peppermint sugar scrub recipe

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Author Stefanie Fauquet


  • 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


  1. Pour sugar into medium sized mixing bowl
  2. Add coconut oil until desired consistency is reached; stir
  3. Place a few drops of peppermint essential oil into the mixture
  4. Divide your sugar scrub mix into two equal portions
  5. Add a drop or two of food coloring into one of the portions (be careful not to add too much!)
  6. 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.
  7. 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).