Peppermint Sugar Scrub makes a great homemade gift, perfect for a friend who deserves to pamper themselves. It is also quick and easy to make, so it is an excellent last minute DIY gift for the holidays!
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Recently my teenage daughter needed a present for a friend’s birthday, but unfortunately, like most teens, she is broke. So when she realized that we could make a Peppermint Sugar Scrub with ingredients we had in the house, she was all in on the idea. Not having to go out an buy things to make this makes this perfect for a last minute DIY gift.
This homemade sugar scrub is green and white striped, like a candy cane, which makes it an appropriate gift for Christmas, but it is also not so overwhelmingly holiday themed that that it would be out of place at a summer birthday party. I included two sets of printable labels below, one of which is Christmas themed and one which is not, so you can give this DIY gift any time of the year.
Sugar Scrub Benefits
Sugar scrubs are amazing for using on your body or feet for silky smooth skin. The sugar exfoliates and the coconut oil moisturizes the skin for the perfect combination. Since a sugar scrub is quick and relatively inexpensive to make it makes an excellent gift, whether for the holiday or another special occasion. It is quick, simple and soothing, especially during the stressful holidays and cold winter months – a great way to enjoy a spa day at home without a lot of effort! The minty smell of the scrub is soothing and relaxing.
How to Make a Sugar Scrub with coconut oil
The simple sugar scrub is made with only a few simple ingredients – sugar, coconut oil, food coloring and peppermint essential oil. You can also use peppermint extract instead of the peppermint essentail oil. We used food coloring to make half of the sugar scrub green so we could make the scrub layered like a peppermint. While this is not necessary the peppermint stripes do make the jars look much cuter, so it is worth the small amount of extra time and effort it takes.
The first step in making the DIY sugar scrub is to melt the coconut oil until it is liquid, which takes only about 15-20 seconds in the microwave. Then we mix in sugar, peppermint oil and food coloring. The ratio of sugar to oil is not crucial in this recipe, after all you aren’t baking it! So if you like your sugar scrub a little bit coarser add more sugar, and if you like it more oily add less sugar. I like my scrub to be on the moist side, so that is that is what my recipe makes.
Once the simple sugar scrub is made it is time to make it look festive. I love using mason jars for gifts, because they look rustic and a pint sized jar is the right size for this scrub. We layered the two colors of peppermint sugar scrub alternately into a jar, ending up with 3 layers of each color.
To make it even more decorative we used baker’s twine to tie a few peppermint candies onto the jar. My daughter printed out a label and the gift was ready to go!
So if you know someone who needs a little bit of extra relaxation this scrub is a great last minute gift that is sure to appreciated and will encourage them to give themselves a little bit of pampering!
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 OunceMajestic Pure Peppermint Essential Oil, 100% Pure and Natural with Therapeutic Grade, Premium Quality Peppermint Oil, 4 fl. oz.McCormick Assorted Food Color, 1 fl oz
Peppermint Sugar Scrub Supplies
- 2 c sugar
- 5/8 c. coconut oil
- peppermint essential oil or 1 t. peppermint extract
- green food coloring
- 1 pint Mason Jar with lid
- green twine
- 2 green peppermint candies
- FREE printable label (printable pdf at end of this post)
Starlight Spearmint Mints 2 Lbs Bulk Hard Candy Discs Approximately 175 PiecesBall Pint Jar, Regular Mouth, Set of 12, (16 oz)Maya Road Baker’s Twine Cording, Celery Green
Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe
- Microwave the coconut oil so that it is liquid. This should take only 20 seconds or so.
- Pour the coconut oil into two bowls, putting about half in each bowl. The amounts in the two bowls should be about equal, but it is not crucial that they be measured exactly.
- To each bowl, add 1 cup of sugar and few drops of peppermint essential oil (or 1/2 t of peppermint extract.)
- Add green food coloring to one of the bowls.
- Stir both bowls until the ingredients are well mixed.
- Layer the colors in the mason jar until you reach the top, making the layers about 1/2 an inch each. Don’t worry about making the layers even, doing it by eye is sufficient.
- Use the twine to tie two peppermint candies around the top.
- Add a lid and label the jar.
Free Printable Labels
Here are two pages with labels sized to fit on top of the peppermint sugar scrub mason jar. One set of labels is has a candy cane, perfect if you are giving your sugar scrub as a Christmas gift. The other free label printable just has words, so you can give this anytime of the year! Click on the picture to download a printable pdf. Each pdf includes six labels for you to cut out.
Christmas Themed Peppermint Sugar Scrub Labels
Generic Peppermint Sugar Scrub Labels
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20 thoughts on “Peppermint Sugar Scrub with Free Printable Gift Labels”
You made this so pretty!!! It sounds so refreshing and what a great gift idea! Love it.
I love that you made it striped like the candy! What a fun idea!
This is such a great gift idea! Very creative, but still easy to make-perfect!
This is so pretty. My mom’s birthday is coming and it will be a great gift idea
Don’t you just love these easy scrubs? I made a peppermint scrub a few weeks ago and it is amazing! Have a great day!
My peppermint are ready for harvesting. I will definitely make this! Thanks for sharing.
I just love how this looks. It’s dramatic, but so subtle that it would go in just about any bathroom. The candy on the front is a nice touch. Thank you for sharing your creativity! – Jerusha, CitrusSwirl.com
Thank You so much for partying at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Your project is just awesome 🙂
Anne – I can’t wait to try this scrub! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! I have featured you on my Tuesday Treasures! Hope you can stop by and take a look!
What a lovely little gift. Looks so beautiful. I bet your daughter’s friend loved it. I might try this at Christmas for presents.
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I love this as a gift! I bet my daughters would love making this too. I found out some of the benefits of peppermint last year. So I have been looking for different ways to use it. This would be perfect.
Well, presentation is key, and yours is spectacular! I think a sugar scrub in summer is a PERFECT gift – in fact, I wish I had one! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, and can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
what if your scrub turns hard….is there a way to fix this???
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This is such a great gift idea! Very creative, but still easy to make-perfect!
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