Sunday, March 20, 2011

creamy rice and coconut scrub

I'm in a scrubby mood.  Lots of posts on scrubs lately (and projects too!).  I came across this recipe from the natural beauty workshop  and really loved its ingredients - particularly the aloe vera gel, rice powder and coconut milk powders.   These items can be purchased from: From Nature with Love.  I have a gift certificate so I just may get some rice powder.  Believe it or not, I have all the other ingredients at home!

Creamy Rice & Coconut Scrub

Photo from the Natural Beauty Workshop


This creamy cleanser looks soft, but it packs a serious punch.  This recipe can be used as an occasional exfoliating facial scrub, but it would be too harsh to use daily.  As a body scrub, this cleanser can be used to provide a thorough dermabrasion more regularly.  Creamy Coconut Milk, soothing Aloe Vera Gel, and scrubby Rice Powder make up the bulk of this recipe.  It is topped off by cleansing White Kaolin Clay, and gentle Jojoba Wax Beads.  The scrub has a loose, liquid texture, and smells faintly of fresh Aloe and Coconut Milk.

Creamy Rice & Coconut Scrub
Makes 4 ounces (by volume)
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel 
  • 1/4 cup Rice Powder, Fine
  • 1/8 cup Coconut Milk Powder
  • 1/ 8 cup White Kaolin Clay
  • 1/8 cup Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Jojoba Wax Beads, Brown
  • 1 teaspoon Jojoba Wax Beads, White
  • 10 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract
Sift the following ingredients through a mesh strainer or flour sifter into a small mixing bowl: Rice Powder, Coconut Milk Powder, White Kaolin Clay, and Cornstarch.  Mix the dry ingredients well, then add the Aloe Vera Gel and stir vigourously to combine.  Continue stirring the mixture until it becomes smooth, then mix in the Jojoba Wax Beads and the Grapefruit Seed Extract.

Usage & Packaging
This scrub fits nicely in two 2 ounce PET Jars with White Lids.  To use, massage the scrub very gently onto the skin in a circular motion.  Follow with a toner and moisturizer of your choice.

How do you like your scrubs?  Soft & gentle, or strong and abrasive?

This recipe does not have a preservative so the shelf life is 3 weeks in the fridge.  Use a clean spoon or utensil to scoop out single portions of scrub, and avoid handling it directly or leaving the jar open.What I would probably do is make a batch for a girls's spa party or movie night and we could all use it as we hang out.

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