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Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Seed

What It Does

Strawberry seeds have the optimal shape, size and hardness, making it the perfect non-abrasive exfoliant. Not all plant scrubs are compatible with both aqueous and anhydrous formulas, but Strawberry Exfoliant is. It's stability and semi-spherical shape make it an excellent addition to improve the texture and performance of any body or foot scrub. Strawberry Exfoliant is sterilized, which allows it to be used in cosmetics products. We test every lot of strawberry seeds for microbial growth, but do not routinely provide certificates of sterilization.

How It's Made

Strawberry pulp and puree are upcycled from the fruit juice industry. The seeds are isolated from the dried pulp before being sorted by size and sterilized to remove any microbial growth.

Certifications
Upcycled
Upcycled
Vegan
Vegan
Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Non GMO
Non GMO
People and Planet
People and Planet
INCI

Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Seed


Geographical Origin

Poland


People and Planet

Upcycled from the fruit juice industry
Completely Biodegradable


Use Level

1 - 20%


Types of Formulas

Emulsified Scrubs, Anhydrous Scrubs, Bar Soaps


Appearance

Brown-Reddish / Fruity / Seed


Particle Size

500 - 1000 um


Shape

Smooth, Semi-Spherical


Solubility

Insoluble


Storage

Store in closed container in a dark, cool place


Shelf Life

See expiration date on Certificate of Analysis.


Regulatory Documents

Quality. Transparency. Trust.
Depulped
Depulped

Leftover strawberry pulp is collected from the juice industry and seeds are separated from the pulp.

Drying
Drying

The remaining seeds are washed and dried before being sorted by size.

Sterilization
Sterilization

The seeds are sterilized for use through irradiation to remove any harmul microorganisms, making these ready for use in cosmetics.

Why It's Special

Our strawberry seeds are recovered from the juice industry in Poland, with a transparent supply chain we love. They have the perfect shape, size and texture for use in body scrubs.

Make It Yours
Strawberry Scrub

Emulsified scrubs with Natural Emulsifier 68 are a great way to incorporate oils into a sugar-based scrub. Strawberry Seed Oil helps restore suppleness to the skin, while Strawberry Exfoliant and sugar leave skin feeling smooth. Shea Butter Surfactant is our secret to leaving your skin (and bathroom) non-greasy.

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Skill Level: Medium

Makes 200 grams or 6 ounces.

INGREDIENT FORMULA  WEIGHT
1 Organic Glycerin 15.0%  30.0 g
2 Organic Jojoba Oil 9.0%  18.0 g
3 Strawberry Seed Oil 3.0%  6.0 g
4 Organic Shea Butter 5.0%  10.0 g
5 Natural Emulsifier 68 5.0%  10.0 g
6 Shea Butter Surfactant 5.0%  10.0 g
7 Preservative PE 1.0%  2.0 g
8 Strawberry Exfoliant 5.0%  10.0 g
9 Chamomile Essential Oil*/td> 0.1%  0.2 g
10 Granulated Sugar* 51.9%  103.8 g
TOTAL 100%  200.0 g

Ingredients marked with an asterisk can be purchased from any supplier. Prepare a double boiler with water in the bottom pan and add ingredients 1-5 to the top pan. Begin heating the mixture to 160ºF with light stirring. Gently stir the mixture until all the solids are dissolved and the mixture looks homogenous.

Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to naturally cool while stirring. Add ingredient 6. Once the temperature reaches 120ºF, stir in ingredients 7-10. This will create a pasty consistency. Gently mix it together with a spatula, folding over, until the scrub looks homogenous. Transfer into the desired container. Remix as needed to reincorporate any oils.

INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyr- ospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Seed, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Shea Butteramidopropyl Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Oil

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.