I started my soap, lotion, lip balm and scrub making journey several years ago and I have shared many of my successes and my failures with our readers. With all of them, I am able to look back and laugh. Especially regarding my failures. I have done some doozies! I really appreciate being able to look back and see how much I have grown and how much more skill and experience I have today. (I even like having the photographic evidence, though that wasn’t always the case!)
I also like going back to some of my earlier recipes and realizing that I did such an excellent job in creating the recipe. For a while, I certainly had a point where I wanted to add nearly every single luxury oil to my recipes. Every. Single. Recipe. It took realizing that I didn’t have an unlimited budget and realizing that sometimes, keeping a recipe simple can create some of the most exquisite results. By keeping the ingredient list simple and short, you allow each of them a spotlight they might otherwise not enjoy.
Today I want to showcase a recipe where a less complicated ingredient listing will make for a show-stopping sugar scrub. Let the quality of your ingredients speak for themselves. You will find they are able to shout loud and clear when the recipe is kept simple.
Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
|Recipe in Grams
520 grams Sugar
248 grams Sunflower Oil
2 grams Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
22 grams Polysorbate 80
8 grams Liquapar
|Recipe in Ounces
18.34 oz Sugar
8.75 oz Sunflower Oil
0.07 oz Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
0.78 oz Polysorbate 80
0.28 oz Liquapar
|Recipe in Percentages
31% Sunflower Oil
0.25% Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
2.75% Polysorbate 80
Weigh all of the ingredients into a large mixing container. Stir until the mixture is cohesive. Package into jar, label and enjoy!
Why is the scrub show-stopping? This scrub has a creamy feeling application thanks to the lightweight Sunflower Oil. The Polysorbate 80 helps the skin feel dewy after using without letting the skin feel extremely oily. Once you’ve finished using this scrub, you will step out of the shower feeling like a whole new person.
Is Polysorbate 80 all natural? Also what is the shelf life of the scrub?
Polysorbate is not considered all-natural. It is considered a synthetic, non-ionic emulsifier. Scrubs can have a long shelf life. The keys to a long life are store in a cool, dry, dark place and have little to no water in the scrub. The warmer the climate, wetter the climate, brighter the climate then the shorter the shelf life of a scrub.
I hope this helps.