Scrubby Exfoliating Lotion

Sometimes your skin just needs some extra exfoliation.

Winter is surely that time for me, so I’ve been thinking a bit outside the box about a scrubby lotion to be used before showering.

Here’s the idea: create a lotion that contains the hydrating power of Hydrovance as a humectant and the natural exfoliating power of ground luffa. Add some oils and butters, a bit of fragrance to surround you while you apply it, and we’ll be good to go.

Apply the lotion BEFORE you bathe, focusing on those parts of your skin that get extra dry. For me, that’s my lower legs, arms, and hands. As you rub in the lotion, the loofah will gently exfoliate. You’ll be left with loofah sticking to your skin; don’t be alarmed! As you wash in the shower, that will disappear and leave your skin refreshed and softened.

Let’s make it!

What You’ll Need


Distilled Water
Squalane Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Conditioning Emulsifier
Ground Luffa
Liquid Germall Plus


Microwave-safe container or double boiler
Stick Blender
Jars and Lids


100-gram Test Batch

70 grams Water
4 grams Hydrovance
8 grams Squalane Butter
11 grams Sweet Almond Oil
5 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
1 gram Ground Luffa
0.5 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.5 gram Country Spring Fragrance


70% Water
4% Hydrovance
8% Squalane Butter
11% Sweet Almond Oil
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
1% Ground Luffa
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Fragrance


Weigh water, Hydrovance, Squalane Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, and Conditioning Emulsifier into the container. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each heating, until everything is melted.

If using a double boiler, place those five ingredients into the top of the double boiler and gently heat, stirring often, until all ingredients are melted.

Use a stick blender to create the emulsion, blending thoroughly.

Allow lotion to cool below 120ºF, then stir in Ground Luffa, Liquid Germall Plus, and fragrance. Stir very well to combine, then scoop into jars, label, and enjoy!

Adding ground luffa to the lotion.

Piping finished lotion into jars.


I loved the effect on my skin when using this just before jumping into the shower. You’ll definitely want to try this one!

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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