A Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub recipe for the perfect handmade gift. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea that exfoliates and moisturizes your skin.
Do you love to give handmade gifts during the holidays? This Peppermint Sugar scrub is amazing and perfect to give as gifts to friends, neighbors, coworkers, teachers, and really just about anybody. This sugar scrub exfoliates and leaves your skin super soft and moisturized and it smells oh so yummy.
Supplies Used to Make Peppermint Sugar Scrub
One batch of this recipe makes two cups of sugar scrub.
To package the scrub I used
Peppermint Sugar Scrub Video Tutorial
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How to Make Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Combine sugar and coconut oil in a medium-size bowl. I prefer to do the mixing with my hands.
Add the 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil, and mix again.
The scrub is done at this point, but I am going to create a fun red and white design in my jars to make it look like a peppermint candy. I will need red and white sugar scrub so pour half of the mixture into another bowl.
Add two drops of red food coloring to one of the bowls and mix well.
Creating the Peppermint Twist
To get the cool peppermint look in the jars, create a paper mold that will act as the inner walls to keep the colors separate. This template is made to fit inside the Ball Half Pint Jars. If you are using a different container you will need to adjust the measurements to fit inside your container.
Cut three strips of paper that measure 3 1/4-inch by 7/8-inch. At the middle point (1 5/8-inch) of all of the strips, you will need to cut halfway through the strip. Slide the strips together using the slit in the paper to slide over the slits in the other papers. Your finished piece should look like an asterisk.
When the template is inside the jar the strips of paper should all be touching the sides of the jar in all directions.
With a spoon carefully start adding the sugar scrub to every other compartment. Make sure every section is full. Use the spoon to pack down the scrub as you are filling the jars.
When the white sections are full begin filling the empty sections with the red sugar scrub.
When all of the compartments are full then it is time to remove the paper. This is a little tricky but don’t worry, if you squish some of the colors together you can fix it with a spoon, pushing the colors back into their right spot.
I found it easiest to insert a pair of scissors into the very center and snip the papers at their intersection and then remove one piece of paper at a time.
When the papers have been removed push the colors back into place with a spoon.
Tie some twine around the lid and tuck a cocktail spoon into the twine and you are done. So cute!
You can even see the peppermint pattern on the bottom of the jar.
My girls and I actually made 24 of these jars to give away as gifts. It took a couple of hours, but we had a lot of fun doing it. The question we have been asked the most is “How did you get that pattern in the jar?” Doing that pattern takes a little bit of extra time but it definitely adds the “wow” to the gift.
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