15 Days til’ Christmas Countdown: Colder weather means chapped lips and dry skin, you can make your own peppermint body and facial scrub at home with a few simple steps.
What You’ll Need:
- granulated sugar
- peppermint essential oil
- grapeseed oil or jojoba oil
- 80% isopropyl rubbing alcohol
- 6 or 8 oz mason or glass jars
- Note: I don’t recommend using coconut oil as the smell of the coconut may overpower the smell of the peppermint.
In a bowl, add 1 cup of granulated sugar, 10 – 15 drops of peppermint essential oil, about 1/3 cup of grapeseed or jojoba oil, 1 tbsp of rubbing alcohol and mix together.
If the scrub is too liquidy add more grapeseed or jojoba oil, if the mixture is too dry add more sugar. Adding the rubbing alcohol helps preserve the scrub so that it lasts longer. Add a personal touch to the jars by decorating them with a red or gold ribbon.
This is for a single serving of peppermint sugar scrub but use these portions to make several jars. If you are handing out as homemade gifts for family and friends, add a little card with the ingredients and instructions so they can make it for themselves!