Moisturizing Vanilla Whipped Body Scrub
What happens when you combine the moisturizing power of body butter with the exfoliating benefits of body scrub? You get a super nourishing for the skin that feels like a high-end spa treatment. Best of all, this whipped sugar scrub recipe takes just five minutes to make.
How is a whipped shea butter scrub different from a regular body scrub? Typical body scrubs mix sugar or salt with liquid oil, such as olive oil or sweet almond oil. If that’s the body scrub you like, try this scrumptious strawberry sugar scrub.
Whipped body scrub, however, is made by whipping a botanical butter such as shea or mango butter or coconut oil. Sugar is mixed in after the butter is full of air. The result is a thick scrub that is extremely moisturizing.
A whipped shea butter scrub is perfect for winter months when skin dries in harsh conditions. The butter and oils restore moisture, while the sugar exfoliates the skin. Using a whipped body scrub regularly will help keep skin soft and smooth all winter long.
The method of making a whipped body scrub is very simple. It’s a fun way to take basic body scrubs up a notch, all while adding a little extra pampering to your skincare routine. The following whipped sugar scrub recipe pairs shea butter with coconut sugar to create a gentle exfoliant that’s mild enough to use two or three times a week.
- To use your shea butter scrub, apply it to the skin in circular motions. Wash it off with warm water.
- Use this shea sugar scrub to exfoliate and moisturize your hands and feet, or go all out and utilize its benefits as an all-over body scrub.
- If washing off in the shower, be very careful as it will make the shower floor very slippery.
- We don’t suggest using this scrub on your face. The thick butter and oils could cause breakouts.
- Shea butter whips fairly easily, but if it is extremely firm, warm it briefly in a double boiler until soft enough to whip.
- Shea butter is derived from a tree nut, so be aware of any allergen issues that could occur from the use of a shea butter scrub.
Do you make your own skincare products? Have you ever made a whipped body scrub before?