Body Scrub: Citrus & Sugar Cleansing Scrub
Body Scrub: Citrus & Sugar Cleansing Scrub
Nourishing plant oils and butters are whipped with a medley of sugars, raw honey, and a touch of our Aloe soap to create a body cleansing cream, moisturizer, and sugar scrub in one great product with a light lemony scent.
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When we created this awesome all-in-one body cleansing cream and scrub, skin care cleansers containing plastic microbeads were the craze. Besides their heavy toll on our planet, plastic microbeads scratched the skin causing tiny abrasions that damaged the skin's surface. In 2010, we created our cleansing scrubs because we knew there had to be a better way to cleanse and exfoliate in one easy step.
Once the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 prohibited cosmetics from containing plastic microbeads, many companies switched from plastic to other more natural exfoliants like ground nuts, ground nut shells, ground fruit pits, seeds, and salt (think walnut shells and apricot seeds). The problem is that salt and pulverized shells etc. have sharp edges that can still cause micro-abrasions or even tear skin.
We chose sugar since its granules exfoliate the skin, but unlike ground shells and seeds, the sugar naturally dissolves during use, creating gentle polish that sloughs away dead cells.
Our exfoliating cleansing body scrub exfoliates and cleanses at the same time! It is made with nourishing plant oils and butters whipped with fine-grain cane sugar and larger grain turbinado sugar plus a touch of our Organic Aloe Soap to create a natural, body cleansing cream and sugar scrub in one great product.
- Exfoliates dead skin and promotes circulation
- Stimulate dull and lifeless skin!
- Different sugars have different grain textures and each provides its own level of exfoliation
- Removing dead skin cells allows natural oils and moisturizer to penetrate more easily
- The addition of our organic aloe soap provides gentle cleansing
- Also a great wash for dry, flaky hands
The essential oil blend helps balance skin oil production and the light lemony aroma is clean and refreshing.
Sugar scrubs exfoliate in two ways: the physical "scrubbiness" of the sugar plus the chemical composition of the sugar's AHAs (Alpha hydroxy acids). AHAs loosen the glue-like substances that hold surface skin cells to each other, allowing the dead cells to slough off more easily.
If you are looking for deeper exfoliation, try our Mocha Java Body Sugar Scrub!
How To Use
An exfoliating body cleanser removes dead skin cells and other grime from the skin’s surface. If left unchecked, pollutants can build up on your skin’s surface, dulling the skin and clogging pores which not only leads to breakouts, but also interferes with the absorption of moisturizing skin care products.
Exfoliating the top layer of dead skin cells triggers the skin’s natural renewal process and revitalizes skin for look more radiant and healthy look.
- Use several times a week in place of soap
- Place a bit of scrub in wet hands and rub together
- Massage in small circular motions on wet skin
- Pay special attention to dry, rough patches
- Wet hands and massage again
- The scrub will melt into a light cream lather
- Rinse and pat dry
Since our Sugar Scrub is loaded with moisturizing ingredients you probably will not need to apply a moisturizer. But know your own skin!
- Tub or shower may be slippery after use, use caution
- If you have very sensitive skin or are simply trying a new product for the first time, we always recommend doing a patch test.
- For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
- Best if used within 6 months of opening.
This is a preservative-free product! To extend shelf-life . . .
Effective, Feel Good Ingredients
The goal is simple: to Harness the Power & Simplicity of Nature® to cleanse, soothe, heal, and protect your skin and hair!
Our unique formulas rely on moisturizing oils and butters, healing botanicals, and pure essential oils. We choose every ingredient with one end-result in mind….the BEST possible natural skin care for YOU!
