Scrub
Finished Scrub

This scrub is wonderful because it isn’t excessively oily, and it feels sinfully luxurious! This scrub is a fabulous body scrub due to the fine grains of the white sugar. If you want to take the recipe and change it to a foot scrub, I would recommend using the Medium Bath Salt or Coarse Dead Sea Salt in combination with the sugar.

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Mud Scrub – A Daily Facial Scrub

Finished Scrub Ready to Use
Finished Scrub Ready to Use

We have experienced a bit of a warm spell which means we have lots and lots of mud. (The rain is helping with this predicament.) It clings to dog paws and boots. A seemingly permanent layer has found itself on my floor and I just can’t seem to get rid of it. Well I have decided if you can’t fight it, embrace it.

Weighing Dry Flo TS
Weighing Dry Flo TS

Today I wanted to make a clay scrub for the face. I wanted something that was gentle enough it could be used on a daily basis but also would be beneficial to those who might use it once a week. I also wanted to make it and leave it in powder form. This way you can use it as needed and choose from a variety of liquids. Try milk, water, rose hydrosol and more!

Ingredients
Dry Flo TS
Clay, Bentonite
Oatmeal, Ground and Sifted
Natrasorb
Milk Powder
Aloe Powder
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Lime Essential Oil, Expressed
Lavender Essential Oil, 40/40 Select
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
90 grams Dry Flo TS
40 grams Clay, Bentonite
40 grams Oatmeal, Ground and Sifted
18 grams Natrasorb
4 grams Milk Powder
2 grams Aloe Powder
5 grams Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
0.6 grams Lime Essential Oil
0.4 grams Lavender Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
3.17 oz Dry Flo TS
1.41 oz Clay, Bentonite
1.41 oz Oatmeal, Ground and Sifted
0.63 oz Natrasorb
0.14 oz Milk Powder
0.07 oz Aloe Powder
0.18 oz Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
0.02 oz Lime Essential Oil
0.01 oz Lavender Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
45% Dry Flo TS
20% Clay, Bentonite
20% Oatmeal, Ground and Sifted
9% Natrasorb
2% Milk Powder
1% Aloe Powder
2.5% Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
0.3% Lime Essential Oil
0.2% Lavender Essential Oil

 

Weighing Oatmeal
Weighing Oatmeal

Collect your materials. I like to use a taller, more narrow bowl so I can weigh directly into a plastic bag. It helps limit the amount of dust and makes clean up a breeze. Weigh everything into the plastic bag. I like to weigh the Natrasorb last. It is super fluffy but also is great for dispersing the essential oils into the rest of the mixture. (The essential oils tend to clump in the clay.) Seal your bag and mix well. You will want to make sure there are no clumps. This is super important.

Weighing Milk and Aloe Powder
Weighing Milk and Aloe Powder

Once your material is thoroughly mixed, pour into your containers. I used our 12 oz size Shaker Bottles. These are perfect for this scrub.

Notes: My shaker bottle held about 5.15 oz (146 grams) of material. That tells you just how fluffy and light this is!

Adding Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate Flakes
Adding Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate Flakes

When I went to the sink to test this scrub, I was surprised at how light it was. I added some water to my hand and started mixing. It took a little bit for the material to hydrate but when it did, wow! It was creamy and gently scrubby without being abrasive and painful. I scrubbed for several minutes to see what would happen. It started to dry a little and get gummy but it took a lot of rubbing and time to get to that point. (It took about 5 minutes to get to this point.)

Adding Natrasorb
Adding Natrasorb

To use, shake approximately half a teaspoon of the dry scrub into your hand. Add a little water and rub your hands together creating a creamy paste. Gently rub the mixture into the face, using a small circular motion. Massage your face for 1 minute, then rinse thoroughly. Because this scrub is designed to add water only when it is intended to be used, we don’t need to worry about a preservative. This takes a lot of worry and math out of this product!

Taylor

Adding Fragrance
Adding Fragrance

 

 

 

 

 

Dry Scrub
Dry Scrub

 

 

 

 

 

Wet Scrub Ready to Apply
Wet Scrub Ready to Apply
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Betsy’s Cupboard – Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

Gingerbread Man
Gingerbread Man

Betsy emailed in asking for help formulating a Gingerbread Sugar Scrub. She had found a recipe on Pinterest that she liked the look of but it called for using vanilla extract and kitchen spices. This is her request. “Can you help me do something that doesn’t use my good cooking vanilla and spices? I want the scrub to look like gingerbread but I want to leave my spices for the real stuff. Can I add something to give the scrub an extra oomph?” Betsy, I can’t wait for this challenge. Let’s make a fabulous scrub that leaves your baking ingredients in the kitchen and not in your body care products.

Betsy’s cupboard contains mostly soaping oils.
Olive
Coconut
Shea
Palm
Soy
Sunflower
Apricot Kernel
Polysorbate 80
Liquid Germall Plus
Liquapar
Vanilla Bean Fiber
Luffa
and a variety of fragrance and essential oils.

I am going to use a combination of white sugar and brown sugar. This will give both color and exfoliation. Brown sugar is a little more gentle as it exfoliates the skin but it can also make the scrub feel sticky. We will be making a half and half mixture of sugar.

I will also be using Polysorbate 80. Polysorbate helps remove some of the oils, leaving just enough to be conditioning to the skin but not making it overly greasy.

