Updated: May 26
This recipe shows you how to make a body scrub, lip scrub, foot scrub and body butter – all in one 3 minute video
(If you are looking to buy a luxury body scrub for glowing skin, we will have one available on our site around July/August time)
So as with all my DIY skincare blogs, I like to jump straight to it, so lets go...
25g Cocoa Butter
75g Sweet Almond
3g Sweet Orange Essential Oil
(Excuse my singing and dancing in the video haha)
1. Melt the Cocoa Butter using a double boiler on a low heat and continue to stir
2. Once fully melted add the Sweet Almond Oil and mix for 1 minute
3. Turn off heat and remove bowl from the pan of water
4. Add Sweet Orange Essential Oil and mix
5. Pop into the freezer for 30 minutes or in the fridge for around 5 hours
6. Whisk the mixture for around 5 minutes until light and fluffy
7. Add the sugar and mix with a spoon
8. Scoop the mixture into your pot/jar
This scrub can be used as a body scrub, foot scrub or a lip scrub
Body butter method:
- Miss out step 7 from the above
- Only add 1.5g of essential oils and not the 3%
Note: If you want to make the body butter for a baby or child you can miss out adding the essential oils in step 4
How easy was that!
If you would like a more in depth body butter recipe you can check out our DIY whipped body butter blog here
Alternatively if you are looking to treat yourself, you can purchase our luxury body butter for glowing skin here - Don't forget all of our products come with a money back guarantee
What is a double boiler?
Don't worry, you do not need to go out and buy yourself any fancy equipment. A double boiler is simply 2 pots/pans.
The bottom one has around 2 inches of water in. The top one is where you put your ingredients.
Double boilers allow your ingredients to melt slowly by the steam from the below pot of water.
Almond oil alternatives
Almond oil is great as it suits all skin types, however you may want to use an alternative so here are some other suggested oils
- Fractionated Coconut Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Apricot Oil
- Olive Oil
- Rosehip Oil - Great for a glow!
Cocoa butter alternatives
Cocoa butter is great but again if you are looking for an alternative you can use other butters such as:
You can also replace the butter with unrefined coconut oil, however in the summer you would need to keep it in the fridge
some alternatives to sugar you can use are:
- Salt (If its course grade, then you can blend it)
- Ground Almonds (again you can just blend almonds up)
- Ground Coconut
- Finely ground Oats - if you would like to treat yourself, we have a beautiful oat, milk and coconut body and face cleanser you can purchase here
You can use any essential oils you like, however please read the instructions fully before you use them as some oils can be irritating to the skin.
For a wash off product I would suggest adding 3% and for a leave on product I would suggest adding around 1.5%
If you are making any products for children or babies you can leave out the essential oils or reduce the amount to 0.5%. No essential oils should be used for newborn babies under 3 months old, however some aromatherapists suggest not using them until 6 months
If you have any questions please pop a comment below and I shall get back to you x
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