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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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!