March 22, 2010

Peppermint Candy Sugar Scrub

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I read a post on Chickens in the Road awhile back on making your own facial scrubs and put it in my "list of things I have to try". Cindy P from the forum there had posted some of the recipes for her scrubs that she makes for craft sales. I made the brown sugar one that Suzanne had posted on her blog but I'm not a big fan of Olive oil...taste or smell! So I searched the forum and found some using Canola oil! I settled on making the Peppermint Facial Scrub and Ladies and Gentleman, this one turned out great!
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Here's the recipe I used....

PEPPERMINT CANDY SUGAR SCRUB
1 cup white sugar
1/4 c. very finely crushed peppermint candy (about 10 discs)
1/2 cup canola oil
Vitamin E oil squeezed from two capsules

Mix together and place in a cute little jar.
(Thank you Cindy P)
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I made a label using Photoshop. I think I'll make the next one with the actual name of the recipe. Peppermint Candy Sugar Scrub sounds so primitive and cute!
Tie a cute little bow on top and there you go.
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I'm going to try the brown sugar and vanilla one again using canola oil (or maybe almond oil if I can find it). I'll do a brown border and lettering for the label and maybe some raffia for the bow. The possibilities are endless and my face is very smooth and soft!

8 comments:

Jackie said...

This is so cute! What a great gift this would be for someone. I'm adding this to my gift idea list.

Thanks!

Jackie

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

Scrubs are in my "things i need to try" list too! this one sounds great! I have olive oil as well, so this sounds perfect!

Jennifer said...

Too Cute... its going on my To Do List!

Arlene said...

I love those!!! I have made a few and love the coconut the best!

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

My friend makes a sugar scrub with white sugar, almond oil, lavender and rosemary. I love it! I need to get my hands on some almond oil too. My daughter and I have had horribly dry skin this winter and the oil in the scrub has amazingly helped us. I also love to use it on my feet.

I love that you used candy canes. I still have a box of mini ones that I don't have the heart to toss out. I should crush and make my own scrub!

Stone Bridge Farm said...

I love this!!!I have a question though. How long will it stay fresh?

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

The vitamin E acts as a preservative so these should last for quite some time. I can't say for how long exactly but I am using the brown sugar/olive oil one now that DOES NOT have the vitamin E and I've been using it for 2-3 months and it's still fine (and almost gone!) so these should last for quite awhile.

If I can find a more definite answer I'll post it for you!

Cheryl said...

I make the brown sugar and just love it. I'm going to make tons of it at Christmas as presents for co-workers and neighbors.

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