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Solid Peppermint Body Scrub Recipe – No Mess!

This peppermint body scrub recipe is made in just minutes and works perfectly to exfoliate and moisturize dry winter skin. Let’s get started!

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Homemade Body Scrubs Make the Best Gifts

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, it’s no secret I love to make my own DIY sugar scrub recipes. And now, we’re getting into the holiday spirit with some fun winter-themed sugar scrubs!

Winter dries out the skin, doesn’t it? We need to slough off that skin and add moisture and this peppermint body scrub is the perfect way to do it!

This candy cane sugar scrub only takes minutes to make and let me just say – it’s gorgeous, so it will also make a great gift. Let’s get started.

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Peppermint Body Scrub Recipe

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Ingredients for a Peppermint Body Scrub 

First, let me say that if you don’t want to make a solid sugar scrub, you can leave out the soap base and make a traditional loose exfoliating scrub. We really like the cubes, however, because they cut down on the mess and they stay fresh longer.

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shea butter melt and pour soap base
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 10-12 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3-4 drops vitamin e oil (can omit)
  • red or pink soap colorant
  • 2-3 candy canes or 10-15 peppermint candies (crushed)

You’ll also need a mold. I prefer this mold and use it for all my solid body scrub recipes.

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How to Make Sugar Scrub Cubes

Making this solid peppermint body scrub is a snap, friends. It’s ridiculously easy and allows you to make as little or as much as you need. If you have a playlist on YouTube to which you’d like to add this project, here is our peppermint body scrub video tutorial.

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Yield: 10

Peppermint Body Scrub

Peppermint Body Scrub Recipe

This peppermint body scrub recipe is made in just minutes and works perfectly to exfoliate and moisturize dry winter skin. Let’s get started!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shea butter melt and pour soap base
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 10-12 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3-4 drops vitamin e oil (can omit)
  • red or pink soap colorant
  • 2-3 candy canes or 10-15 peppermint candies (crushed)

Instructions

  1. Crush the candy canes or peppermint candies by placing them in a plastic bag and banging on them with a hammer or other heavy object like a rolling pin. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the crushed candies into each of the mold’s cubes.
  2. Place sugar in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Add coconut oil to a small bowl and add in the peppermint essential oil, Vitamin E oil, if using, and the red or pink soap colorant. Mix well. Note: the color will lighten up considerably when added to the white sugar. Pour this mix into the sugar and stir.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the shea butter soap base and microwave 30-seconds or until the soap is melted. Stir and add this to the sugar mixture. Stir well.
  5. Work quickly – because the mix will start to harden – and fill each of the mold’s cavities to the top. Press it down.
  6. Chill these for 1 hour, remove, and store in an airtight container until ready for use.
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Gift Ideas for This Fun Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Our favorite way to present DIY spa Christmas gifts is to combine them with other pieces. For example,

  • Make peppermint bath bombs and put together mini holiday pampering kits. Mason jars work well and because they come in so many sizes (these are our favorite size and style ), you can size up or down.
  • Grab a gift bag and load it up with these fun candy cane body scrub cubes, a bath pillow, and a peppermint candle (this one is divine). Instant holiday pampering!

If you’re making these as a gift, include some additional information such as:

  • These sugar scrub cubes are good for about 6 months when kept in a cool, dry place.
  • How to use sugar scrub cubes:
    • Grab 1 or 2 cubes and lightly crush them in your hands.
    • Rub the cubes on wet skin in a circular motion.
    • Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

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