DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars Video Tutorial for skin in need of some TLC!

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DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars

Want soft and supple skin? These DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars are perfect for skin in need of a little extra TLC. Plus they’re easy enough that anyone can make them! This simple video tutorial from The Nadia Effect will walk you through the process of creating your own DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars so you get it right the first try! Once you’ve made your DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars, be sure to follow The Nadia Effect on Facebook here for more great DIY skincare ideas and DIY skincare video tutorials.

Detox Shower Scrub Bars Recipe

© Nadia Mansour

Ingredients:

2 Cups cocoa butter
1 Cup kokum butter
1 Cup shea butter
2 Tablespoons baobab oil
1/2 teaspoon fragrance oil
rock salt or coarse sea salt or coarse pink salt

Instructions:

Unlike the majority of my skincare recipes, you won’t need a digital scale for this project. Instead you’ll need measuring spoons and measuring cups.

Per Nadia’s video tutorial for making these DIY detox shower scrub bars, you’ll begin by measuring out the cocoa butter, kokum butter and shea butter into a large glass bowl.

Heat until melted then measure out and stir in the baobab oil and a skin safe fragrance oil of your choice. Set aside.

Using a 3″x3″x1″ mold – you can find the one used in this video here –  fill each of the mold’s cavities with large rock salt.

Now fill each of the mold’s cavities with the melted butter mix over the rock salt and gently stir the salt and melted butter mixture in each of the mold’s cavities.

Carefully place the mold in the refrigerator – I suggest placing the mold on a cutting board prior to starting this project for easy transport – until the detox shower scrub bars are semi-solid.

Decorate the tops of your detox shower scrub bars with more salt to suit, then refrigerate them in the mold until they’ve fully solidified.

Once your detox shower scrub bars have fully hardened, simply remove them from the mold for use!

I recommend wrapping your detox shower scrub bars in foodservice film until ready to use.

To use, simply massage a detox shower scrub bar onto wet skin in a warm to hot shower, then rinse and pat dry. Then just be sure to keep your detox shower scrub bar dry in between uses.

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

If you like Nadia’s recipe for making your own DIY Detox Shower Scrub Bars, then you’ll also love her Truffle Bar Recipe for soft skin! You can find her Truffle Bar Recipe at Soap Deli News blog here. In addition, you may also enjoy my own recipe for making a Lush inspired massage bar. You can find that recipe here.

Etta + Billie Grapefruit Cardamom Body Scrub // A natural exfoliating scrub bar with certified organic ingredients. This scrub combines the therapeutic properties of solar evaporated sea salt with the ultra moisturizing skin loving properties of organic cocoa butter and fair trade shea butter. An uplifting exotic spicy blend of bright fresh pink grapefruit and herbaceous sultry cardamom.

Don’t have time to make your own detox shower scrub bar? You can buy them instead! One of my favorite sea salt scrub bars is the Grapefruit Cardamom Body Scrub from Etta + Billie. This natural exfoliating sea salt scrub bar is made with certified organic ingredients and combines the therapeutic properties of solar evaporated sea salt with the ultra moisturizing skin loving properties of organic cocoa butter and fair trade shea butter. It’s then scented with the uplifting exotic spicy blend of bright fresh pink grapefruit and herbaceous sultry cardamom. You can find it here.

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Ultimate Detox Salt Bar Recipe with Activated Charcoal

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This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath!

This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil and mango butter for lather and conditioning.

Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut, castor, and safflower oils as well as mango butter for their lather and conditioning properties.

This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil and mango butter for lather and conditioning.

Ultimate Detox Salt Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

12.8 oz. refined coconut oil
1.6 oz. mango butter
.8 oz. castor oil
.8 oz. safflower oil

5.6 oz. distilled water
2.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide

8 oz. pink Himalayan salt, finely ground
.5 oz. activated charcoal powder
1 oz. fragrance oil or .5 oz. essential oil, if desired

Soap Notes:

This salt bar recipe follows the rule of 50% salt, 80% coconut oil, 10% butter and 10% (liquid at room temperature) oil. I chose to use finely ground pink Himalayan salt in lieu of sea salt for it’s higher mineral content. Castor oil was used at 5% to boost the bubbles, and safflower and mango butter were used for their skin conditioning and moisturizing properties in addition to the 20% superfat. (The higher superfat counteracts the cleansing effect of the coconut oil so it doesn’t over dry skin and it helps the soap to lather well in the presence of so much salt.)

The activated charcoal, should you desire to re-size my detox salt bar recipe, was used at 3.125% of the total oil weight. I specifically used the coconut activated charcoal powder from Gold Mountain Beauty for this salt bar recipe. However, they also offer hardwood activated charcoal powder that you may also use based on your preference as a natural remedy for bloating and gas, detoxification, hangovers and food poisoning.

This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil and mango butter for lather and conditioning.

