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DIY 4-Ingredient Sweet Peppermint Scrub for the Holidays

Candy canes, peppermint cocoa, and tea — if it’s got peppermint in it, it’s perfect for me! I love peppermint, especially during this festive time of year. Its refreshing properties give me just the zing I need to keep up with the hustle and bustle December brings! It only made sense to put this wonderful seasonal scent into a delicious DIY scrub — it’s simple to make and will wash right down your tub! Use it on your lips, hands, and feet, or whereever else you may need it.

If you’re needing a last-minute DIY gift idea or are just looking to pamper sad winter skin, then follow along as I show you how to make this sweet and easy peppermint scrub. The best part? It requires only 4 ingredients — your skin and senses will thank you later!

  • Get Your Scrub On 1 of 7
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    Pamper yourself with this simple body scrub that is revitalizing and sweet, and smells yummy enough to eat!

  • You Will Need… 2 of 7
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    This sweet peppermint sugar scrub is a great way to exfoliate and polish away dry, flaky skin while adding moisture. Coconut oil has a whole slew of health and beauty benefits, but I'll spare you and just name a few; it is naturally anti-fungal and antibacterial, it soothes dry skin, and it restores moisture. Sugar is a great mild exfoliator that can be used on your lips, feet, or anywhere you please. Not only is pure peppermint essential oil's aroma refreshing and uplifting, it can also soothe tired, achy muscles — win, win! Pure vanilla extract can help reduce stress (yes, please!) and makes this peppermint scrub an extra sweet treat! 
    You will need: 
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup organic coconut oil (You can use olive oil as well!)
    • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 6-8 drops of peppermint essential oil 
    • Jar or container 
  • Mix Your Wet Ingredients 3 of 7
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    Coconut oil tends to be in a solid form at room temperature and softens up when it is warmed. To make it easier to work with and mix, put your cup of coconut oil in a small microwave safe bowl and heat it up for 5-10 seconds just until it is a creamy consistency. Add your 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and  6-8 drops of peppermint essential oil (or as much as your sweet heart desires) into the softened coconut oil and mix it all up! 

  • Mix Them All Together 4 of 7
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    Using a larger bowl, add your coconut oil mixture to the sugar and mix it all up — the consistency will look paste-like. Fill your jar or container, scrub away, and enjoy!

     

    Note: Feel free to add more coconut oil or sugar to make it your preferred consistency. 

  • Gift It Up! 5 of 7
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    If you plan on gifting this sweet peppermint scrub, tie it up in a pretty ribbon and freshly picked pine alongside your favorite festive polish for an easy DIY gift that's simply divine! 

  • Festive Polishes to Add 6 of 7
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    Here's a few of my favorite festive polishes if you want to gift your sweet peppermint scrub with a polish or two! 

     

    Maybelline Color Show 'Bold Gold'; $3

    Formula X Superwatts 'Voltage'; $12 

    Butter London 'Chancer'; $15

    Essie Encrusted Holiday 2013 'Hors Doeurves'; $8 

    Orly 'Smolder'; $8

  • To Review 7 of 7
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    • Collect and measure out ingredients.
    • Soften coconut oil in the microwave.
    • Assemble wet ingredients in a small bowl.
    • Mix the wet ingredients in with the dry.
    • Fill jar or container.
    • To  gift, wrap in a pretty bow with fresh pine and a festive polish.

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