Last-Minute Homemade Gift: Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Need a gift for a friend, family member, co-worker or teacher? This recipe involves 3 simple ingredients that you might already have on hand. (Plus, it smells absolutely divine!)

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Body scrubs are a perfect gift for both men and women, young and old. They can be used on feet, hands, face and body – to refresh, renew and give the skin a warm, radiant glow. This simple recipe includes sugar to exfoliate, coconut oil to hydrate and peppermint oil to awaken the senses.


Gather up some glass jars – I got mine in the canning section of the local grocery store (they even came with cute label stickers!). In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and melted coconut oil. Next, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to give it that wonderful, refreshing scent. Scoop the mixture into each jar, affix the label and tie a simple bow

Voila, the perfect gift!

Don’t forget to set aside one for yourself. After all, you deserve a little pampering, too!


More pictures of my scrub-making endeavors:

I was tempted to eat this.

The finished products!

About Katie

Katie is a Marketing Editor (and loyal customer) at In her spare time, she enjoys biking with her husband, playing with her pets and writing bios about herself.

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7 comments on «Last-Minute Homemade Gift: Peppermint Sugar Scrub»

  1. Liz Lotts says:

    These are adorable! I can’t believe the labels came with the jars. That’s a deal! I officially have a reason to order peppermint oil now. Thanks for the idea, Katie.

  2. Janice Collins says:

    Delightful ! I cannot wait 2 try this out ! I will switch 2 Brown Sugar & Vanilla Extract & Spearmint Oil ! –Thx – I have Organic Wh Sugar & Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Oil from Tropical Traditions -it is great!)

  3. Jorie @vitacost says:

    I was a lucky recipient of one of these gifts and I have to say it’s absolutely fabulous! Looks super-cute, smells amazing and is a great, spa-like experience!

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