Ritamulse SCG in my sugar scrubs, and thought I should try making it with a different fatty alcohol - behenyl alcohol. I've made sugar scrubs with Ritamulse SCG and sugar scrubs with behenyl alcohol, but never both! So let's see what this might feel like!
BLACK COCOA BUTTER EMULSIFIED SCRUB WITH RITAMULSE SCG AND BEHENYL ALCOHOL
10% Ritamulse SCG
10% behenyl alcohol
20% cocoa butter (or other really hard butter)
56% oil (I used rice bran oil and soy bean oil)
COOL DOWN PHASE
1% Vitamin E
2% fragrance or essential oil*
about 146 grams sugar for each 100 gram batch
*Note: We're using 2% fragrance oil because we're actually making 200 grams of product by adding the sugar, so the increased fragrance amount will actually make the product smell nice. If you're using essential oils, check your safe usage levels before adding to the scrub.*
If you're curious to see how I got to this recipe, check out the post on making a black cocoa sugar scrub, then how to modify it with behenyl alcohol, then how to modify it with Ritamulse SCG.
I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!! (Sorry for shouting, but I think it's worthy of it!) I think it's the nicest one I've made so far! It has quite a dry feeling to it that lasts after you've rinsed it off. I have a moisturized feeling without the greasiness I had when it was on my skin. I can't believe how awesome this sugar scrub feels!
One down side, though. If you have dry skin, you might not like the drier feeling. My sugar scrub with cetyl alcohol left behind a little more waxiness that would last well into the next day. This one doesn't feel as tenacious as that version.
If you want this to be a prettier jar, package before it cools. I tried it after cooling this time, and it wasn't as pretty as it could have been.
How do you know how and what to substitute (emulsifiers in scrubs)?
Experiments in the workshop: Ritamulse SCG in a sugar scrub