Exfoliating Salt Scrub Bar Recipe

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This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

Exfoliating Salt Scrub Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

11.25 oz. fine cosmetic sea salt
2.5 oz. sal butter
2.5 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. cupuacu butter
.5 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. fragrance oil, of choice

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the sal butter, cocoa butter and cupuacu butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup (or glass bowl). Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately, you can also use a double boiler.)

Remove from heat. Weigh out the sweet almond oil and your skin safe fragrance oil of choice. Stir into the melted butters. (In warmer climates or areas that aren’t temperature controlled you should start with half the amount of sweet almond oil and adjust as necessary. If you prefer to use an essential oil for fragrance, use half the amount.)

In a separate container, weigh out the fine sea salt.

Slowly pour the sea salt into the melted oil and butters, mixing as you go until you’ve combined all of the salt with the liquid ingredients.

Pour the combined ingredients for this salt scrub bar recipe evenly into three cavities of a Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold. Dust the tops of your salt scrub bars with pink Himalayan salt if desired.

Place your mold into the refrigerator until your salt scrub bars have fully solidified, then remove them from your mold.

This exfoliating salt scrub bar recipe is similar to traditional salt scrubs but in a convenient solid form. Use it in the shower after bathing for soft, smooth skin that feels moisturized and happy!

If desired, you can decorate the tops of your salt scrub bars like I chose to. Simply press a soap stamp into mica, then tap the stamp onto the top of each of your salt scrub bars using a mallet. (You can find quality pre-made and custom soap stamps from Custom Soap Stamps on Etsy here.)

Your salt scrub bars are now ready for use or for gifting!

To use simply massage your salt scrub bar onto wet skin in the shower after bathing. Then rinse and pat dry. Be sure to store your salt scrub bar in a cool, dry location between uses.

If you enjoyed this easy salt scrub bar recipe, then you may also like my other scrub recipes here. Also be sure to check out my other recipes that utilize the Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Mold. They include the following: Melt & Pour Loofah Soap Recipe, Melt & Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial, Easy Melt & Pour Soap Crystals, Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Soap Recipe, and my Melt & Pour Watermelon Soap Recipe.

Don’t have time to make your salt scrub bar recipe? Buy them instead! One of my favorites is Etta + Billie’s Grapefruit Cardamom Salt Scrub Bar. Or browse more of my favorite handmade bath and body treats from products that indulge the senses and pumpkin spice favorites to coffee + chocolate themed delights.

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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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Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Powder Recipe

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This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

My friend, Bambi, and I made this bath fizzy powder recipe together. Our initial plan was to make moisturizing bath bombs. We were more concerned about creating a luxurious and moisturizing bath experience over the splash of colors some bath bombs offer. Therefore we created a homemade bath bomb recipe with ingredients that moisturize skin and Epsom salt to help ease our aches and pains. (Bambi has had arthritis since childhood and I have fibromyalgia so we’re all about natural products that bring relief in that department.) Unfortunately, the humidity and heat was a little excessive that day and our bath bombs didn’t hold up in bath bomb form. So I simply crumbled the broken bath bombs into a powder and filled two mason jars with the bath bomb powder. Problem solved.

So you can basically use the same recipe to make either homemade bath bombs or bath fizzy powder. To make moisturizing bath bombs instead of the bath fizzy powder, simply use 2.75″ diameter Milky Way plastic bath bomb molds to create your bath bombs. (Alternately you can also try the metal bath bomb molds. While I don’t have any experience with these, I’m told they do not leave a “ring” around the center of the bath bombs.) This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe yields three bath bombs when using the 2.75″ diameter molds or will fill two 16 oz. mason jars when making bath fizzy powder.

Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Powder Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.8 oz. Epsom salt
11.25 oz. baking soda
3.8 oz. citric acid
2.4 oz. arrowroot powder
.75 oz. mango butter
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.35 oz. safflower oil
.6 oz. fragrance oil, of choice
bath bomb yellow powder color, to suit

Instructions:

You will begin by weighing out the dry ingredients.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the Epsom salt, baking soda, citric acid, arrowroot powder and color. Combine in a large glass bowl or large Pyrex measuring cup. Whisk the ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined. (Using a color specifically formulated for bath bombs will keep the product from leaving a ring of color in your tub.)

