Sweet Summer Scrub Tutorial

I love summer, but it sure can be hard on skin. There’s summer dryness, summer sun burn, summer bug bites and chlorine from the pool – all of which can make skin unhappy. With this Sweet Summer Scrub, we can (hopefully!) keep most of those potential problems in check.

This recipe is rich in Sweet Almond Oil, which is known for being a lightweight oil chock full of oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids. That’s basically a fancy way of saying it’s incredibly moisturizing and absorbs into skin with ease. Our decadent Foaming Bath Whip acts as the gentle cleansing base to help give your skin a fresh start (all the better to take in that rich Sweet Almond Oil). With a little help from the some regular granulated sugar you can find at the grocery store, you’ve got yourself a gentle exfoliating scrub that is must-have summer skin care item.

What You’ll Need:

2 lbs. Foaming Bath Whip

1 lb. Sugar

2 oz. Sweet Almond Oil

Coral Mica

Aqua Pearl Mica

1 oz. Waterlily Orange Fragrance Oil

Disposable Frosting Bags

1 4B Frosting Tip

4 Tall 8 oz Plastic Bail Jars

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PREP: Before measuring out the oils, unwrap both packages of Foaming Bath Whip and combine in a large bowl (at least 64 oz.).

ONE: Combine the Foaming Bath Whip and Waterlily Orange Fragrance Oil in a large bowl. Whip using a handheld or stand mixer until the fragrance oil has been fully incorporated into the Foaming Bath Whip.

TWO: Portion out the Sweet Almond Oil and add it to the bath whip and fragrance oil mixture.

THREE: Using a hand mixer, combine the bath whip and oils. Whip until the mixture has approximately doubled in size (this is a good 5 – 10 minutes of mixing which is why a stand mixer is preferred).

FOUR: Once the bath whip mixture has fluffed up, add in the sugar a little bit at a time, using a spatula to gently fold it into the mixture. Be careful to fully incorporate the sugar while not deflating the bath whip too much.

FIVE: After fully incorporating the sugar, split the mixture into two equal parts.

SIX: Add approximately 4 mini scoops of Coral Mica to one bowl of bath whip. Add the same amount of Aqua Pearl Mica to the other. The mica colorant is WYSIWYG, so it’s up to you how much to add. Add an extra scoop or two for a more intense color, but keep in mind that the base is white and your color will not evolve past a pastel.

SEVEN: Cut the tips of the plastic frosting bags. Using a spatula fill one frosting bag with the Coral colored mixture, and the other bag with the Aqua colored mixture. Then, put a frosting tip and the two filled bags inside a third bag. Squeeze until both colors come out in one stream through the third bag. Twist all three of the bags together at their openings to create a seal.

EIGHT: With a steady hand, swirl the whip into a container. Move around the outside of the jar and work your way in as you squeeze. When you reach the middle, start swirling your way back to the outside of the jar. Repeat the swirl until you fill the jar to the top.

There you go! Enjoy your sweet summer scrub for those sweet summer days.


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  1. Betty Cronin says

    I just made this amazing whip!!! I love it..so light and airy and can not wait to use it…my question is does it have to be stored in a cool place or just on a shelf as is? Thank You!

  2. amira says

    Amazing looking I can’t wait to make some , I’m just wondering if I can use whipped soap base instead of the foaming bath whip because that is all what I have now . It is fluffy and foams perfectly I just want to make sure i can use it :)

    • Kelsey says

      Hi Amira!

      So glad you like the post! Also, I think that whipped soap would work just fine! I would recommend making a small test batch to test the consistency. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  3. Jeannine Marquardt says

    Can you add jojoba beads for an extra pop of color, or would it not disperse properly throughout the scrub? Would the combination be ‘too’ scrubby? :)

    • Jeannine Marquardt says

      And I don’t have micro scoops–could anyone tell me how much .60 cc’s of mica would be in either teaspoons or oz pretty please?

      • Kelsey says

        Hi Jeannine!

        You can definitely add jojoba beads if you like! You can add them when you add the sugar and they should incorporate just fine. :)

        Jojoba beads: http://www.brambleberry.com/Jojoba-Beads-C125.aspx

        Also, adding jojoba beads will add some extra scrubbiness to this recipe. It may help to make a small test batch with the jojoba beads and try it out. If you want it a little more or less scrubby, you can adjust the recipe from there.

        Also, because the mini scoops measure such a small amount, it would be hard to measure the colorant in ounces. I would recommend adding a pinch or two of color. If you want it a little darker, you can add more. :)

        -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  4. says

    I’m not getting any extra volume, even using a stand mixer. I use 2 lbs of sugar instead of 1 and I get 8 8oz jars totaling about 64oz.

    My customers still love it, but I’m wondering if anyone else has had this issue?

    • Kelsey says

      Hi Nic!

      How long are you whipping for? It can take 10 minutes or more to get air into your Foaming Bath Whip. Also, adding the sugar a little at a time helps prevent your mixture from deflating. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

        • Kelsey says

          Hi Nic!

          Maybe try whipping your Foaming Bath Whip a little longer. A number of factors, like temperature, can cause it to whip a little slower. :)

          Also, if you’re adding more sugar, you may want to add more Foaming Bath Whip as well. More sugar can weigh it down a little.

          -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

    • says

      Hi Jennifer!

      We found that the micas worked the best for us in this particular project, but if you have a non-bleeding liquid color you want to try out, you totally can! Let us know how it turns out for you. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  5. HeatherLee says

    Hi Becky,

    I’d really like to try this, but I’m so “Green” I’ve never even tried commercial products. Which means I have no clue how to use or store it.

    Does it need to be kept in an airtight container? And
    When you use it do you need to add a little water to moisten first?

    Thanks so much

    • says

      Good morning, HeatherLee!

      You do not have to store this product in an airtight container, but we have chosen to use our bail jars (airtight) because they keep anything else from getting into our scrub. The best part about this scrub is you don’t need to add anything to use it. Just take a bit on your hand and start scrubbing! You’ll have to let us know how it turns out for you, we’d love to hear your feedback. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      Tall 8 oz Plastic Bail Jar: http://www.brambleberry.com/Tall-8-oz-Plastic-Bail-Jar-P5118.aspx

  6. Allison Johnsen says

    Looking forward to trying this! Are there general guidelines on the shelf life of this mixture once it is in the jar, or exposed to a water? Thanks!

    • says

      Good morning, Allison!

      The shelf life on this sweet summer scrub is going to be as long as the ingredient with the shortest shelf life. In this case, it would be the Sweet Almond Oil which actually has a 1 year shelf life.

      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! The shelf life would still be six months to one year, even when exposed to water. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions. :)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  7. says

    Just got my foaming bath whip in the post, can’t wait to try this, thanks for the recipe! I love the way you were able to “two-tone” the colors! I will be using cucumber melon from BB as the scent!

  8. Elaine Lombardo says

    Awesome! Can’t wait to try it. This is how I make my own scrubs, although I like coconut oil to the almond oil. I need a scale and mini scoops! :)

  9. says

    Oooh this looks fun. Thanks for sharing. I will have to bear too much skin though to use it so I will wait until we are not in the middle of Winter. ha ha.

    • says

      Hi Odette!

      You could actually even use this scrub during the winter with different colors and scents. We’d love to hear how it turns out for you. =)

      Happy Scrubbing!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry