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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

A simple recipe for a homemade sugar scrub gift idea.


  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 8 to 10 drops peppermint essential oil or 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops vitamin E oil
  • Red food coloring - I used Wilton Christmas Red color
  • 1 airtight glass container


  • Add the sugar and coconut oil to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add the peppermint essential oil (or extract) and vitamin E oil and stir well.
  • Divide the mixture up into two smaller bowls. Set one bowl aside for later use.
  • Add a small amount of red food coloring to the mixture and stir until your desired shade of red is achieved.
  • Layer the red and white scrub mixtures into your airtight container to resemble a candy cane.
  • ENJOY!!
  • Wet skin in the shower or hands in sink and apply the candy cane sugar scrub.
  • Massage skin in a circular motion to allow the sugars to gently exfoliate any dead skin and allow the coconut oil to moisturize.
  • Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
  • Apply your favorite body lotion.
  • *Store for up to 3 months in the airtight container.


yields 1 1/2 cups