Rose Clay Sugar Scrub

With the gift giving season right around the corner, it’s hard to ignore the quick and easy ideas available with every one of Bramble Berry’s fragrance oil samples of the month. October’s sample is Spiced Mahogany. Be sure to take a peak at the tutorial (especially if you’re a fan of adorable little birdies). There’s also quite a few from previous months that are worth checking out: Cherry BlossomFresh BambooSweet Meyer LemonVioletWhite Ginger & AmberButter Cream & Snickerdoodle, and Moonlight Pomegranate. We don’t always repost them on the blog so be sure to check them out if you haven’t seen them at the Bramble Berry site before.

Now, onto the weekly Soap Queen tutorial; Rose Clay Sugar Scrub with Black Amber and Lavender Fragrance Oil is an exciting way to add diversity to your product line, or make it a sophisticated addition to a gift for that someone who has everything. With minimal ingredients and a vast number of packaging options, this recipe is sure to be a hit this season!

Rose Clay Sugar Scrub


10 oz Foaming Bath Whip

1 oz Sweet Almond Oil

0.4 oz Black Amber and Lavender Fragrance Oil

3 teaspoons Rose Clay

12 oz Sugar

Jar or other container (for packaging/storage)

Hand-held or Stand Mixer

Rose Clay Scrub Ingredients

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ONE: Using a mixer, beat the Foaming Bath Whip (by itself) for about a minute or less. You’re just looking for a little bit of volume, a sort of “wake me up”!

Whipping Foaming Bath Whip

TWO: Add the Sweet Almond oil and Black Amber & Lavender Fragrance. Mix well.

Adding Oils

THREE: Add the Rose Clay and mix well.

Mixing Rose Clay

FOUR: Once all of the other ingredients are well mixed, add the sugar a little bit at a time, mixing fully each time before adding more sugar. Continue until all of the sugar is incorporated.

Adding Sugar

FIVE: Transfer the sugar scrub to jars or other containers using a spoon or spatula. Enjoy!

Rose Clay Sugar Scrub

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  1. Hannah says


    I’d like to know what the difference is between a facial/foot/all body scrub/mask.

    I know some ingredients can be rough on the face, depending on skin type, but how do you determine what the scrub/mask is best for?


  2. Sharon Gieseke says

    I made a batch without sugar and and used jojoba oil. It created a super awesome moisturizing shave cream for my legs.

    I really <3 foaming bath whip.

  3. Veronica Reddick says

    Love the color and smell of the scrub. Only thing it was a little drying to my skin. Could I add a oil, say avocado oil to help or will the foaming action cancel that out. I looking to make a all in one scrub,cleanser and moisturizer. Thank you in advance for your help!

    • says

      Hi Veronica!

      If you wanted, you could add a little extra oil to this recipe if you wanted more moisture :). I would recommend adding an ounce or so, and seeing what you think! I would also recommend making a small test batch first :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  4. BossLadyT says

    Hi, sorry if this has been asked already but if I would want to sell this what do I put in the list of ingredients? I wasn’t sure how some of the items are listed and what order do I use?

    • says

      Hi there!

      I would recommend listing all the ingredients of the scrub which can be found on the product page, followed by the ingredients added to the scrub in order of largest to smallest amount used :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  5. sadara says

    I love it, look so great, I will try
    but can I aks you some question?
    can I replace the sugar by walnut shell and using it for face,

    • says

      Hi Sadara!

      While we have not tried that, I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t :) I’d love to hear how it turns out for you!


      • sadara says

        thanks for your comment
        I ordered it, and now waiting for delivery ^^
        I also order some jojoba bead
        can I use forming bath whip for face
        I intend to use this recipe for both face and body
        sugar for body, jojoba bead for face
        and..this srub looks a little bit thick
        you know i’m asian, and my skin face is soft
        if I increase the forming bath whip or add some water, will make the srub thinner

  6. Pavitra says


    Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
    I was wondering if I made a sugar scrub with or without the foaming whip and would like to add honey, can I do it? Does adding honey change the shelf life? Does it make the use of a preservative necessary?

    Do you have a recipe to use honey in a sugar scrub? And what kind of honey would be good?

    Can I use Flavor oils instead or Fragrance oils? I have several of them

    Thanks, Pavitra

    • says

      Hi Pavitra,
      You could totally add honey, but I wouldn’t recommend adding more than 1 tsp. per pound of sugar. Honey is quite sticky, and you wouldn’t o have too much stickiness on your skin! The honey itself doesn’t necessarily require a preservative, but if it’s going o be around water I might add a little Optiphen. You can find it here:

      Unfortunately we do not have any recipes with honey, but I think you could modify this recipe to include a tsp. of honey or two :) You can also use flavoring oils in place of fragrance oils!

