12.14.2012

Holiday Party Week: Candy Cane Sugar Scrub


Fact: anytime I smell or ingest mint, I sneeze at least 3 times in a row, but I still love mint. And I love this DIY. To conclude this Holiday Party Week, I'm sharing an easy gift to make (or keep for yourself). You only need 4 ingredients and a few minutes. Check out my Candy Cane Sugar Scrub:


I N G R E D I E N T S
sugar (use amount needed to fill container. I used 4 cups here, but usually a cup will do)
peppermint oil (15 drops for 4 c)
sweet almond or jojoba oil (1 c, but add until you reach that sugar scrub consistency)
optional: soap colorant (add drops and mix until desired color)



M E T H O D



Pour and mix ingredients--that's it!

The sugar is an exfoliant, the oil acts as a carrier oil to dilute the peppermint oil and to moisturize the skin.


Optional: Divide mix (or sugar before adding ingredients) in half. Using soap colorant, add drops to half and mix until desired color.


To give the candy cane effect, layer white sugar scrub with the red in the container. Or just use all red sugar scrub.

Store in a tightly-sealed container free of sunlight.

N O T E S
  • The good ole disclaimer: If you have sensitivities to peppermint or any sort of medical condition that is exacerbated by peppermint, you might want to avoid this. 
  • Use caution entering/exiting the tub/shower due to the scrub.
  • The oil usually settles to the bottom of the container, so the scrub will need to be stirred periodically.
  • I like using soap colorant (found in the soap/candle making aisle of the craft store and online) as it doesn't stain hands/tub like food/natural food coloring does.
  • Not into sugar scrubs for the body? I've used this as a lip scrub, leg scrub before shaving my legs--it's a must, foot scrub, hand scrubelbow and knee scrub, and I'll add some scoops to the tub/shower to dissolve to help congestion when I have a cold. I don't use it on my face--leave the peppermint out for that.
  • Feel free to substitute salt for a very exfoliating scrub on the feet.

More peppermint DIYs from past posts:
PS: Congrats to my sis who's getting married today! 



18 comments:

  1. Love this idea, not only does it look appealing but I bet it does a brilliant task of exfoliating skin too.

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  2. I actually have this scrub! My mom is an awesome DIY'er, and crafty like you so she makes me these things all the stinkin time. Mint feels so good against skin, LOVE!

    Happy Friday lasy, Finally! ;)

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  3. I bet it feels good too! Looks awesome elle!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  4. I love sugar scrubs. This looks like one I'll have to try myself! Happy Friday :)

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  5. So pretty! I'm a huge sucker for peppermint anything.

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  6. i bet this smells amazing!!!ribboned and decorated with candy canes, this would make a fun gift!!

    [oomph.]

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  7. that scrub must smell so good. :) I love the scent of sweet almond.

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  8. Looks so delish! And pretty simple to make. Congrats to your sis!

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  9. mmmmm!
    :)

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  10. Love that sweet idea.
    How did you come up with that.
    The smell of that seems really good.

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  11. I love the smell of peppermint but hate the way it tastes, so this would be perfect!

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  12. Mmm I bet this smells fabulous :)

    You're so creative!

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  13. I need to make this immediately! xx

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  14. This would make such a nice gift!

    I have someone I could so make this for. Very clever.

    And Merry Xmas, Elle!

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