DIY: Holiday Sugar Scrub

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When the cold weather dries out your skin, moisturizing sugar scrubs are a great shower-time pick-me-up for your skin! With delicious fragrances, they make great little DIY Christmas gifts!

(**A word of caution – these scrubs can make your shower/bathtub a little slippery, so be careful stepping out!)

We made holiday Peppermint and Pumpkin Spice scented sugar scrubs this week!
Here are your materials for either flavor:

-Storage jars
-Mixing bowls and spoons
-Festive holiday ribbon


Pumpkin Spice Ingredients:

-2 cups granulated brown sugar

-1/3 cup Coconut or Almond Oil

-1/2 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

-1/2 tablespoon Cinnamon

-1/2 tablespoon Nutmeg


1 – Combine your sugar and spices in a mixing bowl. Don’t use too much of the spices – they’ll get stuck on your skin with you scrub up! (Learned this the hard way!)

2 – Add your oil, mix everything together until you have a damp but not liquidy consistency.

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3 – Spoon the mixture into a jar.

4 – Tie your jar with a festive bow!


A photo of the correct consistancy- Correct consistancy
Peppermint Ingredients:

-4 cups granulated white sugar (Sugar in the Raw works, but no powdered sugar.)

-Peppermint Essential Oil

-1/2 cup Coconut or Almond Oil

-Red food coloring

-Coffee Tamper or any round, flat-bottomed object to tamp down scrub as you layer it in the jar. It needs to be able to fit into the mouth of the jar. (We used a vitamin bottle.)


1 – Combine your sugar, oil and 5-6 drops of peppermint oil in a mixing bowl.

2 – Mix everything together until you have a damp but not liquidy consistency.

3 – Split your mixture into two bowls, add 5 drops of red food coloring to one bowl and blend. You can add more for a brighter red, less for a softer pink. Leave the 2nd bowl of mixture white.

4 – Spoon a ¼ cup of white sugar/oil blend into your jar, tamp it flat, then spoon in ¼ of the red mixture. Again, tamp flat so you gradually build rings of alternating colors.

Peppermint Proceedure

5 – When your jar is full, tie your jar with a festive bow!