Creating a light, lime-y emulsified scrub for summer! Meet the ingredients

I love love love emulsified sugar scrubs in the summer! I can enjoy my time in the shower by exfoliating and moisturizing, then rinse pretty clean before getting on with my day. I’ve made so many of them – from this one with hokum butter and watermelon seed oil, which was quite stiff, to this one…...

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Creating a light, lime-y emulsified scrub for summer! The formula and visual tutorial

Yesterday, we took a look at my new favourite summery lime-scented emulsified scrub. Let’s look at the formula and how to make this! Combine the heated phase into a glass container and place in the double boiler. I heated it until it all melted – around 70˚C – and left it for another 5 minutes to…...

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Creating a pumpkin seed & orange oil degreasing foaming bath butter scrub

In yesterday’s post, we used foaming bath butter (aka foaming bath whip) to create some lovely exfoliating scrubs with jojoba beads. Today, let’s look at how we can use foaming bath butter, jojoba beads, and pumice to create a garden or kitchen scrub. As a note, I’m still in bed in pain, so I apologize…...

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Foaming bath butter scrubs with jojoba beads

I really enjoy creating face and body scrubs with this foaming bath butter, so I thought we could incorporate some jojoba beads to create an exfoliating body scrub. Let’s alter this formula – foaming bath butter with walnut shells – to incorporate jojoba beads instead. If you’d like to learn more about foaming bath butter, click…...

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Experiments from the workshop: Suspending jojoba beads in foamy facial cleansers

The other day, we met these colourful exfoliants. Today, let’s take a look at a few ways of incorporating them to create a foamy, bubbly, exfoliating cleanser. It’s not easy to suspend exfoliants as they naturally want to fall to the bottom or float at the top of a product. To create a product in…...

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Weekend Wonderings: How much preservative to use in an emulsified scrub?

In this post, Using black cocoa butter in emulsified scrubs, Vintage Blue asked: If I’m reading this right the preservative goes into the mix before I add the sugar. So I only calculate the preservative based on the weight of the oil mix not the oil and sugar? Wouldn’t i be short on preservative if…...

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Weekday Wonderings: Substitutes for parabens in an emulsified scrub?

In this post, One ingredient, ten products: Incroquat BTMS-50 in an emulsified scrub, Febe asks: Love the recipe. I am concerned about Phenonip and the parabens. As I see the INCI Phenonip is Phenoxyethanol (and) Methylparaben (and) Ethylparaben (and) Butylparaben (and) Propylparaben. It has parabens and I am trying to stay away from them. I see…...

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Plumping peppermint & jojoba oil lip scrub

On Wednesday we looked at making a fractionated coconut oil lip scrub. Yesterday, we altered the recipe to be all about the jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil. Today, let’s look at an anhydrous or non-oil containing ingredient we could add to this recipe. Confession: I’ve been playing with so many active ingredients over the…...

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Jojoba & peppermint lip scrub

Yesterday we tried a pear coconut lip scrub; today, let’s take a look at changing a few things! The original lip scrub my best friend loves contains jojoba oil and peppermint essential oil as the flavouring, so I thought I’d try that. As per yesterday, I took my regular boring ol’ white sugar for a…...

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Yummy pear coconut lip scrub!

As we continue to spend all our freakin’ time working on getting the links to the PDFs working on the blog, please enjoy this post on making a lip scrub!  My best friend, Wanda, is in love with a certain company’s lip scrub, which seems to consist of a few ingredients like jojoba oil, peppermint,…...

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