DIY Candy Cane Body Scrub Recipe

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This easy DIY candy cane body scrub makes a great homemade gift! Infused with peppermint essential oil and vanilla for the perfect holiday scent, this exfoliating body scrub includes moisturizing coconut oil to soothe and nourish dry skin.

How to Make a 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. 



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).

DIY Candy Cane Body Scrub Video

Want to see how to do it? Check out the Candy Cane Body Scrub Video below (it's a recording of my Facebook Live demonstrating the process). It really is the perfect holiday body scrub diy!

Want More Body Scrub Recipes?

Check out my ebook, The Body Scrub Bible!

Originally published on 11/5/2018. Updated on 12/15/2021

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  1. Olive oil in place of coconut oil is lovely too. Coconut oil solidifies in water pipes so it’s good to never use it in body products that go down the drain