Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub
The winter is the worst time for dry skin. I feel like I go through tubs of moisturizer in February alone. In Nashville February is the worst month for cold weather. The ice moves in and the town shuts down for a few days. Yes Ice, People tend to make fun of the south because a snow flake falls and immediately the stores are out of milk, eggs, bread, and beer. We don’t have wine in grocery stores here. (yet… that’s another post) The thing is it’s not the snow that makes us freak out. It is the ICE! The ice that causes roads to be slick and people to slide into one another like bumper cars at the fair. The Ice that, last year, caused us to have no power for a week at a time, and the pipes to freeze three times.
I would love to have snow, the light fluffy stuff you can make a snowman with. I haven’t made a real snowman since I was 12. Snow Balls are ice-covered missiles that can give you a concussion. I don’t want the awful snow that the North (hehe – yes The North, I did not say Yankees.) had last year. I don’t know what I would do if I saw that much snow.
Why talk about snow and ice now? Because last week it was 70 degrees outside and this week it is freezing. In a matter of 3 days we went from wearing shorts and t-shirts to full winter garb and it is beginning to sleet. Everyone is sick. It will warm up again after Christmas a little and then freeze.
Now is the time to start intensive moisturizing. This recipe is super simple and you can personalize it however you like.
1 cup Sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil
Food coloring (not necessary)
1/4 cup olive oil (for extra moisture)
Scented oil or extract. I used rose oil and peppermint extract.
Jar or container (air tight)
For a dryer scrub
Pour the sugar, coconut oil, coloring, and scent into a bowl.
I recommend a color safe bowl. The food coloring can stain. Add a few drops of color and scent to start and add more as needed. The color will intensify and brighten as it absorbs into the oils and sugar.
Mix well with a fork. Your body heat melts the coconut oil when you apply it to your skin. The mix looks dry when mixing.
For a more liquid mix add the olive oil
The scent will change if you add olive oil because the olive oil has its own earthy smell. You will have to adjust the intensity of the scent with trial and error. Always start with less and add more as needed.
Mix well and pour it into the jar.
Add a Label
I am a huge Harry Potter Fan (geek) so I thought I would add a little fun with my labels and I made a Floo Powder label for the dry scrub and a PolyJuice Potion label for the liquid scrub.I then proceeded to add the wrong labels to the jars. My friends will understand. And love me anyway.
I used a ball jar and cut a circle of glitter tape to cover the top of the lid for added detail. (It looks magical.) And used packing tape to secure the label. The Harry Potter theme is also the inspiration for the green coloring.
What are your favorite moisturizer scents and colors?
Feel free to download these labels for gifting your Sugar scrub.