Chasing Cheerios

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

If you need a last minute gift, here is one that you can make in a minute, and you probably have the ingredients in your pantry :) To make the sugar scrub you need sugar, olive oil, and peppermint extract (essential oil would be MUCH better, but I could only find peppermint extract).
Mix a cup of sugar with a half cup of olive oil. We then added about another 1/4 cup of sugar because it seemed too oily. Add peppermint extract (I didn't measure it. I just poured it in until it smelled good :) It was probably about 1 or 2 teaspoons of extract). Unfortunately, peppermint extract has a lot of alcohol in it, so the sugar scrub smells of alcohol as much as it smells like peppermint :) Oh, well. It's the thought that counts, and even though this was easy to make, I put A LOT of thought into it :)

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We put the sugar scrub in a pretty little glass jar.

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Then I put the jar along with a sachet in this felt gift bag (from the dollar section at Target). So now the last handmade gifts are finished! Just in time :) Phew!!!

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  1. where did you get the little jars? I looked all over - we gave mulling spices and cloth tea bags this year and I ended up using little ball jars.

  2. Thanks, Lisa!

    beanjeepin- The jars came from Walmart.

  3. Dear Melissa,
    Thanks for the recipe. You can order pure peppermint oil from me at and use my member number, 6422. Peppermint oil smells and tastes wonderful, and it's very good for you. You can also get other essential oils (over 100 kinds) such as spearmint, orange, grapefruit, and lemon too.
    Wouldn't it be great to vary the recipe using different essential oils?