Being the last month of summer, August's Scrub of the Month is made with the sunny aroma of Lemongrass and cheerfully colored Yellow Illite Clay. This slushy summer time scrub is packed with moisturizing oils and butters including Babassu Oil, Mango Butter, and Poppy Seed Oil.
Lemongrass Salt Scrub
Makes about 8 ounces of scrub
1 cup Fine or Medium Grain Dead Sea Salt
1/2 ounce Mango Butter
1/2 ounce Babassu Oil
1 ounce Poppy Seed Oil or Apricot Kernel Oil
2 teaspoons Yellow Illite Clay
10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
25 drops Vanilla Absolute (Optional - This helps to soften the strong aroma of Lemongrass Essential Oil. You can also use a more economic synthetic Vanilla Fragrance Oil.)
Gently warm the Mango Butter and Babassu Oils until they are completely melted. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and oil with the Poppy Seed Oil and the Dead Sea Salt. Stir well, and then add the Yellow Illite Clay and Essential Oils. Stir the mixture well, making sure to fully disperse the Essential Oils and Clay. Add a preservative if you'd like before spooning the mixture 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.
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