How to make DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub

 

DIY peppermint sugar scrub with Young Living essential oils

For years I have been buying sugar scrubs from the bath and body aisle of various big box stores, but one day I decided to read the ingredients list on the back.  That list went on and on with super long hard to pronounce chemically sounding words.  WHAT was I putting on my body?  I wasn’t really sure.  I realized that doesn’t have to be the case, though.  A quick and easy sugar scrub recipe really only needs three ingredients.

Are you ready for the ingredient list? Don’t blink, you might miss it…

Ingredients for DIY gift- sugar scrub with Yount Living peppermint essential oil

INGREDIENTS:
2 1/2 cup Sugar (white or brown)
8 fluid ounces unscented oil (organic is a bonus) such as sweet almond oil or grapeseed oil
25-30 drops of Young Living Peppermint essential oil.  To order any essential oil products, please click here to visit my Young Living customer signup page. (member #1516864)

You’ll also need some wide mouth jars. I used these cute little half pint Ball jars. If you don’t want to use glass in your bathroom, you could reuse a plastic container.  Recycle an old sugar scrub container, maybe? Just be careful with citrus essential oils in plastic– they will eat through it!

Sugar scrub with Young Living peppermint essential oil

The steps to create this are super simple, but I’ll show you really quickly how to do it since I’m a visual learner and I assume everyone else is, too.

how to make sugar scrub with essential oils

First, mix up the almond oil with the sugar in a big bowl, mixing with a fork until the sugar becomes the consistency of really good sand-castle building sand.  If it’s too dry after 8 ounces, add another few tablespoons until it starts to come together.   You should be able to pinch it between your fingers and mold it.  Once you get to that consistency, add in the essential oil.  You could use Peppermint, Lemon, Thieves, Lavender, or so many others! I just ask that you please use a Young Living oil for this. Some of the essential oils you find on supermarket shelves are cut with synthetic materials and are not safe to apply to your skin.  In other words, bad reactions can happen.  Young Living Oils are pure, unadulterated essential oils that are super high quality and are safe to apply topically as long as it says it on the bottle.  Here is my Young Living sign-up link if you’d like to become a customer or a distributor, I’d love to have you.

DIY gift- sugar scrub with Young Living peppermint essential oils

Fill up your mason jars until they are overflowing, the pack all the sugar down into the sides as best you can.  homemade sugar scrub in a ball mason jar

Once the sugar is packed in tight, drizzle a few more tablespoons of the almond oil on top to keep it from drying out on top.  DIY gift- peppermint sugar scrub using Young Living essential oil

And that is it!  How simple, huh?  Wrap a pretty ribbon around the jars and they will make an excellent DIY Christmas, birthday or Mother’s Day gift!  I stuck a candy cane under the ribbon so people would know they were peppermint before they even opened the package.

DIY homemade Christmas gifts

Edited 11/17/2013:  Folks keep asking how many jars my homemade sugar scrub recipe will fill.  Since they sell these Ball half pint mason jars in a 4 pack (at Walmart!), I decided to instead measure how much it would take to fill four jars.  These numbers are still a bit approximate, but here is my unscientific results.

Homemade Sugar Scrub recipe with essential oils

Enjoy!DIY Christmas gift idea

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  1. Wow! Great idea, I loved it!

  2. Gorgeous pictures, Beth! Wished I lived closer to you because I would SO be a party guest!!

  3. Wonderful gift giving idea Beth!

  4. Great idea! I just made a sugar scrub using my Willow House Hyacinth measuring cup last week. Loved seeing it here, as well as your other SLAH/WH things. ;) The silver stand is beautiful!

  5. Diane Taylor says:

    Dang…..how many states between MD and Alabama? I have no doubt this would be a fun event!

  6. Great idea! They way you put the ribbons and candy canes is adorable. I live to far away to take a class, but wish I could be there.

  7. Jessica Savage says:

    How long can you keep it before it goes bad?

  8. Beth,
    I’m a bit confused about how much peppermint is needed. In the ingredients part, you say 25-30 drops. But, then you say to only put 5-7 in the direction part.
    ??
    :-)

  9. Do feel greasy after using this in the shower? Or do you use soap afterwards? The recipe sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try it!

    • I have used this scrub (or a variation of it) for over a year now, and my skin soaks up the almond oil really quickly so it doesn’t feel greasy for long. Right out of the shower is a bit greasy, yes, but it doesn’t take long for it to just be smooth and nice feeling. I love the almond oil for this reason.

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