I haven’t written for a while, I know. Lots happened, I didn’t have the time nor I made anything worth sharing. Now, with summer holidays finally here, I have more time to create so here we go. SCRUMPTIOUS RASPBERRY BODY SCRUB.
As you all know, body scrubs are my weakness. I kept searching for inspiration but majority of DIY body scrubs are just sugar or salt and oil based. And I wanted something else. I wanted a cream like scrub. A lovely smelling one at that. As I was looking through my ingredients I found raspberry seed oil and thought of making raspberry theme cosmetics.
I have always been against using unnecessary ingredients therefore this scrub contains only what is necessary to make it the consistency, colour and fragrance I wanted. Plus obviously all the benefits of a scrub which is simply to buff away the dead skin.
To begin, you need:
10 ml sweet almond oil
20 ml castor oil
6 g shea butter
3 g cocoa butter
10 g emylsifying wax
Place all these ingredients in a heat proof glass bowl or jug and melt in bain marie/ double boiler.
2. WATER STAGE
130 ml boiling filtered water
10 ml vegetable glycerin
I always boil water and let it cool slightly to reach the same temperature as the oil stage, rather than heat up the water stage to the same temperature. Pour the water stage slowly into the oil stage (still in the double boiler) and whisk for about a minute.
Take it off the heat and place in a bowl of cold water to help it cool down. Whisk for another minute and then leave it to cool down to about 40 degrees Celsius.
3. COOLING STAGE
40 drops Eco preservative
2 ml vitamin E oil
20 drops raspberry aroma
1 heaped teaspoon jojoba beads
1 heaped teaspoon pumice powder
5 drops red colouring (for soaps and cosmetics)
0.5 g pink mica
Add the preservative, vitamin E oil and aroma separately and stir to combine after each ingredient.
Then add all the remaining ingredients and mix well to combine.
Transfer into a container with a lid and it’s ready to use like your regular body scrub.
Next on the menu – raspberry body cream. And after that raspberry bath bomb. I have never attemoted to make them yet so definitely looking forward to this one. Watch this space!
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