Sunday, December 20, 2015

Peppermint Body Scrub .. Gift Idea

I wanted to make something nice for the girls that work our front desk, they help me out a lot since I work virtual. I love body scrubs, they are easy to make and people can put in their showers and use. I found several ideas for Peppermint Body Scrub all the same recipe but I'll list the on I found first on Nurse Loves Farmer.

4 cups white sugar
1 cup coconut oil, melted
Red food coloring
Peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract
3 glass jars (330 ml)
Pour sugar into medium sized bowl.
Melt coconut oil in microwave if yours is not liquefied and mix with sugar (you can use more or less depending on consistency you want).
Add a few drops of your peppermint oil or 1 tbsp peppermint extract, depending on how strong you want it to smell.
Divide your sugar mixture into two equal sized portions.
Mix in a few drops of red food coloring to one portion and leave the other white.
Add your sugars to the jar in layers.
Using the heel of your hand on the bottom of the jar, you can compact each layer down so it can fit more of the scrub in.
Alternate between your pink and white layers.

Alexis Notes:  I try not to use food coloring in things that go on the body so I skipped that part. Also Coconut oil would be the best since it become a clear liquid when heated. I ONLY had Olive Oil on hand (which is great for skin) so I used that instead. The only bad part is it tints the sugar green due to olives are green .. lol. Mine didn't have the layers since it was one color. I used a pure cane sugar since it has a grainy texture that is perfect for scrubs. I also bought a 3 pack of jars at Target for $3, they were red and perfect.

For the print out from In between Laundry for Merry-Mint printable. I use a word doc to print the words Peppermint Body Scrub onto the back of my printable so they could know what they received.

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  1. I would LOVE to get some of that as a gift!!

  2. Thank you for the instructions, this is a wonderful homemade gift idea!

    If you have time, I would love for you to come and share this post over at the Holidays Celebration Link Party that is live right now (!

    Happy Holidays!

  3. So inventive and such a lovely gift! I bet it smells delicious! Thank you for sharing at my party! Hope you will come over again on Thursday at 7pm EST.

  4. Such a great gift idea! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  5. We love making (and receiving!) sugar scrubs. What a wonderful recipe!


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