The first step in overcoming any addiction is acceptance….right?
“Hello, My name is Mountain Girl and I’m addicted to Pinterest.”
Page after page of beautiful photos and ideas—intoxicating. I’ve done the page scroll until I glaze over. Clicking on pictures and ideas that I would love to try if only I had the time.
Today I stopped scrolling and picked an idea I wanted to try.
Ingredients were assembled and ready.
I rolled the scroll button one last time…
Peppermint Sugar Scrub!
Peppermint is fantastic. I love peppermint candles, peppermint lotion and peppermint ice cream. The thought of a peppermint scrub is…Intoxicating!
We have wild mint that grows here in the yard and I’ve often wondered what to use it for. Now I’m thinking that it could be dehydrated, crushed and added to this sugar scrub. Focus back on today….
This is the site where I got the recipe for the sugar scrub.
The laundry ingredients forgotten on the wood burning stove, I went to gather what I needed to make the scrub.
- 2 CWhite Sugar
- 1/4 c Coconut Oil-I used a bit more as it seemed too crumbly to scoop and scrub
- a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (I used peppermint extract. No at all the same thing but it worked to give the scent in a pinch. I have since ordered some essential oil for the next batch.)
- Food Coloring-if you want
- Mason Jar for storage
Measure the sugar
Measure-ish the coconut oil and melt it in the microwave. I didn’t measure it exactly, just chopped out a few good sized chunks.
Stir the sugar and coconut oil and peppermint.
If you want any part of the scrub to be colored, separate and use food coloring. We did just a few drops for a nice pink.
Layer it into the jar.
Overall, I’m thrilled with this project. I love sugar scrubs but have always felt that they were and expensive extravagance. No more! This is a bit crumbly for me still, something to think on. Coconut oil is always solid in our Mountain house. Maybe a mix of oils? Another day. There are many great ideas on Cincyshopper.
Oh dear, she has a coffee scrub on her site, too.