Holiday season is upon us! The time for family, lights, sharing, caring, and gifts…. ugh gifts! Every year it seems our list of people we want to give a gift to gets longer and longer. Although it is wonderful to give, it is expensive! It doesn’t have to be though.
I am putting together a gift basket of homemade gifts for teachers, therapists, and all my girl friends. I still get to give them something nice, but at a fraction of the price it would cost me to purchase these products. One of these gifts is a Peppermint Sugar Scrub and I am sharing my recipe, instructions, and uses for it.
Ingredients & Instructions:
- 1 ½ cup of sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- Peppermint essential oils or Peppermint extract
- Red Food coloring (optional)
1. Combine sugar and coconut oil
2. Mix thoroughly
3. Add 6-12 drops of peppermint oil or 1 tsp extract
4. Mix thoroughly
5. Add 3 drops of red food coloring
6. Chop to mix until it has a candy cane appearance
Tip 1: Use as much or as little peppermint as you like. I prefer a strong peppermint aroma, so I may go a little over the 12 drops.
Tip 2: Sugar controls the exfoliating properties. If you like more exfoliating, then add more sugar. If you like less, then add more oil. It is all about personal preference.
Uses of the Peppermint Scrub
If you have never used a sugar scrub, then I recommend you make sure to make enough for yourself! Sugar scrubs are used for exfoliating. Exfoliating removes stubborn dirt and dry skin and then the coconut oil moisturizes the skin leaving your skin smooth and soft. You can use the Peppermint Sugar scrub while in the shower to exfoliate your body.
I leave a jar by my sink and use it to remove grease, grime, and stubborn smells that just won’t go away no matter how many times I wash my hands (I still have two in diapers).
Coconut oil: $1.00
Peppermint oil: $.75Jars: $.50 (10/$5 at Michaels)
Total Cost:$2.75/ jar
Putting it All Together
Once you have finished the scrubs take it one step further by adding a decorative bow to the jar. Learn how to make the holiday loop bow.