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Salty Margarita Lip Scrub

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
I think salt is amazing. Add a little to food and the flavors pop on your palette. Add salt to oils and you have an easy body scrub. Add salt to watercolors and get beautiful effects. Add salt to ice and you can make ice cream! Salt is truly amazing. 

So when Andee approached me the other day and asked me to make a margarita lip scrub with some salt, I immediately said YES! There was no way I was going to pass up a chance at making a lip scrub using the beautifully multicolored salt from Utah. After all, why not use items that are available locally?!

I used my Sweet & Salty Chocolate Bacon Lip Scrub as a starting place for creating this recipe. I did change around a few items to create a creamy and smooth base that I could then add the sugar and salt to. I think the addition of salt makes this flavor oil seem all the more true. Yummy! I will be sending over 50 samples to shipping department to go out with orders. (That is if I can keep my coworkers from taking all of the jars home. You had better hurry quick!) Request one in your next order to try how good this is for yourself!

 

Ingredients
Beeswax
Mango Butter
Sunflower Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Margarita Flavor Oil
Salt
Sugar
Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
2 grams Beeswax
36 grams Mango Butter
20 grams Sunflower Oil
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
4 grams Margarita Flavor Oil
6 grams Salt
130 grams Sugar
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
0.07 oz Beeswax
1.27 oz Mango Butter
0.71 oz Sunflower Oil
0.07 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.14 oz Margarita Flavor Oil
0.21 oz Salt
4.59 oz Sugar
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
1% Beeswax
18% Mango Butter
10% Sunflower Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Margarita Flavor Oil
3% Salt
65% Sugar
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color

Weigh the beeswax, Mango Butter and Sunflower Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. In a separate container mix the sugar and salt, making sure they are distributed evenly. Add the salt/sugar mixture, Margarita Flavor Oil and Vitamin E Acetate to the melted oils. Stir well. Put into jars or pots for use. Enjoy!

 

Notes: Much to my chagrin, I discovered I had not added the color until after the salt and sugar were added. As you can see from my photos it made mixing so difficult, I had to dump my product into a plastic bag. I HIGHLY recommend that you add any desired colors to the liquid oils prior to adding the salt/sugar mixture. It will make your life much easier.
Taylor

Beautiful Lip Scrub with Crystal Spatula

Beautiful Lip Scrub with Crystal Spatula

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Sugar

Weighing Sugar

Weighing Salt

Weighing Salt

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Adding Vitamin E and Flavor Oil

Adding Vitamin E and Flavor Oil

Adding Sugar/Salt Mixture to Oils

Adding Sugar/Salt Mixture to Oils

Mixing Scrub - Wait! Where is the color?

Mixing Scrub – Wait! Where is the color?

Adding the color

Adding the color

Color ready to mix in

Color ready to mix in

Struggling to mix in color

Struggling to mix in color

All mixed!

All mixed!

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Coffee Lip Scrub

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
I think we are lip scrub junkies here! Lip scrubs are easy to make, and are great additions to gift baskets, product lines and more. If you already offer body scrubs and lip balms, then you should try lip scrubs. They are easy, fun and even tasty!

 

Are you still worried about lip scrubs being complicated? Don’t worry about it! I’ll tell you why I chose the ingredients I did so you can see how easy they are. Let’s go have some fun!

Sugar: To have a lip scrub, one must use an exfoliant and sugar is the kinder exfoliant to the lips. (Plus it tastes good!)

Coffee Butter: To make a proper coffee lip scrub, it is a requirement to use this yummy butter!

Shea Butter: I love the texture that Shea Butter contributes to a finished lip scrub. The creamy feel and low odor of Shea Butter makes it an ideal ingredient to use.

Peach Kernel Oil: I enjoy using Peach Kernel Oil in a variety of lip products because it doesn’t feel a heavy or tacky feeling on the lips like Castor Oil can have.

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 Coffee Flavor Oil. This scrub really doesn’t need the extra sweetener, so we can skip using the Sugar Baby or Sugar Kisses Flavors. Trust me, it is fabulously yummy without these extra flavors!

The finished lip scrub on my finger.

The finished lip scrub on my finger.

Ingredients weighed into the food processor bowl.

Ingredients weighed into the food processor bowl.

