3-Ingredient Candy Cane Sugar Scrub. This candy cane sugar scrub exfoliates and invigorates the skin and is the perfect gift idea for anyone on your list!
3-Ingredient Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
One of my most popular posts is my 3-Ingredient Sugar Scrub. I’s so popular because DIY sugar scrub is so easy and fast to make, plus it makes a wonderful gift! In that post I used lemon oil and it does smell heavenly. So I thought it would be fun to make a holiday sugar scrub recipe and what’s better during the holidays than the small of candy canes?
10 Delightful Homemade Gift Ideas
I’m joining friends who are all sharing handmade gift ideas. Be sure to scroll down and see these delightful ideas. There’s something so special about receiving handmade, thoughtful gifts!
The Benefits of Peppermint Oil
I used peppermint oil in this recipe. Peppermint is a great oil to use in sugar scrubs because it has a lot of health benefits. For example, peppermint oil is used to relieve headaches and body aches and pains. Plus it relaxes muscles and has a cooling effect. Plus it smells so good! I used Young LIving essential oil in this recipe, but I have linked a peppermint oil that’s not associated with MLMs too.
Three Ingredient Sugar Scrub
As I mentioned before you only need THREE ingredients to make this gift idea! So grab sugar, coconut oil and an oil and let’s get started! I did add red sugar to his recipe to give it a candy cane effect so you can do that but you don’t have to. Another idea is crushing up candy canes and added those to scrub. I do advise that if you crush candy canes that you make sure the pieces are very crushed so they wouldn’t cut anyone’s skin as they are scrubbing.
How Do You Use Sugar Scrub?
If you have never used sugar scrub, you are in for a treat! You only need a small amount of scrub. I put directions in the printable tag – but basically you take 1 Tablespoon and rub it between your hands, warming up the coconut oil in the scrub. Then rub it on your face and/or body. Massage it into the skin. The sugar exfoliates dead skin cells. The coconut oil moisturizes skin and the peppermint soothes and smells so good! It will keep your skin moisturized all year round. My kids love making it and using it too!
Making Sugar Scrub is a Fun Teen Craft
Kids of any age can make sugar scrub. It’s a fun neighbor gift idea or teacher gift! Pair it with a gift card and your teacher will be thrilled. You can even have your child ask their teacher what their favorite smell is and use an oil that is that fragrance. Lavender is another smell that is great as a scrub because of the calming attributes of lavender.
Free Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Printable Tags
I made up some FREE tags that you can attach to your homemade sugar scrub. The tags have instructions on them. You can put the person’s name on the line above the candy cane and your name on the line below! So easy! I love a practical gift idea! To print, just click on the link below that says “print out Your Free Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Tags”. Right Click on the link and save it to your computer. Then click on the file and print it out.
Candy Cane Sugar Scrub: Printable Instructions
If you want more detailed instructions on making the sugar scrub, check out the video I made on Instagram!
Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 3 cups sugar
- 15-20 drops peppermint essential oil
In a large bowl, add coconut oil. There are a few different consistencies of coconut oil. If your coconut oil is hard, you can microwave it until it gets softer.- that makes it easier to combine into the sugar.
Next add sugar and stir together until combined. You can add more coconut oil if it's too dry or more sugar if it seems to wet. It should be a grainy consistency.
Add essential oil and stir.
Add a little red sugar or 1 finely crushed candy cane (optional)
Scoop into lidded containers. This recipe makes about 10 ounces. You can double or triple the recipe if you are making these as gifts.
This week is my friends and I are sharing our DIY gift ideas just in time for the holidays. You can visit their posts by clicking on the links below the images.
Spiced Mulled Wine Gift with Printable Tags at The Happy Housie
3-Ingredient Candy Cane Sugar Scrub with Printable Tag tatertots and jello
10 DIY Stocking Stuffer Ideas at She Gave it a Go
2022 Desk Calendar at Clean and Scentsible
DIY Clay Coasters at Zevy Joy
Printable Christmas Gift Tags and Gift Wrap Ideas A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
How to Make a DIY Acrylic Keychain at The DIY Mommy
Chocolate Toffee Coconut Cookie Mix Jars at Satori Design for Living
Easy DIY Inspirational Quote Canvas at Pop of Pretty
DIY Hot Chocolate Mix Gift Idea at Life is a Party
More Gift Ideas
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Which Gift Idea Do You Want to Make First?
Tag me on Instagram at @tatertotsandjello so I can share YOUR ideas!