Probably the dumbest question I've ever asked... (sugar scrubs)

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Posted 5/11/2013 by Bridget in MD in NSBR Board
 

Bridget in MD
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Posted: 5/11/2013 8:39:01 AM
I found a recipe for a homemade coconut oil/sugar scrub...



you DO rinse it off, right??? It's an exfoiliator you use in the shower, correct? LOL

Here's the recipe:

Coconut sugar scrub


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Posted: 5/11/2013 8:42:30 AM
Yep wash it off!


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Posted: 5/11/2013 8:59:44 AM
Bridget, I guess you mean...should I wash it off or EAT it!

You can bet if I did this, I would have to take at least a little taste!




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Posted: 5/11/2013 10:09:13 AM
Yup, wash it off!




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Posted: 5/11/2013 10:09:28 AM
Yup, wash it off!




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Posted: 5/11/2013 11:45:35 AM
You "rinse" it off good and then make sure you pat it dry.
Boy do sugar scrubs pay off for that feeling of softness.

We make some scrubs using essential oils. Lime or orange.
Like the one you are making above? A couple of drops of lime essential oil makes it a coconut lime sugar scrub. Nummy! The original recipe calls from some shredded coconut... but I just can't get into that idea.

If you had some peppermint essential oil? A couple drops into your scrub makes a most excellent foot scrub!

2 Hints...
1)Remember not to stick wet hands into the jar.
2)If you find it to "Oily"? You can always add more sugar. Or the other way around works, too....
(Oh, and another... make sure to rinse the tub good, too! Especially for the next person to get the shower... )

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Posted: 5/11/2013 12:15:02 PM
Here's my question, doesn't that coconut oil gum up the drain pipes?! that oil is going to solidify as soon as it hits those cold pipes down below the drain. That seems like a real problem eventually.


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Posted: 5/11/2013 3:48:48 PM
Yes, you rinse it off but I try to leave it on a bit while I bath so it can soak in as much as possible. Love my scrubs and so does my dry skin.

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Posted: 5/11/2013 3:52:29 PM
if you are showering or bathing with hot water - and washing your hair with shampoo....i'd imagine there is enough detergent being rinsed down the drain to dissolve and oils headed through your pipes

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Posted: 5/11/2013 5:06:09 PM
Here's a tip for you on that scrub. Add some moisturizing liquid soap to it. Not a lot, 1/4 cup or so. It will rinse much cleaner and still work great.
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Posted: 5/11/2013 6:57:57 PM
Here's another question... How do you clean your tub after? I have tried to shave while nnot in the shower but it just doesn't "feel" right. I have to do it IN the shower. So I use coconut oil and clean up the best I can but the shower floor is always still super slippery. It is just me in the house so I'm not worried about anyone else but those days you get up and into the shower and are probably still sleeping? I worry about those days! lol


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Posted: 5/12/2013 1:02:42 AM
About the slippery shower/tub issue...
I tend to mix my sugar scrubs with more sugar that the recipes call for. We really don't like it to be so wet. A little oil goes a long way.
Just like when we get some sugar scrub out of our container, we add just a sprinkle of water to dampen it and it spreads easier. So we don't feel like we have to use at much.
But for any potential "slick" on the bottom of the tub... we use one of those dish scrubbers with the part vinegar/part dishsoap (like we've heard about on Pinterest and 2Peas) and just do a quick brush over on the tub floor at the end. Keeps the shower clean, also.
But like I said... we use more sugar and add a little water right before application. So we typically don't have a "slick" on the floor.

Also... you can use a lighter oil than coconut if you want. You can use anything like Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil or Sunflower. The coconut does smell good and has a little bit thicker texture to it when it's set, yet melts good when it's warm.
We tend to use Sweet Almond or Sunflower...

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Posted: 5/12/2013 1:04:25 AM
Thanks for that. I never even thought about the Dawn vinegar thing but it makes sense.


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Posted: 5/12/2013 7:54:18 AM
I like the idea of adding a little bit of liquid soap to make it sudsy! And it's important to not get wet fingers into the mix like dizzimama said. The water and oil together can cause contamination and fuzzy green stuff can grow!




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Posted: 5/12/2013 11:42:54 AM
I agree with not adding coconut flakes to the scrub...those won't dissolve like the sugar and I don't want them in my pipes.


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