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Rose and Walnut Shower Srubbies

This is a solid shower scrub with some extra special ingredients.  Most people like rose and this contains quite a bit of it.  I have used rose flower wax and rose essential oil.  I have combined shea butter and cocoa butter to make a solid body butter  and added some scrubby walnut and almond meal so that it is a bit exfoliating.  There is also oil in the almonds, which adds extra emollient properties.

As I didn’t know quite how much scrubbiness I wanted,  I had to essentially wing this one. I know how to make a body butter and decided to just weigh in the exfoliants after I had melted my butters and waxes, calculating the percentages afterwards.

This is the basic recipe:

50g Shea Butter

40g Cocoa Butter

10g Rose Flower Wax

I melted the above in a bain-marie.

Once melted I added the following

40g Ground Almonds

12g Ground Walnut shell

0.75g Rose oil

 

This is what it looked like with 1/2 the almond and walnut.

I gave it all a good stir and put it in some soap molds. I put it in the fridge to cool and when I took it out, remelted the wax and added the following;

40g almond

12g walnut

It just wasn’t scrubby enough!!

This is what it would be in percentages:

 

And this is what they look like once cooled and hardened;

 

Verdict

This smells great  and very rosy.  It melts readily when it is warm enough, so it is easy to apply.  If you think it is too greasy I guess you could replace some of the fats with an emulsifier. This will enable some of the oils to wash off.   I like the fact that it melts quickly however, admittedly, it is not as hard as some of the ones on the market. If you prefer it harder maybe add more wax or cocoa butter and reduce the shea butter.  All in all I am happy with this first attempt.

 

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