Sweet and Simple Magazine: DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub * Home & Garden * Handmade Christmas

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DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub * Home & Garden * Handmade Christmas

Body scrub is always a welcome gift at my house. During the winter I love to use it to keep my skin soft and smooth. This yummy peppermint candy cane body scrub is a sweet and simple gift to give as a hostess gift, for work friends, neighbors, teachers and just about anyone. The cooling peppermint is so refreshing. We use only the finest ingredients of pure essential oils and coconut oil.

Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub
makes 4 pint jars

  • 6 cups of sea salt
  • 3 cups of virgin cold press coconut oil
  • Pure peppermint essential oil- we use Spark Naturals brand
  • Red food coloring
  • Decorative ribbon- we used American Crafts brand
  • 4 pint canning jars with lids

In a large glass liquid measuring cup melt coconut oil in microwave for 10 seconds at a time until melted. In a medium glass mixing bowl add 4 cups of salt. In a small glass mixing bowl add the remaining 2 cups of salt.
Pour 1/2 cup of coconut oil into the small bowl with 2 cups of salt then add 5 drops of peppermint oil and mix ingredients together.
In the remaining coconut oil add 10 drops of peppermint oil and 10 drops of red food coloring. Mix together with a whisk.  Pour the pink coconut oil into the large bowl with the 4 cups of salt. Mix together.
Using an ice cream scooper scoop pink or white salt mixture into jar. Pressing into the jar with the scoop. Alternate colors to create the candy cane strip effect.
Tie with decorative ribbons and gift to friends and family. Be sure to make some for yourself too!
Happy Holidays!

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