  7. Lorna says

    I love this scrub and have been selling it, but I am not sure if I am labeling it correctly. Is there anywhere on your site that I could find that? I know the order of the bath whip ingredients,but not sure where my ingredients fit in.

    Thank you so much!

  8. Jennifer says

    I love this scrub! It will go perfect paired with the charcoal and rose clay spa bar! Could you substitute the sugar for the extra small pink sea salt since it is so fine and similar to sugar?


    • says

      Hi Jennifer!

      You could definitely swap! While we have never tried it, I’m sure it would work great :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  9. says

    Hi Shannon!

    The recipe is correct, it is indeed 3 teaspoons of Rose Clay. Sorry for the confusion! I hope you love this recipe as much as we do, it’s a lot of fun to make :)

    -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  10. Shannon says

    I know this post is from 2012, but I noticed the recipe calls for 3 teaspoons of rose clay, but in one of the comments, you said 3 tablespoons. Can you clarify this for me? I had planned on making it for my sister’s birthday this weekend. Thanks.

  11. Sarah says

    Hi Becky,

    This is such a great tutorial, thank you!

    I am new to this entire process, and am wondering if it’s OK to replace the lavender fragrance entirely with lavender essential oil. Do you think it would blend nicely, or maybe be too oily?

    Sorry if you’d already answered a question like that and I missed it.

    Thank you! :)


    • says

      Good morning, Sarah!

      This is such a great recipe and I’ve used it with several other fragrance/essential oil combos in the past. If you’d like to use the Lavender Essential Oil instead of a Lavender Fragrance Oil, you can totally switch them out. But, because you are using an essential oil, you will want to stay within the safe usage guidelines for EO’s (Essential Oils). We suggest using .2 – .3 oz per pound of mixture. Keep us updated on how it turns out!

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  12. Laura says

    Hi! I made this rose clay sugar scrub and it was amazing!! I was wondering if I can substitute the Rose clay with Micas?

    • says

      Hi Laura!

      You can totally use micas in this sugar scrub recipe. Just make sure not to add too much or the color may bleed a tad on the skin. Thanks for the feedback on the scrub — we love it that much too! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  13. Jackie says

    Hey! Thanks for the quick reply. Just to clarify, I can use any of those whipped butter recipes in place of the foaming bath whip recipe? Thanks again

    • Anne-Marie says

      While you could do the whipped butters in place of the foaming bath whip, they don’t and won’t act the same. The whipped butters will be more of a lotiony scrub and the whipped butter recipe is a soapy buttery scrub and more cleansing than the whipped butters. Hope this helps.

  14. Jackie says

    Good Morning,

    I would like to make the Rose Clay Sugar Scrub, but I noticed there are preservatives in the Foaming Bath Whip. Is there a preservative Free recipe for foaming bath whip or a similar recipe to use instead?
    Thanks so much!

  15. Ola says

    Hi! I’ve made a similar scrub (although it didn’t have clay in it), and I found that after a couple of weeks the scrub had lost much of it’s ‘scrubbiness’. I suppose a lot of the sugar had dissolved. I used 4oz foaming bath butter, 1oz sunflower oil, 6oz white sugar and a few drops of fragrance oil. Have you any idea how I can stop the sugar disappearing? Thanks!

      • Ola says

        Thanks for the reply Becky, much appreciated. How does this rose clay scrub last a year, retaining its scrubbiness? Is it because it has a lot more bath whip and a comparatively small amount of oil? Maybe I should use the same ratios as this recipe…

        • says

          Hi Ola!

          Oh, we thought you were asking about the shelf life! The batches we made went home with people for testing and I doubt any of them lived out the week. I have no idea if sugar will dissolve in 1 year in this recipe because we’ve never had one last that long! If you are worried about it, I would try out the same ratios as in this recipe. I hope this helps. =)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

          • Ola says

            Thanks Becky, I’ll give it a go. I don’t expect that I’ll have any left in a year either but for it to still be scrubby in a month or two would be nice!

  16. Fuchia says

    If you don’t have the Foaming whip can you use SLSA or Coconut Oil/Cocoa Butter instead? I know with SLSA it would have to be added slowly.

