|Taylor recently hosted a Bridal Wishes Swap on the forum and I decided to join in. After all, I was getting married (vow-renewals with family and friends present) and I wanted to share in the fun of the swap. I decided that I wanted to make a scrub that would be perfect for pampering any bride during the weeks of hopefully organized chaos that lead up to the wedding day. My favorite scrubs contain clay, soap and oatmeal, so I decided to combine my favorite scrub additives to make one great scrub. This scrub definitely was a wonderful way for me to spend some time not worrying about tables, guests, the dress, or anything else wedding related.
The wedding is now over and I’m excited to be back to my typical chaotic work day. This scrub still sits in my shower and gives me that time that I don’t have to worry filing taxes, making dinner, doing laundry, or those other daily life tasks. 🙂 Come join me in the blog kitchen as we make this blissful body glaze that will whisk you away from the day for a little while.
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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.
Yield: This recipe filled two 8 oz Low Profile Jars to the shoulder.
Notes: You may be asking why did I choose the various ingredients that I used in this scrub? Here are my reasons.
White Granulated Sugar: I like the texture of plain table sugar in scrubs. I think it is perfect for a scrub that would be a gentle whole body scrub.
Oat Flour: Oats are commonly used in bath and body products for both their skin soothing starches and mild exfoliation. Oat Flour balances this recipe to become more than just another scrub, it becomes a pampering scrub.
Pink Kaolin Clay: Clays are used in masks and soaps for their silky feel and absorption properties. Since the scrub is all about pampering the body and having gentle exfoliation, I wanted to have clay to protect the skin from being scrubbed too hard. I chose the Pink Kaolin Clay in particular for its color. (Typically, most gals would rather scrub with a pink scrub rather than a brown scrub!)
Liquid Glycerin: One of the ingredients that makes this scrub so nice to use. Liquid Glycerin is a humectant that will help attract moisture to your skin. I thought this scrub would be a perfect place for Liquid Glycerin since the scrub would be used in a shower.
Golden Jojoba Oil: I know, I know! Prices for Jojoba are really high right now, but I couldn’t help myself. Jojoba is wonderful for scrubs since it is very similar to the oils our skin naturally produces. If you want to use other oils, I would recommend using Squalane, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, or Grapeseed Oil instead.
Shower Gel & Liquid Hand Soap in One: I used the Shower Gel & Liquid Hand Soap in One to help me feel like I needed to use some soap to wash off the extra oil. 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. 😉
Body Milk Base, Paraben Free: I love this lotion alone, but combining it with this scrub makes a luxurious scrub. It even allows me to forgo a body lotion after using in the shower!
Liquid Germall Plus: If you don’t want to use the Liquid Germall Plus as a preservative, Optiphen is the other preservative we would recommend for this recipe.