On-AirVirginia This Morning



Posted at 12:43 PM, Jan 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-18 12:45:37-05

RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) -We started today’s show off with a way to pamper and bathe yourself in a little D-I-Y luxury.  Local Soap Expert and Creator of Soapalooza shared her easy to make homemade creation you can try out too!


Sugar Scrub Mixture:

3/4 Cup of Sugar (any kind)

1/8 cup of oil (olive, corn, Wesson, just what is in the cupboard... low odor, I don’t recommend toasted sesame, for instance)

1/8 cup of solubilizer (we are using Polysorbate 20, but simple shampoo will work perfectly also)

4 drops of essential oil or cosmetic fragrance oil

1/2 teaspoon of herbs, fine clay, exfoliant (such as coffee grounds or fine loose tea)

Mix the Solubilizer into the oil, mix. Pour into the sugar, mix. Add the drops of essential oil or fragrance oil, mix. Depending on your sugar scrub end use, add herbs or exfoliates as desired. Generally 1/2 teaspoon is all that will be needed. Package up in wide mouth containers and label. All sugar scrubs have the potential of leaving tubs slippery, so be sure to put a caution on your gift tag or label. This scrub contains a solubilizer, which eliminates most of the slippery tub issues.