Monday, August 29, 2011

Scrub-A-Dub!


 I am in lust with my emulsified scrubs. They are a labor of love, and I have all 5 varieties in heavy rotation in my shower. The main ingredient is unrefined shea butter. I am incorporating shea butter into all my offerings when possible. It's the wonder butter, but I gotta tell ya: the smell is a little off-putting to me. However, I deal because I loves the shea....

Meet my two newest additions to the family: Eucalyptus Spearmint and Lemon Sugar. With my scrubs, I've decided to forgo the cute, kitsch-y names, and just give it to ya straight no chaser. I'm also learning painfully that my artsy-fartsy names are hurting me in Etsy's new relevancy search (don't get me started on that...) so keeping the names simple and straightforward were really a no-brainer.

Eucalyptus Spearmint Salt Scrub
Eucalyptus Spearmint is probably one of the cleanest, most tranquil-smelling scents I've encountered yet. It's truly spa-like, calming, and mood-enhancing. Lemon Sugar has a true lemon/tarty smell once you crack open the jar, but then it mellows out to a sweet, sugary ending. I have turned into a little workoutaholic as of late, so I like to pop these in the freezer while I do my Jillian Michaels. By the time I'm ready to shower, the scrub is all thick and creamy and refreshingly cool.

Lemon Sugar Sugar Scrub

I formulated these scrubs to rinse clean, however, they do leave a slight layer of moisture, and your tub will be a lot less slippery than the common oil and sugar or salt variety. Although I packed the scrubs into these 8 oz jars, the net weight ranges from 11.5-13 oz. Please don't throw these jars at anyone's head. You can be charged with a-salt with a deadly scrub.

8 comments:

A Life Deliberate Soap Co. Blog said...

What about using refined shea? No smell. Your labels are awesome! Looks great all around!

Amy Warden said...

Bwa-ha-ha!!! I love it!

randomcreative said...

I had to laugh about the idea of chucking one of these at someone. I love sugar scrubs. I hope that the new varieties do well. I have had some frustration with the new relevancy default, too. Hopefully it will prove to be worthwhile in the end like Etsy keeps promising.

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

Hi, Life: I really prefer the unrefined variety. I've been reading that the shea butter loses a lot of its beneficial properties when it goes through the refining process, and this is weird, but I like the dull, murky color of the unrefined shea...weird, I know...

Amy: :)

Random: I like calling you Random, lol...I dropped one of these on my foot..YOUCH!!! So I know this thing will put you in a coma if it's thrown at your head with enough speed and force. I am not responsible for crimes committed with a packed jar of this scrub:)

MtnGrl said...

Yay! I was in lust with a Lemon Sugar Scrub that I used to get from Trader Joe's but I haven't found it there for MONTHS! Can't wait to try yours!

obagi Philippines said...

Interesting! I was thinking to try this product and let me see how it really works on me.Will certainly visit your site more often now.

aljur

Soapchick said...

Those scrubs look delicious, there is something about a sugar scrub that makes me want to eat it!! I agree about the Shea smell but it is worth it, its such a fabulous oil. I love your labels by the way

nicoletta said...

Hi there, just found your blog. Im a beauty blogger and ive just started looking into making my own products and these sound gorgeous especially the lemon sugar which is one of my favourite all round scents xx