Peppermint sugar scrub is a welcome treat for stress and relaxation! Peppermint sugar scrub also makes a great Christmas present! You can double or even triple this recipe and make gifts for all your friends. It’s a great gift for teachers, friends, and any helpers in your life.
This DIY peppermint sugar scrub recipe is so easy to make and only has 3 ingredients!
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Last year a sweet friend of mine gave me a small jar of peppermint sugar scrub last Christmas. I put it in my shower thinking I’d use it — someday.
Some day in the future.
Some day when I was stressed or needed a little TLC.Someday when I’d want to be kind to myself.
But, honestly, I wasn’t sure when I’d open that little jar. But one day I did. And the sweet smell of peppermint and the gentle scrubbing of the sugar on the bottom of my foot was so refreshing. It didn’t take long until I was addicted to using my jar of peppermint sugar scrub in the shower at the end of a long day.
I ran out of the jar my friend gave me so I had to learn how to make my own.
How to Make Peppermint Sugar Scrub
All you need are three ingredients to make the peppermint sugar scrub (peppermint essential oil, sugar, coconut oil). Yep, that’s it.
You’ll need a jar and some twine to make cute little gifts. These especially make great Christmas gifts!
Peppermint Sugar Scrub Ingredients:
- Peppermint essential oil
- We love these Ball half pint mason jars
- Love to use this red and white twine at Christmas time
- Optional (Jojoba beads) — more on these below.
This next part is super hard, friends. Mix the three ingredients together!
It’s that simple to make peppermint sugar scrub.
If you want a different scent, just swap the peppermint essential oil for the scent of your choice.
Fill the jars with your new peppermint sugar scrub and tie a piece of twine around the opening of the jar. Top with the jar with lids and add a gift tag. This would look so cute with a little chalkboard label or sign.
If you want to add some color to the jars, these red Jojoba beads add a perfect “peppermint” touch of color. The jar my friend made for me had red specs throughout the jar and I had to ask here what they were. Here’s a pic of the jar you can get easily on Etsy.
Just add a tablespoon or so to the mix … you can adjust to get the color you’re looking for.
Peppermint Oil Helps
- relieve muscle pains
- seasonal allergies
- provide energy
- eliminate headaches
- improves skin
- tired, aching feet (this is my favorite use for peppermint scrub … rub it on the bottom of your feet during a bath or shower!)
Be sure to keep a jar of peppermint scrub for yourself. You’re going to thank me one day when you’ve had it and are about to throw in the towel – just use a little of this peppermint sugar scrub and you’ll find yourself relaxed right away!
Peppermint sugar scrub
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil
- In a medium bowl, add coconut oil and sugar. Stir until combined.
- Add 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil. Stir until combined.
- Store in air tight container.
- For gift giving, add twine around the mouth of the jar, or a bow on top.
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Comments & Reviews
Jenn Pennell says
I just started YLEO and I’m making this for Christmas gifts!
So simple! I guess I thought more ingredients would be involved. I can’t wait to try this with my daughter!
This looks great! I will give it a try!
Whaw, so easy to make them at home. Great gift idea, my friend will love this. Thanks
I’ve never thought of making a scrub like this before. Trying it!
This looks great! I’m going to try it!
Annie Thompson says
Oh! This is such a good idea for a DIY Teacher’s gift! I want to make one now for myself!
Niharika Verma says
I Love DIY Scrubs 🙂 Esp. when paired with Sugar.
Niharika Verma says
Peppermint really works well in DIYs 🙂 I love homemade scrubs. Surely going to give it a try 🙂
Is there anyway it would work with veg oil instead of coconut oil?
Alicia at BalancingMotherhood.com says
I would think vegetable would be too oily. The coconut oil combines with the sugar perfectly.