Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Heading into the cold winter months, I always expect two things: my skin is going to suffer from the effects of cold, dry air, and that my mood is going to need a lift sometime during those couple dreary months after the holidays end.

That’s why I started making sugar scrubs. They are super easy to throw together, but the benefits are great. And I especially love this Peppermint Sugar Scrub for holiday time 🙂

peppermint sugar scrub in a glass mason jar tied with a red and white string

Not only do these homemade sugar scrubs help to get rid of that dry, flaky feeling by exfoliating dead skin cells from your body, but the coconut oil inside the scrub moisturizes, and the smell from the essential oil helps give you a little lift.

Sugar scrubs are also a great DIY holiday gift…they are inexpensive and unique too…plus I love giving gifts that don’t end up as clutter later on in the year!

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ingredients for peppermint sugar scrub sitting on table: coconut oil, sugar, peppermint essential oil, mason jar, red and white string

If you want to try making your own Peppermint Sugar Scrub this year, you’ll need just a few ingredients: coconut oil, sugar, and peppermint essential oil.

For gift giving, you may also want to purchase some pretty Mason jars in which to store the sugar scrub, and find some holiday-themed twine to tie around the top.

sugar in a red bowl with a spoon

In order to make the Peppermint Sugar Scrub, start with some plain sugar in a large mixing bowl.

You’ll want it to be large enough to be able to stir the recipe together without any of it falling out 🙂

sugar and coconut oil in a red bowl with a spoon

Add the coconut oil to the sugar. It’s a bit easier if you melt the oil in the microwave or on top of the stove before adding it to the sugar…that step only takes a few seconds, so watch to make sure you don’t overheat it.

sugar, peppermint oil and coconut oil mixture in a red bowl with a spoon

Add in your essential oil last, then stir well to combine everything.

peppermint sugar scrub in mason jars next to empty mixing bowl

Spoon the Peppermint Scrub into your Mason jars, or any other air-tight container.

peppermint sugar scrub in a mason jar tied with a red and white string bow

Then all that’s left to do is to tie a bow around the jar, and you’re done!

See how quick and easy that was?

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Author Erin Myers


  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil


  1. Place the sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add melted coconut oil to the sugar, as well as the peppermint oil.
  3. Stir well to combine, then place inside an air-tight container.
  4. For gift giving, use a small Mason jar and some holiday-themed twine along with a gift tag.

If you’d like to add a festive label to the top of your jar, I’ve got some pretty holiday-themed labels for you to download for free 🙂

free printable labels for peppermint sugar scrub jars

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I hope you’ll enjoy making and using this homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub!

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1 thought on “Peppermint Sugar Scrub”

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    I love to make sugar scrubs and peppermint is one of my favorite scents. We’ve been having awful wind the last few days and my skin could really use this sugar scrub right now.

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