    • Anne-Marie says

      Hm, I haven’t tried that. If you do try it, try a 20% SLSa mixed into Coconut Oil (skip the cocoa butter, it’s too hard) and THEN try that in the scrub but please, please, please try a small amount before doing a big batch =)

  17. Lori Anne says

    I made this scrub and followed your directions, and it was awesome!! I love this scrub. The great thing about it is that its shelf life is one year!!!
    I also made ya’lls Goat Milk Tea Bags…..oh my….I didn’t want to get out of the tub. They are wonderful as well.

    Thanks so much for the tips!!

    • says

      Hi Lori Anne!

      Isn’t this scrub fabulous? I’ve made it for myself as well as my mother and mother-in-law (both loved it!) It’s so simple and easy, and it smells so good. Thanks for the feedback! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

        • says

          Good morning, Lori Anne!

          You could definitely try this recipe with the fine grain Dead Sea Salt, but it may be a little more abrasive than the sugar. I’d try a small test batch and let us know how it works out for you. =)

          -Becky with Bramble Berry

  18. Veronica says

    What can I substitute Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter with. I’d like to gift scrubs and soaps to friends but they have nut allergies.


  19. Zala says

    Thanks a lot for this recipe! Made it this afternoon as Christmas gifts for the girlfriends of my two sons. Easy peasy, but looks so georgeous! Scented it with your Sweet Pea sample I still had on hand. What a great way to use it; this scent goes so well with the colour of the clay. As suggested in the comments me too I’m going to play with different scents and clay combinations!

  20. says

    Wow, I am absolutely in love with the Black Amber Lavender fragrance! Please don’t ever get rid of this scent! I made this scrub then also added the fragrance to your easy whipped shea butter recipe that which I also made a pink color with some of your micas to make a set for Christmas gifts. Now I just have to think of a cool name for the whipped shea butter.

    I have had some friends ask me if the whipped shea butter recipe is organic. I really do not know much about what makes something organic. Is that recipe or this recipe organic?



  21. Josie says


    I would like to know if I can substituite the Green tea extract for the Dulse extract and omit the lemongrass essential oil for any one of the flavoring oils?


    • says

      Good morning, Josie!

      With the extracts in any recipe, it is your choice on what you use and either Green Tea or Dulse Extract in this scrub. We didn’t use an extract on this particular tutorial, but it wouldn’t hurt to add in! If you wanted to use a flavoring oil instead of an essential oil there shouldn’t be any problem at all. Which one were you thinking of adding in? :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Josie says


        Either the Black Amber/Lavender or Rich Dark Chocolate. Sensuous versus Decadent. I would like to use this in the Body butters. I forgot to say that in my last question. Sorry!

  22. Shelley B. says

    I have been making CP soaps for awhile and wanted to try some scrubs and body butter’s. I am trying to be as natural as possible and just came across your whipped body butter recipe (shea or avocado). Could this be substituted for the whipped bath foam instead? I noticed the foam has a lot more chemicals in it. Also, if this was sold as a body butter scrub, would it need a preservative? Thanks!

    • says

      A whipped body butter doesn’t have the same properties as the foaming bath whip. The product won’t lather (foam up) in the bath or shower, and it would be a lot oilier. But try out a small test batch and see if you like it! I have seen some body butter scrubs out there, and the properties of the substitution might be right up your alley! :)

      Have you seen our Soap Queen TV episode all about scrubs? There are three mostly natural scrub recipes that you might like to try as well:

      Preservatives generally aren’t used in products that don’t contain water, however some people prefer to add them to products that may be exposed to water, ie: used in the bath or shower (such as a body scrub), as extra insurance.

      -Kristen with Bramble Berry

  23. Heather Quinn says

    Have you ever whipped it up with your stick blender? We have a 6 qt stand mixer and I didn’t get nearly the volume that you got. It could be that I didn’t mix long enough, or it could be that the mixer was predominantly smearing the ingredients against the bowl wall. I am just trying to assess whether my stick blender would be useful or whether I should just get a cheapie handmixer for future adventures in foaming bath whip.

    I am wondering about packaging, too. Do you have any tips for getting the scrub into a jar without the air pockets? I know that basically all of the air needs to be pushed out out the jar as the scrub is going in, but I can’t quite seem to achieve that yet. Any advice?

    Thank you, Soap Queen team!

    • says

      Hi Heather!

      You can try using a stick blender in this recipe, but because of the thickness of the recipe, it might take a little longer to mix and/or burn out the motor of the stick blender. But, if you do try it out, let us know how it turns out.

      The easiest place to find a cheap hand blender would be a thrift store like Goodwill or Value Village. They often have supplies that you could use just for soaping at a very affordable price.

      I too, have noticed that when trying to put a scrub in a container it can be a little difficult. But, what I do is fit in as much as possible and push down on it a bit and then let it settle and add more in. You can also tap it a couple of times on the counter-top to help it settle a bit.

