Summer Blueberry Sugar Scrub Recipe with Tea Seed Oil
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.
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.
Blueberry Sugar Scrub Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
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)
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.)
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.
Spoon or pour the blueberry sugar scrub evenly into your containers, then screw on the lids.
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.
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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