Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Another DIY post!  Look at me go! 

You guys, I know sugar scrubs aren't the latest and greatest thing around (cough, Pinterest, cough) lately, but when I drew my Secret Santa for Book Club I knew I wanted to take that opportunity to make a sugar scrub for her.  We set the limit at $10, which was just enough to find a cute jar at Michaels (with a 50% off coupon), a scoop from World Market, and to buy all the ingredients at Sprouts.

There are many variations, but with careful research, I went with this festive recipe:

I simply took two cups of white granulated sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of coconut oil.  Add the oil slowly till you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily.  Then add a few drops of peppermint essential oil. 

For the two contrasting colors, I split the mixture in half and used a little strawberry juice to make one part pink. Then I alternated between the pink and white in the mason jar.

And I always think that good packaging can go a really long way, especially if it's a homemade gift.  So, I printed a cute lil' label, tied twine around the body (okay, Ryan did this part!), and added a tag.

I had a little left over so I threw the extra in a recycled jelly jar for me to keep in the shower area.  I really love this scrub!  It smells like Christmas and it feels so nice too.

(note: the original sugar scrub recipe with 3 other variations, go wild!)
(another note: I didn't finish our book club pick - Cloud Atlas, so sad)


  1. Right about now I'm wishing I could smell this post (I'm weird).

    Love the gift tag too, so clever.

  2. That sounds great babe! I mix brown sugar in with my Merle Norman face scrub feels so good. Mom

    1. Mom, there's a brown sugar scrub too! I should make that for you.