      I hope this helps! :)
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Heather Quinn says

        I think I am too scared to try my stick blender! I did figure out that larger batches plus the whipping attachment on the blender worked better. I’m still looking at Goodwill, though.

        I followed both sets of advice for filling the jars. I used a pastry bag with the minty recipe and I had fewer air pockets. Then I dropped a jar, thankfully closed, and there were really no air pockets. :-)

  24. Josie says


    I purchased a silicon soap mold from Bramble Berry just recently and would like to know if there is any special prep to the mold.(beside washing it)

    • says

      Good morning, Josie!

      All you need to do with a silicone mold is make sure it is washed clean and dried! If you are using it for melt and pour make sure you spray it liberally with rubbing alcohol before you pour your soap! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

    • says

      Good morning, Ivelisse!

      We didn’t test it on the face, but it can be used. Just make sure you do a small test patch on your skin to make sure it works for your skin type! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  25. Paul Williams says

    What is the average shelf life of something like this. I would like to make this as a gift and mail it to a friend.

  26. Art says

    I don’t have the foaming bath whip, can I substitute something else? SMC Taurate paste for example? Thanks!

    • says

      Good morning, Art!

      We’ve never used Taurate Paste in our projects before, but you can always try it out in a small batch to see if it works for you. In this particular tutorial, we have found that the Foaming Bath Whip worked the best for us. Let us know if you find something else that works just as well! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  27. Stephanie says

    This looks wonderful and I’m planning on scaling up the recipe to make it for female members of the family (and using that wonderful moonlight pomegranate fragrance I got a sample of last month! I’ll have to get more.) I’m going to use a full pound of foaming bath whip and scale the rest up accordingly. My question is how many teaspoons are there in an ounce of the rose clay? Would an ounce of it be enough to scale properly?

    • says

      Good morning, Stephanie!

      With Rose Clay we go by the little acronym (WYSIWYG – What you see is what you get). We added 3 tablespoons because we found that to be enough for this scrub. I’d suggest adding a tablespoon at a time to your scrub to make sure you have the color and feel that you are looking for. I hope this helps. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      P.S. There are about 6 teaspoons in an ounce.

      • Stephanie says

        Hello again. I ended up just dumping the whole little bag of rose clay in and it worked out great! The ladies in my life will love it for sure, thanks for the recipe, you guys are awesome 😀

        (My whole house smells like moonlight pomegranate now, it’s awesome too.)


    hello question

    I made mp soap and added fresh herbs, it molded, did i have to add a preservative. and can i also add oils to mp soaps (oil, shea and so fourth)

    • says

      Good morning, Antoniette!

      When making cold process soap, you do not need to add a preservative because the lye in the soap will neutralize any bacteria or mold from growing. With melt and pour soap, there is no lye to neutralize the bacteria so you’ll want to be more cautious with melt and pour and herbs. Be aware that any herbs or botanicals that you add to your soap will eventually turn brown (as they are plant material). If the herbs are fresh or have water content in them, they can mold over time so it’s best to use dried herbs for your soap.

      We don’t typically suggest adding oils to your M&P soaps because they already have so many skin-loving ingredients in them and anything added could change the consistency of the soap. But, if you really wanted to, we suggest going as high as 1 tablespoon per pound of melt and pour soap.

      I hope this helps!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  29. Brooke says

    I just received a large order yesterday and I didn’t get a sample :( Would like to try the spiced mahogany.

    • says

      Good morning, Brooke!

      Sometimes our free samples get eaten by the gray packaging, so I’d try digging around in there to see if it got swallowed up. And, if you still can’t find it, make sure to leave us a note on your next order and we’ll try to sneak an extra sample in your order! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      • Brooke says

        Thanks, Becky!

        I did look in the packaging since that’s where it was in my last order but didn’t find it this time. Maybe next time!

  30. stephanie wade says

    I think I might try it with french green clay, a little peppermint(very little!) and some lavender. Great recipe, Thanks! 😀

  31. Melissa says

    It looks like it would feel silky and smell like heaven! Do we need a preservative if we plan on giving as a gift?

    • says

      Good morning, Melissa!

      The foaming bath whip actually already contains a preservative in it (Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate) and you don’t actually need to add an extra one to it! :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  32. Catherine says

    Thank you for this – looks great! If we put it in a container similar to this – where fingers will be in and out – what’s the best preservative to use?

    • says

      Hi Catherine! The foaming bath whip actually already contains a preservative in it (Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate) and does not need an extra one added!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry