Foaming Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe for DIY Holiday Gifts & Natural Winter Skin Care
This rich & thick foaming peppermint sugar scrub recipe lathers like a soap when massage onto skin. So there’s no need to wash with soap beforehand. Just slather it on to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize skin all in one easy step. A must have natural skin care product for your winter skin care routine, this homemade foaming peppermint sugar scrub recipe is also well suited for DIY holiday gifts. Keep reading to learn how to make my easy homemade peppermint sugar scrub now.
How to Make A Foaming Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Since posting my foaming salt scrub recipe, I’ve had multiple requests for an all natural version of this skin care recipe. I’ve also had requests to create a version with sugar instead of salt. Well, your wish is my command. My foaming peppermint sugar scrub recipe is made with sugar – and it’s formulated with natural ingredients. However, for those of you who prefer salt over sugar, you can easily substitute the sugar with fine sea salt if desired.
Like my homemade foaming salt scrub, this homemade, foaming peppermint sugar scrub recipe is super rich and thick. It lathers up nicely – just like soap! – when massaged onto skin. So there’s no need to wash with soap and water before digging in.
However, in contrast to my foaming salt scrub, this foaming peppermint sugar scrub recipe is all natural except for the fragrance oil. If you prefer a completely natural product however, simply substitute the fragrance oil with an essential oil at 1% of the recipe. You can also use any of your favorite fragrance or essential oils in place of the peppermint fragrance to suit your tastes.
This homemade peppermint sugar scrub recipe makes great DIY holiday gifts.
These foaming peppermint sugar scrubs make really wonderful DIY holiday gifts as well. Simply package your finished peppermint sugar scrub in a decorative jar or container. I used a 16 oz. glass snowflake candy dish with a plastic lid for my peppermint scented foaming sugar scrub. I found it at my local Kroger for just $1.50. (And it was made in the USA!)
Foaming Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
Tips & Tricks for Coloring Your Sugar Scrub:
If you want to layer or swirl your foaming peppermint sugar scrubs red and white, you will need to make two separate batches of this recipe. For the red batch simply add 5 drops of Matte Americana Liquid Red Pigment (made from natural glycerin and red iron oxide) or similar. One batch will fill one 8 oz. container, while two batches layered or swirled will fit one 16 oz. container.
Alternately, you can also use a small amount of cherry red matte pigment powder. Simply mix the dry powder into the sugar before combining with the shea butter, carrier oil and fragrance. For a natural colorant option, infuse madder root powder into the rosehip seed oil. Then simply strain prior to use.
To make my foaming, homemade peppermint sugar scrub recipe, you will need a digital kitchen scale to weigh out the ingredients. Start by weighing out the sugar in the recipe. Place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl and set aside.
Next, weigh out the shea butter and place into a separate glass container. Heat until melted using either the double boiler method (on the stove) or with a microwave at 30% powder. Be careful not to overheat the shea butter or heat it too quickly. Otherwise your shea butter may become grainy.
Now add the melted shea butter to the sugar mixture. Follow with the 1.5 oz. of liquid Castile soap by weight.
Using plastic transfer pipette or glass dropper, add the rosehip seed oil. Mix well with a spatula.
For the red layer, repeat my foaming, homemade peppermint sugar scrub recipe in a separate container. Then, using a plastic transfer pipette or glass dropper, add five drops of liquid pigment color. Then mix well. (Alternately, you can also use madder root powder infused rosehip seed oil for the second batch. Or cut in mica powder with the sugar before adding the wet ingredients.)
To layer the foaming pepper sugar scrub in your container(s) pour the desired amount of one color into the bottom of your container. Then allow it to set up slightly before adding the next layer. Repeat until desired effect is achieved.
For a swirl, fill one side of the container with white scrub and the other side with the red tinted scrub and swirl with a butter knife or chopstick until you get the look you want.
Now put the lid on your container (or containers) of the foaming peppermint sugar scrub. Allow the scrub to fully set up. It will thicken as the shea butter reaches room temperature and cools. Then simply decorate your container of homemade sugar scrub for DIY holiday gifts. (I used ribbon, bakers twine and cinnamon sticks!)
To use your foaming peppermint sugar scrub, simple scoop out a desired amount. Then massage onto damp skin in the bath or shower. Because of the way my foaming peppermint sugar scrub is formulated, it won’t leave your tub slippery like other sugar scrubs that are comprised mainly of sugar and oils. It also cleanses as it exfoliates. So it leaves your skin feeling the moisturizing skin care benefits of the shea butter and rosehip seed oil once rinsed away.
- 7 oz. white sugar
- 1.5 oz. unscented liquid Castile soap
- 1 oz. refined shea butter
- 4 ml certified organic rosehip seed oil
- 01 oz. peppermint essential oil
- digital scale
- 2-8 oz. containers
- microwave or double boiler
- glass bowl or glass Pyrex measuring cups
- utensils for stirring
- graduated plastic transfer pipette
- Weigh out the sugar and place into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl. Set aside.
- Next, in a separate container, weight out the shea butter. Heat until melted using either the double boiler method or with a microwave at 30% powder.
- Add the melted shea butter to the sugar.
- Weigh out the Castile soap and mix into the shea butter and sugar mixture.
- Add the rosehip seed oil using a graduated plastic transfer pipette. Mix well with a spatula.
- Package in containers.
I hope you like my homemade, foaming peppermint sugar scrub recipe as much as I do! If so, don’t forget to pin this natural winter skin care recipe to Pinterest for later!
More Winter Skin Care Recipes & DIY Holiday Gifts
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- Cranberry Body Butter Recipe
- Vanilla Fig Body Butter Recipe
- Glitter Snowflake Soap Recipe
- DIY Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps
- Easy Melt and Pour Polar Bear Soap Tutorial
- Chocolate Orange Sugar Scrub & Body Butter Gift Set
- Cranberry Chutney Solid Lotion Bar Recipe
- Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe
- Non-greasy Cinnamon Sugar Body Butter Recipe
- DIY Frosted Cranberry Massage Candles
- DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs
- Holiday Day Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe
- Cranberry Fig Bath Truffles Recipe
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