DIY Candy Mint Sugar Scrub

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Perk up your senses this season, with a luscious vanilla peppermint body polish! Feet feeling tired and worn out? Let this super minty treat pamper your pedi and refresh your senses with all natural skin soothing ingredients.

What You'll Need:

2 Cups Granulated White Cane Sugar
1/4 Cup Sweet Almond Oil
1/8 Cup Vanilla Infused Coconut Oil (Monoi Tiki Tahiti)
2 Pumps or 1/4 Tsp Vitamin E
1/2 Tsp Peppermint Flavor Oil (or peppermint scent of your choice)
10-20 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil (or peppermint scent of your choice)
1/4 Tsp Beet Juice Powder (optional for color)

1 Glass Jar or Container (air-tight for storage and keeping your scrub fresh)
1 Scoop (for scooping out scrub and protecting it from bacteria contamination)
Ribbon & Label (optional for gifting)

How-To Video: DIY Candy Mint Sugar Scrub

Sugar Scrub Storage and Shelf Life

Most homemade sugar scrubs can easily last 2 to 3 months. As long as the scrub doesn't contain water or fresh ingredients. You can help prolong the shelf life of your scrub by avoiding contamination. Always use a clean scoop and make sure no water gets into your scrub jar. Just remember, hands or water in your scrub equals bacteria. If you think it may have been contaminated, it's best to throw it out that day.

Storage is also important in prolonging the life of your homemade scrub, since it contains natural sometimes fragile oils, you'll want to store the scrub as you would those oils. Store in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.

With that said, one of the reasons I love creating DIY beauty recipes is to have fresh beauty products. Rather than seeing how long you can keep them sitting on your shelf. Using your homemade beauty products while they're in their freshest state is one of the many benefits of DIY beauty.

A Refreshing Handmade Gift Idea!

Where I buy my ingredients:
I purchased my carrier oils, essential oils, organic flavor oils and vitamin e online at
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White Granulated Sugar (at any grocery store)

Glass Jar from Mana Foods (my local health food store)

Stainless Steel Coffee Scoop from Walmart

Another great source for ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs

Enjoy and I wish you a refreshing and invigorating Winter season!!
Take care!
xoxo Christine

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  1. Oh, very cute scrub! I can smell it from here ;-). Funny to treat your body with 'candy'. Great idea!

  2. Love your diy's!! N this hit right on point, since I was thinking n making it for my bf. I had a few ?? that u my wonderful Christine answered=) xoxo

  3. i would love to try this out :) xx

  4. I LOVE this body scrub so much it makes my skin feel sooo soft . I made it for all my family for christmas ♥ Thank You so much for sharing it :-)

  5. Hi! Glad to have stumbled upon your blog! I was wondering if you feature guest postings. Thanks and have a great day!

  6. I am a new subscriber to your youtube channel. I wanted to say a great big KUDOS to you for your decluttering. You did so good! Bethanie