After spending $90 at Bath and Body works on Black Friday, I went home with a bag full of goodies and an empty wallet. Sure, they make fantastic products, and who doesn't love receiving great smelling toiletries in their Christmas stocking? But the prices add up, and when you think about it, you can make most of those same holiday items at home for a fraction of the price! I love body scrubs and with the explosion of Pinterest in 2011, I learned to make most of my favorites at home! I'm sharing my favorite Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub in a Jar with y'all today because not only is it fun to make for yourself, but it makes lovely gifts too!
I save up my spaghetti sauce and salsa jars all year long so that I can make Cookies in a Jar as gifts for my friends and family, so I had plenty to work with. I also have a few decorative Mason jars that my mom has picked up for me throughout the year. When you have the most expensive part of the project sitting in your cabinet, this Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub in a Jar becomes even more inexpensive, as you'll likely have the ingredients laying around the kitchen!
Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub in a Jar
Makes 1 small mason jar full
1 cup granulated white sugar
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
pink sugar sprinkles or a drop of pink/red food coloring
In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar and coconut oil until thoroughly combined. It should be crumbly but not too oily. Depending on the brand of coconut oil you are using, you might need a little more than ¼ cup - add it gradually until you have the consistency you desire.
Add peppermint extract and mix again!
Drop about 3 tablespoon fulls of the mixture into your jar, then add about a tablespoon of pink sugar.
If you are making your own pink sugar, take a tablespoon of your mixture and mix it with a small drop of food dye in a separate bowl.
Add another 3 tablespoons of the mixture, and top with another tablespoon of pink sugar.
Top with remaining mixture!
Note: You'll want to use regular coconut oil, NOT virgin coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil usually has a fragrance, and you will not want to actually smell any coconut!
I cut out a small piece of Christmas wrapping paper using the lid of the mason jar as a guide.
If you want to do the same, make sure you cut about ⅛ of an inch away from the guide so that there will be a little bit of an overhang. That will prevent the paper from moving around once you screw the lid on.
Add a ribbon and you're all set! You can add a Christmas label to the front for easy gifting, or let the colors of the Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub in a Jar speak for itself!