Handmade Gifts: DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

DIY handmade peppermint sugar scrub recipe

There’s nothing more personal that making gifts for friends and family. It shows that you’ve really taken time to make something special for them. To me, that’s the most thoughtful part. I also like that it’s generally cheaper :-)

Three glass jars with covers, holding DIY peppermint sugar scrub, each decorated with a label, red and white ribbon and a candy cane

One of my favorite gifts to give (and receive!) is this beautiful DIY peppermint sugar scrub. Loaded with coconut oil and organic sugar, they will revive flaky winter skin and bring back a glow. You can add any scent of essential oil but for Christmas I love to add peppermint which smells divine in a hot shower! This sugar scrub recipe can be made in a few minutes and will surely be loved!

A trio of peppermint sugar scrub jars on a rustic, wooden table

It will take you 5 minutes to make a batch of this simple handmade sugar scrub and another 5 minutes to decorate the container. I’ve included downloadable labels for you so that you can recreate what I’ve done. I just printed them up, cut them out and glued them on.

You can pick up these exact jars at AC Moore for $1.50 a piece (I’m sure Michaels has the exact same ones, too!)
Don’t forget to download the labels that I’ve created. The small ones directly below fit on both the top and the front of the small containers that I used. I also created labels that fit on small and larger mason jars.

Click on the images below to download.

Six circular labels for \'peppermint sugar scrub\' on a single sheet of paper

Click here to download small labels

sugar scrub mason jar labels

Click here to download the mason jar labels

A close-up of sugar scrub in a clear, glass jar, tied with red and white ribbon, with a candy cane and a round label on the front

For the final touch, I wrapped some striped ribbon and a candy cane around the neck of the jar and stuck a snowflake sticker on.

Sugar Scrub Recipe

Ingredients per 1 container of sugar scrub (just keep the same 1:2 ratio for larger amounts)

1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil (melted)
1 cup Organic Cane Sugar (regular granulated sugar is fine too)
Peppermint essential oil

Directions:

Mix the oil and sugar together. Add 12 drops of peppermint essential oil (therapeutic grade) and stir. Pour into a mason jar or other glass container and decorate.

That’s it! That’s all you need to make a delightful batch of peppermint sugar scrub!

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Peppermint sugar scrub and free printable mason jar labels, with a group of decorated glass jars below
A mason jar filled with a light brown mixture of peppermint-scented sugar scrub, topped with a striped ribbon and candy cane

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

Whip up a batch of this aromatic sugar scrub to pamper and exfoliate.

Materials

  • 1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 1 cup Organic Cane Sugar (regular granulated sugar is fine too)
  • Peppermint essential oil (therapeutic grade)

Tools

  • Small bowl and spoon for stirring

Instructions

    1. Mix the oil and sugar together.
    2. Add 12 drops of peppermint essential oil and stir.
    3. Pour into a mason jar or other glass container and decorate.

Notes

Ingredients are for 1 container of sugar scrub (just keep the same 1:2 ratio for larger amounts)

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18 Comments

  1. I can not get enough of sugar scrubs, especially in the winter when my skin gets so dry. This one looks divine! I can not wait to try it! Also, the labels are perfect for the packaging. Such a great gift idea that I’m sure any woman would love to receive. Thanks for sharing!

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