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  • sugar for sugar scrubs

    Posted by vinitaj3 on December 12, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I am working on a coffee and sugar scrub.

    I would like to know which company sells cosmetic grade granulated sugar (sucrose)?
    Herbnerd replied 10 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • alchemist

    December 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    If anybody does, it sounds like a excuse to rebrand a normal food product and increase the margin

  • Duncan

    December 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    When I formulated a sugar scrub with chunky organic sugar, we bought it from the local supermarket. Later we used to get it by the pallet load from the local 3663 cash and carry.

    We could have got it from a cosmetic supply house that had a food service side to the business but the minimum order quantities were stupid high

  • vinitaj3

    December 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you.

    Well I’m working on a natural line and what can be more natural than sugar itself?
    It does have great properties so then why use something chemical then?
    Thank you once again.
  • alchemist

    December 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Last time I checked sucrose [aka (2R,3R,4S,5S,6R)-2-[(2S,3S,4S,5R)-3,4-dihydroxy-2,5-bis(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-2-yl]oxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxane-3,4,5-triol] was a chemical.


  • vinitaj3

    December 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

    :) Alchemist 

    Haha…that just made me smile :) Happy Friday 
  • Anonymous

    December 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    In making a small batch of sugar scrub one day, I realized Domino (brand name) sugar had larger granules than a store brand.  Who knew?

  • Herbnerd

    January 1, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    You can get Sucrose BP, EP, USP/NF (Pharmaceutical grade not cosmetic
    grade) - but as @Alchemist and @Duncan says, you will be charged a
    premium for it and you would be better buying from the local cash and
    carry store - unless of course, you do need Pharmaceutical grade for
    some reason.

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