Sunday, December 3, 2017

How to Make Vanilla Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

How to make DIY peppermint sugar scrub
If you want to learn how to make a DIY sugar scrub, you're in the right place! This peppermint sugar scrub recipe combines vanilla and peppermint essential oils to get a yummy smelling scrub that you layer to get a pretty candy cane effect - perfect for gift giving!

I love giving healthy personal care products for quick and easy Christmas gifts. Using staples that you already have in your kitchen and some yummy essential oils, you can create a great peppermint sugar scrub that will exfoliate dead skin and smell delicious at the same time! One of the best parts about this project is that you do not have to be crafty to pull it off.

The "Candy Cane" essential oil blend from Rocky Mountain Oils is blend of peppermint, orange, lavender and vanilla essential oils that smells like peppermint candy! 

Update: This recipe was originally created by using Rocky Mountain Oils' "Blend of Vanilla." Due to problems with the 2017 crop, vanilla essential oil is in short supply and RMO is no longer carrying it. My second choice oil for this recipe is Aura Cacia Vanilla in Jojoba Oil  - which is available on amazon. The vanilla in this recipe smooths the scent out and help wake you up in the shower and start your day in an awesome mood.

Can't find vanilla? If you can't find vanilla oil, you can use the candy cane oil for both colors for instead.


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Vanilla candy cane peppermint sugar scrub recipe

Directions

DIY Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

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 Aura Cacia Vanilla in Jojoba oil 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: The vanilla oil linked to above 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:

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.

Warning: The coconut oil in the scrub can make your shower floor slippery so use caution.


Happy Gifting!

Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Printable Recipe: DIY Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Yield: 12 ounces

CANDY CANE SUGAR SCRUB

This peppermint sugar scrub recipe combines vanilla and peppermint essential oils to get a yummy smelling scrub that you layer to get a pretty candy cane effect - perfect for gift giving!
prep time: 20 MINScook time: total time: 20 mins

ingredients:


instructions


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add 40 drops of Aura Cacia Vanilla in Jojoba oil to the white scrub and mix well to incorporate. Add 8 drops of "Candy Cane" to the red scrub and mix well to incorporate.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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
  1. 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.
  2. Warning: The coconut oil in the scrub can make your shower floor slippery so use caution. 
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Carissa is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she is also the author of two e-books including the best-selling beverage cookbook, Infused: Recipes for Herb & Fruit Infused Water, Tea and More. Her new cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls will come out this spring and is available for pre-order now! You can also find her projects featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3 and Capper's Farmer. Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and fun! 
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7 comments:

  1. Nice gift--I bet this smells great.

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  2. Sounds YUMMY!! Thanks for the video!

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  3. This is such a cute ideaa! My name is Kim Wolff but this is posting as my grandson.

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  4. Love that you use Rocky Mountain oils! That's my fav brand too!

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