Whipped Sugar Scrub from Soap Scraps
Whipped soap scrubs are very effective for exfoliating the skin while cleaning it. Although many suppliers will have a whipped soap base, you can buy, you can make your own whipped soap base.
In this post, I'll show you a very easy way to use all your soap scraps and convert them into a whipped soap base. This is only one method to create the whipped soap base. There is another method using SCI.
If you are a soap maker or just make soap for your personal use, you probably have a lot of soap scraps from all the soaps you shaved and cut. There are many ways to reuse these scraps. In this post, I'll give you a recipe for making a whipped sugar scrub using your soap scraps. This is a great way to create a different cleansing product that is also an exfoliator you can use in the shower.
The lather and foam your whipped soap base will have depends on your original soap, the more lather your soap has, the more lather the whipped base will have.
You can grind your old cured soap or shave it using a vegetable peeler. You can also use a knife to cut the soap into small parts. The soap needs to be in small pieces to melt and fully mix with the other ingredients.
Once your whipped soap base is ready, you can add color, scent or other exfoliating ingredients you prefer. I love adding coffee or sea sand, which gives this base more texture and exfoliating properties.
I did not add an additional scent to the whipped soap base in my formula. This is because my regular soaps are already scented with essential oils. If you are using a very old soap bar that has no scent, You can add 3g of scent (essential oil or fragrance oil) to the final base (You will add the fragrance in phase D, together with the preservative).
My solid soaps usually have a ph level of 8. In this recipe, my final ph was around 7, which is fine. If you wish to test your whipped base's ph level, take 1g of the base and add 9g of distilled water to it. Mix them to combine then test the ph level, and adjust if necessary. If you want to learn more about ph adjustments, please check this post here.
You will need an immersion blender and a whisker for this recipe.
For this recipe, you'll need a heat-resistance bowl that fits on a cooking pot. You will need to heat and melt the ingredients slowly on a double boiler, so make sure to use a bowl that fits one of your pots. Also, choose a bowl that is not too wide so that you can whisk the base easily inside the bowl.
- Soap scraps 150g
- Stearic acid 4g
- Emulsifying wax (Olivem1000) 12g
- Glycerin 16g
- Distilled water 120g
- Preservative (cosgard) 3g
- Granulated white sugar 350g
- Optional ½ TSP sea sand
- Optional ½ TSP grounded coffee
- Optional 3 TSP brown granulated sugar
- In a heat resistance bowl, place the soap scraps.
- Add the emulsifying was.
- Add the stearic acid.
- Add glycerin.
- Add the distilled water.
- Place the bowl into a double boiler on medium heat.
- Once melted, remove from the heat.
- Use an immersion blender to create a smooth paste.
- Let the mixture cool down for 6-8 hours or overnight.
- After the mixture is cooled, you can start whisking it.
- Add the preservative and whisk again.
- Add the granulated sugar and whisk again to incorporate.
- Now you can pipe the whipped sugar scrub into containers or just use a spatula to put it into containers.
- If you want to add more exfoliating ingredients, incorporate them into the whipped sugar scrub. I love adding coffee, sea sand or brown sugar.
You can be creative and add other ingredients such as Hibiscus powder, almonds powder, chestnut powder, volcanic sand powder, jojoba bids or any exfoliating ingredients you prefer.
- To use the whipped sugar scrub, scoop a small amount and massage it onto your body, then rinse with water.