Gelati Scoop Sugar Scrub
Customers have seen scoops of Sugar Scrub looking like scoops of Ice Cream around their local farmers markets and craft fairs and have asked us for a recipe, so here it is!
If you make “novelty” or “food” Bath & Body, this suits perfectly, you can serve ithis scrub as a “scoop”, or if you love the texture, but prefer a non-food type product, a Bail Jar, Economy Tub or Wide Neck Jar will also work beautifully to present the scrub. To really jazz this up, try some budget parfait glasses or dessert bowls, often you can find these in thrift shops, or even places like Big W.
What you'll need
You'll also need a medium to large sized microwavable bowl or jug, spatula, electric hand whisk and regular Melt & Pour Colours and Fragrance or Essential Oils.
Note 1: Fragrance Choice – if selecting “foody” fragrances, such as Oatmeal Milk & Honey, Gingersnap, Ginger Souffle, Mint Chocolate Chip, Dark Rich Chocolate the soap mixture will discolour honey/tan colour. You can pull that back by using Vanilla Colour Stabiliser, or go with this, by adding Liquid Brown Oxide or some Mica (though the Mica won’t shine) to deepen it into a honey or chocolate brown.
Note 2: Colour Choice – any colour that is suitable for Melt & Pour soap is suitable for this recipe, but try and steer away from watery liquid colours that you might have in the pantry. Ours are thick and syrupy so they won’t dissolve the sugar or cause preservation issues. Using thin watery colours means that you will probably need to use a lot they can affect the “dryness” of the mixture and this is important, you will also require a preservative. If using our Brites for MP, you’ll have some gorgeous Gelati colours if you don’t use too much colour. The sugar helps this as the volume of “white” is so large. The colour in this batch is Carmine Liquid Dispersion, and wow, what a great pink it has made in this batch!
Note 3: The quantity of sugar is going to vary slightly depending on whether you like Caster Sugar or Regular Granulated Sugar in your scrub. The Regular White Sugar you have in your coffee gives the authentic “Ice Cream” looking texture – the Caster Sugar can be a bit fine, but it makes a more gentle scrub. The most important thing is to really pack the mixture with the sugar, otherwise it won't hold the ice cream texture you are after.
Note: Some Fragrances and Essential Oils may thin the mixture down slightly, so just observe your particular choice for this and adjust the sugar if necessary.
Recipe Quantity: The recipe above makes approximately 1kg. This is an approximate weight because depending on the amount of and type of sugar used this will vary. The number of tubs required is also dependant on the size of scoops you make and the type of ice cream scoop, and of course if you are just spooning the scrub into jars or tubs and not using the scoop shape.