Recipe - Exfoliating Body Bar

Recipe - Exfoliating Body Bar

One of our favorite weekly rituals is to exfoliate the skin on our bodies. If you don't like the oily or greasy residue that sugar-based cleansers leave on skin, an exfoliating body bar might just be for you.

Infused with naturally-colored kaolin clay, Brazil Clays Purple Earth provides a rich magnesium source to skin without drying it out, while Strawberry Exfoliant exfoliates dead skin with its smooth edges.

Want to Make it Yours? Add a pinch of your favorite plant oil to leave skin soft and conditioned.

Print the full recipe here.


  • Double boiler
  • Scale
  • Spoon
  • Silicone Mold
  • Safety glasses, gloves, mask (for Creamy Coconut Surfactant)


Makes 100 grams.

1 Creamy Coconut Surfactant 44.2%  44.2 g
2 Shea Butter Surfactant 14.5% 14.5 g
3 Organic & Fair Trade Cocoa Butter 2.0% 2.0 g
4 Natural Emulsifier 68 21.0% 21.0 g
5 Cetearyl Alcohol MB 10.0% 10.0 g
6 Brazil Clays Purple Earth 2.0%  2.0 g
7 Strawberry Exfoliant 3.6%  3.6 g
8 Lavender Essential Oil* 1.6%  1.6 g
9 Geranium Essential Oil* 0.1%  0.1 g
10 Preservative PE 1.0%  1.0 g
TOTAL 100%  100.0 g


Ensure all equipment is cleaned and sanitized. Wear proper safety equipment, including gloves and a respiratory mask that can filter our small particulate as Creamy Coconut Surfactant generates a lot of dust.

Add ingredients 1-7 in the top portion of a double boiler and begin heating to 175ºF/80ºC with gentle stirring. When at temperature and everything is homogenous, add in items 8-10 and continue stirring. Turn off heat and begin cooling to 150ºF/65ºC.

Pour into silicone molds of your choosing and allow to cool to room temperature.


Product Labeling

Ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Shea Butteramidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Seed, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol



This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

Before handling ingredients, read all product information and safety data sheets for the ingredients to understand any handling instructions, safety precautions, and disposal instructions.

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