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Solid Sugar Scrub

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(@miriam)
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I am wondering if I can use sunflower seed oil instead of palm oil. And clay for the colors instead of mica.


   
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(@thermalmermaid)
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Yes to the clay, no to the sunflower seed oil. The palm oil is actually palm shortening and that is a very important aspect to this recipe. If you substitute any  soft oils at all you will not get the solid texture and it will turn into something more like a blob. If you want to make it this way it will certainly be a sugar scrub, but it won't ever stay solid in the way you see in the example. It will be something else. This is one of the few recipes that can't tolerate any substitutions.


   
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(@miriam)
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@thermalmermaid -  Thank you! I now have the palm shortening! Making this baby this week!


   
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(@thermalmermaid)
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Post some pics, and let us know if you need any help. Remember the cure time can vary anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks. Mine usually take 3-4 days.


   
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(@mamamakesthingz)
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Since there seems to be no substitution for the palm, how easily available is palm shortening? Are you familiar with the Nutiva Shortening? It does have coconut oil in it, so I didn't know if it was a possible substitution. I was actually trying to avoid palm, as I had a client told me they had an allergy. (I guess there is an allergy for everything.) 😩  Thanks for this recipe!


   
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