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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Peppermint Sugar Hand Scrub


Handmade gifts are often the best.  And they don't always require a lot of time and effort.  Sugar hand scrubs are the perfect example of that.  Cute and practical, yet easy and inexpensive--- make these for some last-minute gifts and spread some cheer.




I made these as a variation of the Lemon Sugar Hand Scrubs I posted about way back when.  With just a couple extra ingredients, they become a great Christmas treat!

All you need is granulated sugar, some white or clear dish liquid or hand soap, some red sugar crystals, and some peppermint fragrance.  I found my peppermint oil at Hobby Lobby near soap making supplies, but I also found a good price on a high quality essential oil here.  (It comes in several fragrances as well!)






You'll also need a few bottles or containers.  I found these cute glass bottles at World Market, but they also carry some at Hobby Lobby and other craft stores.  Click here for a good deal on a cute set I found on Amazon, for those of you who want to order online.


Just like the original recipe, you mix 3 parts granulated sugar to one part hand soap.  Then, add the fragrance a little at a time to be sure it's not too strong.  Lastly, stir in a little red sugar for some color.








Then, just pour it in your bottles, add a little label, and it's done!






 If you've never tried this before, make some for a gift or for yourself!  They make a perfect hostess gift or party favor, too.  They're fun to give and fun to receive.




10 comments:

  1. This is such a great and easy idea! One question - is this the kind of stuff you put on your hand with a little spoon or scoop? Just checking... Thanks!

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  2. I love this! How much does it make?

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    1. Just mix it according to how much you want. For example--3/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of soap will make approximately 1 cup of scrub.

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  3. Where did you get the scalloped labels?

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    1. I just used a scalloped punch on black card stock to make them :)

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  4. super idea ! does the red sugar discolor the hands?????

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    1. No, not with the sugar I've used! Maybe the soap washes it away!

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  5. I made this and the red sugar crystals dissolved, turning the whole batch red. :( Help!

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    1. Well, mine does turn a little pink as well. I think it's just the nature of the red sugar. I'm not sure about the dissolving. It may depend on the brand of sugar or soap?? As long as there is enough granulated sugar to provide the texture, it should still work!

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