Homemade Holiday Gifts: DIY Peppermint Scrub

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by on December 3, 2013

peppermint body scrubHomemade holiday gifts are not only fun to make, but can be quite frugal as well. This year, why not give the gift of some yummy peppermint scrub to your favorite person? It not only smells amazing, but it is a practical and purposeful gift they are sure to love. You only need a few ingredients, so take a look below at how to whip a batch up yourself.

DIY Peppermint Scrub

Supplies needed:

  • 2 cups of Sugar
  • 1 cup of grapeseed oil
  • 7 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Red food coloring
  • Assorted jars

For our scrub, we used a very coarse sugar. You of course can use a fine sugar if you wish, but for better scrubbing power a coarse sugar may suit you better. The oils you need for this project can be found at most retail and health food stores. A little goes a long way and makes quite a bit of product!

Directions:

1. Begin by mixing the grapeseed oil and the peppermint oil together.

2. Pour the mixture over your sugar, preferably in a large mixing bowl.

3. Now, divide the mixture in half. Place one half in one bowl, and a second half in another.

4. To only one of the bowls, add 1-2 drops of red food coloring and mix well.

5. Combine the two bowls together again and mix, or you can keep them separate and layer them when it comes time to jar the mixture.

To finish, pour the scrub into a jar of your choice. As you can see, if using coarse sugar the oils will drift to the bottom of the jar, leaving dry sugar on top. So, be sure to mix the sugar well before using so it has a chance to be recoated in the oil again.

Who wouldn’t love a sweet smelling holiday scrub like this? Mix up a batch of your own and gift it to someone special this holiday season! While you are at it, why not craft your own fun labels, add some ribbon, and really make this scrub shine? Make it personal and it is a gift that no one is soon to forget.

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