Creating a light, lime-y emulsified scrub for summer! Meet the ingredients

I love love love emulsified sugar scrubs in the summer! I can enjoy my time in the shower by exfoliating and moisturizing, then rinse pretty clean before getting on with my day. I’ve made so many of them – from this one with hokum butter and watermelon seed oil, which was quite stiff, to this one…...

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Facial scrubs: Adding physical exfoliants to the surfactant base

The first step in turning our surfactant based facial cleanser into a scrub is to choose our physical exfoliants. Some will be great choices, some will be terrible, and some will be all about your preferences and your budget! (Please visit this post and this post to see the complete and detailed list about these…...

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An aside…Using cationic quaternary compounds in solid scrub bars

I love solid scrub bars! They’re easy to make, they’re easy to take travelling, and they make great presents! They don’t require a lot of packaging, except for a lovely cellophane bag and possibly a ribbon, a label, a tag, or whatever cute things you can think of to make it special. We use cationic…...

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Formulating anhydrous scrub bars for different skin types

I love love love scrub bars for my body and my feet. Like sugar scrubs, they offer moisturizing by trapping in water from your shower or bath after exfoliating all that non-desquamated skin from your stratum corneum. (Okay, I don’t really say this in real life. I usually say, “Pretty” or “Nice”!) So how can…...

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