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25 March 2013

DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This is a great gift for mothers, mothers-in-laws, sisters, cousins, teachers, co-workers, bosses, etc.  It really takes only 5 minutes to make.

You'll need:

  • Peppermint Essential Oil (I found this at GNC. A small $6 bottle goes a long, long way.)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond or grapeseed oil
  • Red sugar sprinkles and/or red food coloring
  • Canning jars or other container of your choice


1.  Mix sugar and oil.
2.  Add a few drops of peppermint oil. (About 6, always start slow so it's not overpowering.)
3.  Mix in about a tablespoon or 2 of sprinkles for a fun coloring mix and 2 or 3 drops of red food coloring to give it a slight pink tinge.
4.  Pack into jar.
5.  Add a cute matching ribbon for display and enjoy!


Check out the other scents I've made: