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Coconut, Lime, Lavender & Vanilla Sugar Scrub!

by Andrea Butje on April 17, 2013

How to Make Your Own Sugar Scrub

I created this sugar scrub recipe last year and have loved using it! The recipe calls for vanilla-infused jojoba oil.

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Vanilla Infused Jojoba

by Andrea Butje on April 10, 2011

Making your own vanilla infused jojoba is easy!

Add about a half of an ounce of vanilla oleoresin (1 tablespoon) to a gallon of jojoba (3.75 litres). After about two weeks, your jojoba will be infused with the rich aroma of the vanilla.

You can let this oleoresin sit in the gallon until you finish using the jojoba. I've refilled that same gallon jug with more jojoba, and the vanilla continues to do its magic!

If you don't have the oleoresin, you can use about 10 fresh vanilla bean pods (see photo). After the two weeks of infusing, take the pods out of the gallon jug of jojoba. You'll need new ones if you want to start the process again.

Lip Balm
a delicious and soothing vanilla and citrus lip balm

10 drops distilled Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
5 drops Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
1 oz (28 gm) Beeswax (Cera alba)
1 oz (30 ml) Vanilla-infused jojoba wax (Simmondsia chinensis)
2 oz (56 gm) Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera)
Lip balm tubes (the size is about 5 ml)
Lip balm tray

Directions:

  1. Melt 1 oz (28 gm) beeswax and 1 oz (30 ml) vanilla jojoba in a double boiler.
  2. Once melted, add 2 oz (56 gm) coconut oil.
  3. Once melted, take off the stove and add the Lime and Orange essential oils.
  4. Stir and pour immediately (or use a pipette or dropper) into lip balm tubes (this is easiest if you have a lip balm tray for holding the tubes while you pour).

For a double boiler, try a Pyrex measuring cup rested in a soup pot filled halfway with water. This recipe makes about 24 sticks if you use a 5 ml size tube. How many tubes you fill will vary according to how high you fill them, and how exact you (and your scale) are when you weigh your ingredients.

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