Ahh the Holidays! For me, this usually means cozy nights in, with my hubby, snuggling on the couch and watching Holiday classics with a warm cup of cocoa. When so cozy and close, I always like to make sure I smell my absolute best! Even though we are married, that doesn’t mean I can slack on being my absolute best, which is why when I found this DIY peppermint scrub by Creative Green Living, I HAD to share it with all of you. With organic beauty products being such an amazing trend, helping both our bodies and the earth, this scrub is certain to keep you feeling (and smelling) festive all season long! Scrub it up buttercup 😉
- 2 cups white granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted*
- Color Kitchen “Beet Red” coloring powder
- 2 glass bowls
- 2 mixing spoons
- “Blend of Vanilla”essential oil blend from Rocky Mountain Oils
- “Candy Cane”essential oil blend from Rocky Mountain Oils (if Candy Cane oil is out of season, use Peppermint oil instead)
- Glass jar (12-16 ounce)
- Long narrow spoon (such as an iced tea spoon)
- Optional:label, ribbon, sprig of rosemary, tiny spoon for gifting
STEP 1: MIX
In a glass bowl, mix together sugar and coconut oil. Assess texture and add more oil (for a wetter scrub) or sugar (for a drier scrub) as desired.
STEP 2: SPLIT
Move half of the sugar mixture to a separate bowl. Add coloring powder, a little at a time to one bowl, mixing well before adding more–until desired color is reached.
STEP 3: ADD OIL
Add 40 drops of “Blend of Vanilla” to the white scrub and mix well to incorporate. Add 8 drops of “Candy Cane” to the red scrub and mix well to incorporate.
(note: Rocky Mountain Oils’ “Blend of Vanilla” is a vanilla essential oil that is already cut with fractionated coconut oil, which is why 40 drops is needed for this recipe. If you use another brand of undiluted vanilla essential oil, only use 4 drops.)
STEP 4: LAYER IT
Using a long, narrow spoon, scoop some of the white scrub into the jar and smooth it out to make a white layer. Next, scoop some of the red mix into the jar and smooth it out to make a red layer. Continue alternating colors like this until the jar is full.
STEP 5: WRAP IT
If desired, add a pretty label to the jar so your gift recipient knows what it is and tie it up with a ribbon and a sprig of rosemary or small Christmas tree bough. You may also want to give a tiny spoon with the scrub to help the recipient to better get it out of the jar when it’s time to use it!
To use the scrub, scoop some out into your hands while in the shower. Allow a little warm water to run into your hands to activate it and scrub on skin that needs extra exfoliation. It also makes a great gardener’s or mechanic’s hand scrub to help get deep dirt off of your hands.
*Scrub may make shower floor extremely slippery. Be careful!