Recipes

Here is a breakdown of Scrub In's commonly used recipes. For full ingredients on each product, visit the product listing.

The best recipe for you and your skin is very personal. I can make suggestions, but these are all generalizations and your experience may be different!

Learn about oil properties here.

Scrub In uses only RSPO-certified palm oil.

Primary recipe: olive oil, palm oil, water, coconut oil, lye, avocado oil, castor oil, citric acid

  • Long-lasting
  • Moderately conditioning; good for regular to dry skin
  • Moderate to large lather
  • Recipe courtesy of Barred from L.A.

Palm-free recipe: olive oil, shea butter, water, coconut oil, lye, castor oil, citric acid

  • Long-lasting
  • Moderate to high conditioning; good for regular to dry skin
  • Moderate amounts of creamy lather
  • A Scrub In original recipe

Soleseife: coconut oil, water, lye, salt, citric acid

  • Highly cleansing
  • Thick, rich lather
  • Stays hard, even when not allowed to dry fully between uses - performs exceptionally well in humid weather
  • Does not last as long as some other Scrub In recipes
  • Popular as a facial bar
  • May not be suited for very dry skin
  • Recipe from Lovin' Soap

Avocado green tea (palm-inclusive version): palm oil, water, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, lye, avocado puree, castor oil, green tea leaves, citric acid

  • Long-lasting
  • Extra conditioning and luxurious for regular to dry skin
  • Contains three times as much avocado oil as the primary recipe!
  • Feels nice and scrubby on the skin
  • A Scrub In original recipe
Bastile: olive oil, coconut oil, water, lye, castor oil, citric acid
  • Highly conditioning; gentle on very dry skin
  • Light lather
  • Does not last as long as some other Scrub In recipes
  • Cured for at least 6 months before sale
  • A classic soap recipe

Castile: olive oil, water, lye, citric acid

  • Highly conditioning; the gentlest soap available from Scrub In
  • Little to no lather
  • May feel "slimy" during use - people with hard water are more likely to experience this
  • Does not last as long as some other Scrub In recipes
  • Cured for at least 12 months before sale
  • A classic soap recipe

Better-than-bastile: olive oil, shea butter, water, coconut oil, lye, castor oil, citric acid

  • Highly conditioning; gentle on very dry skin
  • Moderate lather
  • Long-lasting (this is why it's "better than bastile," but also what makes it more expensive)
  • A Scrub In original recipe

A note about citric acid: All of Scrub In's new soaps contain citric acid. It helps prevent soap scum, which is especially important if you have hard water - like we do around here! Products that do not contain citric acid on the ingredients list were made before this ingredient became a permanent component.