|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:
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.
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.
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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?
You can use any of these preservatives.
Liquid Germall Plus 0.5%
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!
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 🙂 )
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.
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!