This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut, castor, and safflower oils as well as mango butter for their lather and conditioning properties.

In addition, because salt creates such a hard bar, I discounted my water to 35% rather than 33% which is what I typically use. This will make you soap easier to cut once unmolded if you are using a loaf mold. For silicone molds – I used a combination of Wilton’s 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold and Crafter’s Choice Basic Guest Round Silicone Soap Mold – wait an extra day or two to unmold to ensure the soaps come cleanly out of the mold especially if your detox salt bar soaps do not gel. (My ultimate detox salt bar recipe yielded six heart shaped soaps and four mini round guest soaps.)

Following is a screenshot from SoapCalc’s lye calculator which I used to determine the amount of lye and water needed for my ultimate detox salt bar recipe. (To learn how to use a lye calculator to create your own custom cold process soap recipes, visit this blog post.)

Ultimate Detox Salt Bar Recipe - Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog!

Instructions:

You will need to follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions found here to create your own ultimate detox salt bars.  (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 completely. Set aside to cool.

Next, weigh out the soapmaking oils and butters using a digital scale. Combine in a stainless steel pot then heat over medium heat on the stove until all the oils and butters have melted. Once melted, remove the soapmaking oils and butters from heat and set aside.

You can mix the lye/water and soapmaking oils at any point in which your lye solution and soapmaking oils have cooled to around 95°F. I chose to add my salt and activated charcoal to my soapmaking oils before I added the lye/water to ensure it was evenly distributed, along with the fragrance oil as this is such a small batch. Alternately you may also add them at a light trace. Simply weigh out the charcoal powder and salt and use a stick blender to mix them into the soapmaking oils. Now pour in the lye/water and mix until you reach trace.

Once your soap has traced, pour the soap batter into your prepared mold. (If you’re using a wooden loaf mold you will need to line it.) Once poured, cover the soap to insulate. I used silicon molds so I covered the tops of them with foodservice film.  (For a wooden loaf mold, you can cover the mold with a piece of cardboard cut to fit.)

This ultimate detox salt bar recipe combines pink Himalayan salt with coconut derived activated charcoal for the ultimate detox salt bath! Superfatted at 20%, this detox salt bar recipe also contains coconut oil, castor oil, safflower oil and mango butter for lather and conditioning.

After 24 – 48 hours have passed, you can unmold your detox salt bar soaps. Set your soaps aside in a cool, dry location to cure for 4 – 6 weeks prior to use.

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Homemade Peppermint & Patchouli Castile Soap Recipe

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This homemade peppermint and patchouli Castile soap recipe lends a fun twist to a basic Castile soap.

This homemade peppermint and patchouli Castile soap recipe lends a fun twist to a basic Castile soap. Made using olive oil, this peppermint and patchouli Castile soap recipe also combines peppermint and patchouli essential oils for a fabulous unisex fragrance blend along with mineral rich Red Hawaiian Alaea Salt and a touch of Australian midnight black clay.

This homemade peppermint and patchouli Castile soap recipe lends a fun twist to a basic Castile soap.

Peppermint & Patchouli Castile Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

36 oz. virgin olive oil

4.5 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye
11 fl. oz. distilled water

.5 oz. sodium lactate (60% solution)
1 Tablespoon Australian midnight black clay
2 Tablespoons Red Hawaiian Alaea Salt
1.5 oz. patchouli essential oil
.25 oz. peppermint essential oil (or .5 oz. peppermint fragrance oil)

Soap Notes:

water as % of oils = 30.5%
6% superfat
essential oils used at 4.8% of oil weight

This homemade peppermint and patchouli Castile soap recipe yields 10-12 bars of soap that will weigh around 4 oz. each depending on how they are cut and fits inside my DIY wooden loaf soap mold. Alternately, you can get nine 5.5 oz. round soaps using two Crafters Choice™ Basic Round Silicone Soap Molds or fifteen 3.3 oz. square soaps using three Tovolo King Silicone Ice Cube Trays.

Instructions:

You’ll need to follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions for this homemade peppermint and patchouli Castile soap recipe.

(If you’ve never made cold process soap before here’s another good, inexpensive beginner’s cold process soap recipe. Or download my free beginner soapmaking ebook.) 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 olive oil using a digital scale and combine in a stainless steel pot. Heat until all the olive oil reaches around 95°F remove from heat. Prepare you essential oils by weighing them out into a glass Pyrex measuring cup and set aside.

When the lye-water has cooled to around 90°-95°F – you want the olive oil and lye-water to be about the same temperature – you’re ready to make soap.

Weigh out the sodium lactate and stir into the cooled lye-water.

Next, weigh and add the clay and salt to the olive oil. Mix with a stick blender until thoroughly combined.

Now slowly pour the lye-water into the olive oil/clay/salt mixture. Mix with a stick blender until you reach a light trace. Add the essential oils and combine with the stick blender until you reach a full trace.

