Peppermint Sugar Scrub

I typically get all of my Christmas shopping done on Black Friday. Yes, I'm "that" person... you just can't beat a good deal!

This year, while I had the majority of my shopping done by then, I wanted to include a homemade gift as well. I love the special touch homemade gifts add. I was inspired by one of my co-workers who made our whole team an amazing peppermint soap. 

Peppermint Sugar Scrub | The Simplistic Chic
Peppermint Sugar Scrub | The Simplistic Chic

This Peppermint Sugar Scrub is easy to make and is fairly inexpensive. Not to mention it's great for your skin and isn't full of harmful chemicals like most store bought ones.

Here's what you need:

Necessary:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Sugar
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Red Food Dye
  • Jelly Jars

Optional:

  • Twine 
  • Candy Canes
  • Cute tag/label (peep the wooden clips above)

Grab yourself a small mixing bowl and let's get this thang started!

Pour the sugar and coconut oil into your mixing bowl.. You may need to pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds if you're using cold-pressed.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub | The Simplistic Chic

Add a few drops of peppermint oil, I tend to add 4-6 drops because I love a good strong scent. Then add your red dye, a little goes a long way so 3-4 drops will do the trick!

Peppermint Sugar Scrub | The Simplistic Chic
Peppermint Sugar Scrub | The Simplistic Chic

I found these little wooden clips at Target for a DOLLAR. That deal gets me in trouble sometimes... You can find everything you need for this little project at Target or Walmart. 

Peppermint Sugar Scrub | The Simplistic Chic

Double up your twine, wedge a candy cane between the twine and jar, add a clip and you're DONE.

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Peppermint Sugar Scrub
The perfect gift!
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (cold-pressed)
  • 1 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 4-6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 2-4 drops Red Food Dye
Instructions
1. Put the sugar in a small mixing bowl 2. Heat the 1/4 cup of coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds 3. Add a few drops of peppermint oil, I added 4-6 4. Add a few drops of red dye again, according to your liking I added 4 drops 5. Feel free to double the recipe to fill more jelly jars 6. Decorate the jar to your liking
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 jelly jars

I love simple homemade gifts!

Peppermint Sugar Scrub | The Simplistic Chic

What are some DIY Christmas gifts you've done lately?