Truffle Buff Recipe for the Softest Skin Ever

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DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

Learn how to DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

This truffle buff recipe was created by Nadia Mansour, the former owner of a successful small business called, Ouish®, for which she created high end and all natural skincare products. Since then, however, Nadia has decided to take a break from the small business world and share her homemade skincare recipes instead on her new Facebook blog, The Nadia Effect. The Nadia Effect includes not only skincare recipes, but also DIY videos for making your own natural skincare products and even dessert recipes for baking up treats like her Hazelnut Mocha Cookies. I absolutely LOVE her page and my hope is that you’ll become a fan of hers  as well.

You’ll find Nadia’s truffle buff recipe below. It is, of course, re-printed with her permission.

DIY this homemade truffle buff recipe for an exfoliating in the shower body butter scrub that leaves your skin extraordinarily soft!

Homemade Truffle Buff Recipe

© Nadia Mansour

Ingredients:

15 oz. kokum butter
15 oz. shea butter
3 oz. rice, ground
3 oz. almonds, ground
3 oz. adzuki beans, ground
.78 oz. (2%) skin safe fragrance, of choice

Instructions:

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh all of your ingredients.

Begin by weighing out the kokum and shea butter. Combine in a double boiler and melt the butters over low heat.

Once the butters have melted, remove from heat and pour into a clean bowl. Set aside.

Next, weigh out the dry ingredients separately.

Using a food processor grind the rice, almonds and adzuki  beans, one at a time, to a medium/fine texture. Don’t over process these ingredients as they will act as your exfoliants.

Weigh out the fragrance oil you’ve chosen to use for this truffle buff recipe. (Need fragrance oil suggestions? One of the best selling fragrance oils Nadia used in her products was the Chicks Dig It Fragrance Oil from Just Scent.)

Now add the ground dry ingredients and fragrance oil to the melted butter mixture. Stir the mixture thoroughly to combine then place in your refrigerator.

Every 5-10 minutes, take the bowl out of the fridge and give it a stir. Then pop the mixture back into the fridge and repeat the process. Be patient.

Keep repeating this process until the mixture starts to look opaque and most of the exfoliants start to suspend in the mixture. Once you get to that stage, work quickly and immediately pour the truffle buff  mixture into the cavities of a silicone mold of your choosing. (I recommend placing the mold on a cutting board before your fill them so they are easier to transport.)

Don’t worry if you waited too long to pour your truffle buff into the molds. If you realize it’s gone past the stage where it starts to turn opaque and the mixture has hardened, simply it into the microwave and melt it slightly. Re-mix and try again.

Once you’ve poured the melted truffle buff mixture into your mold, place the mold into your refrigerator until your bars have hardened.

Once hardened, simply remove your truffle buffs from the mold. Decorate the tops if desired. You can use regular dark chocolate to add an icing drizzle or even dark cocoa butter wafers.

Wrap your truffle buff bars in foodservice film and label as desired for gifting or until use.

Side Notes:

Nadia does not recommend adding colorants to her truffle buff recipe. Her experience has shown that they do not color the mixture well and are likely to leave color on your skin when used.

In addition, as this truffle buff recipe does not contain a preservative, it is essential that you follow proper storage guidelines. When the bar is not in use, keep it out of the shower and away from steam on an elevated plate, such as a soap dish, that will allow air to flow above and below the product. It needs to be kept dry between uses. However, if you’d like to use a preservative, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the preservative you choose. Even with a preservative, however, it is highly recommend that you still follow the previously mentioned storage guidelines.

How to Use:

Use your truffle buff in the shower with warm-hot water running on your skin by massaging the truffle buff bar over your body in circular motions. The warm-hot water, along with your body temperature, will help to melt the truffle buff bar as you use it. Once completed, gently wash off any residue and pat skin dry with a towel to reveal your softest ever skin.

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. Inspired by Lush's Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar, this massage bar recipe is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, massaging organic Adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

If you like Nadia’s Truffle Buff Recipe, then you may also like my Lush inspired Massage Bar Recipe inspired by Lush’s Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar. This massage bar is made using a base of shea and cocoa butters, this Lush inspired massage bar recipe also includes massaging organic adzuki beans and a combination of cinnamon leaf and peppermint essential oils for a warm, tingly sensation that helps to ease and soothe sore muscles.

