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Old 02-01-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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I have made sugar scrubs for a while, but I would like to try different ingredients.
I always read about polysorbates,cetyl alcohol and what not.
My questions are:
what is the difference between polysorbate 20 and 80?
And what is important to use for your scrubs, to cut down the greasiness?
I use to have a great site to look up for recipes, but my computer broke down and I can't remember the site.I t was not swift monkey.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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I can't remember the difference between polysorbate 20 and 80, but it is used so you can mix water and oil together. I think you would want 20. I used it for room spray, to mix water/alcohol with EO/FO. That way there was no oil sitting on top that had to be mixed in with every use. I hope this helps a little!


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Old 02-02-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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if you make cp or hp, have you tried making sugar scrubbies out of the leftovers / ugly fugglies? they're fabulous, and if you like the natural stuff you can make them out of your natural soaps. i can look up the recipe if you're interested, but basically it's a 1-2-3 parts mix. 1 part oils or butter, 2 parts soap shreds, 3 parts sugar. easy peasy and wonderful
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:48 AM   #4
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thanks, I would love to get a recipe
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In my mind, scrubs are a massage product, not a cleaning product. Not sure it's a good idea to put a lot of soap into it.

Not sure about the greasiness, maybe you could make it drier, or incorporate the sugar into some lotion which is less greasy.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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I like the scrubs with soap in them as with so many things, it is a matter of what you like. But for me they are a great balance of oils for softening and soap to keep them from just being too greasy.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #7
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scrubs for me,are cleaning and exfoliating products, which you gently massage around your skin.I love my scrubs with glycerin soap in it, just want to explore different possibilities,ideas.
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this is from Mayren, who, sadly, i haven't seen online in ages:


Mayren's Sugar Scrub Cubes - using CP/HP soap Shreds
Mayren's Sugar Scrub Cubes using
CP/HP Soap shreds the 1-2-3's Method
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The 1-2-3's are measured in parts. This way you can resize the recipe as you need.

1 TBS - Oils/Butters total
2 TBS - CP/HP Soap Shreds (chopped fine)
3 TBS - Sugars (I mix white and raw sugars for texture)

- In a microwave safe container, combine Oils with Soap (and colorant) and heat in short bursts. Stir in-between bursts until the mix is smooth but not burnt.
(you can add a little of the sugar in this to make the base more compliant in the next step)

- To your hot base add the Sugar.
3 TBS if half your oils are hard butters
4 TBS if your oils are all liquid
5 TBS if your oils are all Thin liquids or if you want a super crumbly cube.

- Quickly add the FO/EO after the sugar is starting to incorporate and cool down the mix

- Mix until the batch looks like a dough ball of sorts. If it's not a dough ball then your bars may not firm up as well.
(- Please note that if you added mostly hard butters the batch should still look like a dough ball but softer and less firm until completely cooled. -)

- Put the mix into your mold. (i like silicone molds and use a stainless spoon for smoothing the tops of my cubes while in the mold)

- Put the mold into the freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes then pop out and let air dry for a day or so before storing in a dry and preferably airtight container.

((( Preservative may be added if you personally feel you want to but it is not usually necessary in this anhydrous formula. I do occasionally use the Optiphen preservative with these cubes for my own various personal reasons )))
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paillo - Thanks for posting this!
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yes, thanks for taking the time to share


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