Summer Blueberry Sugar Scrub Recipe with Tea Seed Oil

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This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing!

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing!

Scented with a blueberry fragrance oil, this homemade sugar scrub smells like just fresh picked, sweet summer blueberries! In addition, I’ve included free printable labels for your finished blueberry sugar scrubs so they’re even easier to gift!

What is tea seed oil?

What’s tea seed oil, you ask? Camellia (tea seed) oil is a natural plant oil derived from the seeds of the Camellia oleifera plant from which green tea comes. This carrier oil, which is used both for cooking and skin care applications, contains valuable antioxidants. Because of this, Camellia oil or tea seed oil can help both skin and hair look rejuvenated and revitalized.

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

And, like fractionated coconut oil, tea seed oil not only provides skin with extra hydration, but it is also quickly and easily absorbed by skin. This in turn means your skin will feel silky smooth, not greasy. Camellia seed oil can help to improve both the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging.

Keep reading to learn how to make my blueberry sugar scrub recipe and for links to the free printable PDF labels.

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

Blueberry Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

36 oz. granulated white sugar
12 oz. refined shea butter
3.5 oz. camellia (tea) seed oil
2 oz. clear jojoba oil (or other carrier oil of choice)
2 oz. emulsifying wax
.65 oz. blueberry fragrance oil
.25 oz. flax seed powder
.15 oz. blue oil locking mica powder (or similar)
.1 oz. sparkle cosmetic glitter (or similar, optional)

Instructions:

My blueberry sugar scrub recipe yields six 8 oz. sugar scrubs. All ingredients are by weight and therefore should be weighed using a scale.

For this project I used six Amber PET Heavy Wall 8 oz. Plastic Jars with Lined Aluminum Caps. You can find these containers at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter and emulsifying wax into a Pyrex Prepware 8-Cup Glass Measuring Cup or similar. Heat in a microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) Remove from heat.

Weigh out the tea seed oil and jojoba oil and stir into the melted shea butter and wax. Follow with the blueberry fragrance oil, making sure to weigh it first to get the correct amount called for in my blueberry sugar scrub recipe.

In a separate container, weigh out and combine the sugar, flax seed powder, blue mica powder and glitter. Whisk well with a fork until all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. (If your tub stains easily I recommend using Polysorbate 80 to help prevent staining and/or using a lesser amount of mica powder.)

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

Now pour the dry mixture into the liquid ingredients. Mix well with a fork until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated with one another.

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

Spoon or pour the blueberry sugar scrub evenly into your containers, then screw on the lids.

This homemade blueberry sugar scrub recipe with tea seed oil is perfect for summer! Not only does this summer blueberry sugar scrub gently exfoliate and moisturize skin to keep it looking healthy all season long, but it smells simply amazing! Plus free printable labels for gifting!

If you’d like to label the lids for your blueberry sugar scrubs, you can print 4 oz. container labels here or 8 oz. container labels here onto full size blank sticker paper sheets. Then simply cut out the labels using scissors, peel off the back and attach to the lids of your containers for gifting or personal use.

If you’d like to sell your finished product, then you will need to label your product according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin love like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Want more homemade sugar scrub recipes? You can find my full collection of homemade sugar scrub recipes here. Also be sure to check out my recent recipe for making your own cucumber mint sugar scrub!

My cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. And, because it’s emulsified it doesn’t feel oily on skin – making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! Find the recipe here.

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Natural Blueberry & Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

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This natural blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe is made from real carrot puree and blueberries. Both of these foods are rich in antioxidants that are believed to help repair damage to skin tissue and are also highly prized for their anti-aging properties in skin care.

This natural blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe is made from real carrot puree and blueberries. Both of these foods are rich in antioxidants that are believed to help repair damage to skin tissue and are also highly prized for their anti-aging properties in skin care.

For this blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe I cooked the carrots in water halfway through, then added very ripe blueberries and cooked them until both until soft and the water had evaporated. I then made a vegetable and fruit puree with these homemade soap ingredients using my stick blender. As with my other homemade soap recipes that incorporate food products, like my most recent soap recipe for my natural avocado and yogurt homemade soap, I discounted the water by the amount of vegetable and fruit that was incorporated into the soap recipe.

This natural blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe is made from real carrot puree and blueberries. Both of these foods are rich in antioxidants that are believed to help repair damage to skin tissue and are also highly prized for their anti-aging properties in skin care.

Blueberry & Carrot Cold Process Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
4 oz. avocado oil
5 oz. rice bran oil
19 oz. sustainable palm oil
.8 oz. castor oil
2.2 oz. palm kernel flakes

7.8 oz. distilled water
4.9 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

4 oz. pureed blueberries and carrots

Soap Notes:

Water as % of oils=33% then discounted by amount of blueberry and carrot puree (which constitute 11.11% the weight of the oils) called for in the recipe.

Superfat=7%

I chose to keep my blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe fragrance free. However, if you prefer to scent your homemade soap you can add up to 1.1 oz. of essential oil for a natural scent or up to 2.25 oz. of your favorite fragrance oil.

If you don’t wish to use palm oil and/or palm kernel flakes you can substitute the palm oil for lard (pig tallow) and the palm kernel flakes for coconut oil. However, you’ll  need to run the resulting soap recipe back through a lye calculator. In addition you can also substitute the rice bran oil with olive oil.

This natural blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe will fit inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold.

To Make the Puree:

To make the blueberry and carrot puree combine 2-3 oz. of distilled water with 3.5 oz. (by weight) of peeled and washed carrots in a pot on the stove. Cover and simmer until the carrot start to soften, stirring occasionally. Next add 1.5 oz. (by weight) of ripe blueberries and continue to simmer, uncovered, stirring often until all of the water has evaporated. Puree with a food processor or your stick blender, then weigh out the amount of puree needed. (These amounts gave me exactly 4 oz. of blueberry and carrot puree needed for this homemade soap recipe.)

Instructions:

To make this natural blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe, you’ll need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking method instructions. (If you’ve never made cold process soap before here’s a good, inexpensive beginner’s cold process soap recipe.) Be sure to take all proper safety precautions when working with lye including goggles and gloves.

Begin by measuring out the distilled water in fluid ounces. Pour into a heat safe pitcher. Next, using a digital scale weigh out the lye. Slowly pour the lye into the water in a well ventilated area and stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside to cool.

Now weigh out the soapmaking oils using a digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat until melted, then remove from heat and set aside. Then weigh out your blueberry and carrot puree and set aside.

When the lye-water and soapmaking oils have cooled to around 90°-95°F you’re ready to make this natural blueberry and carrot cold process soap recipe.

Begin by adding the blueberry and carrot puree to the melted oils. Mix with a stick blender until the fruit and vegetable puree is evenly distributed.

Now slowly pour the lye-water into the soapmaking oils. Mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Add the essential oil oil or fragrance oil if you are scenting your soap and mix again to fully incorporate the fragrance. Bring the soap to a medium to full trace.

Pour the soap into your prepared soap mold then immediately place the mold in the refrigerator. The sugar from the carrots and blueberries along with the palm oil means this homemade soap really heats up so you’ll need to keep it cool so it doesn’t volcano over or crack on top as it goes through the saponification process. (My soap did still gel even inside the fridge.)

The next day unmold your homemade soap loaf and cut into bars. Allow bars to cure 4-6 weeks before use, then wrap and label as desired.

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