Face Scrub with Liquid Soap – Day 2 11

Yesterday, we made a liquid soap paste. Today we will turn that base into a nice scrub for the face. You can even use this method to create a mask! Let’s head to the kitchen!I added water to the soap paste to make it softer and smoother but I also wanted a very thick and viscous scrub. Traditionally when making liquid soap, for 16 ounces of oils, 24 or more ounces of water are added. I only added 14 ounces of water.


I added Ground Apricot Seeds for the exfoliant. It is very fine and at a lower usage rate, it perfect for a face or even body scrub.

Collect Needed Items

Liquid Soap Paste
Ground Apricot Seeds
Plastic Bag


Recipe in Ounces
All of yesterday’s Liquid Soap Paste
1.75 oz Ground Apricot Seeds
14 oz Water
Recipe in Grams
All of yesterday’s Liquid Soap Paste
50 grams Ground Apricot Seeds
397 grams Water
Recipe in Percentages
90% Liquid Soap Paste
10% Ground Apricot Seeds
Q.S. Water

Scoop the soap paste into a plastic bag. Add the Ground Apricot Seeds and two ounces of water. Close the bag and knead until the water is completely mixed in. Add the water a little bit at a time and mix it in completely. Repeat until all of the water has been incorporated. Package into containers. Enjoy!


Finished Scrub

Mixed Soap

Weighing Ground Apricot Seeds

Soap and Ground Apricot Seeds

Mixing Scrub

Mixing Scrub

Scrub ready to put into jars

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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11 thoughts on “Face Scrub with Liquid Soap – Day 2

  • Soyoung Lee

    How long should I wait to use this face scrub soap? Traditionally, Cream soap and liquid soap requires heating mechanism and long period of waiting time. I see that you used potassium hydroxide instead of sodium hydroxide. I want to know if there is any waiting time or curing process. Thank you!

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    • Andee

      As this was made with a liquid soap paste, I don’t see that there would be a need for waiting before use. We certainly didn’t wait before using!

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  • Debbie

    This looks easy and nice to use as well. Since you added water to it, though, does it require a preservative? I am always confused about that.

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    • Taylor Post author

      They could but if your soap separates, mixing your soap again could be problematic. With this being my first time making liquid soap, I didn’t want to chance it.

      I hope this helps.

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  • Pam

    Wow…I did not realize that you could use the potassium hydroxide using the “cold processed” method…I always thought you had to “cook” it and wait and wait etc. Is the final product any different than if I had “cooked” it? Thanks.

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    • Taylor Post author

      No borax in the mixture. Cold process is rather fun with the liquid soap.
      It makes the “messy” portion of hot process liquid soapmaking go away.

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  • Emily

    Interesting, I have not seen anyone using liquid soap paste to make scrub, I will give it a try since I have liquid soap paste ready in storage. Thanks for sharing!

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