Olive Butter Scrub

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The Castile soap used in this recipe balances the ultra-rich shea butter, leaving your skin moisturized but not oily. The addition of Castile creates a more emulsifying-type formula that rinses slightly cleaner than most typical oil-based scrubs. You will enjoy fresh, glowing skin with this clean, luxuriant moisturizing formula.

Olive Butter Scrub

Olive Butter Scrub:

YIELDS: 20 ounces

3⁄4 cup shea butter

1⁄2 cup olive oil

1⁄4 cup liquid Castile soap (unscented or lavender)

4 vitamin E capsules

30 drops lavender essential oil

30 drops lemon essential oil

1 cup fine-grained sea salt


* What you will need: double boiler, rubber spatula, mixing bowl, measuring cups, fork, jars and lids to fit 20 ounces of scrub


1. To Make: Start the double boiler on medium heat. Once it reaches a boil, reduce heat to simmer. lace the shea butter in the top of the double boiler and cover. Simmer until melted, stirring occasionally. To preserve the beneficial botanicals, do not overheat. Once melted, remove from heat, take the top pan off the double boiler, and cool 5 minutes. Pour the melted shea butter into the mixing bowl, using the rubber spatula to get the remainder out of the pan. Add the olive oil and Castile soap. Pierce the vitamin E capsules and squeeze the liquid into the bowl, discarding the gel caps. Add the essential oils and stir well. Add the sea salt and blend to a uniform consistency. Spoon the mix into the jar or jars. Label with contents and date and seal tightly. The scrub is ready to use however, the shea butter will continue to solidify the scrub as it cools over the next hour or so.

2. To Store: To preserve the freshness of this natural scrub, do not get water into the jar. Store this scrub in a sealed jar in a cool dark place, out of direct sunlight. Label with contents and expiration date. Use up within 6 months to a year.

3. To Use: Use in place of a soap or body wash in your shower or bath. Apply to your skin in small, upward, circular motions. Massage the scrub in small circular motions, starting with the legs and arms, making your way up to the torso, ending at your heart. Rinse well.