I have an order for an emulsified coffee scrub. This is not
something I normally carry in my line so I thought I would take
you along as I make it. I hope you enjoy.
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First things first, in order to make an emulsified coffee scrub,I need all my equipment and ingredients. This batch will yield one large 10oz jar and a regular 5oz jar with a bit left over for personal use.
Digital Thermometer (you can find infrared thermometers dirt cheap at menards, lowes or home depot)
A container to weigh ingredients in
Jar or container to store scrub in (I do not recommend using glass jars as this is intended for use in the shower and may break)
emulsified coffee scrub
28 Grams (1oz) Emulsifying Wax (I use soft and silky)
10 grams (0.35oz) Stearic Acid
7 grams (0.25oz) Beeswax
21 grams (0.74oz) Coconut Oil
88 grams (3.1oz) Sunflower oil
4 grams (0.14oz) Preservative (I use germall plus)
199 grams (7oz) Sugar
43 grams (1.5oz) Brown Sugar
43 grams (1.5oz) Coffee grounds
I use grams when measuring all ingredients for a more accuracy.
Make sure all equipment and work space is clean and sanitized and if making for anything other than personal use, please wear gloves.
Start by measuring out your Ewax, Stearic acid, beeswax and coconut oil in to the double boiler and melt down.
While those are melting, measure out your sunflower oil (this can be substituted for any skin loving oil, another favorite of mine is sweet almond oil)
In your mixing bowl add your sugar, brown sugar and coffee. Mix well and be sure to break up any clumps (brown sugar tends to clump)
Once the ingredients in the double boiler have melted down, it is time to add the sunflower oil. When adding the room temperature sunflower oil to the melted waxes, the stearic acid will try to solidify, place the pot back into the double boiler for just a moment until the mixture completely mets again.
Here you can see the melted waxes, pouring in the sunflower oil and the picture to the left is the stearic acid starting to solidify. Once it is slightly heated again it will once again resemble the first picture.
Since this is a scrub that is meant to be used in the shower, the chances of coming into contact with water are very high, because of this, we are going to be adding a preservative to keep the scrub clear of any bacteria that may be introduced.
The preservative I am using is Germall Plus, which is heat sensitive so we must add it at 122 degrees fahrenheit or below.