Candy Cane Sugar Scrub – A Whimsical DIY Treat For Your Skin!

Tis the season to be jolly—and to indulge in a little peppermint pampering! Today, we’re whipping up a delightful DIY candy cane sugar scrub – a whimsical diy treat for your skin, that smells and feels like a candy cane dream.

This festive scrub is perfect for buffing away dead skin cells and leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and oh-so-sweet. It’s also a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. There is truly nothing we love more this time of year than creative, heartfelt, homemade gifts that are affordable, but little luxuries you cant just buy. <3

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Ingredients:

Shop what you need:

If you’ve already made our homemade herbal extracts, and have our dreamy peppermint vanilla extract on hand, congratulations, you are well prepared and can use a few drops !

Optional:

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, and coconut oil. Mix well until the sugar is moistened.
  2. Add the peppermint essential oil and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  3. If you’d like, add a few drops of crushed peppermints or candy canes to achieve a festive flair.

To Use:

  1. Massage a generous handful of the scrub onto damp skin in circular motions.
  2. Focus on rough areas like elbows, knees, and heels.
  3. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
  4. Enjoy the soft, smooth, and minty-fresh feeling!

How To Store Your Sugar Scrub & Shelf Life:

Homemade sugar scrubs are a wonderful all-natural treat for the skin! But this means they aren’t filled with preservatives and things that keep them shelf-stable for months. The vanilla extract in the scrub acts as a preservative but can be drying. That is why it’s optional. Peppermint essential oil is also anti-bacterial, but homemade sugar scrubs can go bad, so here is how to make them last as long as possible!

  1. Please make sure to store the scrub in an airtight container, like a jar with a lid.
  2. Use a little spoon when using the product. Don’t stick wet hands into a container. Getting the sugar scrub wet will decrease its shelf-life.
  3. You can store it at room temperature, but storing it in the refrigerator will extend its shelf life. Cold peppermint sugar scrub is actually THE BEST!
  4. Keep the lid on and sealed whenever you are not actually using it.
  5. If it gets hard, it is still okay! Add a few more drops of coconut oil to soften it back up.
  6. Discard if it has any signs of mold immediately. 

Wrap it pretty!

When making this gift for our friends, we used two different bottle options and lots of pretty ribbons.

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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Tis the season to be jolly—and to indulge in a little peppermint pampering! Today, we're whipping up a delightful DIY candy cane sugar scrub – a whimsical diy treat for your skin, that smells and feels like a candy cane dream.
Prep Time5 minutes
Active Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: sugar scrub
Cuisine: sugar scrub
Keyword: candy cane sugar scrub, peppermint sugar scrub
Yield: 1 cup of scrub to be divided into containers of choice
Author: sarah

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl large
  • 1 wooden spoon for mixing
  • 1 Measuring cup

Materials

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil cup coconut oil melted
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

Optional

  • 5 drops vanilla extract alcohol in natural vanilla extract helps extend the shelf life of this extract, so we recommend it!
  • crushed candy cane pieces
  • festive sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar and coconut oil.
    Mix well until the sugar is moistened.
    Add the peppermint essential oil and vanilla extract. 
    Stir to combine.
    If you'd like, add a few drops of crushed peppermints or candy canes to achieve a festive flair.

Notes

How To Store Your Sugar Scrub

Homemade sugar scrubs are a wonderful all-natural treat for the skin! But, this means they aren’t filled with preservatives and things that keep them shelf-stable for months. The vanilla extract in the scrub acts as a preservative but can be drying. That is why it’s optional. Peppermint essential oil is also anti-bacterial, but homemade sugar scrubs can go bad, so here is how to make them last as long as possible!
  1. Please make sure to store the scrub in an airtight container, like a jar with a lid.
  2. Use a little spoon when using the product. Don’t stick wet hands into a container. Getting the sugar scrub wet will decrease its shelf-life.
  3. You can store it at room temperature, but storing it in the refrigerator will extend its shelf life. Cold peppermint sugar scrub is actually THE BEST!
  4. Keep the lid on and sealed whenever you are not actually using it.
  5. If it gets hard, it is still okay! Add a few more drops of coconut oil to soften it back up.
  6. Discard if it has any signs of mold immediately. 

So go ahead, frolic and fare friends, and try this candy cane sugar scrub. Your skin, your pals, your wallet, and your senses will thank you!

P.S. Tis the season of sharing and caring! Don’t forget to share your festive creations with us on social media using the hashtag #frolicandfare. I can’t wait to see your peppermint perfection!

Happy Holidays!

Warmly,

Sarah

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