Hemp seed oil and any EO that you like. Add sugar until it's thick. Washes off really well. Can use a bit of castor if you like. Oh, you may need to add an antioxidant such as Vit E as Hemp oil is a bit unstable.
that is so interesting!
I'm goign to check all my labels for this ingredient.. haha
so you use this to make the scrub more..... gelly?
i'm going to have to give this a try for sure!
Oh.. and so can it be said the rule of thumb is that if you're adding sugar, you need a preservative? i've seen lots of recipes for sugar scrubs that don't include preservative... so i wonder about that - and what about salts? I assume as long as you're not adding water, you don't need a perservative.
I've also heard that grapeseed extract ISN'T really a preservative, but lots of websites sell it as a preservative... why is that?
sorry, don't mean to bombard you with questions.... =P
Can I come play at your house? LOL j/k
so i finally got to trying a sugar scrub today.
then realized I totally must have bought the wrong thing!
I looked on the packet and it says silica microsphere powder, not silica gel powder. now they must be different things because I ended up with a sloppy mess.. lol
so, now I've used up 1/2 my soy oil and part of my bag of sugar... haha
its a runny sloppy mess, but I can still use it in the shower... lol
I just came across this post. I have been fighting with Sugar Scrubs for the last several days. My question is... Does the Silica Gel have sort of the same effect as E-wax or stearic Acid and Cetyl Alcohol? meaning does it keep it all bound together. The problem I am having is the scrubs with these ingredients seems to feel greasy not oily but like thick grease after I use it. Once I towel off it's fine but can't imagine anyone wanting to feel greased, so I'm trying to figure out how to fix the issue but I'm not real sure what is causing it. Any ideas???
nae65 - I have one of Tabithas sugar scrubs (I love it!!) and the texture of it is a little different than a typical emulsified scrub using e-wax. I make mine with e-wax and the consistency is more like lip balm with sugar mixed in. Tabithas is more..... jelly? I don't know how to explain it, but I like it a lot!
I've tried a lot of sugar scrubs in the last few months, and I find that I get the "greasy, slick" feel with all of them before I dry off. You can always go for one of those foaming scrubs that essentially have soap in them that washes away the greasy feel, but other than those, I haven't come across any that haven't left me feeling a little oily before towelling off. :\