This Peppermint Sugar Scrub is as scrumptious as it sounds! Double or triple the recipe for an easy homemade gift idea.
In an effort to cut back on my holiday spending, I decided to make some of my gifts for friends and family this year. With a lot of women on my list, the obvious choice was to put together something bath and body related. I’m not super crafty, but I know how to mix a few ingredients — which is why I settled on making a Peppermint Sugar Scrub.
This DIY (do-it-yourself) recipe is super easy and inexpensive to make in batches. Plus, the scrub works just as well, if not better, than the expensive sugar scrubs you find in specialty boutiques.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut or other carrier oil you may use more depending on desired consistency
- Red food coloring
- Peppermint essential oil
- Mason jars with lids makes multiple 4oz and 1/2 pint jars or 1 full pint jar
Pour sugar into medium sized mixing bowl
Add coconut oil until desired consistency is reached; stir
Place a few drops of peppermint essential oil into the mixture
Divide your sugar scrub mix into two equal portions
Add a drop or two of food coloring into one of the portions (be careful not to add too much!)
In a mason jar, alternate pink and white layers of colored sugar to create a "candy cane" effect. Press sugar down with a spoon to compact between layers.
Print sticker labels for the front of the jar and add a bow for gifting. (I used a full sheet of sticker paper and punched out the circles with a scalloped edge paper punch).
Click to print –> Peppermint Sugar Scrub labels
I print on a full sheet of sticker paper and then use a label punch, like this one, to get the scalloped edges.
Want to make Peppermint Sugar Scrub? You might find these useful:
Avery Sticker Paper, 8.5 x 11 Inches, White, Pack of 5 (53202)EK tools 2.25-Inch Scallop Circle Punch, Large, New PackageBall Mason 4oz Quilted Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12Ball Mason 8oz Quilted Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12Domino Sugar, Granulated, 4LB CanisterIsland Fresh Superior Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 54 OunceNOW Peppermint Oil, 1-OunceFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 12 Color Variety Kit in .75 fl. oz.
More DIY & Scrub Recipes You Might Like:
- Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
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- Strawberry Sugar Scrub
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