Evolution of a product…Petra’s attempt #3

From Petra on her third attempt… I started on this quest because I loved the concept… have a scrub that does not need a preservative, is single use, isn’t oily so it won’t clog the drain, softens reasonably well so that it can be used, nice consistency, and does a good job of scrubbing.I think...

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Evolution of a product…Swift’s attempt #3

Okay, so attempt #2 held up well, but it didn’t moisturize enough. So my goal is to increase the moisturization of the product – but it needs to remain hard outside the shower and crumble when used under water. Here’s attempt #3…40% berry sugar (finer grain than white sugar)30% baking soda (Arm & Hammer brand)9%...

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Evolution of a product…Petra’s attempts

Petra wrote to me with a challenge – could we try to duplicate Lush’s Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub? We both took up the challenge, and here are her results so far…Batch #158% sugar29% baking soda7.2% cream of tartar2.9% SLSa2.9% virgin coconut oilwitch hazel used to bind it together. Petra’s results: Batch #1 fell apart too...

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Evolution of a product…attempt #2

Okay, so let’s try another attempt at making a sugar cube recipe. (The first attempt didn’t go all that well!) Here’s what I tried this time…40 grams white sugar30 grams baking soda10 grams mango butter – I thought the shea was too soft10 grams cream of tartar10 grams melt & pour soap (white)2 grams fragrance...

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Evolution of a product…attempt #1

Petra wrote to me and proposed a challenge. Could we come up with a recipe to duplicate Lush’s Sugar Babe Sugar Scrub, a bath bomb like scrub that manages to remain hard enough to cut into pieces when dry, but would offer exfoliation and moisturization in the shower? Here are the ingredients…Fair Trade Sugar, Sodium...

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