Welcome to the Columbus Foods Web Store
Base Oils for Soapmakers
Melt N Pour - Vegetable Glycerin Soap Base
Bulk Oils
Announcements for soapers
Soapmaking Recipes from Soapers Choice
Online Soap Calculator
Interesting Links for Soapers
Search All Products

Store FAQs Store Policy

      Return to the Columbus Foods Homepage Return to the Storefront View/Modify Cart & Checkout Stand
Soapers Choice

Basic Salt Scrub
A basic scrub uses the proportion of 1 part oil to 2 parts salt.


1 cup fine sea salt
1/2 cup of oil (Sweet almond, Apricot Kernel, Avocado, Olive
, Rice Bran) Combine salt and oil and add your favorite

NOTE: For a more enriching scrub:
Substitute Evening Primrose or Jojoba or oil as part
of your base oil up to 10 percent. Vitamin E may be added up
to 1 percent.

Basic Foot Scrub
A basic Foot scrub can use the proportion of four parts oil to
One part extra-fine pumice or other exfoliants. However, this
will create a very liquid scrub, so the following
recommendations allow you to 'thicken' your scrub:

Substitute melted shea or cocoa butter in the following
manner: 2 Parts Melted Shea or Cocoa Butter
2 Parts Liquid Oil (Sweet Almond, Avocado, Apricot Kernel,
Olive or Rice Bran) 1 part extra-fine pumice.

Other additives:
Grated homemade soap (a good way to use your scrap soap!)
Dried Herbs
Your Favorite Scent
Basic Lotion
Ratio is 1 part Emulsifying Wax, 6 parts Oil, 2 Parts
Glycerin, 12 parts water. Add fragrance or essential oil to
your desired scent level.


1 Ounce Emulsifying Wax
6 Ounces Oil (Sweet Almond, Avocado, Apricot Kernel,
Fractionated Coconut, Olive or Rice Bran) 2 Ounces Glycerin
12 Ounces Distilled Water
Fragrance or Essential Oil (recommend 0.2 to 0.4 ounces for
this batch)

Heat the emulsifying wax, oil, and glycerin until wax is
barely melted and cool to 110-120 degrees. Add distilled
water and fragrance or essential oil. Blend with stick
blender or and mixer on low until texture is lotion-like,
pour into bottles.

Basic Lip Balm
(Makes about ten to twelve .25 ounce lip balms)

Beeswax 1 Ounce
Oils (Sweet Almond, Avocado, Apricot Kernel, Olive or Rice
Bran) 1.7 Ounces Flavoring up to 20 drops

Melt Beeswax in a double boiler on low heat and blend with
oil until all is liquid. Remove from stove; stir in
flavoring. Sweetener is an option, but not necessary as many
do not like a 'sugary' lip balm. A drop of Vitamin E may be
added if desired

Use a dropper to pour into lip balm tubes or pots and cool.


Silky Lip Slicks by Dee Boone


.5 oz beeswax

.7 oz shea butter

.7 oz. cocoa butter

.8 oz sunflower oil

15 drops Vit E oil (T-50)

20 drops peppermint or wintergreen oil (optional)


Weigh on accurate scale into a small Pyrex measuring

cup or Plastic measuring cup.


Melt oils and beeswax in short 20-second runs in microwave until just melted. Add the EO and Vit E, stir

and pour into lip balm tubes or jars.


To prevent pressure leaking from the bottom of tubes only fill about 1/4 inch full initially with the balm to form the first seal. It will cool within seconds, then fill each tube a little more rotating until all the tubes are filled.


This will fill about 10 - 12  lip balm tubes.


Columbus Foods Web Store
To Order by Phone: Call Us Toll Free (800) 322-6457 or (773) 265-6500.
Discover Card Visa Mastercard

E-mail us with comments, questions and suggestions.
Copyright ©2003 Columbus Foods. All rights reserved.