Peppermint Sugar Scrub

peppermint gingerbread men sugar scrub cubes

peppermint sugar scrub pin

If you’re beginning to think about Christmas {who isn’t} and love the idea of giving homemade gifts, then this is for you! I always plan to be organised and make things through the year, but it never happens. You can whip up a batch or two of these in half an hour tops, and not only do they look cute they’re a useful gift too!

I’ve made sugar scrubs before, but this time I thought I’d try out making some sugar scrub cubes. Well, actually sugar scrub gingerbread men! They make a great, handy alternative to a jar of sugar scrub – there is no chance of dripping water into your scrub every time you scoop some out with these! You could make any shape you like, I picked up these cute little gingerbread men in town and through they were perfect for Christmas gifting.

Sugar scrubs are a great remedy for removing dry skin, especially during these cold winter months. The sugar acts as an exfoliate and the almond oil replenishes moisture. If you’ve never tried a sugar scrub before you’ll be surprised by how soft your skin feels afterwards. Packaged up these would make a lovely gift, if you get your kiddo to help make them they would make a great present for their teacher.

Y  O U ‘ L L     N E E D:

1/4 cup sweet almond oil

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup soap base

1 cup sugar

10 drops peppermint essential oil

Mold

D I R E C T I O N S

Melt the soap base, coconut and sweet almond oils together in a bain marie.

Once melted stir in the sugar and essential oils.

Scoop the sugar mixture into your molds, pressing it down to fill all the crevices.

Leave overnight to harden, or pop in the freezer for half an hour.

peppermint sugarscrub cubes

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4 Comments

  1. November 27, 2015 / 10:03

    Oh these would make such a sweet gift, I love them. Though I’ve never used sugar scrub before…I must do so!

  2. November 27, 2015 / 11:10

    These are super cute! I’m all up fr making christmas gifts to keep costs down this year and I love the shape of these bears x

  3. November 27, 2015 / 13:33

    They are so cute, what a great idea!

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