When it comes to homemade gift ideas, it doesn’t get much easier than body scrub. I love making homemade scrubs and this year I thought I’d experiment with something a bit more festive; bring out the candy canes! This Candy Cane Body Scrub is the perfect way to give the gift of pampering and cross any last minute gifts off your list.
2 cups granulated sugar, sea salt, or sugar in the raw.
*Use whichever exfoliant base you like best! For this recipe I used white granulated sugar to maintain the white and red candy cane colors.
1/3-1/2 cup almond or coconut oil.
*Again, use whichever oil you like best and add more or less until you reach a consistency you like. I used almond for a milder scent.
Peppermint essential oil- about 6 drops
Two candy canes broken into pieces
Other optional ingredients:
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil- good for healing skin
1 teaspoon cocoa or shea butter- for added moisture
Step 2: In a large bowl mix sugar, oil, peppermint essential oil, and if desired, cocoa butter and vitamin E oil.
Step 3: Separate scrub into two equal parts adding cooled peppermint syrup to one of the bowls. *Start with half of the syrup, mixing until pink and the consistency of wet sand.
Step 3: Spoon pink and white scrub in alternating layers to fill a giftable jar.
Gift or Enjoy!
Makes about 2 1/3 cups of scrub. Shelf life a couple of weeks or longer in the refrigerator. Not recommended for use on your face.