Let’s go make some now!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Sugar
Coffee Butter
Shea Butter
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Coffee Flavor Oil
Natural Vanilla 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
0.35 ounces Coffee Butter
0.35 ounces Shea Butter
0.35 ounces Peach Kernel Oil
0.04 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.01 ounces Coffee Flavor
0.04 ounces Natural Vanilla Oil
Recipe in grams:
65 grams Sugar
10 grams Coffee Butter
10 grams Shea Butter
10 grams Peach Kernel Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Acetate
3 grams Coffee Flavor
1 grams Natural Vanilla Oil
Recipe in Percentages:
65% Sugar
10% Coffee Butter
10% Shea Butter
10% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
3% Coffee Flavor
1% Natural Vanilla 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 reminds me of a sweet coffee treat and is a great way to get your coffee flavor fix without indulging on a large coffee. I hope you enjoy this scrub as much as I do!

Enjoy!

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Daily Oatmeal Scrub – Day 2

Friday, June 6th, 2014
Yesterday we made a fabulous oatmeal face scrub but I felt it was a little gummy and sticky in texture. I wanted something that can gave the same after effect without feeling so, well… pasty! I have attempted to light this formulation with the addition of Natrasorb. Come join me to see if this formula variation was successful!

Yesterday when I ground the oatmeal, it still was a little coarse. There were partial pieces of the rolled oats and I felt it was just too much. Today I decided to grind it longer and my result was more of an oat flour. I think I would rather have it somewhere in between because the finer the oatmeal is, the more gummy the scrub becomes.

I am glad I decided to add the Natrasorb. If I hadn’t been working with oat flour, the texture would have been perfect.

I also reduced the percentages of the essential oils. I loved the overall blend but felt it was just a little too strong. I wanted something more subtle, like the products you find at a high end spa. I can’t wait to take some of this to my esthetician. I am sure she will love it!

 

Ingredients
Dry Flo TS
Fine Ground Oatmeal
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Bentonite Clay
Allantoin
Natrasorb
Lime Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
180 g Dry Flo TS
120 g Fine Ground Oatmeal
8 g Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
20 g Bentonite Clay
8 g Allantoin
62.8 g Natrasorb
0.8 g Lime Essential Oil
0.2 g Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.2 g Helichrysum Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
6.35 oz Dry Flo TS
4.22 oz Fine Ground Oatmeal
0.28 oz Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
0.71 oz Bentonite Clay
0.28 oz Allantoin
2..22 oz Natrasorb
0.03 oz Lime Essential Oil
0.01 oz Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.01 oz Helichrysum Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
45% Dry Flo TS
30% Fine Ground Oatmeal
2% Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
5% Bentonite Clay
2% Allantoin
15.7% Natrasorb
0.2% Lime Essential Oil
0.05% Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.05% Helichrysum Essential Oil

Place a container on your scale and fit it with a bag. This helps with clean up and mixing. Weigh all of the ingredients together. Remove the bag from your container and mix well. You want to make sure you don’t have any clumps from the essential oils being added. Once the mixture is fully mixed, spoon the material into jars. You can even use one of our fabulous shaker bottles for less hassle in the bathroom.

I was much happier with today’s recipe. Besides changing the particle size of the oatmeal, I would leave everything else as is. Because the oatmeal was so fine, this lost a lot of scrubbing capability but that is easily remedied next time. After use, my skin felt smooth and clean. I also like the the essential oil usage rate was lowered. It makes this product more like the products used when I go for a facial. Now I can keep up with my skin in-between appointments and I could be happier. Try this recipe for yourself or for friends and family members. I am sure they will love it!

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

Finished Product

Finished Product

Weighing Dry Flo TS

Weighing Dry Flo TS

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Pulling the sides of my bag up the weigh the Natrasorb

Pulling the sides of my bag up the weigh the Natrasorb

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Ready to use Scrub

Ready to use Scrub

Wet Scrub ready to apply

Wet Scrub ready to apply

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Daily Oatmeal Face Scrub – Day 1

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
I wanted to make a facial scrub that was gentle enough to be used daily yet still contributed a smooth, supple sensation to the delicate skin of the face.
I started with finely ground oatmeal. Oatmeal has long been used in the world of cosmetics and beauty because it is reputed to reduce inflammation and combat dryness.

I also wanted to use Dry Flo TS. Dry Flo TS is tapioca starch that gives a silky smooth feel to heavy and/or wet feeling products.

I added clay to give a silky feeling. I really liked this formulation but I felt that the oatmeal and clay made this recipe just a little too heavy.

