Do you know that Sugar Scrubs are not that hard to make and you can easily make this Christmas Peppermint Sugar Scrub at home – quick and easy – 3 Ingredients – and it makes such a wonderful gift!
Sugar is good for your skin!!
I wondered about that, if it’s not good for your insides then what about the outside? Turns out it draws moisture from the air – hydrating your skin, it is a natural source of glycolic acid that is absorbed by the skin and encourages cell turnover AND it’s small particles are a wonderful exfoliant!
If you are unsure or have a sensitive skin is it always a good idea to do a patch test before using this product!
How do you make Peppermint Sugar Scrub?
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- about 10 drops peppermint essential oil (add to your own preference)
- Glass Jar – with a lid that seals
- Things to decorate your jar – we used red bakers twine and gift tags
In a bowl – or in a zip lock bag add all the ingredients together and mix well!
If you mix it in a bag – like we did – then shake shake shake!!
This is the fun part – get your kids to help!!
Once it is mixed, put it into a clean (preferably sterilized) glass jar that seals well. If the mouth of the jar is not wide enough, you cannot get your fingers in to use it – so make sure you find one with a largish opening!
A Little Tip: A HOT dishwasher cycle will pretty much sterilize glass jars like this! Alternatively you can put it into boiling water or a hot oven – make sure your jar is oven proof first!
In a clean jar this Sugar Scrub will keep for up to two months!
This sugar scrub is the PERFECT winter bath time product!
I love scrubs and I LOVE Peppermint – especially in winter, it wakes me up and gives me so much energy!
According to LIVESTRONG Peppermint Aromatherapy benefits include; cooling, acts as an antispasmodic, an anti nausea agent, a decongestant and a stimulant that improves concentration and increases energy levels. It is also mood elevating!
There is no reason why you should not try this!! I can personally vouch for it!
Coconut oil is fabulous for dry winter skin, which in my case I have all year round!!
Coconut oil is used in many beauty products, and for good reason – it is naturally hydrating – a brilliant moisturizer, it’s antibacterial and anti fungal!
Have already said there is no reason not to make some!?
Makes a great gift too!!
Today we are joining other wonderful idea creators and bloggers in this years Kid-Made Gifts Series hosted by Teach Me Mommy. If you are looking for some great Christmas Gift ideas that you can make together with your children then visit here…
I am especially fond of these Nail Varnish Coasters made by Mum in the Mad House – they would make awesome Christmas Gifts!!