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Quick & Easy Exfoliating Shower Gel: A Step-by-Step Guide

Discover the simplicity of creating your own exfoliating shower gel, perfect for personal use or as a unique addition to your craft market offerings. This guide leverages a special Clear Suspension Shower Gel Base, making the process straightforward and allowing for the incorporation of eye-catching additives and exfoliants. This versatile base can be utilized as a shower gel, bubble bath, and body wash, ensuring your skin benefits from its gentle, coconut-derived surfactants.

This ready-to-use formula simplifies the crafting process, showcasing charming air bubbles that are intentionally part of its design. You can personalize it with botanicals, vitamins, jojoba beads, pumice, crushed walnut shells, or even by layering different colors in a jar. Individual testing of additives and fragrances is advised, as some may affect the base's clarity.

Choose to use it fragrance-free or enhance it with your own fragrances or essential oils at a 0.5 – 3% ratio. Adding as little as 0.5 to 1 oz. of fragrance per gallon of base can be enough, although it's worth noting that the scent's full maturation can take up to 48 hours. If necessary, gently warming the base can aid in scenting and pouring, but avoid overheating.

DIY Shower Gel Recipe Information

  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • 2 x 8 oz Bottles
  • Shelf Life: 2 Years

Timing for Your Natural Shower Gel

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Perform Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour

Supplies Needed for Your Homemade Shower Gel

Gather the following supplies to create your exfoliating shower gel:
  • Digital Scale (optional for precise measurements)
  • Measuring Cup / Mixing Bowl
  • Funnel
  • Mixing Spoon / Spatula
  • Pipettes for Essential Oil or Fragrance
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Bottles of Your Choice
  • Lids of Your Choice

Exfoliating Shower Gel Ingredients

  • Clear Suspension Gel Base
  • Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil
  • Colorant (Optional)
  • Jojoba Beads, Botanicals, or Other Exfoliants (compatible with pump closure)

How to Make Shower Gel: Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Warm your base by adding it to the mixing bowl and microwaving for 20-30 seconds. If extraction from the bottle is difficult, cut the bottle in half and use a spatula to scoop out the base.

Step 2: For every pound of product, measure 0.08 to 0.48 oz. or 2.2 to 13 g (0.5-3%) of fragrance or essential oil, adjusting according to IFRA regulations. Mix gently to avoid forming large air bubbles.

Step 3: Add your exfoliants to the base; a small quantity is effective for visual appeal. For this guide, we used 1/2 teaspoon per pound of base.

Step 4: Transfer your blended product into jars carefully, ensuring not to incorporate large air bubbles. Label your creation, and it's complete. It's remarkably super easy.

Experiment with various fragrances and colors to tailor your shower gel recipe. Consider mixing Rosemary Mint (Aveda type) Fragrance for a vibrant green, Sensuous Black Rose for a deep red, and Lavender Essential Oil for a calming purple.

Expert Tips and Tricks for Your DIY Shower Gel Recipe

  • Utilizing warm water to gently warm the base can simplify mixing and pouring, enhancing the natural shower gel's texture.
  • Adding diverse exfoliants not only beautifies your diy shower gel but also elevates its exfoliating capability.
  • Patience is key when infusing fragrances or essential oils; allow up to 48 hours for the scent to fully integrate into your homemade shower gel.
  • Conduct tests when experimenting with new additives or fragrances to ensure compatibility with your base without compromising clarity.
By following this guide, you can easily craft a homemade exfoliating shower gel that stands out for its customizability and effectiveness. Whether you're an experienced artisan or a newcomer to soap and candle making, this shower gel recipe offers a fantastic way to diversify your product range, meeting the demands of customers and making for delightful gifts.

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