Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe

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Foaming Body Scrub for Men RecipeFoaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe

We have created numerous body scrub recipe.  However, after looking over our recipe box, we realized that none of our scrub recipes were geared towards men.  So, with men in mind, we thought we would create a recipe just for you.  Now, ladies, you can even make this layered scrub recipe for the man in your life.  After all, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  So, why not create this foaming body scrub for men recipe, scented with Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil from Natures Garden!

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Mango Butter
Unrefined Shea Butter
Lanolin Oil USP
Macadamia Nut Oil
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Silky Emulsifying Wax
BEESWAX White Pastilles
Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil
OPTIPHEN – Preservative
Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
Activated Charcoal
FUN Soap Colorant Ultramarine Blue
4 oz. Clear PET JAR
Black Dome Lid Smooth 58/400

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Other Supplies and Ingredients you Will Need

Mixing Bowls
Mixing Spoons
Pots- for double boiler step
White Sugar

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Total Recipe Weights and Amounts

121 grams Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate- SCI
110 grams Coconut Oil 76
113 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil
62 grams Shea Butter Refined
74 grams Mango Butter
50 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax
12 grams White Beeswax
30 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
10 grams Lanolin Oil USP
20 grams Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil
5 grams Optiphen Preservative
5 grams Vitamin E Oil
680 grams White Sugar
10 drops Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant
33 grams Vegetable Glycerin
2 grams Titanium Dioxide Oil Dispersible
5 grams Activated Charcoal

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: A Few Key Ingredients

First, we will talk about a few of these ingredients that we will be using today.  While there are many great butters and oils in this recipe, we will talk about the stars of this sugar scrub recipe.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil

First, we will talk about Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil.  This fragrance oil smells AMAZING in this scrub.  Ladies and gents, you cannot go wrong!  While it might not be a fragrance that the ladies will wear, they will love the way their men smell while wearing it.  So, what does the glorious Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil smell like?

This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a modern, classy, sexy, complex blend of the following fragrance notes:  bergamot, lemon, silver fir, and geranium;  all sitting on intoxicating notes of woods, leather, and musk.  A man wearing this is sure to get attention! Natures Garden’s Black Tuxedo fragrance oil smells similar to the popular Polo Black fragrance on the market, but we are in no way associated with the company, nor do we suggest that our fragrance is an exact duplication.

Top Notes:  lemon, mandarin, fresh air, bergamot
Mid Notes:  jasmine, herbs, silver fir, geranium
Base Notes:  timber, patchouli, cedar, musk, amber, leather

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Next, let’s talk about SCI, also known as Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate!  This is a wonderful, fairly new product from Natures Garden.  If you haven’t heard about it, I consider this product as MUST try.  Our SCI comes in a granulated form.  It is an alternative to SLS.  It is a foaming and cleansing agent.  This is the ingredient that will give the scrub its foaming action.  In addition, you will love how it leaves your skin feeling.  It will feel soft, smooth, and refreshed!

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Activated Charcoal Powder

Now, let’s look a little closer at the activated charcoal powder used in our foaming body scrub for men recipe.  Activated charcoal is a product of burned hard woods. It provides a natural way to color your soap black.  Activated charcoal is also used as a detoxifying agent.  Activated charcoal is a natural odor absorber.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Silky Emulsifying Wax

Silky emulsifying wax is the ingredient that allows us to create a blended mixture.  It also lets us be able create the layers.  If the emulsifying wax was not included, the oils would separate from the sugar.  Read on for a little bit more about this ingredient.  Silky Emulsifying Wax is a non-ionic emulsifying wax that has been developed for difficult systems. This plant based mixture of fatty alcohols and ethoxylated fatty alcohols will impart outstanding stability to a product. Silky Emulsifying Wax is self- emulsifying, highly stable in acidic and basic media, highly compatible with most cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients, white, low in odor and has a broad range of application potential. Low concentrations of Silky Emulsifying Wax will improve the consistency and stability of emulsions.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Prior to Starting

Prior to starting this recipe, you will want to clean and sanitize your work area.  You will also want to do the same with the utensils and packaging materials.  We also suggest wearing gloves, a hair net, and an apron when preparing this body scrub recipe.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Prepare Your Double Boiler

As always, we will melt our oils, butters, and waxes using a double boiler.  Using a double boiler will allow the oils to melt slowly and prevent them from burning.  We will create this double boiler by adding a few inches of water to a large pot.  Then, we will heat the water and place a smaller pan, containing our oils, butters, and waxes, into the larger pot containing the water.  So, at this time, go ahead and place a larger pan of water on your stove.  Turn the heat on medium.  If we heat it now, it will be heated just in time to begin melting our oils.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Weigh Out Your Oils, Waxes, and Butters