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Orange Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe without Coconut Oil

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This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom and contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. (The Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub contains coffee, sweet almond oil, water, salt, brown sugar, orange oil, vitamin E and fragrance.)

Why without coconut oil?

As coconut oil has a fairly high comedogenic rating of 4 – meaning it can clog pores and cause acne when used – I chose to create a coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil. In lieu of coconut oil I used sweet almond oil. Sweet almond oil has a comedogenic rating of 2, which is moderately low, and contains essential fatty acids as well as vitamins A and E. It is an effective emollient for moisturizing and is easily absorbed by the skin as well.

I also chose to use blood orange essential oil for several reasons. Not only is this essential oil have uplifting aromatherapeutic benefits, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties and is effective at treating acne and other dermatitis related issues. However, keep in mind that any citrus essential oil, including blood orange essential oil, can increase photosensitivity so you’ll need to take proper precautions against sun exposure. And, as with any essential oil, you should consult a physician before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

I have also included a few optional ingredients in my coffee body scrub recipe. The fragrance oil is, of course, optional. It does smell wonderful and summery blended with the blood orange essential oil. However, you can choose to omit it entirely or use an alternate fragrance oil that blends nicely with orange. I also added extra caffeine to my scrub for its purported anti-aging benefits (though research is mixed) along with its anti-inflammatory properties and naturally occurring antioxidants. In addition I also added a bit of steam distilled coffee oil to give my coffee scrub recipe more of an underlying coffee scent.

Following is my orange coconut coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil. In addition to this recipe, you’ll also find free printable labels for your own coffee scrubs after the recipe for easy gifting.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

Orange & Coconut Scented Coffee Scrub Recipe without Coconut Oil

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. coffee beans, fine ground
2.25 oz. pink Himalayan salt, fine ground
2 oz. brown sugar
3 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. blood orange essential oil
2 mL vitamin E oil

Optional Ingredients:

.3 oz. Coconut Orange Cardamom Fragrance Oil
.5 oz. water soluble caffeine extract
20 drops steam distilled coffee oil

Instructions:

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the ground coffee, pink Himalayan salt and brown sugar. Combine in a glass bowl or large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Mix the dry ingredients together with a fork to ensure even distribution.

Now weigh out the sweet almond oil, blood orange essential oil, fragrance oil and water soluble caffeine extract into a separate container. Measure out and add the vitamin E oil using a plastic transfer pipette. Finally, add the coffee oil using a dropper or plastic transfer pipette, then mix together all of the wet /liquid ingredients to combine.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

Spoon the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well, using a fork to whisk the ingredients until they are combined thoroughly.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

Now spoon your orange coconut coffee scrub into two clear plastic 8 oz. low profile jars. (Each jar will hold approximately 6.25 oz. of coffee scrub by weight.) Alternately, you can also use two 8 oz. High Barrier Kraft Paper Stand up Zipper Pouch Bags. (These bags are comparable to the ones used for the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrubs.) You can also use traditional pantry jars, which are classic wide-mouth, clear glass jars with a rubber gasket seal and easy-to-use clamp down lid.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus free printable labels for gifting.

Now download the free printable labels for your orange coconut coffee scrub here. Print the PDF file onto a full size white label sheet. (I got my labels from WorldLabel.) Cut out the labels, remove the backing and adhere to the front of your containers.

Don’t have time to make your own homemade coffee scrubs? Consider shopping for homemade coffee scrubs from a number of wonderful artisans at Etsy.

This natural homemade coffee soap recipe is made using real brewed coffee and the cold process soapmaking method and is easy enough for beginners. The caffeine in this homemade coffee soap recipe acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and is believed to help with skin redness and other skin aliments.

If you like my coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil, then you may also like my recipes for my cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe, my homemade coffee soap recipe, my coffee & bourbon vanilla homemade soap recipe, my natural coffee under eye cream recipe, and my homemade coffee flavored lip balm recipe. You can also find more of my salt scrub recipes here and my sugar scrub recipes here. Or, for more of my bath and body projects that also have free printable product labels, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

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Activated Charcoal Detox Mask Recipe with Free Printable Labels

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Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

Like clariSEA’s Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, my version is made with no preservatives and all natural ingredients that include kaolin clay, sea salt, mineral salt, calendula and activated charcoal. To make it, simply weigh out all of the ingredients needed and mix! It’s great on acne prone skin, or as a spot treatment when you are experiencing acne breakouts. (I found this worked really well for me during hormone related breakouts.)

