Monday, April 12, 2010

Jojoba Salt Scrubs

Here is an interesting take on a salt scrub recipe from Natural Beauty Workshop that has jojoba beads included with the fine sea salt. Plus there are some really interesting fragrance combinations such as Tequila Sunrise and Raspberry Truffles which so happens to make my mouth water.

I have never have tried jojoba beads before but it sounds really interesting.

Jojoba Wax Beads really show their true colors when they are suspended in a salt scrub. Mixing colored beads to create new and unique shades of color is a lot of fun too. Above, you can see four different combinations that I have made. Before creating the scrub, I mixed different combinations of Jojoba Wax Beads in a small, white, condiment cup.

1 cup *Sea Salt, Fine
2 ounces Organic Jojoba, Clear
2 ounces Polysorbate 20
4 teaspoons Jojoba Wax Beads (mixed or solid color)
1/8th ounce ( 4 ml.) Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil
Color Combinations (Pictured above)
A) Apothecary’s Garden: Plum, Blue, Baby Blue
B) Raspberry Truffles: Red, Plum
C) Tequila Sunrise: Red, Tangerine, Yellow
D) Vanilla Mint Tea: Green, Sierra Blue, Baby Blue
Fragrance Combinations (Pictured Above)
A) **Apothecary’s Garden: 2 parts Lavender E.O., 1 part Lemongrass E.O., 1 part Bergamot E.O.
B) Raspberry Truffles: Raspberry Truffles FO
C) Tequila Sunrise: 3 parts Orange FO, 1 part Wild Cherry FO
D) Vanilla Mint Tea: 1 part Vanilla FO, 1 part Moroccan Mint Tea FO
In a medium mixing bowl, combine salt and Jojoba Wax Beads. Once the beads are well dispersed, add the oil mixture. (Remember to stir the oil mixture well before adding it to your dry mixture.) Next, add your fragrance or essential oil. Stir well and transfer to a sterilized container.
This recipe will make a little more than 8 ounces of scrub (by volume). They look fabulous in clear containers. I recommend using either PET Jars to package these scrubs.
Mix the scrub well and scoop a small amount into a paper cup or some other small (shower-safe) container. Get in the shower and scrub away! I wouldn't recommend using this on your face, but the rest of your body should be fine. After you are finished scrubbing, turn on the shower and rinse the salt and Jojoba Wax Beads away. The beads are a little tenacious, so I like to follow this scrub with my usual soapy shower routine.
*Dead Sea Salt, Fine would also be a great option for this recipe.
**Fragrance Oils could also be used for this combination although they may require some slight adjustment

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