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Gather all of your ingredients for the homemade face scrub
Use your digital scales to weigh the oils and wax then put them into a heatproof bowl.
15 g Shea Butter, 20 g Apricot Kernel Oil, 15 g Emulsifying Wax NF
Weigh the water, glycerine and preservative (optional) and place in another heatproof bowl. If you are using a preservative you will need a small digital scale to accurately measure 1 gram
35 g Rose Hydrosol, 10 g Glycerine, 1 g Preservative
So, you should now have two jugs containing your seperate ingredients.
Then stand both bowls in a pan of water, I didn't want to place the bowls directly on my pan base so I used two small metal tart tins.
With hindsight, one larger tin would probably be better (if you have the correct size), but either way be sure that your bowls are standing firmly and stable as the water simmers.
Stir the oils & wax gently until it has all melted. If you are using a preservative make sure the water/glycerine/preservative mix temperature does not exceed the recommended level usually around 65C (check the product instructions).Remove both bowls from the heat and combine them by pouring the water/glycerine mixture into the oil/wax mixture.
Stir the mixture for 4 minutes (more if required).Leave the mixture to stand for a minute then stir again, repeat this until it cools down. If you see any separation place it back on the heat and stir harder until it combines again.
Once it cools to lukewarm & thickens add the essential oils, and continue stirring for a few minutes more or until thoroughly combined.
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Allow to cool, then add your exfoliating ingredients.
5 g Cranberry seeds
Stir in the exfoliating ingredients.
Place in your jar or container but wait until completely cool before placing the lid on to avoid condensation.
1 Cosmetic Jar
The shelf life on my face scrub recipes is around 4 weeks, or 12 months if you are using the optional preservative