Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub

A  handmade gift idea under $5 – homemade peppermint sugar scrub mason jar gifts.

DIY Peppermint Sugar ScrubIf you’ve been a reader for awhile you know that I LOVE homemade sugar scrubs. Seriously, I’m borderline obsessed with them. Especially during the cold winter months. They’re perfect for moisturizing dry hands and cost next to nothing. I also enjoy giving them to friends and family for Christmas since they’re easy to make and look great in a mason jar with ribbon. We all love mason jar gifts right?

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This peppermint sugar scrub recipe smells delightful! The peppermint is perfect for the holiday season and it does wonders to relieve dry hands from the cold. I keep a jar in the kitchen and bathroom at all times, often switching them out by seasonal scents. The peppermint has really put me in the holiday mood! I have my mom and friends hooked on them too, so I can’t wait to give these as Christmas gifts next month.

For this sugar scrub recipe I used coconut oil but you can also use Almond oil or grapeseed oil in place of the coconut. They have great moisturizing properties that will replenish moisture and remove dry skin cells. I’ve also added vitamin e oil, which also helps nourish dry skin.



Peppermint Oil

Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil / Sweet Almond Oil

Vitamin E-Oil

food coloring

Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Serving Size: 2 cups


  1. 1 1/2-2 cups sugar
  2. 1/2-1 cup coconut oil
  3. 4-6 drops peppermint essential oil
  4. 1 tsp vitamin e oil
  5. 1-3 drops red food coloring or soap colorant


  1. Melt coconut oil in microwave for 30 seconds or until it becomes liquid.
  2. Mix in essential oil and vitamin e.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  4. Divide scrub in half and use food coloring in one batch.
  5. Fill mason jar by alternating red and white scrub.
  6. Store in airtight container.


When making sugar scrub I recommend starting with 1 1/2 cups of sugar and adding 1/2 cup until you reach the consistency you enjoy the best. I prefer a coarser scrub with not as much oil so 2 1/2 cups of sugar is perfect for me.

Add drops of the peppermint essential oil until desired scent is achieved. I use about 5 drops but you can use a few more if you prefer a stronger scent.



A few of my favorite handmade Christmas gift ideas ….

Lemon Sugar scrub

homemade lemon sugar scrub

Hot cocoa mason jar gift

Hot Cocoa Mason Jar Gift

Homemade lemon soap

Mother's Day gift ideas and homemade soap tutorial

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. says

    I am so happy your obsession continued! What a stunning project, but then again you always blow me away!! I’m enamored by your photography as well! :D

  2. says

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I too love sugar scrubs. I made a batch of Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar Scrub that my friend TaMara shared on her site for my cousins at our November Diva Night. I can’t wait to share this one with them in December. <3 Kim

    • Crystal Owens says

      Hi Debi, coconut oil can be solid depending on the temperature. If yours is already in liquid form then you can skip that step. :)

  3. Jenine says

    Hi, I have very sensitive skin and I am allergic to nut/seed oils. Do you have any subsitutions for the coconut oil? Thanks!!

  4. cheryl says

    WOW, I just found your site, I am sooooo excited. I want to make it all! Thanks for having so many great ideas and so many classy, cute, fun, useable ideas. Your amazing! I may spend a few hours on your blog today:)

  5. Amanda says

    Love these adorable ideas! I use coconut oil as a moisturizer and love it in sugar scrubs too. Quick question- have you ever run into an issue with the melted coconut oil melting the sugar? I’ve let my coconut oil warm enough to soften before mixing but I’m always worried if I melt it to liquid form and then mix everything together it may melt the sugar. Doesn’t sound like you had that issue though given the great results shown!

    • Crystal Owens says

      Hi Kendall, to be honest I haven’t tried it and can’t say from experience how it will work. However, I have used vanilla extract in a brown sugar scrub that worked perfectly. I would try the peppermint extract and test a small area of skin first. I hope it works well for you, thanks for stopping by!

    • Crystal Owens says

      Hi Kimberly, I haven’t had an issue with it. Try not to add too much color to it, just enough to get a light red color. Hope that helps!

  6. K-httydHiccup-K says

    I just now finished making some of this for my sister for Christmas… SO easy, SO fun, and so pretty layered like that in the jar!! I’m 17, never done anything like this before, and I have a tendancy to get frustrated if a new project doesn’t turn out the way I want it to the first time… NO frustration with this. It turned out perfect and pretty! And I used some that was left over in the bowl… let’s just say my sis won’t have the whole jar to herself. xD I love the way it makes my hands feel! I’m totally gonna make some for myself, try other recipes, and make some next year for my church’s craft fair. Thanks so much for this recipe, I had so much fun making it, and I just know my sister will love it!!

    Btw, I didn’t put the vitimin E in it, only because I couldn’t find any in the store. Mainly because I didn’t know where to look. But it still turned out great! I uh… ate a little, just cause all the ingrediants are edible…it actually tastes pretty good… xD

    • Crystal Owens says

      Hi Katie, I’m so happy you like the scrub! You can definitely try new scents with essential oils. They’re really easy to make and I think they’d be great for your church’s craft fair. Have a Merry Christmas!

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