The cold weather is officially hitting Manhattan, which calls for one thing: HIBERNATION SEASON!
Are you looking for an easy DIY holiday gift or an activity to do while you are home in this cold? Well, here is a super quick and easy peppermint sugar scrub recipe to make for your friends as a holiday gift or even just for your own bubble bath.
When this weather turns, my favorite thing to do is to take a bubble bath with this refreshing scrub!
Sugar scrubs add moisture to your skin creating a baby soft feel, especially with this dry winter weather. Using peppermint is a great way to relax the body and enjoy yourself during this crazy holiday season.
2 cups of granulated sugar (really any sugar works)
¼ cup of almond oil or melted coconut oil
2 drops of natural red food coloring (totally optional for a colorful look)
10 drops of vanilla essential oil
Let’s Get Minty:
- Pick out two bowls and place one cup of sugar in each bowl
- Add the almond oil to both sets of bowls to create a soft consistency but do not make the sugar too wet
- Stir the oil and sugar together
- Pick one of the sugar, oil bowls and place 2 drops of red food coloring in it and mix it together
- In the pink mixture add in 10 drops of the peppermint essential oil
- In the white mixture add in 10 drops of vanilla essential oils
- Now pick a container or a mason jar and add a layer of the pink mixture followed by the white creating a striped effect
- Continue this process until the container is full (I like to use a spoon to help flatten each layer nicely)
If this is just a sugar scrub for yourself then go enjoy yourself in a bubble bath with a cup of peppermint tea to compliment the calm aroma, but if this is a gift then let’s take that next step and make it pretty for your friends and family! I like to tie a red ribbon around the top of the jar to give it the holiday gift look. I also like to tie a candy cane into the ribbon to give it a visual look of what is inside (don’t forget to make sure whomever you are gifting this to knows this is not edible!) Now let’s add a label to the front to make this DIY gift look like it was just purchased from a designer! Below I have added a sheet of labels that I designed on Avery Templates for all of you, my fashionistas to download and use on your peppermint sugar scrub jars.
Do you have any idea how amazing peppermint essential oils are for your body? If you ever have muscle or joint pain rub a little on the area that is bothering you and it will create a calming feel instantly. If you are having any sinus or respiratory problems with this cold weather mix together peppermint oil with coconut oil and eucalyptus to create a homemade vapor rub. It can also help boost energy levels, memory and alertness just by using it in a diffuser or taking a whiff of it right out of the bottle. My favorite use is rubbing the oil on your back, neck or temples to alleviate headaches. I personally have migraines pretty frequently and they always come at the worst time. Instead of medicating myself I like to lay down in a dark room and apply it to my temples for a quick natural relief. Peppermint tea is also a great way to start your morning and night. It cleanses your body while also creating a sense of calmness.
Well my powerful women, I hope you and your friends enjoy the peppermint scrub this holiday season! Happy Holidays from your Trendy Ambitious Blonde!
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never ever have enough.” –Oprah Winfreymost powerful human on Earth. She built a media empire that has shaped our entire culture.
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