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Sugar Scrub Tutorial for Clay

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This is a really nice and cheap technique a friend of mine taught me. I can't tell you how much I love my sugar scrub!

- I use it before I start to remove cat hair, lint, etc. That way my clay stays clean!
- When I change colors to avoid transferring them.
- When I'm done sculpting so I don't contaminate everything I touch.
- Whenever my hands are dirty (paint, dough, gardening, etc).
- If my hands feel dry in a cold day.

It's wonderful, when you work with clay you have to clean your hands constantly, and after a couple of times they get dry and uncomfortable. This leaves them soft so you never have to worry about that "paper skin" feeling ever again. Highly recommended!

Edit: =moofestgirl has a tip for people with sensitive skin: "I made some of this today, and OH MY GOD! I have SUPER sensitive skin, like any contact with water drys out my hands in an instant, because of that I have resorted to baby wipes. But this is GREAT! I used some sensitive skin dish soap, it's got that Olay mixed in xp And I used baby oil."

Edit 2: ~limbairedhiel recommends: You could try subbing sea salt (or any other coarse salt) for sugar if your worried about ants. Works the same way and leaves skin silky smooth (also helps open pores to get rid of oil). :)

Theory: The plasticizer in the clay is a mixture of phthalates (not for long, most brands are phasing them out). Phthalates are slightly fat soluble, so the oil will help remove them. I did a test with several oils and I couldn't find a significant difference between oils, they all worked fine. The sugar will do the scrubbing, getting in hard places and getting rid all of those stubborn bits of clay under your nails or in the wrinkles of your fingers. Using only sugar and oil made my fingers feel a bit oily, so I add some liquid soap to the mixture to remove all the extra oil. Everything else is just extra, in case you want to add some benefits to your scrub.
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Ran-Ichihara's avatar
this is so cool! thank you very much, I really desperate with that dirty!
2lazy2talk's avatar
i use baby towels :P
Talty's avatar
I tried it, but at least the ones I bought left too much lint on my hands :(
2lazy2talk's avatar
lucky me then :P
I guess it varies from skin to skin? 
Talty's avatar
Probably! Or brands, not sure :P
2lazy2talk's avatar
i use the cheapest ones :P

meh as long we get our hands clean xD
Talty's avatar
Me too :(

But I agree, that's all that matters xD
IttyBittyCreatures's avatar
Just tried this out. It works perfectly! I think I will try out different oils next time. I only used olive oil and it did leave my hands a tiny bit dry.

Thank you!
Talty's avatar
I'm so glad to know that it worked so well for you! Yup olive oil is not the most hydrating in this case, I find that almond oil is just perfect for me :) or maybe add just a bit more of olive oil.

IttyBittyCreatures's avatar
Thanks! I will try that =]
nearisepic's avatar
This is amazing. works great
Talty's avatar
That's fantastic! :love:
angelthefurbat1's avatar
Could I use salt instead of sugar?
Talty's avatar
Sure, I think that salt is more scratchy than sugar but you can definitely use it.
angelthefurbat1's avatar
I think I tweaked a bit :( I used the same amounts of oil and body wash/soap but it was too thin and liquid-y.. I'm also running out of salt/sugar. Can I fix this?
Talty's avatar
It sounds like you used a bit too much oil/soap, I would add more salt/sugar but if you're running out of them and can't get more soon... maybe try leaving the lid open and see if it dries a bit? Sometimes the soap dries out.
angelthefurbat1's avatar
thanks :) this helped a whole lot!
Talty's avatar
I'm glad it did :love:
FullmetalDemigod's avatar
Your tutorials are amazing! Great for a polymer clay beginner like me :love: I definitely want to try this!
Talty's avatar
Thank you so much for letting me know that! And please let me see what you do if you try it :D
FullmetalDemigod's avatar
Ahh ok, so sorry this took so long to be replied to ^^; I was finishing up school then I had to move...
So. I tried it out- I'm afraid it didn't work that well, (probably because I used the bare minimum: olive oil, hand soap, sugar and a little bit of honey) I didn't really like the smell of the olive oil- it's a little too strong for my taste. I'm probably going to retry it soon with some better ingredients- maybe some nice fragrant oil like coconut oil or some better soap. thanks a lot for the tutorial! It's a great idea and it helped me out a lot. ^^
nuttaela's avatar
This works GREAT!!for the past few years polymer clay has made my hand dry and itchy because i never wash my hands with soap and i often forget to put on my lotion :/ Thanks for posting this up!!
Talty's avatar
No problem, I hope it saves your hands :D
LadySashaviv's avatar
thank you for posting/making this :heart:
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