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 🙂
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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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.
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 🙂
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.
Add in your essential oil last, then stir well to combine everything.
Spoon the Peppermint Scrub into your Mason jars, or any other air-tight container.
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
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil
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 🙂
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I hope you’ll enjoy making and using this homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub!