How Peppermint Hand Scrub DIY Aren’t As Bad As You Think…

The benefits of a hand sugar scrub far outweigh their costs; and that’s not just because they are so inexpensive either!  Including the mini Mason jars that they go in, hand sugar scrubs, and for this recipe, peppermint hand sugar scrubs can be a beautifully handmade gift for under $5.

Let’s cover the benefits of this Peppermint Hand Scrub DIY before we get to the fun part…how to make the scrub!

peppermint oil hand scrubStarting with the containers that they go in; mini mason jars are cute, cost effective and reusable. The peppermint oil used smells great. The more oil you use the stronger the peppermint smell will be. That is the great thing about making homemade scrubs. You decide what goes in and how much of it goes in.

Now to the benefits of the main ingredient…sugar.

Sugar is one of the most natural and least expensive ways to soften, moisturize, exfoliate and freshen up the skin.

Sugar is a natural humectant; which means it naturally draws in moisture to the skin, softening it and keeping it from drying out.

Because of its fine texture, sugar gently exfoliates the skin without leaving harmful residue or chemicals that most commercial products leave that can clog the pores.

Although consuming sugar through food may not help with this, adding it to your beauty routine can help reverse signs of aging!

When sugar is massaged into the skin it acts as a gentle abrasion which can enhance blood circulation.  So not only will the homemade peppermint sugar hand scrub be inexpensive; it smells great and it acts as a great moisturizer and skin softener. When used consistently it may help your skin look smoother and younger.

Now for the fun part…making it up!

The great thing about this recipe is that it can be changed to fit your liking. You can use less oil for a coarser scrub. You can use less or more of the oil depending on how strong you want the peppermint scent to be.

It’s all up to you!

Just remember to start with half of the recipe and build from there. You can always add more sugar, coconut oil or peppermint oil but you cannot remove either.

The Recipe…Peppermint Oil Hand Scrub

  • 2c sugar
  • ¼ c coconut or almond oil (Should you decide to use almond oil your scrub will turn out to be of a greater liquid consistency.)
  • 4 – 6 drops peppermint essential oil

peppermint sugar scrub diyOptional ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 – 3 drops of red food coloring

Preparation…

Pour sugar into a medium sized bowl.

Mix in coconut oil. Add more if you want a wetter consistency. Or use almond oil.

If using optional ingredients add here.

Mix all together.

Spoon your mixture into your mini Mason jars or containers.

Decorate with a fancy ribbon or raffia to give it that earthly look and label it.

*Be sure to store in an airtight container and avoid getting water into the mixture. This will lead to bacteria.*

Enjoy!

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