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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.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted (Amazon or Mountain Rose Herbs)
- 1/4 cup sweet almond oil (Amazon or Mountain Rose Herbs)
- 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 natural red food coloring)
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!
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Check out my ebook, The Body Scrub Bible!
Originally published on 11/5/2018. Updated on 12/15/2021
This looks lovely, love how you have used cranberry powder or beet powder for colour!
What a perfect holiday gift! Love those red stripes that make it looks so festive. That peppermint scent sounds divine too!
Kyla | A Life Adjacent
This is a gorgeous body scrub, and such a delicious flavour too! Love how you layered it in the jar.
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