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Making Safe Products & Why My Sugar Scrubs Don't Cost $6.00

Some portions of this were plagiarized from my earlier Facebook post.

Every once in a while I stalk business on Facebook that make bath and body products or post recipes for them... I don't know why I am surprised at some of the stuff I see in a sugar scrub, or worse, what I don't. I realized that sugar scrub post are used to promote all kinds of pages. Real Estate agents, Coconut manufactures, Spice companies..., The Sugar Scrub is used to promote their pages and keep it relevant in their followers feed. Because after all, it's harmless right? Three ingredients; Sugar, Baby Oil /Coconut Oil and 10 drops of X oil and a mason jar will get you several thousand shares. Add fresh rose petals/pineapple/ apples or ginger to it and you have a real AMAZEBALLS / "girls wine night" activity winner! Even an apple grower posted a sugar scrub recipe! DIY recipes using food items are a recipe for disaster and not safe beyond a one time use unless you really know what you are d…
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The Big Words on Your Bath Products Are Not Always Scary

You want to go all "natural" and avoid "chemicals".  But what does that really mean?
To you, the consumer it means that you want to be able to pronounce the word.  You want to look it up on EWG and decide if it is ok for you to use or not.  But when you say natural, to those of us in the industry of making bath and body products  that is kind of an empty word.  
The FDA does not have a set standard for "Natural"  Therefore,  I if I chose, I can pick a standard or none at all and slap "ALL NATURAL" on my label.  Or if I chose,  I can align my self with organizations that do have set standards and follow them, or I can even create a set of my own.
The problem with the EWG is, in a nutshell, they really are scaremongers.  And very often, their ratings come without solid science, or they use outdated science.  You can read more about them Here
There is one thing I like my customers to know right off the bat.  Natural is not always safe.  And the sa…

Essential Oil Salesman Josh Axe Posing as Dr.of Functional Medicine?

So today I decided to spend a little time in school.  Today that meant watching a very long presentation from the annual National Association for Holistic Therapy on Essential oils.  It was fascinating and well worth my time.  When it was over,  another video popped up for my viewing pleasure.  It was how to make an anti aging serum. So naturally this interested me. It was a well branded video, very professional By Dr.Josh  Axe.

So I watched... sigh... I watched as he laid out the ingredients.  The first was Jojoba Oil.  I can not explain to you how he shredded the pronunciation of this word.  Which was the first red flag. He went on through the rest of the ingredients.  Vitamin E oil,  Pomegranate Oil,  Frankincense and Lavender Essential Oil. By the time he reached the last ingredient I had already googled his name and found his "pedigree" which you can read Here  He is a chiropractor and he has a certificate in nutrition. But he claims to be a Dr.of  Functional Medicine,…

The Downfall of Grape Seed Oil

The Downfall of Grape Seed Oil: When I first began making scrubs, like most, I started out using coconut oil.  It has a long shelf life and it was all the rage. However, I wanted to expand my oils, so I made up a batch of sugar scrub using a combination of Grape Seed and Coconut oils. I sold two of the jars before having the opportunity to use it. ( Defiantly My Bad)  I was so unhappy with it when I did use it, I recalled it. I did some deeper research on and decided thatGrape Seed Oil was not all that it has been cracked up to be.  All though I could greatly reduce my cost by using it, if I don't like it, then I am not going to put it out there for someone else to use.  I felt the oil was too dry and didn't leave the skin feeling soft or impart the beautiful glow that I am used to. Grape Seeds are promoted as having a high level of a Polyphenol called proanthocyanidin which has a high level of anti oxidant properties. The drawback however is that this polyphenol is a water-so…

Beautiful Botanicals Facial Scrub for Sensitive Skin

Beautiful Botanicals has created a gentle scrub for women with the most sensitive skin.

The sugar is ultra fine, but not a powder, for a gentle exfoliation.

I blended this sugar with emollient avocado oil, High in Vitamin E, lecithin and phytosterols, known for it's healing, anti-bacterial and anti-wrinkle properties, Shea  from the seed of the Karite tree, Feels elegant to the skin, anti-inflammatory, used for dry skin and eczema, and vegetable glycerin.  A humectant that draws water into the top layers of the skin and prevents dryness, itchiness and flaky skin.

Finally I added essential oils.  The Rosewood blend is designed to help with dry, dull, sensitive skin and scaring.

My Lavender & Peppermint blend is good for oily skin, The peppermint adds a nice cooling effect in this scrub.

This Beautiful Scrub comes in a 4.50 ounce jar.

To use:  Use a small spoon or scoop to remove approximately one half a teaspoon from the jar, Apply to dampened face using small circular motion…

Get Your Special Code Here

February is a busy month here at Beautiful Botanicals, I have hardly had a moment to take a breath! Now is is time to get back to work getting ready for Spring, and in doing so, I am giving you a special offer for one day!

Starting Monday February 23rd at 9:00 am,  place an order with the following code: Feb25%1day and get 25% off your sugar scrub, Buy one or more, stock up, give them to friends! But remember this is for 24 hours only!

This pricing brings my 10 ounce scrubs to $18.00!  A price you will not see again for some time.

For a list of available scents go here.  Message me on Facebook.

This offer is for 24 hours only and ends February 24th at 9:00 am.  It may not be combined with any other offers or coupons.  This offer is valid only on the purchase of 10 ounce Sugar Scrubs and subject to availability.  This discount does not include shipping.

Stay Beautiful!

BB Ingredients

Here in the Beautiful Botanical's kitchen I strive to source and use the best natural ingredients for all of my products. The following ingredients are for the entire line of Beautiful Botanical Bath and Body Products. This list may not be complete as I add ingredients seasonally,or when I find an excellent source and a great price.  If you have questions about the ingredients, I will answer them. Leave a comment or send me a private message via my Facebook page



Distilled Water

Pure Cane Sugar, Non GMO

Turbindo Sugar, Non GMO






Carrier Oils

Comedogenic values rage from 0-5
0 - Will Not Clog Pores 1 - Low 2 - Moderately Low 3 - Moderate 4 - Fairly High 5 - High


Unrefined Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil:

Shelf Life of 2 - 4 years
Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera
Origin: Phillipines
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed / Centrifuged / Organic / Virgin
Color: Thick white, not oil consistency, but creamy - except in warm weather it will go completely clear.
Obtained From: Fresh coconut flesh
Uses: …