|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.
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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!
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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!
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!
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.
Yes, there could be a preservative added.
Also, could the ground seeds be added the first day when the soap is still liquid?
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.
Taylor, could you use pumice or would that be to abrasive?
I would use it for a foot scrub but not for a facial product.
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.
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.
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!