Next, we will begin weighing out our waxes, oils, and butters.  So, place your smaller pot on your scale.  Then, add the following 110 grams Coconut Oil 76, 113 grams Meadowfoam Seed Oil, 62 grams Shea Butter Refined, 74 grams Mango Butter, 50 grams Silky Emulsifying Wax, 12 grams White Beeswax, 30 grams Macadamia Nut Oil, and 10 grams Lanolin Oil USP.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Melting Your Oils, Waxes, and Butters

Now, we will be melting your oils, waxes, and butters.  So, place your small pot in the larger pot on your stove.  Allow the contents to melt.  You will want to stir occasionally as they are melting.  Once they have completely melted, you can remove them from the heat.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Preparing Your Colorants

While you are waiting for the waxes and butter to melt, you can begin preparing your colorants.  So, you will need two small bowls.  To your first bowl, add 5 grams of activated charcoal.  Then, to the same bowl, add 18 grams of vegetable glycerin.


Finally, mix the two together until the mixture is clump free.  Next, we will mix our titanium dioxide.  In a second small bowl, add 2 grams of your titanium dioxide oil dispersible and add 15 grams of your vegetable glycerin.  Finally, mix them together until the contents are clump free.  While we will also be coloring one layer blue, we do not need to mix this color.  This is because we will be using a blue FUN Soap Colorant.  FUN Soap Colorants are pigments dispersed in vegetable glycerin.  This means it is already mixed for you.  So, all we have to do is add it when we are ready for it. Go ahead and set

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Preparing Your Sugar

Another thing you can do while you are waiting is begin preparing your sugar.  We will also be adding sodium cocoyl isethionate also known as SCI.  SCI is the ingredient that creates the foam in this scrub recipe. It will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.  So, in a deep mixing bowl, add 680 grams of your white sugar.  Also, add 120 grams of your SCI.  Finally, mix the two ingredients together and break up any clumps you find.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Adding Your Scent

There are a few more ingredients we will be adding.  You want to add the final ingredients when the temperature has dropped to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  They will be added to the bowl containing the melted oils.  First, you will be adding your scent.  So, add 20 grams of Black Tuxedo Fragrance Oil.  Then, add 15 grams of Arrowroot Powder, 5 grams of Vitamin E Oil, and 5 grams of Optiphen Preservative.  Mix to incorporate the ingredients.  I would like to note, use caution with this step.  It is important that the preservative is added between 120 degrees Fahrenheit and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.  If it is added at too low of a temperature, you will not have a proper emulsion.  If the temperature is too high, you will burn the preservative off.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Mixing Your Oils and Sugar

You can now begin mixing your oils and sugar mixture.  You will need the bowl containing sugar and SCI.  To the bowl containing your sugar, add the melted oils.  Then, mix them together.


Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Separate Your Sugar Scrub Mixture

Now, we will need to separate your sugar scrub.  You will need to equally divide the body scrub into three bowls.  You will need about 440 grams of the scrub in each bowl.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe: Coloring Your Scrub

First, you will need the colorants you prepared earlier.  You will also need the Ultramarine Blue FUN Soap Colorant.  Add the titanium dioxide to one bowl and mix it into the scrub.  Then, add the activated charcoal to the next bowl.  Finally, to the third bowl, add about 10 drops of the blue soap colorant.  Once you have added and mixed in the colorants, allow the temperature to drop to room temperature.

Foaming Body Scrub for Men Recipe:  Adding Your Scrubs to the Jars

Finally, it is time to add the foaming body scrub to the jars.  So, you will need eight of the 4 ounce jars.  You can layer the scrub in whatever order you would like.  Personally, I found that I prefer the black layer on the bottom of the jar.  So, I will begin with that one.  Fill your jar one third of the way full with your black body scrub.  Next, add a layer of your white sugar scrub.  You want to fill the second third of the jar with the white scrub.  As you are filling your jars, be careful not to get the scrub on the walls of the jars.  If you do, you will be able to see it bleeding into the other layers.

Lastly, let’s add the final layer!  Add the blue layer of your body scrub to each jar.  After you have filled the remainder of each of the jars with the blue scrub, you are almost finished.  Once your jar is completely full, simply place a lid on top of each jar.  Then, your handmade body scrub for men is ready to use!

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