We think everything is just the cutest thing we’ve ever made, but with this peppermint oil sugar scrub, we might actually be right!
It’s one of our favorite holiday gifts for the kids’ teachers, friends, family members. Next to smelling egg nog, seeing peppermint oil sugar scrub starting to fill jars is a sure sign in our house that winter is on its way.
One of our favorite variations on this recipe is to put a few candy canes in the food processor, and add them into the mix. When we do that we refer to it as candy cane scrub, which is even more fun.
It’s surprising that you don’t see peppermint oil sugar scrubs on store shelves more. It’s amazing to exfoliate with, it leaves you smelling like a scene from the movie “Elf”.
The key to getting nice even rows of pink and white stripes is using a muddler. A muddler is a a cocktail accessory used to smash fruit in drinks. It also is perfectly shaped to go down into the mouth of a bottle, and the wide bell-bottomed base compacts the sugar, and levels out the layer you are currently working on. You should use the muddler on each layer before proceeding to the next, scraping any sugar off the sides of the glass, and packing it all down nice and tight. Packing the sugar in well will keep if from mixing with the next color, and remove air from the mix, which will preserve the scent of the peppermint oil for a longer time.
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This peppermint oil sugar scrub is choice full of everything we love... Peppermint scent and SUGAR!!! The secret to even layers is...Read More...
- 3 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil
- 40 drops peppermint essential oil
- Fluorescent pink food coloring
- Mix the sugar, coconut oil, and the essential oil together until the sugar becomes soft
- Separate the mixture into two equal portions, in glass bowls
- Add the food coloring to one of the bowls, and mix it in
- You can use the back of a spoon to spread the color into the sugar, by making streaks
- Layer two heaping tablespoons of one color sugar into the mason jar
- Use a muddler to mash the layer tight and flat
- Repeat this process with the other color sugar
- Alternate back and forth, until the jar is full
- Label and apply lid
- Wait patiently until its time to give this gift away, resisting temptation to use it all on yourself
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