This Christmas inspired peppermint sugar scrub can be made and given as a gift to a friend or use it for yourself to moisturize and take care of your face during the winter. Affiliate links are used in this post for your convenience.
DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Making peppermint sugar scrub is really easy and is a lovely little addition to any holiday facial routine. Christmas and peppermint “anything” go together in my opinion. Don’t you think? But this sugar will not only help to clean your face but will moisturize it too. It will leave your face feeling so smooth, soft and less dry during the cooler months. Although, this scrub is not a “one time use fix all”. It’s used as a moisturizing cleanser rather than and should be used a couple times a week or as frequently as you desire.
Benefits of Using Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil has various uses. It can be used to refresh the skin, calm and relax tired muscles, help with focusing and even help relieve nauseousness (summary from Young Living’s website). It’s also a very potent essential oil that only requires just a little per use. In this recipe, I used Young Living’s vitality line of Peppermint essential oil. It’s what I had on hand plus I’m not quite sure there is a difference between this oil and just the regular peppermint oil. I don’t have a referral link for Young Living but I also order from another company directly or through Amazon. You can order peppermint essential oil here (affiliate link).
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/8 teaspoons peppermint essential oil (or use about 10 drops)
- Optional: 1 teaspoon crushed candy cane or peppermint candy (to make it holiday pretty)
- Pour sugar into a mixing bowl (I prefer glass or enamel)
- Add in coconut oil and peppermint
- Stir to combine
- If using crushed candy cane or peppermint candy, gently stir it in
- Place mixture into a glass jar and store at room temperature
How to Use this Peppermint Sugar Scrub
- Scoop out about 1 Tablespoon sugar scrub
- Wet hands and rub the scrub on your face
- Scrub and massage your face about 1 – 2 minutes
- Rinse with warm water
- Pat dry with a towel
- There’s no need to moisturize your face right away as the coconut oil will help to moisturize your face
Make it a Gift
- Make this sugar scrub into a gift by putting it into a Mason Jar
- Attach a pretty gift tag
- Then write the instruction of how to use it on the back of the card (on the blank spot).
- Place your gift into a gift bag and deliver it to the recipient:)
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Do you use sugar scrubs on your face? Do you know someone who might love to receive something like this for a gift? You can see some of my other sugar scrubs here in the links below.