I can’t even express how excited I am to share this recipe today. A luxurious body scrub that is gentle and skin-loving.
This recipe isn’t advanced, but it’s intermediate. You need to grab some Stearic Acid, Emulsifying Wax Melts, and Optiphen, ingredients I know most of my lovely subscribers don’t have on hand. But I wanted to do something for those DIYers who are a bit more advanced or want to try something new.
This recipe is a base formula from the wonderful TaraLee on Youtube, her videos are incredibly inspiring, and they have given me a lot of new ideas for recipes I want to try in the future. If you’re looking to learn how to formulate your own body products, her videos are a great place to start. I also used the Batch Size Calculator.
Of course, I will continue to make my simple recipes that are easier with common ingredients you already have in your kitchen, but it’s nice to try more complicated formulas to grow your skills.
So if you are up for a new challenge, try this out!
Are body scrubs harmful to my skin?
When made correctly, homemade scrubs can be great for the skin. If you have more sensitive skin, scrubs might cause irritation. Test this out on a small section of your skin first, and only use this 2-3 times a week. Also, you can add less fragrance or leave it out entirely if you prefer fragrance free. PS: this is for your body, not your face.
Do I need a preservative?
No, usually, you don’t need a preservative in body scrubs since there’s no water, so this is optional. Optiphen is a paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservative that will help with any water contamination that may occur by preventing bacteria and mold from growing in it. I chose Optiphen because it’s suitable for products with oil.
People usually store their body scrubs in the shower, where there’s water that can potentially get into the jar. As I said, it’s not necessary, but it will help to ensure your product doesn’t mold.
Try and let this sit out for 24 hours before using it; that way, it’ll be the whole viscosity and hardness.
If you want a softer scrub, lower the amount of emulsifying wax and stearic acid. Stearic acid helps stabilize emulsifiers and thicken the mixture. If you want your scrub to be harder, increase the amount. Be careful using too much Optiphen; too much, and it’ll feel waxy on the skin. Cetyl alcohol is another great alternative that can leave a silkier feel.
How to store:
Store this body scrub in any tight container, and keep the lid on it when you are not using it.
How long will this last?
This recipe should last up to 6 months without the preservative and up to 9 months with it.
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D.I.Y. Emulsified Rose Gold Body Scrub
- 1 Digital Food Scale
- 1 Small Bowl
- 1 Large Bowl/Pan for hot water
- 1 Hand Mixer
- 1 Mesuring Cup
- 1 Pair of Gloves
- 1 Mixing Spoon
- 15 grams Emulsifying Wax
- 1.5 grams Stearic Acid
- 52 grams Carrier Oil (I used Sweet Almond)
- 3 grams Optiphen
- 1 grams Vitamin E (or Olive Oil)
- 2 grams Fragrance oil
- 75 grams Sugar
- In a small bowl add Emulifsying Wax Melts, Stearic Acid, and Carrier Oil.
- Get a large bowl or pan, and add 1-2 inches of hot water. Place the smaller bowl in the hot water allowing the heat to melt down the ingredients.
- Once the ingredients have melted, mix them together using a hand mixer.
- Cool the mixture by letting it sit or putting it in the fridge for a few minutes.
- Once the mixture is slightly solidified and starts cooling down, begin to whip the ingredients on medium speed. (Will be a smooth and creamy consistency)
- After your mixture has reached 100°F add in the cool-down ingredients: Vitamin E, Optiphen, Fragrance Oil.
- Add in the Mica Powder, mix, and finally the Sugar, mix again.
- And that's it. Add this to a jar, and you are all set.
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@ayannatheangel Full recipe in bio 😘😘 I’ve been so lazy with my DIYs anyways here’s a cool sugar scrub with Preservatives (kinda advanced but easy) everything has to be measured out on a scale. #bodycarediy #diybodyscrub #diyskincare #taralee ♬ Rush – Kali Uchis