Emulsified Sugar Scrub – Ashley Askew-Bell

Emulsified Sugar Scrub:

  • E-Wax 10%
  • Stearic Acid 9%
  • Shea Butter 5%
  • Cocoa Butter 7%
  • Sunflower Oil 33%
  • Sweet Almond Oil 12%
  • Avocado Oil 6%
  • Coconut Oil 9%
  • Sesame Oil 5%
  • Fragrance Oil 2%
  • Preservative 1%
  • Vitamin E 1%
  • Coloring 1/8-1/2 tsp
  • Sugar 110-150%

For example if my mixture of waxes, butters, fragrance, and preservative is 454g (16oz) then the amount of sugar would be 500g-681g. The more sugar you use the thicker your scrub will be and the more “scrubbiness” it will have. I would suggest starting at 110% and add until you get a consistency you would like.

Directions:

  1. Place your e-wax, stearic acid, hard butters, and coconut oil in a heat safe container and melt them all together.
  2. While those are melting, weigh and combine your liquid oils together.
  3. Once the mixtures of wax, stearic acid and butters have all melted together pour your liquid oils into the pot and stir to fully mix them all together. Stir long enough for them to mix together and get them both heated.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Check the temperature of your mix and when it has gotten to under 120 degrees add your preservative, vitamin e, fragrance oil, and coloring. Mix them very well. I let my mix sit for a couple minutes to cool so that when I add my sugar it does not melt.
  6. Once it has cooled for about 5-10 minutes stir in your sugar.
  7. Continue to stir you sugar in for 5 mins to make sure that everything has mixed well. Let it sit and cool for about 5-10 minutes, come back and mix again.
  8. Repeat this until it has fully blended and has become a little thicker…but still thin enough to pour.
  9. Then you can pour into your jars and put your lid on and enjoy!

Sugar 110-150%

For example if my mixture of waxes, butters, fragrance, and preservative is 454g (16oz) then the amount of sugar would be 500g-681g. The more sugar you use the thicker your scrub will be and the more “scrubbiness” it will have. I would suggest starting at 110% and add until you get a consistency you would like.

This recipe has been made to the consistency I like…thick enough for the scrub to be applied without falling off the skin, but thin enough that its not hard to scoop and massage in. Play around with the oils and butters, and the e-wax and stearic acid to achieve the texture you like

Be sure to REALLY mix your oil/butter/wax mixture into your sugar. That will prevent the oils from settling and floating to the top (happened the first time I made my scrub because I thought I had mixed enough…plus my arm hurt lol)

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