Finally, I’ve also created free printable labels for my activated charcoal detox mask recipe. Simply download the free printable labels (found after the recipe) to gift these as DIY bridesmaid gifts so everyone looks pore-fect for the big day! (If you have an upcoming wedding, create an Amazon Wedding Registry! Not only can you save products from other websites to your Amazon Wedding Registry, but you’ll also receive a 10% 0ff coupon good on select items from across Amazon. See their website for details.)

Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

Activated Charcoal Detox Mask Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
.15 oz. sea salt, fine ground
.1 oz. pink Himalayan (mineral) salt or Celtic sea (mineral blend) salt, fine ground
.1 oz. hardwood activated charcoal powder
.05 oz. calendula flower powder

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out all the ingredients and combine in a glass bowl. Mix well to combine.

Pour the activated charcoal detox mask into one 8 oz. jar. I specifically used a clear plastic 8 oz. low profile jar and a 200 mL cosmetic style jar from Infinity Jars for this project. (My activated charcoal detox mask recipe fills one 8 oz. container. To fill additional jars, double the recipe as needed.) Alternately, you can fill two 4 oz. jars with this recipe. I also like the 4 oz. glass salve jars for this recipe.

To use your activated charcoal detox mask, simply combine 1 Tablespoon of the mask with 1/2 Tablespoon of water in your hand to form a paste. Then massage the mask onto your skin in a circular motion. Rinse the mask off with warm water once it has dried.

Alternately, rather than mixing your mask with water, you can also mix your mask with aloe vera juice, plain Greek yogurt or rosehip seed oil to suit your skin’s individual needs.

Side Notes:

For more sensitive skin, reduce the amount of salt to no more than .2 oz. total. Additionally, if you have calendula petals, you can simply run them through a coffee grinder to create a powder.

Additionally, while clariSEA’s Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask contains bamboo activated charcoal powder, I chose to use hardwood activated charcoal powder from Rocky Mountain Essentials. It’s both made and packaged in the USA and works well for detoxification and use as an ingredient in high end cosmetic products.

Free Printable Labels.

You can download the free printable activated charcoal mask labels for this recipe here. For the clear plastic low profile jar, I printed my labels onto a full size clear gloss inkjet label sheet. For the beautiful, deep ultraviolet (these jars appear black) light proof jar, I printed my labels onto a full size white label sheet. I acquired both types of my label sheets from WorldLabel who sells quality labels in bulk at reasonable prices.

Can I Buy This Instead?

Don’t want to make your own? You can purchase the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask through Birchbox. (Sign up for the Birchbox monthly beauty box here to receive monthly beauty samples and earn points you can use towards free or discounted products!) It’s also currently available at a discounted price with free Prime shipping from Amazon here. (You can sign up for a Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial here.)

Also be sure to check out some of my other bath and body favorites you can buy at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here.

Want more?

And, if you like my version of this activated charcoal detox mask recipe, you may also like my Exfoliate & Detox Skin Polish Recipe, my Detox Sugar Scrub Recipe, my Ultimate Detox Salt Bar Soap Recipe and my Lush inspired Sea Salt Face & Body Scrub Recipe. Or, for more of my printable projects, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

For even more skin care recipes, printables and DIY ideas, you’ll want to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’Tumblr, FacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.


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Blue-Green Algae Body Scrub Recipe with Coconut Oil

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This natural blue-green algae body scrub recipe with coconut oil contains blue-green algae rich in vitamins & minerals, lipids, active enzymes, and amino & nucleic and fatty acids and combines it with the moisturizing power of coconut oil also prized for its high vitamin E content and essential fatty acids.

This natural blue-green algae body scrub recipe with coconut oil contains blue-green algae and coconut oil, ingredients both prized for their antioxidant properties. Blue-green algae, or spirulina powder, is naturally rich in vitamins & minerals, lipids, active enzymes, amino, nucleic, and fatty acids. While coconut oil is prized for its high vitamin E content, essential fatty acids and moisturizing properties.

I used walnut hull powder as the exfoliant for this blue-green algae body scrub recipe which is rich in vitamin C and zinc. Black walnut hull powder also contains essential fatty acids which are believed to benefit dry skin and increase stimulation. However, you are not limited to using walnut hull powder as your exfoliant. You can also substitute sugar, sea salt or apricot kernel meal in this blue-green algae body scrub recipe for the walnut powder.

