DIY Candy Cane Layered Body Scrub Recipe

HOW TO MAKE A LAYERED CANDY CANE SUGAR SCRUB

This homemade body scrub is quick and easy to make, but looks festive and unique. .

Scented with vanilla and peppermint essential oil, it's the perfect winter pick-me-up. .

Here's the recipe:

– 1 cup white sugar

– 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted

-1/4 cup sweet almond oil – 15 drops vanilla oleoresin or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

– 3-4 drops peppermint essential oil

– 1/2-1 teaspoon cranberry powder or beet powder for color (can also use a few drops of red food coloring)

Method:

Mix all ingredients except the cranberry powder (beet powder or food coloring). .

Place half of the mixture in a separate bowl. Add the cranberry powder or food coloring until you reach a pinkish red color to your liking.

Layer the pink/red and white scrub in a jar.

Cranberry powder provides a lighter pinkish tone, whereas beet powder will give you a darker shade. The powders also add some extra visual interest as they leave a few specks of darker color throughout the scrub. I get my cranberry powder and beet powder from Mountain Rose Herbs (as well as most of my other DIY supplies).

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Stacy Karen

Stacy is a DIY obsessed, healthy living advocate. A preacher's wife and mom of three, she loves to encourage others to live a natural lifestyle.

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