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The fragrance or essential oil is added when we add the sugar, after the cool down. If you want to make more, multiply the recipe!
Bath & body recipes are normally written using weighted measurements because they are more accurate. You cannot use volume measurements for this recipe - it will fail.
This recipe differs from oil based scrubs as it includes emulsifying wax that will turn the product into lotion when you rinse it. Use any e-wax you like at 10% of the recipe. (Do not use beeswax.)
Use any oil you wish. A heavier oil - like olive oil - will feel heavier on your skin than a lighter oil, like soy bean. The shelf life of this scrub will depend on the oil's shelf life.
Grapeseed oil has a shelf life of 3 months, hempseed about the same. Olive, rice bran, sweet almond, and soy bean should be good for about a year.
Measure the ingredients into a heat proof container. Do not include the essential or fragrance oil at this point because they are heat sensitive and you won't smell a thing if they evaporate!
Heat for 20 minutes, and make sure all ingredients have melted. No flecks like those you see above. Stir as much as you like! Don't microwave - you might get really hot pockets of oil!
Remove the melted ingredients and place in the freezer until it gets a solid layer on the top. While you're waiting weigh out 120 grams white or coarse plantation type sugar.
If you were to whip this now, it would have this creamy looking consistency. If it isn't cold enough, you could take quite a long time getting it to this point, which is really lovely.
Add the sugar and fragrance or essential oil to the jug.
Mix it until you get a pudding like consistency. A whisk is the best way because it'll add air, which makes the scrub nice and fluffy.
Doesn't this look lovely?
Scoop the scrub from the jug and put into your jar. I recommend a plastic jar as it isn't safe to use glass around the bath. Please do not use a previously used jar.
If you've used regular cocoa butter, your scrub will be a bit stiffer than the black cocoa butter version. Both versions will continue to cool and thicken over the next 48 hours or so.
In the shower or bath, scoop a handful from the jar, and slather over your body. Rinse, and it turns into lotion! Is it magic? No, but it is pretty awesome!
I like food scents, so I tend to use fragrances like white chocolate or Clementine cupcake. If you plan to use essential oils, please check the suggested usage amount before adding.
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