 

Ingredients
Dry Flo TS
Fine Ground Oatmeal
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Bentonite Clay
Allantoin
Lime Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
180 g Dry Flo TS
161.6 g Fine Ground Oatmeal
8 g Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
40 g Bentonite Clay
8 g Allantoin
1.6 g Lime Essential Oil
0.4 g Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.4 g Helichrysum Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
6.35 oz Dry Flo TS
5.7 oz Fine Ground Oatmeal
0.28 oz Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
1.41 oz Bentonite Clay
0.28 oz Allantoin
0.06 oz Lime Essential Oil
0.01 oz Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.01 oz Helichrysum Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
45% Dry Flo TS
40.4% Fine Ground Oatmeal
2% Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
10% Bentonite Clay
2% Allantoin
0.4% Lime Essential Oil
0.1% Lavender Essential Oil, Bulgarian
0.1% Helichrysum Essential Oil

Weigh all of the ingredients together. I highly recommend that you place a bag inside your container and weigh into that. Remove the bag from your container and mix well. You want to make sure you don’t have any clumps from the essential oils being added. Once the mixture is fully mixed, spoon the material into jars. You can even use one of our fabulous shaker bottles for less hassle in the bathroom.

Tomorrow I plan on making a lighter version of this recipe again with a few changes so it doesn’t feel as heavy and slick. I think that heavy feeling is due to the high percentages of clay and oatmeal.

Keep in mind these are my personal feelings. You may love this recipe! Try a small batch of this recipe and come back tomorrow to try the variation of today’s recipe. Let me know which one you like better!

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

Finished Facial Scrub

Finished Facial Scrub

Weighing Dry Flo

Weighing Dry Flo

Weighing Oatmeal

Weighing Oatmeal

Weighing Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

Weighing Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate

Weighing Clay and Allantoin

Weighing Clay and Allantoin

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Adding Essential Oils

Using Face Scrub

Using Face Scrub

Using Face Scrub

Using Face Scrub

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Chocolate Bacon Sweet and Salty Lip Scrub

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
I love chocolate. Dark and bitter or sweet and milky. Today you can buy so many flavor combinations with chocolate, it is crazy. Chili peppers, almonds, macadamia nuts, cashews, caramel, toffee, coffee, cherries, blueberries, goji berries, green tea and more! It can be overwhelming to buy a chocolate bar. One of the crazier combinations that I have fallen in love with is a chocolate bar with bacon and a touch of sea salt. Talk about yummy! Today I wanted to make a lip scrub that tastes much like this curious combination. Come join me!

 

Having grown up in Utah, I wanted to really showcase a unique product that comes from Utah. That is salt. If you have ever used salt that was harvested from Utah you are familiar with its unusual coloring. It is a soft peachy/white color with flecks of darker red throughout. It also has what is often described as having a sweeter flavor instead of the more bitter notes that iodized table salt can have. I wanted to use this salt today for the color and the exotic feeling it lends while still being a local product!

The flavor of this finished lip scrub is perfect! When I was making it, I worried that I had too much salt or that I didn’t have enough. It is so good, many of the pickier staff members have snagged a jar to keep in their pockets. My own sample that was taken home was enjoyed by the dog. Sigh… I have managed to keep about 30 to send to shipping for you to try! Request one in your order!

 

Ingredients
Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
Avocado Butter
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Salt
Sugar
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
6 grams Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
36 grams Avocado Butter
20 grams Peach Kernel Oil
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
6 grams Salt
130 grams Sugar
Recipe in Ounces
0.21 oz Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
1.27 oz Avocado Butter
0.71 oz Peach Kernel Oil
0.07 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.21 oz Salt
4.59 oz Sugar
Recipe in Percentages
3% Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
18% Avocado Butter
10% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
3% Salt
65% Sugar

Weigh the Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax, Avocado Butter and Peach Kernel Oil into a  microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. In a separate container mix the sugar and salt, making sure they are distributed evenly. Add the salt/sugar mixture and Vitamin E Acetate to the melted oils. Stir well. Put into jars or pots for use. Enjoy!
Taylor

Finished Lip Scrub

Finished Lip Scrub

Weighing Chocolate Bacon Wax

Weighing Chocolate Bacon Wax

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Measuring Salt

Measuring Salt

Adding Vitamin E Acetate

Adding Vitamin E Acetate

Ready to Mix

Ready to Mix

Mixed Lip Scrub

Mixed Lip Scrub

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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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