Many body scrubs cause a huge mess in the shower, and contain micro plastic beads that are very harmful to the environment. That is why we have created a solution to this problem with our a DIY shower scrub recipe.
You should avoid buying or using any scrub that contains microplastics, as these make their way down the drain, into the waste water system and eventually end up in the ocean, where they are killing and harming marine life. Microplastics are even ending up in our own drinking water system, and recent research revealed that we are consuming them every day!
Our solid shower scrub is made of soap to a large extent and can be used in exactly the same way as a purchased scrub. It is productive like an ordinary piece of soap and peels particularly gently and free of microplastics thanks to using granulated sugar. In addition, it is quickly manufactured, long-lasting and particularly cost-effective compared to purchased shower scrub creams, lotions and bars.
DIY shower scrub recipe: Ingredients
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup soap base or core soap
- 0.5 cup coconut oil
- 10 drops of essential oil (optional)
- 2 pieces of silicone chocolate moulds or soap moulds
- Cut the soap into small cubes or rub it small with a sturdy kitchen rub.
- Set up a water bath. For this purpose, a small pot with a suitable heat-resistant bowl on it is best. Fill the pot with water and heat it. Now add the soap and coconut oil and melt everything carefully.
- Now you can mix essential oil and other ingredients such as flowers and citrus of your choice. Particularly nourishing is a mixture of a tablespoon of ground oatmeal and a teaspoon of honey.
- Remove the liquid from the heat and quickly stir in the sugar. Distribute the mixture into the chocolate moulds or pour them into two pieces of soap. Work quickly, because the mass hardens very quickly.
- Let the finished peeling pieces cure overnight and then remove them from the mould. Store them in a screw top glass jar or in a metal box.
Note: 1 cup equals 240ml, which is roughly a commercial tea/coffee cup
Author: Genevieve Dumas is a food, fashion and beauty stylist from New York, who has worked for a range of major magazines.