Though the name of this month's scrub doesn't sound very unisex, the mellow aroma can actually be quite enjoyable to both men and women. Vanilla and Patchouli aren't the most common pair, but if you ask me they compliment each other quite well. To make this scrub feel especially soft and mellow we've used a Fine Dead Sea Salt and Yellow Sandalwood Powder as exfoliants. This fine salt is perfect for body polishes and glow massages. The fine grains exfoliate without feeling harsh or scratchy. Sandalwood Powder gives this scrub an earthy color and an extra touch of woody scent.
Patchouli Cupcake Body Polish
1 cup Dead Sea Salt, Fine
1 tbsp. Sandalwood Powder, Yellow
1/4 cup Sesame Oil
1/4 cup Sunflower Oil
1/8 tsp. Grapefruit Seed Extract
25 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
15 drops Vanilla Absolute
Measure out 1 cup of Dead Sea Salt Powder and add it to a mixing bowl. Next, measure 1 tablespoon of Yellow Sandalwood Powder and add it to the bowl. Stir the salt and powder well, making sure to break up any clumps in the salt. When the mixture is fully blended, add 1/4 cup of Sesame Oil and 1/4 cup of Sunflower Oil. Next add 1/8 teaspoon of Grapefruit Seed Extract followed by 25 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil and 15 drops of Vanilla Absolute. Stir the mixture thoroughly before scooping into jars.
Packaging and Usage
I prefer to package this scrub in PET Plastic Jars. These crystal clear jars show off the product well and are very durable. In a sealed container, this scrub should last several months, but after it is opened it can easily become contaminated during use. Keeping the jar away from water, and using clean utensils to scoop out the scrub will help to keep it from becoming contaminated. You can also package the scrub in single serving containers so that they will be used up completely after they opened.