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Years ago I made my very first sugar scrub. I gifted olive oil sugar scrubs in several scents to her preschool teachers. Recently I changed it up a little and used coconut oil instead of olive oil. I really liked the results because the scrub came out a little more solid than the olive oil version. Since the holidays are right around the corner, I wanted to share my recipe for Candy Cane Sugar Scrub. It’s super easy to make (only 3 ingredients!) and the end result with some red and white twine is pretty eye-catching as well!
You will need:
A word on amounts: I found that a 1:1 ratio of coconut oil and sugar worked pretty well, but I added a little bit more sugar until I found a drier consistency that I really liked. For this container I used 1 cup of coconut oil, 1 1/4 cups of sugar and 12 drops of peppermint oil.
How to make:
1. Combine coconut oil and sugar in a bowl. Mix until pretty well combined. You will end up with some clumps of coconut oil and lots of sugar in between.
2. Add peppermint oil and stir to combine. I added 6 drops of oil, stirred it up, then added 6 more drops and stirred some more.
To use: I keep my sugar scrubs in a sealed container either on the counter next to the sink or in the shower. After I use the scrub on my hands, feet, etc, I rinse it off. The sugar acts as an exfoliater and the oil is a great moisturizer.
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