In addition to coconut oil, I also used one of my favorite dry oils in this body scrub recipe – hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is rich in essential omega fatty acids and proteins which really help make this scrub leave skin feeling truly remarkable without feeling greasy or oily.

This natural blue-green algae body scrub recipe with coconut oil contains blue-green algae rich in vitamins & minerals, lipids, active enzymes, and amino & nucleic and fatty acids and combines it with the moisturizing power of coconut oil also prized for its high vitamin E content and essential fatty acids.

Blue-Green Algae Body Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. refined coconut oil
1.5 oz. hemp seed oil
.25 oz. xanthan gum powder
1.5 oz. walnut hull powder
.2 oz. spirulina powder
2 ml + 8 drops essential oil of choice, optional

Instructions:

I use xanthan gum powder (available in most grocery stores) in this blue-green algae body scrub recipe to help thicken up the scrub so it’s not overly thin due to the addition of the hemp seed oil. You can substitute the xanthan gum with arrowroot powder or another gum powder if you like. Alternately, you could omit the xanthan gum powder all together and instead add about .15 oz. of cocoa butter or .25 oz. shea butter to this blue-green algae body scrub recipe to achieve a stiffer consistency. (However, you may have to play with substitutions a bit though based on the product you’re using and your climate to get the desired consistency. Also keep in mind ingredient changes like swapping the gum powder for butters may cause the scrub to take an extra day or so to fully thicken.)

To make this homemade body scrub recipe you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the coconut oil. Place in a glass Pyrex measuring cup (or you can use a double boiler) and heat in the microwave until melted.

Weigh out the hemp seed oil and the xanthan gum powder and stir into the melted coconut oil. Heat at reduced power, mixing occasionally for several minutes. Don’t let the mixture boil.

Remove from heat. Then weigh out the walnut hull powder and spirulina powder and stir into the oil and xantham gum mixture.

Using a graduated transfer pipette measure out your essential oil and stir into the blue-green algae body scrub. (Using an essential oil is optional, however, the spirulina powder will make this body scrub smell very sea-like it you don’t add an essential oil to mask the natural scent of the blue-green algae. Alternately you can use your favorite ocean scented fragrance oil.)

Allow the blue-green algae body scrub to set up – you can speed this up by placing the body scrub in the fridge – then remix the scrub to reincorporate any ingredients that may have settled during the time the scrub was solidifying. Spoon the final product into a 6 oz. glass jar of your choice.

To use simply apply in a circular motion to wet skin as desired then rinse clean and pat dry!

If you liked this blue-green algae body scrub recipe then you may also like my two-ingredient easy coconut oil body scrub recipe and my baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe.

For more of my bath and beauty DIY’s as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. You can also follow me on Pinterest for collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorites from around the web.

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Chocolate Cake Scented Creamy Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Creamy Chocolate Cake Scented Creamy Sugar Scrub Recipe with Shimmer

I’m a little in lust over sugar scrub lately so I just couldn’t resist whipping up this chocolate cake scented creamy sugar scrub recipe. It smells incredibly edible and leaves a lovely fragrance on your skin. Just the right amount of sugar exfoliates skin without being overly abrasive plus the special formulation of ingredients means this creamy sugar scrub recipe doesn’t feel greasy or heavy on skin!  I also added shimmer just for fun.

Chocolate Cake Creamy Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. 76° melt point refined coconut oil
1 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. sweet almond oil
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. refined hemp seed oil
.35 oz. sunflower oil
.5 oz. Cyclomethicone
.3 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
.25 oz. chocolate devils food cake fragrance oil
.1 oz. vanilla buttercream fragrance oil
12 oz. white sugar
1 Tablespoon Diamond Dust mica
1 teaspoon xanthum gum powder

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut oil and combine in a double boiler. Heat until melted. Remove from heat then weigh out and add the sweet almond oil, hemp seed oil, sunflower oil, Cyclomethicone and fragrance oils.

In a separate container weigh out sugar. Measure out the mica and xanthum gum powder and stir into the sugar to incorporate thoroughly then combine the sugar mixture with the melted oils. Whisk well with a fork until mixed completely.

Spoon into a 12 oz. container of your choice.

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