If you love homemade gifts, this one is a winner! This DIY peppermint sugar scrub uses just three ingredients and smells so festive. I've partnered with NOW® to show you how easy it is to make.
When I was brainstorming unique Christmas gifts, I knew I wanted to do something with essential oils. I use them regularly in my home, like in my homemade all-purpose cleaner recipe, essential oil body spray, and DIY mosquito repellent, and I love to share the benefits of essential oils with my friends and family. I especially love to share high-quality, affordable options, like the essential oils from NOW®.
I've been using NOW products for well over a year and I haven't been let down once. From food to protein powders to pet products to essential oils, NOW has always delivered on their promise to provide value in products and services that empower others to lead healthier lives. It's no surprise that they've been a leader in the natural products industry for 50 years. It's actually because of their longevity and relationships with their suppliers that they can bring the purest and most potent natural essential oils to the market. But, how do you know they're pure? NOW owns and operates one of the most advanced private laboratories in the natural products industry. I actually got to see these labs in person when I visited NOW Foods and I was impressed every step of the way during my tour of the facility.
Naturally, I turned to NOW when I was sourcing ingredients for my DIY Christmas Gifts. After seeing my friend Robin's Gingerbread Sugar Scrub, I thought it might be fun to put my own twist on a seasonal sugar scrub. Peppermint has always been one of my favorite seasonal scents and flavors (just check out our Peppermint Hot Chocolate recipe) so I decided to whip up a batch of peppermint sugar scrub so I could give some homemade gifts this year.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
I love easy recipes that only have a few ingredients and sugar scrub fits the bill perfectly! All you need is sugar (you can use any kind of granulated sugar, but I prefer turbinado since it's the coarsest due to its large granules), coconut oil, and essential oil. Of course, you'll also need cute jars to put your DIY sugar scrub in.
See how coarse the turbinado sugar is? It's really fantastic for sugar scrubs! I didn't want to add any dyes or coloring to it because I wanted it to be as natural as possible so this sugar scrub is more natural-colored. You could always add use white sugar if you want your scrub to be pure white.
So, what kind of coconut oil do you need? NOW has a few different coconut oils to choose from. I used Natural Coconut Oil and their Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for my peppermint sugar scrubs. Both of these oils are solid so I had to microwave them for about 30 seconds so I could mix my scrubs. NOW also has a Liquid Coconut Oil, but I wanted my scrub to be a bit thicker so I used the solid oils instead.
The real star of the show is NOW's peppermint oil. It is so fragrant and refreshing!
For a step-by-step look at how easy it is to make this DIY peppermint sugar scrub, check out this quick video:
Of course, you'll also need a cute label for your peppermint sugar scrub. I created these labels and figured I'd offer them here in case you want to use it too. It's a PDF file so you can easily download it and print it from home. Click HERE to download the sugar scrub labels.
Here's how to make peppermint sugar scrub:
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
A festive DIY homemade gift! This peppermint sugar scrub is delightful!
- 1 cup NOW® Turbinado (or granulated) sugar
- ½ cup NOW® Coconut Oil
- 10 drops NOW® Peppermint Oil
Microwave coconut oil for 30 seconds to liquify.
Mix coconut oil and sugar until combined thoroughly.
Add 10 drops of Peppermint Oil to sugar. May add more or less depending on preference.
Package in a sealed jar to prevent it from drying out. Each batch makes about 8 ounces of scrub.
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NOW® Solutions Essential Oils are very concentrated and can be irritating to the skin. Avoid direct contact with skin and always dilute essential oils before topical use.