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How to Modify a Scrub

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Body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and reveal your freshest, and best-looking skin, but sometimes a scrub is just too thick or perhaps you just want to add a cleansing agent to help wash and exfoliate at the same time. Adding a mild surfactant such as Decyl Glucoside is a great way to both loosen your scrub and get those cleansing suds!

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Follow along with Teeneke or jump to the instructions below:

Difficulty Level: Easy
Approximate yield: 1 Pound
Approximate cost per pound: This will depend on how much Decyl Glucoside you add but using the example in the video, prices will start at $23.00 per pound
Suggested Packaging: 4oz jar
Suggested Retail Price: $20 – $30

Equipment You’ll Need

Stovetop or hot plate
Stovetop safe pot or beaker
mixing utensil


1. Coffee Butter Scrub (or any scrub you choose) –
2. Decyl Glucoside –


1. Gently heat the Coffee Butter Scrub to 90F -95F
2. Stir in Decyl Glucoside
3. Scoop into packaging.

Please note that this recipe has not been challenge tested for preservation efficacy. If you use this recipe for market sales, it is up to you to ensure the safety of the product.

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8 months ago

Would I use the same approach with the Coconut Scrub?

Brandon Paul(@brandon-paul)
6 months ago
Reply to  David

Hi David!

Yes – same approach.


7 months ago

Thank you for the video! I have added foaming bath whip to mine to add more sudsing. I was wondering if I could add the Walnut Body Polish to melt and pour soap base to make a mechanic’s soap.

Brandon Paul(@brandon-paul)
6 months ago
Reply to  Jeanne

Hi there!

This is Brandon from EWL.

Sure! I think that would work great!