DIY~ Peppermint Body Scrub!

With two days away from the Christmas holiday, people are scrambling for any idea that will keep them out of the long store lines. This DIY is simple, quick, and easily under $5. This peppermint scrub is perfect for anyone and the ingredients are items typically found in your pantry. Let’s begin!

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The ingredients include a jar, I used a mason jar, 1 cup of sugar (Epsom salt or sea salt can be substituted), 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, optional 6-7 drops of red food coloring, candy canes, and a bag to crush the candy canes in. Sugar can be substituted for salt for a more coarse texture. I simply used whole coconut and melted it down into an oil. You can buy the coconut oil separate as an oil, though.

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Mix sugar, coconut oil, and peppermint oil. For a more moisturizing scrub, add about 1/2 cup of olive oil to the mixture. Olive oil isn’t necessary, but will make a more liquefied substance.

Place atleast 5-7 candy canes depending on how much scrub mix you want to make into a bag and begin smashing. I used a rolling pin to crunch the candy canes into a near powder formula. You can either drop 6-7 drops of red food coloring into the candy cane mix for brighter canes or drop the food coloring into the sugar mix.

Spoon even amounts of the mixtures into your jars and decorate them with ribbons and stick-on letters. Pick out your  favorite bow and place it under the tree. Be sure that whomever you are gifting this body scrub to does not have any allergies to the ingredients. Wrap it up or simply enjoy it for yourself!

Homemade Honey & Sugar Facial Scrub!

Glowing clear skin! It’s what we all crave, yet only few have naturally. Thankfully, this face scrub made of only honey and sugar cleans out the dirt from your pores and hydrates your skin. You can use this as a face scrub, or even a body scrub. It is best to fully exfoliate with this mixture 2-3 times per week. Mixing this up, putting it in the jar, and placing in the fridge is perfect to preserve the scrub. Let’s begin!

First pour a little more than a quarter size amount of honey into a small dish. Depending on the size of the area where it should be applied. Just regular honey is best. It doesn’t have to be 100% pure, just don’t use a honey that has something extra mixed into it.

Pour equal amounts of sugar into the mixture. In this picture it is exaggerated and if you put that much into the mixture it will most likely turn solid and be useless. Equal or even a little less than equal is great.

Scrub this mixture gently all over your face and especially in problem areas. Grab those cucumbers for the eyes and keep this on for 3-5 minutes to really soak into your pores. Massaging this scrub in little circles on your face will get the blood flow moving and keep you absolutely relaxed. This honey and sugar treatment is perfect for troubled skin because the sugar exfoliates and dries up any blemishes while the honey moisturizes your skin. Your face will be glowing after this. Which is perfect for keeping that summer glow in the upcoming fall months!

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