|diy honey & aloe vera sugar scrub by Stella Crown|
The HoneyBee Project never ends, true story. This time I prepared an amazing gentle body scrub suitable for all skin types. It has a creamy texture but I can assure you; I didn't add any cream, neither ounce! This time I decided to use foaming bath butter, an amazing base which we use to make shaving soap, frosting for bath bombs or cup cake soaps or a really easy scrub!
recipe for 600 g/ 21.3 oz
305 g/ 10.8 oz foaming bath butter
152 g/ 5.4 oz sugar
50 g/ 1.8 oz aloe vera gel
35 g/ 1.2 oz shea butter
25 g/ 0.9 oz early harvest olive oil
25 g/ 0.9 oz runny honey
8 g/ 0.3 oz honey food flavouring
mica or food colouring (optional)
- Before we start making our scrub, we sterilise tools, containers and work surface.
- In a deep bowl, pour the foaming bath butter and the shea butter. Mix thoroughly, by using a cake mixer, until your mixture get softener.
- Add the early harvest olive oil and the sugar. Mix thoroughly. Pour the aloe vera gel, the honey and the food flavouring. Mix well again.
- At this phase you can add mica or food colouring. I would advise you not to use glitter; it goes everywhere and when I say everywhere, I mean… e- ve- ry- whe- re! For months, you’ll find it in the house, on you, on your clothes, even in your car. Just, don’t..
- The dosage in this recipe is large enough; you can make the half of it, if you want.
- The foaming bath butter is actually a type of glycerin soap and when you beat it with your mixer, its texture resemble to whipped cream.
- The sugar functions as a water magnet, holding the water molecules to the skin, detoxifies the skin, while removing dead cells.
- The aloe vera gel helps to maintain the firmness of the skin, softens and moisturises, stimulates the growth of new cells and contribute to the replenishment of moisture.
- The shea butter restructures and regenerates the skin, tightens, rejuvenates and provides anti-aging protection by combating free radicals. In this recipe, helps the skin to avoid dehydration from the use of foaming bath butter.
- The early harvest olive oil, is actually olive oil, which the harvest of oils is done earlier than usual; when the fruit is still tied up well but still unripe. At this phase, the olives have not yet achieved their mature size; they are small, but therein lie the beneficial elements that make this type of olive oil to have a higher quality, to be the “elite” from all types of olive oil. In the early harvest olive oil, scientists have identified two substances with intense therapeutic interest, the elaiasini, which is currently considered the most powerful antioxidant component and elaiokanthalis, which offers a large amount of anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. The early harvest olive oil is rich in polyphenols, omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 fatty acids and hydrocarbons such as squalene.
- The honey protects the skin from infections, it’s a natural moisturising factor itself as it can soothe the most dehydrated skin, fights free radicals through its antioxidant action, thus maintaining the skin fresh and rejuvenated.
- This scrub has a creamy texture, exfoliates gently and leaves the skin silky. It’s suitable for all skin types and its fragrance is hypoallergenic; it is often used in cooking.