This sugar scrub is so luxurious and it smells amazing! Learn how to make this simple yet gorgeous Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe that will leave your skin feeling smooth and silky.

Make this easy Peppermint Sugar Scrub! Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe is moisturizing & smells amazing. Perfect for gifts!

Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

Peppermint Sugar Scrub is one of my favorite scrub recipes. Not only does it smell wonderful but it looks so pretty layered in a clear container.

The red and white look so festive and it is truly the perfect gift idea for the holidays. Everyone will feel so pampered and put this thoughtful gift to good use. 

You might also want to keep a jar for guests to use when they come over. This would look so festive sitting on your bathroom sink.

Guests can use a little on their hands and they will feel so special!

Peppermint Scrub makes a great gift.

We love using chalkboard labels for this sugar scrub. It looks so pretty if giving this as Christmas gifts.

You might also want to label your jar as well just because it looks so cute.

This really is a great gift and does not take a lot of work or expense.

Glass jar with peppermint sugar scrub.

Tips to make DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub: 

  • Place the scrub in a clear jar to see the pretty red and white layers. We love to use mason jars.
  • Buy coconut oil in bulk to save money and have plenty on hand.
  • Almond oil is a good substitute for coconut oil.
  • Melt the coconut oil in 20 second intervals so you do not burn it.

Glass jar with peppermint sugar scrub.

Let’s make this Christmas body scrub!

It is so easy and makes your skin feel amazing.

Once you know how to make peppermint sugar scrub, it is so simple to do! Peppermint sugar scrub is so easy and a great homemade gift idea with a long shelf life.

Ingredients for peppermint sugar scrub.

Ingredients for Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub:

Make this easy Peppermint Sugar Scrub! Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe is moisturizing & smells amazing. Perfect for gifts!

How do you make peppermint body scrub?

Bowl of coconut oil.

1. Melt the coconut oil. Place ¼ cup of coconut oil into a small microwave safe bowl and melt. Microwave for 20 seconds and stir until completely melted.

Set aside. Repeat the same procedure so you have two bowls of liquid coconut oil.

You will have 2 separate bowls for each color.

Sugar added to coconut oil bowl.
Mixture combined in a bowl with a spoon.

2. Add the sugar. Place ¾ cup white sugar into one bowl of coconut oil and mix well. You’ll want your sugar to be crumbly.

This texture is normal and desired.

Food coloring added to bowl.

3. Combine the food coloring. Place red food coloring or color gels into the other bowl of oil and mix. This won’t mix well since your food coloring is most likely water (vs oil) based.

But that’s okay, it will come together in a minute. The mixture will eventually combine.

Red food coloring being added to mixture.
Combining food coloring and ingredients in a bowl.
Glass jar ready to be filled.

4. Mix with the sugar. Add ¾ cup white sugar and mix well. This is when the color will begin to evenly distribute and blend with the sugar.

Add drops of peppermint essential oil, 10-15 drops per color. You can adjust this as needed once you see how the color deepens.

Red layer of scrub in jar.
Red layer of scrub in jar.

5. Layer in container. You can simply layer your sugar scrub horizontally but I wanted a different look. I angled my glass jar using a smaller glass bowl.

Add a small amount of red sugar scrub and pack down with the back of a spoon. Add white and pack down.

Continue with this layered look until you have the jar full. The angled layered look makes it look like a candy cane and it is so cute.

How to store sugar scrubs:

Store sugar scrub inside a container with a good lid. It is perfect for a mason jar but you can use any type of container you prefer.

You might also have containers you can reuse at home. It really does not have to be a certain type as long as it has an airtight lid.

How long does sugar scrubs last?

It will last at room temperature 1-2 months. You can extend the shelf life by placing in the fridge up to 6 months.

Glass jar with peppermint sugar scrub.

How to use Peppermint Sugar Scrub:

To use, wet or dampen skin. Grab a handful of scrub and scrub onto your body, usually while in the shower.

Focus on rough areas like elbows, knees and the feet. Rinse.

You’ll notice the water will bead on your skin. This is from the moisture of the coconut oil.

When finished showering, pat dry to retain moisture from the oil.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub benefits:

Rough areas will be smooth and silky after using this sugar scrub. Dry skin will be a thing of the past with regular use of this scrub.

This scrub works great to slough dry skin. It is such a great scrub.

Are sugar scrubs good for your skin?

Yes! They slough off dead skin and work great for exfoliation.

I incorporate this scrub into my regular beauty routine.

Make Homemade Sugar Scrub.

It is super easy to make sugar scrub this holiday season. We love this easy DIY and it looks so festive for gift giving.

The entire scrub is versatile and very simple to make. You can make several batches for gifts without breaking the bank.

This recipe for peppermint sugar scrub is easy.

Give it a try and leave a comment once you do. It is so fun to make and a really practical gift.

This might become an annual tradition that everyone looks forward to. We definitely love it.

Make this easy Peppermint Sugar Scrub! Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe is moisturizing & smells amazing. Perfect for gifts!

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  1. Rhonda L Auger says:

    Where can I find coloring gel and does it stain when used on hands or body?

  2. Wendy says:

    Does the red food dye stain your skin? I know when I have accidentally gotten it on my hand whilst baking, it stains.

    1. carrie says:

      I didn’t have an issue with it in this recipe.