Peppermint Sugar Scrub


Let me introduce you to this DIY peppermint sugar scrub for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. This sugar scrub also makes a thoughtful, easy, and budget-friendly gift idea for any occasion. 

peppermint sugar scrub in small jars.

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Whether you need a quick gift idea or just want to treat yourself, I’m showing you how to make this fabulous Peppermint Sugar Scrub. 

I can clearly remember the first time I experienced a sugar scrub. It was in the fall of 2006 and it was at a soap/bath and body shop in Soho (New York City.) The sale associate asked me if I wanted to try it and I said, “Sure.”. There was a fancy sink in the middle of the store and she washed my hands using the scrub. I was shocked at how soft my skin was when she was done. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that. 

The good news is you can skip the $30 container at the store and instead, make a sugar scrub at home for just a couple of bucks. I’m going to show you how. 

peppermint sugar scrub in small jar.

The Perfect Jar

When I thought about how I wanted to package this peppermint sugar scrub, my mind immediately went to the Ball® 4oz Quilted Jelly Jars. I thought they would be the perfect size for using and gifting, Plus, I just love the quilted pattern. 

4 oz ball quilted jars.

This year I’ve been working with Ball® Home Canning as one of their ambassadors and it has been such a treat. If you missed it I used their versatile products to:

Ball® jars have been a go-to for me even before I became an ambassador. Whether I’m canning or creating a unique and beautiful storage solution, their products have never let me down. 

And don’t get me started on their new Wooden Lids. Best invention ever! 

Okay, back to scrubbing! 

peppermint sugar scrub in small jars with ribbon.

What is a Sugar Scrub?

Simply put, a sugar scrub is a bath product used to exfoliate and moisturize the skin. 

Things like essential oils are added to provide a lovely aroma and make the experience of using a sugar scrub even more enjoyable. 

How to Use: 

I personally like to just use my hands to apply the sugar scrub (where I want it or all over my body). You could also use a washcloth. 

After rubbing in the sugar scrub, just wash it away with water. You’ll immediately notice how much softer your skin is. It’s pretty amazing. 

It’s that simple! Ready to make some? Me too. Let’s do it! 

peppermint sugar scrub in small jar.
peppermint sugar scrub in jars with ribbon.

Sugar scrub ingredients: 

You only need a few things to put together this scrub. 

  • granulated sugar – You can use any sugar you’d like. I prefer granulated as it provides a gentle exfoliation. 
  • fractionated coconut oil – I like using fractionated coconut oil here as it always remains in a liquid state. 
  • peppermint essential oil – Be sure you’re buying all-natural 100% oil. I recommend THIS one. 
  • food coloring – Adding food coloring is totally optional. I used THIS gel food coloring. You could also use something natural or a mica powder. 
  • Ball® 4oz Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars – THESE jars are the perfect size for gifting. 
  • ribbon – This is optional, but you can find the ribbon I used HERE.
peppermint sugar scrub in jar with wooden spoon.

How to Make Peppermint Sugar Scrub 

Now it’s time to walk you through the instructions. It couldn’t get easier, but I’ll still break it down step by step. There’s also a printable recipe card at the end of this post with a full ingredient list and recipe instructions. 

  1. Add the sugar to a medium-sized mixing bowl. 
  2. Pour in the coconut oil, and stir to start combining. 
adding oil to sugar scrub.
  1. Add in drops of peppermint essential oil. Stir to combine. 
  2. Optional: Add a very small amount of red food coloring. Stir thoroughly until the color is evenly distributed. 
spoon into peppermint sugar scrub.
  1. Spoon the mixture into Ball®  4oz Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars. Fill almost to the top. 
  2. Screw on the lid and add a ribbon to decorate. 

It’s really that simple! 

Whether you want a little self-care or need a quick and personalized gift idea, this is always a winner and something everyone and anyone can use. 

Variations:

Here are a few sugar scrub variations to try: 

  • Use a different essential oil. You can use whatever essential oil that you’d like as long as it’s safe for the skin. 
  • Use salt instead of sugar. The process is the same and salt can provide some different benefits. 
  • Include some add-ins. Try adding things to your scrubs like dried flowers. 
peppermint sugar scrub in jars.

Gift and Exfoliate:

And that’s a wrap on this sugar scrub. It’s fancy, fun, and functional. 

If you liked this homemade gift idea, I have plenty more. Check out this post HERE for 25+ of my best handmade gift ideas. There’s something for everyone. 

Happy scrubbing! 

peppermint sugar scrub in jars with ribbon.

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peppermint sugar scrub in small jar.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

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Course: Handmade Gift
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bath and body, sugar scrub
Servings: 6
Project Time 30 mins
Let me introduce you to this DIY peppermint sugar scrub for exfoliating and moisturizing your skin. This sugar scrub also makes a thoughtful, easy, and budget-friendly gift idea for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil
  • 12 drops peppermint essential oil
  • food coloring - optional
  • 6 Ball® 4oz Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars

Instructions

  • Add the sugar to a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • Pour in the coconut oil, and stir to start combining.
  • Add in drops of peppermint essential oil. Stir to combine.
  • Optional: Add a very small amount of red food coloring. Stir thoroughly until the color is evenly distributed.
  • Spoon the mixture into Ball® 4oz Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars. Fill almost to the top.
  • Screw on the lid and add a ribbon to decorate.

Made it? Share it!Tag @inspiredbycharm on Instagram and use the tag #myIBC so we can see what you’re cooking in the kitchen!
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