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Emulsified Turmeric Sugar Scrub

Updated: Jul 8, 2023


Heated Oil Phase

  • 5% | 10g Shea Butter

  • 7% | 14g Apricot Kernel Oil

  • 24% | 48g Sweet Almond Oil

  • 2% | 4g Cetyl Alcohol

  • 8% | 16g Emulsifying Wax NF

Cool Down Phase

  • 1.5% | 3g Optiphen

  • 0.5% | 1g Essential Oil

  • 0.7% | 1.4g Turmeric

  • 51.3% | 102.6g Granulated Sugar


  1. Prepare a water bath by bringing 1 inch of water to a simmer on medium-low heat in a sauté pan.

  2. In a heat resistant beaker, weigh out the heat phase and add it to the water bath.

  3. After your oil phase is fully melted let solution cool for about 5-10 minutes or until the temperature is under 140 degrees Fahrenheit then add optiphen and essential oil and mix thoroughly (I use a milk frother to mix).

  4. Add the turmeric and granulated sugar and mix again. If the scrub separates, continue mixing.

Note: The Shea butter can substituted with mango butter. Sweet almond oil can be substituted for other lightweight oils such as fractionated coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil. Lastly, you can use fragrance oil instead of essential oil.

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