3 Ingredient Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Inside: This peppermint sugar scrub is the perfect way to pamper yourself or someone else this holiday season.

Peppermint sugar scrub

I’m kind of on a peppermint kick lately. I love the flavor and nothing screams Christmas more than peppermint. Except of course maybe some ugly Christmas sweaters. Peppermint gifts are so fun to give and to get.

Of course, this peppermint sugar scrub can be used at all times of the year…not just Christmas. I love using scrubs in the spring and summer to get my skin silky soft and ready for beach weather.  Homemade sugar scrubs are an affordable way to enjoy a spa day at home. 

peppermint sugar scrub recipe


  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 4-5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Red Food Coloring (optional)
  • Small jelly mason jars


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until food coloring is evenly distributed.
  2. Place mixture into a small jar.

I personally love this Peppermint Essential Oil, and this Coconut Oil.

This scrub goes great with my peppermint body butter and peppermint foot soak. Package them all up together for the perfect Christmas gift! I’ve created some free printable tags for you to use too!

 You can access the tags in the resource library. The resource library is available to my email subscribers. 

This recipe makes enough sugar scrub to fit in the small jelly mason jar pictured above. I love these little jars. Not only are they adorable but they are the perfect size for scrubs and lotions. Double or triple the recipe to make a bigger batch.

3 ingredient peppermint sugar scrub recipe



How to make a peppermint sugar scrub

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  1. I LOVE making sugar scrubs for Christmas gifts. I made a Peppermint one last year, but used green food coloring instead. It was loved by everyone I gave it to! And I love that it is so easy to make and give.

  2. Does it have to be essential oil? Can it be extract? I can’t find peppermint essential oil anywhere locally and don’t have time for shipping. Thanks!

  3. I made a jar of this for my daughter for Christmas this yr and she used it all up( I had made a double batch). She liked it so much that I made more up today, another double batch. I also made some lavender scrub for my granddaughter, and made some tangerine up too. All double batches. Thank you for sharing this. So much cheaper than buying a good one, and no junk in it!

    1. I’m so glad that your daughter liked this scrub! Tangerine sounds wonderful! I have some lavender essential oil and have been considering making a soothing/calming scrub. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. What a great find! For the nice labels that you made, did you use an Avery label and if so, which one? If not, what did you use? thanks again!

    1. Hi Michelle! I have already used up the peppermint scrub that I made for myself so I’m not exactly sure. However, I made another variety of sugar scrub this past Spring and it is still good. Hope this helps.

      1. Thank you! Also – do these scrubs have a shelf life? Or are they always usable if they’re contained in the jars?

        1. I’m not sure what the exact shelf life is. However, I have had my homemade coconut oil sugar scrub for a year and a half and it is still good.

  5. Do you use solid or liquid coconut oil for this? How about for the body butter? Thank-you! Excited to try them both as gifts!

  6. Hello Kelly–I was wondering where to get the tags for the peppermint scrub.
    I can’t seem to find it when I click on the link.
    Thank you so much for sharing your ideas!

    1. Hi Theresa! I checked the link and it is working for me. It is the link that says “Download the peppermint sugar scrub tags here”. Please try it again and if you are still having problems, please send me an email so I can get the tags to you.

  7. Hi i would like to make this for my client however I can’t find the link to print the labels.
    thanks for sharing this idea.

    1. Hi Cierra. The labels are available in the resource library. You need to subscribe to my emails to gain access to the library. You can do so at the bottom of the post.

  8. Nine turned out good but after sitting for awhile the coconut oil all came to the top and firmed up. Do I tell my friends to just stir it well before using or should they heat it up in the microwave a few seconds first.

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