Minty Sweet Treat for Your Skin
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
The best part about this scrub is that it leaves your skin moisturized and clean, and during the cold winter months can easily become a weekly addition to your skin care regimen. I use the same base for my scrub year round and just alter the essential oil or natural ingredients I add, depending on the season. Something about peppermint and candy canes makes me love having that smell on my skin as I go to sleep!
Use a large bowl to combine ingredients (preferably a metal bowl as plastic sometimes will absorb some of the oil out of your mixture).
1 cup sugar
1 cup coconut oil (not completely melted but slightly softened – I usually put mine in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.
5-9 drops essential oil (we used spearmint for the scrub pictured)
1-2 drops food coloring or candy / icing colors
First, measure your sugar into the bowl, then slowly add the coconut oil, mix with your hands and a plastic spoon to make sure it is well blended. Depending on if you’d like your scrub to be smoother or dryer, you can add more oil or less as you go. Make sure the consistency works for you!
Second add essential oil until you feel like the aroma is exactly how you’d like to smell after you’re done using the scrub. I normally add 5-7 drops but this is an area of personal preference. Blend the mix together thoroughly then slowly add food coloring – keep mixing until you’ve achieved the color you like.
Store in a sealed container (glass jars are preferable). Unsealed this scrub will be good for about 2 weeks, but sealed you can keep it for up to 6 weeks.
This makes a wonderful home-made gift to give to your friends. Wrap a pretty bow around the jar and attach an encouraging note.
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