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 in the form of rose flower wax and rose absolute. I have combined a rather soft variety of shea butter as well as cocoa butter and walnut to create an in shower moisturiser and exfoliating bar in one.
Ground walnut and almond meal aid exfoliation. I didn't know how much exfoliant to add so decided to weigh them in 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;
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;
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.