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.


  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!

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

    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.

  3. Where did you get the scalloped labels?

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


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