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I have naturally dry, sensitive skin. So finding products that won’t make my skin break out is somewhat difficult when moisturizers tend to be filled with tons of ingredients I can barely pronounce. As much as I’d like to spend time Googling each ingredient, I’d rather just make my own. My skin gets especially dry during the winter months and instead of lathering my skin with lotions, I’ve been using this homemade all-natural peppermint scrub that’s easy to use and inexpensive. A peppermint sugar scrub is the perfect way to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated without the added chemicals. If it doesn’t work for you, at least you’ll know you’re minimizing the amount of chemicals being put on your skin.
If you already know the benefits of using a peppermint sugar scrub and how to use it, feel free to scroll down for the actual recipe. Not everyone knows a lot about sugar scrubs. Feel free to read on as I talk about some the benefits of using a sugar scrub.
The Benefits of Homemade Sugar Scrub
It’s Good for Your Skin
The great part about using a peppermint sugar scrub is that it’s tough enough to remove oil, dirt, and dead skin cells. When my skin is extra dry during the winter months, I love to add this to my routine after I shower. With the heater running all day, I find it helps clear out my patchy, itchy skin. You may not know this, but the actual sugar compound itself helps keep your skin smooth and silky.
Compounds in milk sugar help balance the skin’s natural oils and allows skin to new skin cells to grow
The fine texture of sugar exfoliates your skin without leaving a harmful residue that can clog pores
It sheds dead skin cells to reveal healthier skin
Rubbing sugar on your skin boosts circulation and drains your lymph nodes, which increases blood flow to the skin’s surface.
Admit it. We love sales and cheap things. I have to confess that there were one or two items that I knew I would probably never use but bought it anyway because it was cheap. This homemade peppermint sugar scrub isn’t just cheap to make, but it works! Using a sugar scrub at least once a month is a pocket friendly beauty routine you can do to pamper your skin. I generally use a body scrub at least once a week since I don’t use lotion on my skin. Because lotions tend to have chemicals that aren’t good for my skin I try to limit the use of lotions as much as possible.
How to Use a Sugar Scrub
I’m not sure about you, but I use to scroll through sugar scrub recipes on Pinterest only to realize that I actually didn’t know how to use a sugar scrub. So how exactly do you use a sugar scrub? It’s actually quite simple. The first thing you do once you make a sugar scrub is to stir it. The oils can move to the top, so you want to stir it well until the oil is fully coated with sugar. Stir the sugar scrub thoroughly before you use it every time.
Make sure to use the scrub on wet skin. I recommend doing this after you’ve finished your normal shower. Our Frosted Alpine soap bar is a great way to soothe and exfoliate your dry skin with its organic ground coffee and peppermint oil before using the peppermint scrub. After you’re done showering as you normally do, scoop a quarter size amount into your hand. Rub the sugar scrub until you feel the sugar melt onto your skin. Lastly, rinse off with warm water. After using the sugar scrub you don’t have to put on any lotion. Your skin is already moisturized and hydrated.
Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe
Serving Size: 2 cups
1-2 cups sugar
1/2-1 cup coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil (You pick!)
4-6 drops peppermint essential oil
½ tsp. Vitamin E oil
Melt the coconut oil for 30 seconds unless you’re using another type of oil that’s already in liquid form. Mix in 4-6 drops of peppermint essential oil. Feel free to add more or less if you’d like. Add the oil into the sugar while stirring until you’ve reached the consistency you’d like it to be. Fill the contents in any type of airtight container.
A peppermint sugar scrub is also a perfect and affordable gift for anyone during the holiday season. Fill a mason jar with the peppermint sugar scrub, tie a holiday ribbon on it and you’re done! Here’s a small label you can print out for a finished look. You can download the jpeg or photoshop files. This label fits on a standard 3 1/3 by 4 inch Avery shipping label. My hope is that this will help you save time during the stressful holiday season.