This Peppermint Sugar Scrub is a fantastic homemade gift for your friends. It’s festive and bath and body gifts are always appreciated. I even included free printable peppermint sugar scrub labels, that I designed to fit a mason jar lid. You can make these jars of peppermint sugar scrub complete with labels in under 15 minutes.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
While homemade peppermint sugar scrub is a lovely choice any time of year, it is especially appropriate for gift giving during the holiday season. Peppermint and candy canes have long been associated with Christmas after all.
Here is how I got the look and the reasoning behind the ingredient choices I made for this homemade exfoliating peppermint body scrub.
Sugar & Color
I wanted to make this peppermint sugar scrub simple to make, yet pretty when you open the jar. Rather than going with a striped candy cane effect, I decided to simply use red sugar sprinkles mixed in with the regular cane sugar in this body scrub. The overall scrub does get pale pink tint to it, but the red sugar crystals hold on to most of their color and fleck the peppermint scrub nicely. I also find it easier and less messy to use the sprinkles rather than food color. I did the same in my Peppermint Bath Bombs too.
Oils & Scent
As it can get pretty chilly around here in New England (yes, even inside our homes), I chose to use a combination of refined coconut oil and fractionated coconut oil (liquid) as the fat in this peppermint sugar scrub recipe. I think it gives it a little more of a glistening slightly translucent look too, which I liked. Of course, peppermint essential oil was used to scent this scrub. This oil is invigorating with a nice fresh scent many it great to use in a sugar scrub.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub Labels
To give the project a completed look, I designed these peppermint sugar scrub labels.
When printed on a regular sized sheet of cardstock paper you will get labels just the right size for standard mason jar lids. The thicker weight of card stock ensures the labels are durable and adhere well without the glue causing issues. I used 110 lb bright card stock this time, but anything over 60 pounds should work fine for labels.
The Peppermint Sugar Scrub Labels print with half with red outer circle and half with the green option.
Grab your Supplies!
Full peppermint sugar scrub recipe with measures and directions below.
Everything you need to make the scrub recipe, except regular cane sugar:
Peppermint Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. (10 ml)Wilton Holiday Sprinkles 4-PackNutiva Organic Coconut Oil, Refined, 15 OunceViva Naturals Fractionated Coconut Oil, 16 oz – Ultra Hydrating Oil, Hexane-Free
Some things you may need when packaging the scrub:
…. and don’t forget printer INK!Print
Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe
This easy peppermint sugar scrub recipe makes three half pint jars of the body scrub. The craft can be completed in less than 15 minutes, making it perfect for the hectic holiday season.
- 2 1/2 cups of cane sugar
- 1 tbs red sugar sprinkles
- 3/4 cup refined coconut oil
- 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil
- 25–30 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Print and cut out the labels. Adhere them to to the jar lids with a thin coat of glue. Set aside to dry, while you mix up the scrub.
- In a med-large mixing bowl, whisk the red sugar crystals into the regular sugar.
- Mix in the coconut oils and peppermint essential oil. If your refined coconut oil is hard, soften it a little before mixing it in.
- Once the mixture is smooth and ingredients are evenly distributed, scoop the sugar scrub into the jars, filling almost to the top. Place lid on each and screw on the ring.