Organic Turbinado Sugar*
Organic Virgin Shea Butter*
All of our sugars are organic, fair trade, and vegan (bone-char free)
*Ingredient is Fair Trade Certified
The ingredients above are blended with our Organic Aloe Soap, which is USDA Certified "Made with Organic Ingredients" by OEFFA
Ingredients in Aloe Soap: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Organic Coconut Oil; Water; Organic Aloe Butter; Sodium Hydroxide; Organic Aloe Vera; Organic Castor Oil; Organic Essential Oils of Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender, Eucalyptus; Organic Parsley; Organic Cornstarch; Organic Rosemary Oil Extract
Frequently Asked Questions
What If My Natural Skincare Product Melts in Warm Weather?
Why Do Some Products Melt in Warm Weather?
We do not use synthetic stabilizers or waxes, so our delicate natural products packaged in glass jars and metal tins are sensitive to temperature changes.
While shipping during warm weather seasons presents a real challenge to our natural skin care company, we accept the challenge in order to maintain our standard of natural and nourishing skin care. We hope you agree.
During warm weather, products may soften or even melt as they sit in warm mail trucks, mailboxes, or on front porches.
The quality and healing properties of our products are not affected by melting.
On very sunny or warm days, BEFORE opening the jars or tins, place the items in your refrigerator for a few hours to allow them to harden, just in case they have melted in transit. If you open items, especially those in tins, to check if melting has occurred, they may spill and make a mess!
What To Do About Melting
If you think that your balm-like deodorant is melted or runny, BEFORE opening the jar, pop it in the freezer for 10 - 15 minutes. As it begins to harden give it a stir (so that the solids do not sink to the bottom) and place it back in the freezer until firm!
Sometimes a cream deodorant can melt during warm transit and then slowly re-solidify before you receive it. This melting and slow cooling can result in a grainy feeling. If your deodorant feels grainy, simply melt it, mix thoroughly, and place it in the refrigerator until solid.
Since the stick deodorant are made with more beeswax, they are less sensitive to an increase in outside temperature.
Whipped Body Butters
Place a melted body butter in the refrigerator until firm.
Our hand-whipped process adds tiny air bubbles that increase the volume, just like whipping cream. If a whipped product melts, the air bubbles collapse and the volume is decreased.
So, although the jar was filled to the top initially, there will be less volume in the container (since it has deflated) and the container may actually look half full.
After cooling a melted Whipped Butter will be the consistency of our body balm and is still a great moisturizer.
If a Sugar Scrub melts, the oil may separate out a bit. Give it a good mix and place it in the refrigerator for about 10 to 15 minutes. As it begins to harden up give it another stir to disperse the sugars and place it back in the refrigerator. Once it's solidified and mixed it will be great to use! Again because it is a whipped product, the container may have less volume when the whipped butters melt.
Read more about melting products and what to do in our blog "Natural Skin Care Products Melt In Hot Weather."
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Are Chagrin Valley Ingredients & Products USDA Certified Organic?
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is a USDA Certified Organic Company
The most important consideration in any business is its customers. Today's world of misleading claims, false advertising, and simple deception, often leaves consumers trying to discover the truth about personal products and their ingredients.
- We want our customers to know that we are committed to transparency in everything we do.
- We want our customers to know that when we say "organic," we mean it.
- We believe that in becoming a USDA Certified Organic company, our customers do not have to wonder if we really use certified organic ingredients or if our organic products are truly organic.
- So we choose to be a certified organic company and abide by the strict standards required for organic certification.
Some of my favorite products are made with ingredients that just do not exist as certified organic. Why? At this time there are no standards created for ingredients specifically used in the personal care product industry. Organic certification of personal care products is based on the organic food standards set by the National Organic Program of the USDA.
But since we are a certified organic company, we are required to submit documentation that even our "non-organic ingredients" were produced without the use of toxic pesticides, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage sludge, or irradiation.
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What are essential oils?
What Are Pure Essential Oils?
Have you ever enjoyed the scent of a fragrant flower or herb? The fragrance comes from potent, aromatic compounds called essential oils found in the flowers, stems, seeds, bark, roots, fruits, and other parts of plants. It often requires several pounds of a plant to produce a single bottle of essential oil.
