Apricot Face Scrub

Gentle Apricot Scrub

This is a slightly different take on a cream scrub, utilising high amounts of hydrating glycerine in place of water, an emulsifier for rinse off factor, and fine apricot grinds as the physical exfoliant.

It makes a thick paste that would actually be ideal for a squeeze tube, but I didn’t have one so I just put it in a tin.

Gentle Apricot Scrub

46%  glycerine

1%  xanthan gum

3%  OliveM 1000

5%  jojoba oil

5%  apricot oil

38%  apricot kernel scrub. You could also use a different fine exfoliant such as castor sugar

1%  preservative

1%  orangecedarwood essential oils (optional)


Mix the glycerine and xanthan gum together in a beaker. In another beaker, heat the the OliveM 1000 and oils together until fully melted. Quickly pour the oils mixture into the glycerine mixture and blend with a stick blender until an emulsion is formed. Allow to cool then add the preservative and essential oils if using, blending well to thoroughly incorporate. Lastly, stir in the apricot kernel scrub.

To use, apply to damp skin, massage well, then rinse off.

Options and substitutions

You could add some  mica powder to give your scrub a pop of colour!

You can use any other oils of choice in place of the jojoba and apricot

You could use any essential oils of choice

You can try a different O/W emulsifier such as  Emulsifier HP 30

You can play around with the amount of scrub particles used, less or more depending on your taste

To use: apply to wet skin, massage in well and then rinse off with warm water.

Follow up with a moisturising toner and cream.