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Gardener's Pumice Scrub Recipe
Author: Wholesale Supplies Plus
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

After a long day of weeding and planting, any gardener can appreciate an easy way to remove dirt and grime on their hardworking hands. Lemongrass Essential Oil is thought to have antimicrobial and antiseptic powers. Along with the exfoliating properties of the pumice powder this liquid soap will do the trick.

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Project Level: Moderate
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Yield: (7) - 6.75 oz. Bottles


  •  43.5 Ounce(s) Liquid Suspension Soap Base
  •  2 Tablespoon(s) Bubble Up
  •  2 Ounce(s) Pumice Powder
  •  2 Ounce(s) Shea Butter - Liquid, Refined
  •  3 ml(s) Lemongrass EO- Certified 100% Pure 138
  •  5 ml(s) Matte Woodland Green Liquid Pigment
  •  7 Piece(s) 6 oz Natural Boston Round Plastic Bottle 24/410
  •  7 Piece(s) 24/410 Natural Ribbed SADDLE Pump


  •  Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
  •  Measuring Spoons
  •  Microwave
  •  Mixing Spoon
  •  Scale - Digital Display (Professional)
  •  Droppers - Plastic
  •  Scissors
  •  Wire Whisk

INCI Ingredient Label: Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerin, Disodium Cocamido MIPA Sulfosuccinate, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Pumice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Chromium Oxide.

Recipe Directions

  1. NOTE: If you are making these products for sale, good manufacturing practices recommend you wear a hairnet, gloves and a mask. We also recommend a clean apron. 
  2. Placing a large Pyrex glass measuring cup on a digital scale, weigh out 43.5 oz. of liquid suspension base.
  3. Heat in a microwave for about 20 seconds - just until warm.
  4. Add 2 oz. of Liquid Shea Butter. Mix well.
  5. Add 2 oz. of Pumice Powder and carefully blend in using a wire whisk.
  6. Add 2 Tablespoons of Bubble Up and stir. Add color to reach your desired shade, keeping in mind that the color may change due to the essential oil. Mix color in completely.
  7. Add 3 mL of Lemongrass Essential Oil and mix in. 
  8. Pour products into bottles. Your bottle should weigh 6.5-6.75 oz. each.
  9. Product should cool completely before capping bottles.
  10. When ready, trim dip tubes on Saddle Pumps so they fit the length of the bottle. Place on bottle and screw on tightly.
  11. Label product accordingly. 

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"Can you use pumice powder in glycerin soap? "

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Posted By: Judy   |   July 11, 2017

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"I made the Gardener's Pumice scrub using the recipe and it turned from green to brown?"

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Posted By: Dixie   |   August 04, 2016

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"Could you use sea salt instead of pumice powder for exfoliating?"

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Posted By: Michele    |   January 18, 2016

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"I see the first ingredient is water. Why does this product not require a preservative? Is it because of the dispensing mechanism that would make contamination difficult? I'm still new to using preservatives. Thank you in advance!"

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Posted By: Lauren   |   January 11, 2016

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"What's the difference between this and the mechanic's scrub?"

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Posted By: Jennifer   |   August 21, 2015

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"Does this recipe contain a mix of volume and weight measurements? If not, please advise whether fluid or weight based. If so, please notate when fluid measurement and when weight measurement. "

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Posted By: Lee Ann   |   August 14, 2015

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