Pour the soap into your prepared mold(s). Sprinkle with the red Hawaiian alaea salt if desired.

Level the top of the poured soap if needed. Leave uncovered so the soap doesn’t overheat or place in your refrigerator. Set aside for 48 hours.

After 48 hours your can unmold your peppermint and patchouli Castile soap. Unmold your soaps. If you made soap loaf and it’s hard enough, go ahead and cut it into bars when you unmold it. If it’s still a bit soft, wait an additional day then cut into bars.

Allow your homemade peppermint and patchouli Castile soaps to cure anywhere from 4 weeks to 6 months before use. The longer the cure the better the bar. Typically soaps created using a traditional Castile soap recipe are cured for 4 to 6 months for best results.

Once your Castile soaps have cured, wrap and label as desired. (Go here to learn how to make your own custom soap labels.)

For more of my homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty DIY’s 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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Rebecca’s Best Ever Handmade Big Lick Salt Bar Soap Recipe

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DIY Handmade Cold Process Soap Recipe - Rebecca's Best Ever Homemade Big Lick Salt Bar Soap RecipeMy Big Lick Salt Bar soap was once a regular favorite of my local customers as well as those spread across the USA when I sold soap. It’s formula is the perfect combination of moisture rich soapmaking oils and detoxifying bath salts. The fresh, clean fragrance of my Big Lick Salt Bar is appreciated by both men and women. The scent is a fragrance blend of green clover, ivy and aloe combined with notes of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and persimmon.

Rebecca’s Best Ever Big Lick Salt Bar Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. cocoa butter
4.5 oz. shea butter
2 lb. 7 oz. palm kernel flakes
1 lb. 2 oz. sustainable palm oil
1 lb. 5 oz. olive oil
1 lb. 5 oz. rice bran oil

36 fluid oz. distilled water
15 oz. lye (sodium hydroxide)

At trace:

1/2 cup medium bath water crystals
6 oz. Democrat fragrance oil
Matte Cobalt Blue Pigment Powder to suit, optional

Instructions:

This soap fills three of my soapmaking molds and will yield approximately 30-36 bars depending on how they are cut. To make this soap, follow your basic cold process soapmaking instructions, stirring in the fragrance oil, pigment and bath water crystals as light trace using your stick (immersion) blender. (You can also stir in the pigment into the oils BEFORE you add the lye-water to ensure it is well blended.) Then pour into lined molds, cover and insulate. After 24 hours you can unmold and cut these into bars. Allow to cure for at least three weeks before use. The final bars will be very hard, solid bars with a creamy, lotion like lather.

For more cold process soapmaking recipes as well as other bath and beauty diy’s be sure to follow me on Pinterest.

New Handmade Soaps and a little Nom, Nom, Nom.

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I have three new handmade soaps curing as of several days ago that I think all just smell fabulous! I have also ordered some lavender essential oil so I can make an all natural lavender soap for spring, and of course, I have my order in with my co-worker’s daughter for some super awesome, tasty Girl Scout Cookies. Yes, I am a bonifide Girl Scout Cookie addict. My favorite Girl Scout Cookies are the Peanut Butter Sandwiches or what used to be called Do-Si-Dos. (Psst. Serious Eats has a knock off recipe for their tasty peanut butter sandwich cookies on their blog.)
But on to the soaps! You can look forward to these beauties being available for sale from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen in about three weeks.
Bella’s Kiss Handmade Shea Butter Soap – A lovely, soft and feminine blend of Violet, Gardenia, Jasmine, Grapefruit, Vanilla, and White Woods. This scent is perfect for teens and young women! Though I’m late 30s and love it too!
Abalone & Sea Handmade Salt Bar Soap – A fresh, unisex scented sea salt bar soap with shea butter that combines the scents of Daylily, Sea Shell Abalone, Lime, Ozonic, Sea Spray Accord, Rose, Jasmine, Freesia, Lily, Beach Daisy, Woods, Musk, and Marine. I made this one for my boyfriend who was a huge fan of my Big Lick Salt Bar.
Pomegranate Cream Handmade Shea Butter Soap – I’ve had this one before it just looks a little different this go ’round. This soap boasts a fabulous scent combo of exotic, spicy pomegranate, wild bergamot, dewberry, iris, and jasmine followed by spicy notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, with base notes of precious woods and cedar. Currently you can buy a goat’s milk lotion from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen in this scent here!

And just in case Peanut Butter Sandwiches are not your favorite cookie, I won’t tease you by just giving you just one recipe for making Girl Scout Cookies. There are also recipes for making Caramel DeLites or Samoas at Yum Sugar, Tagalongs at Baking Bites, Thin Mints at Baking Bites, and Trefoils or Shortbread Cookies at CDKitchen. What’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie to buy?