Thanksgiving is over, which means I can go all out for Chrismas. Around here, we put the lights up on Thanksgiving day (or the day after), and the kiddos help me set up the tree and we shift from fall decor to full-blown Christmas everywhere. Even in the bathrooms. Jump to my Christmassy DIY vanilla peppermint sugar scrub.
DIY Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Winters here in Michigan are cold on another level. They’re cold, they’re dry, and they make my skin feel like I’m living inside an alligator. Because of this, I go through sugar scrubs like it’s my job. I probably make a new jar of sugar scrub every other week because I use it head-to-toe. Check out my Matcha Green Tea Sugar Scrub too for an invigorating scrub.
Because no one likes feeling like a lizard, least of all me.
This week, I decided to go all out with my Christmas theme and make a yummy vanilla peppermint sugar scrub.
Y’all, this may be my favorite sugar scrub scent ever.
It’s so, so good.
It’s sweet, spicy, and it works like a charm.
Plus I smell faintly like candy canes for the rest of the day (bonus!).
Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup organic granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
- 10-12 drops peppermint essential oil
- 6-8 drops organic Madagascar vanilla
- 3 drops Vitamin E oil
You’ll want to grab 2 small mixing bowls, a spoon, and a jar to store your scrub in (mason jars are my favorite, but if you are taking this in the shower, consider using a plastic jar with a tight-fitting lid) and your ingredients.
Pour your sugar into a small mixing bowl and set it to the side.
In a microwave-safe bowl, add the coconut oil and microwave it for about 20 seconds, or until it’s completely melted. You can also use a double boiler to melt the coconut oil.