Soothing Sugar Scrub 5

There is nothing better than a exfoliant and soothing oils to make a spa day complete. This fantastic scrub is great with for the whole body. You could also use fine sugar and salt to make a scrub that is nice for the face. This scrub leaves the skin feeling refreshed and dewy without an oily feeling after. Soothing indeed!

Collect needed items:

Apricot Kernel Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Jojoba Oil
Polysorbate 20
Chamomile Extract
Medium Bath Salt
Fragrance (I used Acai & Mangosteen Fragrance)
Preservative (I used Liquid Germall Plus)
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products (I used the 2 ounce Low Profile Jars with Straight Black Lids.)
Recipe in ounces: (Makes 3.5 ounces)
0.53 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil
0.21 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
0.04 ounces Rice Bran Oil
0.04 ounces Jojoba Oil
0.71 ounces Polysorbate 20
0.04 ounces Chamomile Extract
0.35 ounces Medium Bath Salt
1.62 ounces Sugar
0.02 ounces Acai & Mangosteen Fragrance
0.02 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in grams:
15 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
6 grams Sweet Almond Oil
1 grams Rice Bran Oil
1 grams Jojoba Oil
20 grams Polysorbate 20
1 grams Chamomile Extract
10 grams Medium Bath Salt
46 grams Sugar
0.5 grams Acai & Mangosteen Fragrance
0.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
Recipe in Percentages:
15% Apricot Kernel Oil
6% Sweet Almond Oil
1% Rice Bran Oil
1% Jojoba Oil
20% Polysorbate 20
1% Chamomile Extract
10% Medium Bath Salt
46% Sugar

Added after the scrub is mixed:
0.5% Acai & Mangosteen Fragrance
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus

Weigh the liquid ingredients into the mixing container. With recipes that you weigh like this, I like to add my fragrance oil and preservative to the fixed oils before I add the salt and sugar. Now, add the salt and sugar and stir thoroughly. Fill containers with mixed scrub. Stir the scrub mixture frequently while filling the jars to keep an evenly filled jar.

This recipe filled one 2 ounce Low Profile Jar.

This scrub does contain Polysorbate 20, which helps emulsify the oil and water. The scrub will turn a milky white color when water is applied and leave the skin exfoliated and lightly moisturized. This will help reduce oily residue in the shower or tub, but it will not completely prevent it. We still recommend having bath mats for fall protection.

I used these particular oils for their soothing feel on the skin. The Rice Bran and Jojoba in particular add a silky feeling to this scrub when using it.


Completely mixed scrub on my fingers.

Liquid ingredients after weighing.

Adding the salt.

Adding the sugar.

Completely mixed scrub.

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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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5 thoughts on “Soothing Sugar Scrub

  • bluebutterflz

    Ohhh I have almost all these ingredients on hand but two. I have few questions for you. I didn’t know you could use Germall Plus for this. I thought you had to use LiquaPar. Could I use Optiphen with this? And if I can how much? (I’m trying to makes products as natural as possible. I also don’t have Polysorbate 20. Is there something else I can use? Would a wax or any emulsifier work?

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    • Andee Post author

      You can use any of these preservatives.
      Liquid Germall Plus 0.5%
      Optiphen 1%
      LiquaPar 1%

      You can use another emulsifier at about half rate as Polysorbate is a very weak emulsifier.

      Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!

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  • Simona

    Just wondering … can I use cond. ewax (or another ewax) instead of polysorbate 20 ? I do not have any polysorbate , but I do have lots of other ewaxes. Would that work, or would the heat required to melt the wax will affect the salt and sugars? I ma thinking to give it a try with polawax, but I have no idea how low should I go with it (in a normal lotion recipe I’d use it at 25% of the oils in the recipe, as it is recommended by the seller, but I do not know if I can use it in scrubs too 🙂 )

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  • Powderpuff

    Did you use Germall Plus because of the Chamomile Extract? I would like to try this scrub, but, of course, I don’t
    have chammomile extract. If I eliminate the extract, I would add 1% to the oils, correct? Also I would use Optiphen
    (which I just purchased from The Sage,) as my preservative. Would this be correct? Thank you.

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    • Andee Post author

      The Chamomile Extract is an oil soluble extract. You can just move this unused percentage over to the oils without causing any problems in the final scrub. You can use Optiphen as your preservative, just make sure you use 1% as we recommend! Good luck!

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