Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

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My mommy-hands can definitely use a little pampering from time to time, especially in the upcoming cold winter months. I’ve found that sugar scrubs are a great way to fight off unwanted dryness and the best part is that they are so simple to make! In light of the Holidays, I found a great recipe for a Candy Cane Sugar Scrub here that smells great and will leave your hands feeling wonderfully soft. It makes a great gift too!!!

To make the scrub you need:

2 Cups of  Granulated Sugar

1/3 Cup of Light Olive Oil

1/4 Cup of Coconut Oil (melted)

1/2 Teaspoon of Peppermint Extract

Red Food Coloring

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Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl expect for the food coloring. You can adjust the ingredients a little until you get consistency you’re looking for.

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 Take about half of the mixture and place it in another bowl so you can make some red sugar. Add the red food coloring a drop at a time until you reach the desired color.

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The last step is to package the scrub.  I used a 16 oz. mason jar and I had a little left over to use on my hands. 🙂

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A few simple steps and you’ll have a festive treat that’s great for Holiday gift-giving this year!

hannah

(C) 2012 Pocketful of Motherhoood

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10 thoughts on “Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

  1. I’m gonna have to try something like this for teacher gifts at the end of this year! I love this idea!!!

    • Yes you can. This scrub is best if used within the first 3 months of making it. It will last longer than that but the sugars start to absorb the oil over time so it may start to get dry. You can add a little extra oil to give it a longer shelf life. Good luck!

    • You could use brown sugar but you wouldn’t get the white/red candy cane color, at least not the white part. I have a brown sugar scrub recipe on my sugar scrubs page that you might like. 🙂

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