| exfoliant, cosmetic additive
Poppy seeds provide mild exfoliation properties and color variation in products. About 3,000 seeds make up a gram and it takes between 1 and 2 million seeds to make a pound. When ingested, poppy seeds can give a false positive on drug tests. Caution is advised if exporting cosmetics with poppy seeds.Question:
Is the size and texture of poppy seeds safe to use in face scrubs?Answer:
The large particle size and mild exfoliant properties of poppy seeds are best suited for body scrubs. They are not recommended for the face.