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PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB DIY

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Peppermint Sugar Scrub is not only a great way to exfoliate dry skin it also makes a great DIY gift for those on your holiday gift list!

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Peppermint is one of those smells, at least for me, reminds me of the holidays.

It’s one of those scents that always brings back great holiday memories and yes sometimes makes me very hungry since I bake a lot with peppermint.

With our crazy busy life, I don’t have a lot of free time for myself. I know, I know that I should, BUT what I should DO and actually DO are always two totally different things.

I let my teen use a lot of the products that I buy. One little luxury that I love to buy for myself is sugar scrub. I love how it removes dry and rough areas on your hands and then leaves them soft and moisturized. The downside of this luxury though is the price tag! The last one I bought was $15 for 6 oz! That, unfortunately, is not very frugal! Since teens don’t always pay attention to how they actually use (let’s be honest if they aren’t paying for it they really don’t care how much they use/consume). It can become a very expensive luxury.

Since I’ve created a lover of sugar scrub, I decided to search the internet and found several recipes for homemade sugar scrub. I wanted to find one that has actual ingredients that are simple, not full of preservatives and isn’t a big glob of oil. Since I really didn’t find one that I liked, I created my own.

Can you use peppermint extract in sugar scrubs?

Yes, you can.  I have made it with extract and with peppermint essential oil. It’s really up to you.

How do you use peppermint sugar scrub?

Sugar scrub makes a fantastic exfoliator and the coconut oil helps moisturize your skin.

One thing to remember about using sugar scrubs is that coconut oil will make surfaces slippery. Use caution when getting out of the shower or bath. 

Sugar scrub is a great homemade gift idea too! You can make up a large batch of the scrub and divide it into mason jars for Christmas gifts!

Now that Fall is here and the holidays will soon be here, our Fall Sugar Scrub and DIY Lip Balm may just be what you are looking.

Since peppermint and Winter go together like peas and carrots, here are a few of our recipes that contain peppermint that your family may enjoy:

White Chocolate Dipped Oreos

Easy Peppermint Whipped Cream

Here is our recipe for DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Ingredients needed:

2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil (vegan, organic)
1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract or a few drops of peppermint essential oil
Peppermint candy

Supplies Needed:

Recycled candle jars – if you don’t have any of those, check out these cool jars you can order!
Gift tags – I found mine in the dollar section at Target
Red or any holiday ribbon – I am using some I already had from a different project
Rolling pin or another heavy object to roll over the candy cane
Plastic bag to put the candy cane in
Medium-sized mixing bowl
Small-sized microwave-safe bowl

Directions:

In a medium-sized bowl, add the sugar and peppermint extract. In a microwave-safe bowl add the coconut oil and microwave on high for about 30 seconds.  I only added 1/2 cup of sugar in at a time to make sure I got the consistency that I was looking for.

Slowly pour the melted coconut oil into the sugar/extract mixture and mix together with a spoon.

Put the candy cane into a resealable bag and use a rolling pin or another heavy object to literally roll over the candy. I honestly use the rolling pin more to beat the candy cane into the small pieces. (Did you know that you can actually use the rolling pin for more than just rolling out dough?)

Fill up the jelly jars with the mixture. The mixture I made above will make approximately 16 ozs of sugar scrub (2 8 oz jelly jars).

Top with the crushed candy cane pieces, add the ribbon and tags and tada! Your homemade peppermint sugar scrub is done! Wasn’t that super easy?

Do you have any favorite homemade sugar scrub recipes? I’d love to hear what your favorites are!

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This post was originally done in 2017 and was updated in 2019.

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PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB DIY

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins

Equipment

  • Recycled candle jars – if you don’t have any of those, check out these cool jars you can order!
  • Gift tags – I found mine in the dollar section at Target
  • Red or any holiday ribbon – I am using some I already had from a different project
  • Rolling pin or another heavy object to roll over the candy cane
  • Plastic bag to put the candy cane in
  • Medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Small-sized microwave-safe bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil vegan, organic
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract or a few drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Peppermint candy

Instructions

  • As you can see above, I only had 1/2 cup of sugar in the measuring cup. I wanted to make sure I didn’t add too much sugar at a time so I only measured out 1/2 cup at a time.In a medium-sized bowl, add the sugar and peppermint extract. In a microwave-safe bowl add the coconut oil and microwave on high for about 30 seconds.Slowly pour the melted coconut oil into the sugar/extract mixture and mix together with a spoon.
  • Put the candy cane into a resealable bag and use a rolling pin or another heavy object to literally roll over the candy. I honestly use the rolling pin more to beat the candy cane into the small pieces. (Did you know that you can actually use the rolling pin for more than just rolling out dough?)
  • Fill up the jelly jars with the mixture. The mixture I made above will make approximately 16 ozs of sugar scrub (2 8 oz jelly jars).Top with the crushed candy cane pieces, add the ribbon and tags and tada! Your homemade peppermint sugar scrub is done! Wasn’t that super easy?Do you have any favorite homemade sugar scrub recipes? I’d love to hear what your favorites are!

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