Essential oils not only give plants their unique scents but also help lure plant pollinators and protect plants from insects and other predators.
The chemical composition of essential oils may provide valuable psychological and physical aromatherapeutic benefits for some people.
It is important to note that to be a true essential oil, the oil must be isolated from the plant material by physical means only. Essential oils are NEVER extracted using solvents.
Although synthetic fragrances or "nature identical" oils are available at a much lower cost, only natural plant essential oils will provide any aromatherapeutic benefits.
What Are Essential Oils (Much more detail)
If you are pregnant or under a doctor's care for any medical condition, please consult your healthcare provider before using essential oils.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
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Are Your Products and Ingredients Cruelty Free?
All of Chagrin Valley's natural soap, shampoo bars, and personal care products are certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
The Leaping Bunny Program was developed in 1996, by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), to identify and support companies that are doing their part to help eliminate the unnecessary use and mistreatment of animals to test cosmetic products and ingredients. The CCIC is made up of eight animal protection groups including the Humane Society of the U.S., as well as groups from Canada and Europe.
At Chagrin Valley we do not test our finished products on animals (other than human volunteers), but what about the raw materials, the ingredients we use? Many products display labels claiming that their finished product is ‘not tested on animals’ but this does not guarantee that the product ingredients are actually free from animal testing.
The CCIC Standard is a pledge that a company makes to remove animal testing from all stages of product development. Our pledge to buy ingredients that are cruelty-free is integrated into the purchase order contract for all of our suppliers.
Personal care products displaying the “real” Leaping Bunny logo are certified ‘cruelty-free' using the internationally recognized Humane Cosmetics Standards. These rigorous standards require that no animal testing is performed or authorized for finished products or ingredients in any stage of product development by the company, its laboratories or its suppliers after a fixed cut-off date. All Leaping Bunny companies are subject to independent audits and pledge commitments are renewed on an annual basis.
At Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve . . .
- we do NOT test our products on animals
- we do NOT use ingredients tested on animals
- we do NOT sell into markets that require animal testing
The Leaping Bunny Program provides
the best assurance to consumers
that they are making compassionate shopping choices
by purchasing Cruelty-Free skin care!
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Are Chagrin Valley Natural Skincare Products Vegan?
Are Your Products Vegan?
All of our products are made with simple, natural, and organic ingredients. They are never tested on animals (except our human volunteers). We are certified Cruelty-Free by Leaping Bunny!
However, not all of our products are vegan because some are made with goat milk, yogurt, honey, eggs, or beeswax.
Our soaps and body care products contain no animal fats; we use a vegan base of natural plant oils and butters.
At Chagrin Valley Soap, we provide a full list of ingredients for each of our products. In this way, you can make an informed choice about a product that is right for your lifestyle.
Look for the symbol (shown on the right) on our packaging and on the product pages of our website to indicate vegan products.
Please check out this page for a list of our vegan products.
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I Have Allergies What Natural Skincare Products Are Safe For Me?
Help! I Have Allergies
Trying to choose the right natural soaps or skincare products can be a bit overwhelming especially when you have allergies and/or skin sensitivities.
Since we proudly list every ingredient in all of our products, reading the ingredient list will help to eliminate ingredients that may cause you problems.
We always recommend doing a patch test before using any new products especially if you have sensitive skin or allergies.
We receive so many emails asking for help with allergies, we created categories in our “Help Me Choose” section to provide information for those with allergies or sensitivities to nuts, coconut, shea butter and gluten.
If you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients in our products, they may cause skin irritation. Even natural ingredients may cause sensitivities.
People with severe allergies--please note: If you have severe anaphylactic-type reactions to ANY of the ingredients in ANY of our products, please do not buy our products. We have dedicated soap rooms and product rooms that are kept meticulously clean, but we cannot guarantee against possible cross-contamination of individual ingredients.
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