Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe for Luxurious DIY Spa Day

Today I am going to share a recipe of some delicious sugar body scrubs from my friend, Evelyn. I use a lot of her natural products, including her pit stick natural deodorant

Hi, my name is Evelyn, owner and operator of Sunshea Products and Swell Art, I’ve been in business since 2008 making all natural skin care products.
One of my passions is to formulate new recipes. I love, love, love to make up new products that help people with problematic skin issues or for just plain luxurious pampering.

Ok, so here's the recipe:
3 oz. of melt and pour soap base (I used 100% organic glycerin)
3 oz. of Sweet Almond Oil (you can use any light oil of your choice)
9 oz. of pure cane sugar
30 drops Fragrance or essential oil (I used a phthalate-free Margarita Fragrance Oil, YUM!)

Step 1:
Weigh out your soap base in a SS pan and warm it slowly till it melts.
(remember to heat on a very low setting and keep an eye on it, you don’t want to overheat)

Step 2:
While your slowly warming your soap base, measure out your oil and sugar.
When the soap  base has melted, remove from heat and  add the oil and stir,
 then add the fragrance oil and stir, then slowly pour in your sugar and (you guessed it) stir!

Step 3:
Put your pan back on low heat and stir continuously until your mixture is smooth enough to pour in you mold (this being my first trial batch, I may have heated it a bit too long because some of the oil separated while cooling).
Pour into your molds and let it cool all the way down.
I chose to use a 2” round PVC pipe soap mold I have, but you could use just about anything for your mold, I think a cute silicone candy mold would be fun also.

Step 4:
After my sugar scrub has completely cooled, I slid it out of the mold and cut it into 1” rounds with my soap cutter (in the back ground of the above picture you can see the excess oil I poured off, it didn’t seem to effect the finished products though.

I’m really happy with the way this recipe turned out, I used the sugar scrub bar on my hands and forearms and it lathers a little bit, exfoliates nicely and leaves your skin super soft. Now, to try it out in the shower ;-)

By the way, the smell is awesome, puts me in the mood for Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet here I come!