Sugar Scrubs – Less is More 2

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!)

My finished scrub in a 1 oz jar.

My finished scrub in a 1 oz jar.

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.

Sunflower Oil
Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
Polysorbate 80
Mixing Container


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
65% Sugar
31% Sunflower Oil
0.25% Bergamot and Chamomile Fragrance Oil
2.75% Polysorbate 80
1% Liquapar

Weigh all of the ingredients into a large mixing container. Stir until the mixture is cohesive. Package into jar, label and enjoy!

Adding Sugar to Liquid Ingredients

Weighing Liquid Ingredients

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.

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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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2 thoughts on “Sugar Scrubs – Less is More

    • Tina


      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.

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