Today I wanted to share with you a quick tutorial on how to make a whipped mint green tea sugar scrub using Stephenson Personal Care’s Crystal OPC product, also known as Foaming Bath Butter!
Stephenson’s Foaming Bath Butter is a versatile product that can be used to make sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, and body soufflés. It’s moisturizing, Paraben and MPG Free, and has a great lather too!
Now, the simplest traditional homemade sugar scrub is typically made with sugar and some kind of oil, perhaps almond oil or coconut oil. While these are nice, they do not make for a whipped scrub and they don’t have the same kind of cleaning and lathering properties you get when you use this Crystal OPC base. As someone who has tried on two separate disastrous occasions to make a whipped sugar scrub (only to have it turn into a big oily un-whipped mess), I can honestly say this base works like an absolute charm!
So let’s get started!
First, gather your ingredients.
For this recipe, I simply used the Foaming Bath Butter, white sugar, mint green tea leaves, and peppermint essential oil. And that’s it!
Up close, straight-from-the-tub, the bath butter looks a little like melt-and-pour soap base—it was a bit more solid than I expected, and it was also a little stickier than I imagined it would be. It has a neutral but ever-so-slightly clean, soapy smell to it.
To begin, scoop out your desired quantity of bath butter (I scooped out about 3-4 ounces) and place it in a bowl. Add in your bowl up to 50% sugar (I used white sugar).
From here, take out your hand mixer and mix it up until you see your butter start to soften and go from a chunky, sticky solid to a smooth, thick creamy mix.
At this point, you can add in your mint green tea leaves. I literally cut open some tea bags (2 of them) and tossed in their contents. The smell of the mint is wonderful, but to make it stand out a bit more I added about 7 drops of peppermint essential oil to give my scrub a bit more of a kick. From here, take out your trusty hand mixer and start blending until you get this:
And voila! A lovely whipped mint green tea sugar scrub product!
I let my sugar scrub steep a bit…but this is completely optional, I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial…Until next time!