Exfoliants are popular additives for scrubs and soaps. The gritty and coarse texture sloughs off dead skin leaving the body soft and smooth. Exfoliants range from mild to rugged for a wide variety of applications. Facial scrubs would use mild exfoliants such as sugar while pumice powder would be more suitable for a mechanic’s scrub.
Annatto Seeds grow in the tropics and have a natural yellow color. They are loaded with Vitamins C, B’s, and E. They contain wonderful amounts of antioxidants which are thought to help protect the skin from environmental free radical damage.
Flaxseed Powder (also called Linseed) is a rich source of omega-3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. It is a popular additive in soap, hair, and skin care products because those fatty acids are thought sooth itchy skin, promote hair growth, and nourish dry or brittle nails.
Thought to provide moisturizing properties by creating a barrier against the skin. The hydrated granules of oatmeal adhere to the surface of the skin and provide a protective film attracting humidity and reducing friction.