Arctic Illuminating Whipped Body Scrub With Epsom Salt

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Looking for natural remedies for dry skin? Do you know you can effectively nourish your skin at home with affordable ways that are also quite fun? Today, I’ll show you how to make a gorgeously creamy whipped body scrub with Epsom salt!

Who said that skincare is tiresome and boring? We’re adding a bit of mica into the mix to sparkle things up for glowing skin and a kick of shimmer! A perfect project for cold winter evenings…

Ready? Let’s get whipping!

Whipped Body Scrub Recipe

The last recipe of the Arctic Illuminating series is an easy and affordable Epsom salt body scrub. It makes a lovely gift and it complements other recipes in the series perfectly, as we’ve focused on nourishing ingredients for dry skin in winter and we’ve made the recipes for glowing skin.

What’s more, the series is beginner-friendly and a combo of its recipes also makes great products for the holiday season! Apart from this Epsom salt body scrub, we’ve also make

I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes so far; I have mine packed and prepared to be gifted in the following week! The last recipe of the series is

Vegan-friendly

Creamy

Decadent

Fragrant

Gently illuminating

Perfect for glowing skin

Makes a great gift

How do you make a body scrub?

Essentially, making your own body scrub is easy.

The basic oil to exfoliator ratio is 1:1. You can add more Epsom salt if you want the recipe thicker, or add less if you want it a bit thinner. It’s up to you!

We’re using the creamy mango butter, nourishing and gorgeous cupuacu butter, and macadamia nut oil to bring it all together. White pearl mica powder adds a kick of glow to the skin and Epsom salt, along with sea salt provide exfoliating properties that will leave your skin smooth, soft, and beautiful!

How do you make a body scrub

Since it’s made without coconut oil, this scrub is less oily. The essential oil blend is uplifting, slightly spicy and warm, resembling a winter night and it pairs great with this year’s holiday theme.

We begin by weighing all the ingredients. Once they’ve melted, we cool the mixture. We add the exfoliator and begin whipping it.

Then, we whip it and whip it until it looks like a creamy frosting for cupcakes.

Just a quick note: this DIY body scrub doesn’t contain any preservatives. Vitamin E oil prolongs the shelf life of oils, preventing them from going rancid. But, this oil isn’t a preservative. It won’t keep this scrub safe from mold, bacteria, and other nasties that start growing in preservative-free water products.

OPTION #1: add an oil-based preservative to be safe.

OPTION #2: keep this scrub in a clean and dry jar, away from water sources. That way you don’t need a preservative. To use it in the shower, scoop the wanted amount into a shower-safe jar container and bring it with you. Keep the rest of the scrub stored away from water. It’s a great trick I love to use all the time. That way, I don’t have any need to put a preservative in most of my oil-based products!

And that’s it! The recipe will make about 200g; you can easily double that if you so wish! Let’s have a look at the recipe!

Arctic Creamy Whipped Body Scrub Recipe

Ingredients:

Process:

  1. Prepare a water bath: add 3cm/1” of water to a wide pan. Bring the water to simmer (low-medium heat).
  2. Weigh mango and cupuacu butter in a heat-resistant glass measuring cup
  3. Place the cup into the water and let the butters melt
  4. Once melted, remove the cup from heat and add macadamia oil
  5. Place the cup with oils into a freezer for 10 minutes (or until solid; see photo above)
  6. Once the oils have solidified, remove from freezer, weight in the essential oils, vitamin E oil, salts and mica powder.
  7. Prepare your hand mixer. Begin whipping the mixture for 2 minutes. Place it back into the freezer for 2 minutes.
  8. Take it out, whip for 2 minutes and place back for 2 minutes
  9. Take it out, whip for 2 minutes and place back for 2 minutes
  10. Take it out, add essential oils and salts, and whip again. The butter should resemble whipped cream and appear glossy
  11. Transform into a container/jar of choice
  12. To use, spoon a small amount from the jar, place it into a shower-safe container and bring that with you into the shower. Apply with slow circular movements all over your body

Notes:

  • This recipe will fill a 200g container
  • You can substitute mica powder with another color of choice
  • This body scrub recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives. Make sure you keep it in a clean, dry place. Don’t let any water come into contact with the jar or you’ll have mold and other nasties growing in there quickly!

How long does homemade body scrub last?

With proper storage, this scrub should last about 6 months.

Do body scrubs clog drains?

This one won’t clog your drain as salt melts in water and you can use it safely in the shower. Dry flowers, coffee, shells, and other ingredients may clog drains, so be careful when including those things into your recipe.

Do you use body scrub before or after shower?

For best effects, use the scrub on a clean skin. that means you have a shower first, wash with soap and then apply the scrub.

Stay Wild,

-Kat

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