Ingredients
White Granulated Sugar
Brown Sugar
Sunflower Oil
Shea Butter
Polysorbate 80
Gingerbread & Spice Fragrance Oil
Liquapar
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
75 grams White Granulated Sugar
75 grams Brown Sugar
56 grams Sunflower Oil
5 grams Shea Butter
16 grams Polysorbate 80
1 gram Gingerbread & Spice Fragrance Oil
2 grams Liquapar
Recipe in Ounces
2.65 oz White Granulated Sugar
2.65 oz Brown Sugar
1.98 oz Sunflower Oil
0.18 oz Shea Butter
0.56 oz Polysorbate 80
0.04 oz Gingerbread & Spice Fragrance Oil
0.07 oz Liquapar
Recipe in Percentages
32.6% White Granulated Sugar
32.6% Brown Sugar
24.3% Sunflower Oil
2.1% Shea Butter
6.9% Polysorbate 80
0.4% Gingerbread & Spice Fragrance Oil
0.8% Liquapar

 

Weigh the Sunflower and Shea Butter into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until the Shea Butter has melted. The mixture should only be mildly warm. Add the other liquid ingredients. Stir well making sure everything is incorporated. Add the white and brown sugar. Stir well. Package into jar and label. Enjoy!

Taylor

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Soft Foot Scrub

After a recent foot surgery, I have discovered what anyone who has ever been in a cast knows to be true. After just a few weeks, the skin itches like crazy while it sheds and peels. It is maddening to have that itching sensation that just won’t go away. I now feel intensely guilty for teasing my sister so much when I was a little girl when she broke her arm. Boy, if I had only known.

Today I wanted to make a foot scrub that would be gentle and soft on my tender skin while alleviating some of that itching. Come join me for a scrub that great for tender or even ticklish skin!

Collect Needed Materials:

Ingredients
Sugar
Red Clay
Grape Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil
Salt, Fine
Comfrey Extract
Horsetail Extract
Liquipar
Lavandin Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Spoon
Soap Bucket
Pipettes
Mold

 

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
1.94 oz Sugar
0.28 oz Red Clay
0.49 oz Grape Seed Oil
0.42 oz Sunflower Oil
0.20 oz Salt, Fine
0.07 oz Comfrey Extract
0.07 oz Horsetail Extract
0.04 oz Liquipar
0.01 oz Lavandin Essential Oil
Recipe in Grams
55 grams Sugar
8 grams Red Clay
14 grams Grape Seed Oil
12 grams Sunflower Oil
5.75 grams Salt, Fine
2 grams Comfrey Extract
2 grams Horsetail Extract
1 grams Liquipar
0.25 grams Lavandin Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
55% Sugar
8% Red Clay
14% Grape Seed Oil
12% Sunflower Oil
5.75% Salt, Fine
2% Comfrey Extract
2% Horsetail Extract
1% Liquipar
0.25% Lavandin Essential Oil

 

Weigh all of the dry ingredients into a mixing container.  Gently whisk everything so it is well mixed but the clay does not become airborne. Add the liquid ingredients. Stir well. Package into container and enjoy!

Notes: I used regular sugar but if you want something with a finer texture, I would recommend either grinding up the sugar you have or finding a fine bakers sugar. I also recommend packaging the finished  scrub in plastic, instead of glass. Wet hands on glass make for a slippery and dangerous combination in the bathroom. Remember, safety first!

Taylor

 

Finished Scrub
Finished Scrub
Weighing the dry ingredients
Weighing the dry ingredients
Whisking the dry ingredients
Whisking the dry ingredients
Adding the  extracts
Adding the extracts
Adding the Oils
Adding the Oils
Mixing the scrub
Mixing the scrub
Finished Scrub on my finger
Finished Scrub on my finger

 

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Summer Fun with the Kids: Scrubs with Salt or Sugar

For so many of us summertime is filled with activities like traveling, visiting water parks, going for picnics, taking hikes, camping, or just hanging around the house with family and friends. Since I had a group of kids hanging out at my house last weekend, I decided to herd them together for an afternoon adventure so we could create our own salt or sugar scrubs. My kids and I really enjoy the kits that you can get from the catalog and the Glycerin Scrub Base kit is one of our favorites. Why? We love this kit because all we absolutely have to provide is the salt and sugar. We can add extras if we want to do so, but we don’t have to!

The Glycerin Scrub Kit comes with a full gallon of Glycerin Scrub Base, Oval Spoon, 20 jars and lids, fragrance and labels. This means that everyone gets their own jar! No sharing is required.

After the kids straggled into the kitchen, we gathered up enough containers for mixing for everyone to have a mixing bucket for their own scrub. Each person measured out approximately 9 oz of the scrub base and 9 oz of salt or sugar. While the kids were weighing their salt or sugar, I shook the gallon jug of scrub base to ensure it was completely mixed as this base does tend to separate in the jug. Then after the base was thoroughly mixed, we weighed the base and added it to the buckets. As the kids stirred, we added the fragrance of their choice as well some Ground Vanilla Bean Specks. If you think the scrub isn’t thick enough, add some more salt or sugar. Just remember that your scrub will become a little thicker after sitting overnight.

Once mixed together, spoon or scoop directly into the 16 fl oz jars. This mixture of 18 oz by weight filled one 16 oz Deep Jar! After cleaning any spills, simply put the lid on the jar and apply the label to the lid. How simple and easy is that? Now you have a stash of scrubs and a fun way to encourage teens to actually use soap in their next shower.

Looking for a bit of color to add to your scrubs? I suggest ordering the Water Soluble Colorant Kit. This kit contains the 3 primary colors that we use for blending, and a package of dropper bottles. A fun way to add some color to your scrubs.

Tonya

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Finished Scrubs, Looking Fabulous!
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A few of the kit supplies
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Salt and ground vanilla bean

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Measuring out salt for the mixture
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