Next, prepare your wet ingredients.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

Weigh out the mango and cocoa butters. Combine in a glass bowl or Pyrex measuring cup separate from the one you used for the dry ingredients.

Heat the butters in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may also use a double boiler.)

Now weigh out the safflower oil and the fragrance oil and stir into the melted butters. (If you prefer to use an essential oil, use .2 oz. of the essential oil of your choice.)

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

Slowly pour the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients, whisking with a fork as you pour.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

Mix well until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated with one another.

If you are making the bath fizzy powder, spread the mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment or freezer paper. Allow to dry overnight. Or place in the oven on warm until the powder dries.

Use the parchment paper to pick up and pour the bath fizzy powder into your containers, then screw on the lids and label as desired for personal use or gifting.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

If you are making bath bombs using this bath fizzy powder recipe, scoop the mixture into each side of your bath bomb molds so they are overflowing.

This moisturizing bath fizzy powder recipe nourishes skin with ingredients like mango and cocoa butters, safflower oil and Epsom salts. You can also use this same bath fizzy powder recipe to make your own moisturizing bath bombs.

Now mash the two sides of the bath bomb mold together tightly, twisting to remove the excess from the outside back into your container of prepared ingredients. (If you pack one side of the mold and then pack the other side, your two halves won’t stick together.)

Allow your bath bombs to dry overnight in the molds, then gently remove from the molds the next day, wrap and label as desired.

Just for laughs, I created this fun little video of myself and two bath bombs using the new Prisma app and the Party Party app. Bambi took the photos. We all need to be a little silly sometimes.

Also, I’d love it if you could stop by Bambi’s shop on Etsy, Happy Tree Frog Studios. Bambi makes and sells beautiful handmade beaded jewelry. A recent breast cancer survivor, the extra money from her shop goes towards helping her pay off her extensive medical bills as well as purchase the medication she now must take daily for the next five years to help prevent a reoccurrence.

Super Stellar Star Bath Bombs by Leeloo Soap! Plus learn how to make your own moisturizing bath fizzy powder or homemade bath bombs with an easy to follow moisturizing bath bomb recipe!

Don’t have time to make your own homemade bath bombs or bath fizzy powder? Buy them instead! Here are few of my favorite homemade bath bombs, bath fizzies and bubble bars from Etsy: Super Stellar Star Bath Bomb (pictured) by Leeloo Soap, Kumquat Kawaii Panda Bubble Bar by Spicy Pinecone, Just Peachy Bath Bomb by Two Wild Hares, Unicorn Horn Bath Bombs by Bathtime Revolution, Cupcake Bath Bomb by Lestari Botanicals, Sea Queen Sea Salt Fizzy Bath Powder by Copacetic Beauty, and Rose Fizzing Bath Salts by Trio Artisan Designs.

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Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe

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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.

This Lush inspired massage bar recipe is so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients to create your own massage bars at home! This specific massage bar recipe was inspired by Lush’s Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar. 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. (Psst. These would also make a great homemade Mother’s Day gift! For more homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas, go here.)

Sensitive to some of the ingredients? Make a few simple substitutions. If you’re sensitive or allergic to shea butter, simply swap it out with sal butter. In addition, mango butter can be substituted for cocoa butter. And for those who find cinnamon leaf essential oil irritating, try either chili seed or fresh ginger essential oil instead!

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.

Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.5 oz. cocoa butter OR mango butter
1 oz. shea butter OR sal butter
1 oz. organic adzuki beans
1 mL cinnamon leaf essential oil OR fresh ginger essential oil OR chili seed essential oil
1.5 mL peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the cocoa butter and shea (or sal) butter into a double boiler. Heat until melted then remove from heat.

Weigh out the adzuki beans and set aside.

