So I’ve been busy in the lab, because it’s my natural state of being these days. If I’m not spending time with family, I’m spending time with my formulas! And because I can’t keep things to myself for too long, I thought it would be time to share some of the stuff I’ve been working on.
I’ve felt drawn to salt scrubs recently because there’s a lot more you can do with them than you would normally think. After all, a bit of oil and some sea salt doesn’t sound that interesting at all. But if you think outside the box a little, you can actually come up with something super fun and interesting. So I did just that and… voila! My strawberry jam body scrub is born!
This strawberry salt scrub is definitely red and wild. And because strawberry is my favorite fruit, I had to see if I could get a scrub to be just as cute. I’m just so excited to share it with you.
If you’re anything like me, a pamper session with all-natural ingredients (with an exception given to the fragrance oil, which we’ll talk about later) is an absolute must-try, and this fruity scrub definitely does the trick.
Let’s take a look at some of the ingredients I’ve chosen for this recipe, how they’re amazing for the skin, and how they relate back to my strawberry jam theme! Let’s dive in.
Benefits of the Ingredients
- Fine Himalayan Pink Sea Salt: is an excellent natural exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and promote smoother, healthier skin. Himalayan pink salt is rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which can nourish and rejuvenate the skin.
- Strawberry Seed Oil: rich in essential fatty acids, which help hydrate and nourish the skin, making it softer and smoother. It’s an antioxidant that’s packed with vitamin C, which can protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
- Vitamin E: A great antioxidant helps to keep our oils from going rancid, whilst adding some fantastic moisturizing properties to the scrub.
- Strawberry Fragrance Oil: While this ingredient doesn’t provide specific skincare benefits, it adds a pleasant strawberry fragrance to the scrub, enhancing the overall sensory experience of using it.
- Fine Himalayan Pink Sea Salt: You can substitute this with other types of fine salt, such as Epsom salt, or Sea salt. Regular white sugar will also work well here, although it will have slightly different properties.
- Strawberry Seed Oil: You can use other carrier oils suitable for the skin. A good alternative would be sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, or apricot kernel oil. Each oil has its unique benefits for the skin.
- Vitamin E: You could use rosemary CO2 extract, but as this can only be used in small amounts we don’t recommend using any more than 0.05% which would be 0.15g in this recipe.
- Strawberry Fragrance Oil: You could use a different fragrance oil such as raspberry, or even essential oils for a natural scent.
- Mica: Provides a beautiful pink color to the scrub. If you don’t have mica you could use beetroot powder or another natural colorant like raspberry powder,
- Sesame Seed: Although the seeds add extra exfoliation to the scrub, they are mainly there for aesthetic reasons. If you don’t have sesame seeds, you could leave them out or if you can get them, strawberry seeds would be amazing.
Strawberry Jam Body Scrub
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- Weigh the salt, into a bowl, breaking up any clumps of salt that have stuck together.230 g Pink Himalayan Salt
- In a separate container mix the strawberry seed oil, vitamin e, fragrance oil, and preservative.10 g Strawberry Seed Oil, 2.5 g Vitamin E Oil, 3 g Strawberry Fragrance Oil, 2.5 g Preservative
- Pour the oils into the salt and mix until fully combined.
- Add a pinch of mica, a little at a time until you reach the color you are happy with.Pinch Pink Mica
- Sprinkle in the sesame seeds, stir, and add a little more if need be.2 g Poppy Seeds
- Transfer to a suitable container, a glass jar or PET jar is perfect for this. Then store in a cool dark place ready for use.Jar
Scrubs don’t have to be boring. I can’t tell you the amount of scrubs I see that look and smell like every other scrub I’ve ever seen. Sometimes it’s nice to theme your crafts, and was very much my goal. It helps them stand out in a crowd and can lend a little personality to your products (sounds strange I know).
Don’t forget to let us know how you get on with this one in the comments section below. I’ll do my best to help if you have any problems or questions. But otherwise, I’ll see you in the next one!