#MakeitMonday – Apricot and Walnut Hydrating Deep Exfoliating Scrub
New product alert!!
With the new ban on microbeads in cosmetics, it is important that we as suppliers of cosmetic ingredients offer our lovely customers the best alternatives. This quick recipe contains a wonderful combination of the beautifully hydrating, nourishing apricot butter and our new product – walnut shell powder!
Walnut shell powder makes a brilliant natural deep exfoliant and when paired with apricot butter, you can create a fabulous DIY natural skin product that will give you fresh, super soft and revitalised skin. Perfect for summer!
Benefits of Apricot butter: Soothing, Moisturising, Said to be high in Vitamin A and E, Revitalising, Nourishing, Non Greasy.
Benefits of Walnut Shell Powder: Exfoliating, Removes Dead Skin Cells and Dirt Deep in the Pores, Eco-Friendly.
This recipe is great for face and body! Walnut shell can be too harsh for delicate skin areas so be sure to minimise the QTY of this ingredient in any product you make that will be used on those areas. It’s all down to personal preference on how much you use too!
- 60g Apricot Butter
- 150ml Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 40g Kaolin Clay
- 1 Tbsp. Tapioca Starch
- Approx 1-2 Tsps. Walnut Shell Powder ( Down to preference)
- 15 Drops Apricot and Pear Fragrance
*Makes enough to fill approx 3 x 60ml jars of scrub*
- Plastic or Glass Bowl
- Measuring Utensils and/or Accurate Scales
- Storage Jars (Link to 60ml Glass Jars as Pictured)
- Wooden Spoon
By using a wooden or metal spoon, mix your apricot butter in to a thinner consistency.
Next, combine the fractionated coconut oil and whisk thoroughly. You should end up with a creamy liquid.
Slowly add in the tapioca starch whilst continuing to whisk. It’s important that you add a little at a time to avoid any clumps!
*Tapioca starch is added to this recipe to make your scrub less greasy*
It’s time to add the Kaolin clay. Similar to the tapioca starch, add a little at a time and continue to whisk. You should now notice that your scrub is beginning to thicken. This is perfect!
Now for the walnut shell! This is completely down to your preference as to how much you wish to add. For facial scrubs, only use a small amount – we used 1 tsp. Add a tiny amount at a time to determine how exfoliating you wish your scrub to be.
Using a pipette, add around 15 drops of an apricot based fragrance and mix. This will add to the feeling of freshness and will leave your skin smelling lovely.
Package your DIY scrub! It’s essential to use an air tight container and try to avoid getting any water in to the product to avoid the growth of unwanted bacteria!