This DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub Will Exfoliate Dry Skin and Leave You Feeling Refreshed and Renewed by Herbal Academy
13 Dec 2023

This DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub Will Exfoliate Dry Skin and Leave You Feeling Refreshed

The holiday season can be a wonderful time to spread joy and show off our blossoming herbalist skills! We’ve got a delightfully fresh and festive recipe you’ll want to try as a gift for others (be sure to make a little extra for yourself!). The DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub recipe below is sure to inspire you to relax and reminisce about the days of pulling candy canes off grandma’s tree and relishing in their refreshing sweetness! It will also exfoliate your skin and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

What better way can you display your herbal skills than by creating herb-inspired and heartfelt gifts with your own two hands? While delighting in the nostalgic and cheerful aroma of peppermint around the holidays, check out the herbal benefits of peppermint (Mentha x piperita)! 

close up of peppermint leaves

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) Benefits

Peppermint leaves can calm your tummy and freshen your breath when ingested. However, peppermint essential oil offers a range of benefits as well. This invigorating and uplifting essential oil has antimicrobial properties. In addition, peppermint oil has also been shown to benefit cognition, calm headaches, and can help clear the sinuses and respiratory passages…perfect any time of year, but especially in winter.

a jar of peppermint body scrub in a glass jar sitting on a wooden slab with a spoon of salt in front

DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub


This festive and refreshing holiday gift is easy to make. DIY Peppermint Candy Body Scrub has an invigorating scent of peppermint, exfoliates away dry skin, and leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Ingredients

1 cup Epsom salt
½ cup sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
2 tablespoons peppermint (Mentha x piperita) infused olive oil
5 drops peppermint (Mentha x piperita) essential oil

Directions
  • Make the infused peppermint olive oil using the method of your choice.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the infused peppermint oil and add drops of peppermint essential oil, then mix well to disperse the essential oil. Then, add the salts and stir well to combine.
  • The texture of the body scrub should feel like wet sand. If more moisture is needed, add a little infused oil at a time until texture is achieved. 
  • Transfer the peppermint candy cane body scrub into a clean, airtight jar or container. BONUS, reuse a pretty jar. For a tip to remove the label from an old jar, see our Instagram page
  • Label the jar with a festive tag and ta-da! A perfect holiday gift to share. 

To use: Scoop a small amount of the body scrub and gently massage it onto wet skin. Rinse off with warm water and enjoy the silky smooth feeling of your skin! 

Safety Note: Peppermint essential oil should be avoided for children under 3 years of age.

 

In Closing,

Finding that perfect gift for loved ones can be a daunting task—! And we all have that special someone on our list who already has everything they need. DIY gifts are perfect for this very reason—your loved ones will appreciate the time and thought put into a special homemade gift, and though a purchased gift can certainly be thoughtful, there is nothing like homemade and handcrafted.

Do you need inspiration for gifts that don’t require DIY? Check out our Goods Shop that will win over any herbalist’s heart! 

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