Recipe: Creamy Orange Kitchen Scrub

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When I say that this recipe is easy- I’m not kidding. I blended this creamy whipped scrub up in a matter of minutes, including packaging time and clean up! If you’ve got a few extra minutes somewhere in your busy day, definitely give this one a try. You won’t be sorry!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup Foaming Bath Butter

1 cup granulated sugar

Orange Essential Oil or Orange Fragrance Oil

2-3 Tablespoons Grated Orange Peel

I started with the orange peel being as the grating process was the most time consuming part of the recipe (which goes to show just how quickly everything else comes together!).

I had little pixie tangerines on hand- which by the way, if you haven’t tried these, go get some now! Sooooo delicious! It took about 1 tangerine to yield 1 tablespoon of grated peel. I ended up using two but you could absolutely add more peel if you want more orange specks of color in your scrub (next time I’ll probably add more).

When you’ve finished grating enough peel for the recipe, set the shaving aside- and eat the pixie tangerines. You deserve a treat after all that hard work and you can’t just let them go to waste?

Now it’s time to whip up the bath butter. If you enjoy making scrubs, I would absolutely recommend trying this stuff! Bulk Apothecary carries Stephenson Crystal POC (foaming bath butter) and it’s amazing. You can do so many different things with this base and it’s SO easy to work with! Definitely worth a try!

When you scoop the bath butter into your prep dish from the container, you’ll notice it has a distinct soapy scent. Very clean.

This whipped up so quickly and easily into a silky, fluffy texture. Just perfect! If I could give one piece of advice: use a slightly larger bowl. Mine was big enough for the amount I was whipping, but with the hand mixer I ended up flinging tiny bits of soap everywhere during the process. Oops.

Ta Da! Creamy and fluffy, just like I wanted!

Now it’s time to add in the sugar. Just whip with the hand mixer until completely blended. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl and blend a little longer to avoid any dry clumps of sugar.

At this point, you technically could be finished. You’ll have a beautiful, silky, creamy sugar scrub that will leave your hands as soft as a baby’s bottom. It just smells soapy. I want mine to smell like a juicy orange. To add in fragrance always start with a small amount, blend it, smell it, and add more until you’ve reached your desired scent. I started with one pipette of fragrance oil and ended up using about 4 pipettes in total because I really wanted orange to be the first scent noticed- not soap.

After blending in the fragrance oil, the texture will soften slightly. Don’t worry though- it’s still nice and fluffy.

Again, at this point you could also call it a wrap and be done. But I really like the soft speckled look of the orange bits mixed through the scrub. It just makes it so pretty! It also adds in just a tiny bit of extra fragrance, which I enjoy.

Voila! NOW I?m finished. Isn’t it gorgeous?! Fluffy, creamy, fragrant- it’s just perfect. I made this as a kitchen hand scrub because orange is a fabulous scent to eliminate kitchen and food odors. I set mine in an adorable jar next to my sink and I must say, my hands feel and smell AMAZING!

To use, take a small dollop and massage into wet hands. Rinse with water and follow with a smooth hand cream for perfectly soft and supple skin.

Enjoy!

 

Author: Cat

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