Once the butter mixture begins cooling and starts to look cloudy, measure out the essential oils using graduated transfer pipettes and stir into the butter mixture. (If you prefer a fragrance oil over essential oils, use 2.5 mL of your favorite skin safe fragrance oil for a light scent or up to double for a stronger scent.)

Now pour the cooling butters evenly into two mold cavities of this Ozera 6-Cavity Silicone Soap Mold.

Evenly divide the adzuki beans into each of the two mold cavities you just poured the melted butters into and gently mix with a utensil.

Allow your massage bars to finish solidifying. You can speed up this process by popping the mold into your fridge.

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.

Once your massage bars have fully solidified, simply remove from the mold cavities and package or use immediately.

As this Lush inspired massage bar recipe creates a massage bar that easily melts on body contact, you will need to keep your massage bars stored in a temperature controlled location away from heat.

To use, simply massage the bars onto your skin.

For more homemade skin care recipes that contain sal butter, go here. You can also find even more homemade skin care recipes on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. Or simply follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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Sal Butter Sugar Scrub Recipe

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This natural sal butter sugar scrub recipe is perfect for those looking for a skin nourishing scrub but are sensitive or allergic to shea butter. It also contains healing neem oil and is naturally colored and scented.

This natural sal butter sugar scrub recipe creates a natural, nourishing scrub suited for those sensitive to or allergic to shea butter. It also contains healing neem oil and coconut oil and is naturally colored and scented.

I scented my sal butter sugar scrub recipe with lemongrass essential oil for its fresh, energizing fragrance and used a pinch of turmeric to give my scrub a lovely yellow tint.

Why sal butter?

Apparently, as I’ve discovered, people with latex allergies and sensitivities are often also allergic to shea butter. Sal butter makes a wonderful substitution. Like shea butter, sal butter is a superb moisturizer and is believed to help with various skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It can also help to reduce skin inflammation. And unlike shea, it stays smooth and creamy, never grainy.

Why neem oil?

Neem oil is a carrier oil that I’ve found to have significant healing properties and many applications for use in both skin care and hair care products. Used both medicinally and cosmetically for hundreds of years, neem oil is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal and possesses moisturizing and regenerative properties. In addition it also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain killing) properties and contains both vitamin E and essential fatty acids.

First used in India in 2000-4000BC, neem oil is a key herb used in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. Neem oil is commonly used topically to treat rheumatism, eczema, ringworm, athlete’s foot, cold sores, psoriasis, warts, chronic syphilitic sores, infected burn wounds, and slow-healing skin ulcers. It has also been show to help control various skin infections including scabies and candida.

Natural Sal Butter Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz. sal butter
1.5 oz. refined coconut oil
1 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. neem oil
10.25 oz. granulated white sugar
.05 oz. – .1 oz.  lemongrass essential oil to suit (or .15 oz. fragrance oil)
pinch of turmeric to suit

 Instructions:

Using a digital scale begin by weighing out the cocoa butter and sal butter. Heat in either a double boiler or in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup at reduced power in a microwave until melted.

Next, weigh out the coconut oil and stir into the melted butters until it melts.

Weigh out and stir in the neem oil and essential oil.

Weigh the sugar, then slowly pour the sugar into the melted oil and butters, mixing with a fork as you go, until all the sugar is completely incorporated. Add a pinch of turmeric, if desired, for color. Mix well until the color evens out.

Now simply scoop your sugar scrub into your container(s) of choice. (Mine is pictured in a an 8 oz. plastic (BPA free) low profile jar. My sal butter sugar scrub recipe will fill approximately three of these if the recipe is doubled.)

This foaming salt scrub recipe is super easy to make and can be customized with your favorite scent! Just melt, pour and mix ingredients for a foaming salt scrub that gently exfoliates as it lathers and cleanses like soap!

For even more skin care recipes that contain sal butter be sure to check out my foaming salt scrub recipe, my pink salt and sal butter soap recipe, and my simple two-ingredient body butter recipe. For recipes that contain neem oil, view my neem oil recipe archive here. For more sugar scrub recipes, go here.

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