This moisturizing sugar scrub recipe is formulated for exceptionally dry skin. Made using luxurious and richly hydrating moringa oil and skin soothing oat butter, this moisturizing sugar scrub can help to calm and soothe dry, itchy skin and inflammation.
And it’s scented with a jackfruit & kiwi fragrance oil for a to-die-for tropical fruit fragrance that’s perfect for summer.
What is moringa oil?
Moringa oil is a nutrient dense, extremely moisturizing carrier oil that is rich in vitamins A, C and E. It also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, moringa oil has been shown to help promote healing when fighting bothersome skin conditions such as skin dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. It can also help to fight the effects of aging by minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What is oat butter?
Oat Butter is a soothing blend of oat oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil. When added to lotions, creams, and body butters, this ingredient helps to give the final product an extra rich, luxurious feel. Somewhat softer than shea butter, oat butter makes a wonderful addition to products formulated for sensitive skin.
Ready to give this amazing moisturizing sugar scrub recipe a try? Find the recipe below along with some super simple ideas for decorating your sugar scrub containers!
Jackfruit & Kiwi Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
4 oz. oat butter (or other hydrogenated body butter)
2 oz. refined cocoa butter
1.1 oz. sweet almond oil (or camellia tea seed oil)
1 oz. emulsifying wax
.55 oz. moringa oil
.3 oz. Jackfruit & Kiwi fragrance oil (or Kiwi fragrance oil)
.25 oz. green jojoba beads
.1 oz. mermaid green mica powder (optional)
22 oz. white granulated sugar
My Jackfruit & Kiwi moisturizing sugar scrub recipe yields three 8 oz. sugar scrubs.
Using a digital scale, weigh out the cocoa butter and emulsifying wax into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Heat in a microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) Remove from heat.
Next, weigh out the oat butter and stir it into the melted wax and cocoa butter until melted.
Weigh and follow with the sweet almond oil and the moringa oil. Mix well.
Now weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the moisturizing sugar scrub mixture. Set aside.
In a separate container weigh out and combine the sugar, jojoba beads and the mica powder. Whisk well with a fork until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Now pour the dry ingredients into the liquid ingredients. Mix well with a fork until the wet and dry ingredients are fully incorporated with one another.
Allow your moisturizing sugar scrub to cool slightly then remix. Continue until no more oil rises to the top of the scrub.
You can now spoon (or pour depending on consistency) your moisturizing sugar scrub evenly into three Amber PET Heavy Wall 8 oz. Plastic Jars with Lined Aluminum Caps and screw on the lids. (You can find these containers at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)
If desired, you can decorate your moisturizing sugar scrub containers. For my containers I used a strip of the Hand Made Modern Mixed Metallics Washi Tape around the amber jars.
I then added bee and flower stickers from the Victoria Beckham for Target Sticker Book over the washi tape and on the lids.
If you prefer instead to sell your moisturizing sugar scrubs, then you will need to label them 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. You may also want to consider using a preservative such as Optiphen.
If you liked my Jackfruit & Kiwi moisturizing sugar scrub recipe, then you may also like my cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe and my summer blueberry sugar scrub recipe. Or, for dry skin, give my natural rose body balm recipe or my palmarosa lime natural body balm recipe a try!
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