DIY Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub

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!). 

DIY Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub 

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. 

homemade sugar scrubAdd the peppermint essential oil, vanilla, and vitamin E oil to the coconut oil. Stir until fully combined. 
Gently pour the oil mixture into the sugar and mix well to evenly distribute the oils. 
homemade DIY Vanilla Peppermint Sugar ScrubScoop your sugar scrub into an airtight container (remember, if you’re using this in the shower, I recommend plastic, but a mason jar next to your sink looks super cute and makes a great hand scrub after you wash your hands). 
To use your sugar scrub, wet your skin first, then take a generous scoop of your vanilla peppermint sugar scrub in your hand. 
Vanilla Peppermint Sugar ScrubUsing your hands, gently massage the scrub into clean skin in a circular motion. The sugar will exfoliate dead skin and the coconut and vitamin E will help to add moisture back to your skin. 
Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel. I suggest following the scrub with a body butter or moisturizer. 
This scrub also make super cute lip scrubs that make perfect teacher gifts! Check out my moon press bath bombs for a gift idea as well. 

Do you use a sugar scrub regularly? Are you going to try this DIY Vanilla Peppermint Sugar Scrub?

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