Here's a sweet body scrub inspired by a seasonal favorite, candy canes.
This scrub isn't made with candy canes, but it is made with real candy cane ingredients! This body scrub makes a greaty DIY gift for a special friend who could use some pampering but might not have time to make something like this on their own.
This scrub is loaded with natural benefits and does not contain those nasty plastic microbeads found in so many store-bought exfoliating products. We use raw turbinado sugar, processed in a coffee grinder to break down the granules into tiny, smooth pieces. Breaking down the sugar makes it much more gently and rounds out those scratchy edges. Sugar also dissolves in water, so this scrub will be gentle enough for even sensitive skin. Use a good, non-comedogenic body oil like our blended Conditioning Oil, or you can use a pantry oil like coconut, olive, safflower, or avocado - all great for skin!
This scrub is easy to make in just a few minutes and size can be adjusted as needed. Use dried peppermint to increase shelf life to one month. Fresh scrubs with fresh, pure ingredients deliver fresh nutrients to skin, and are easy to make at home with just a few things from your pantry.
Real peppermint in this scrub is soothing for all kinds of skin irritation including rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and insect bites. It is also high in nourishing vitamins, like A and C, that promote healthy skin and even tone. Vanilla has lots of antioxidants - good for fighting away the bad things that cause cells to break down over time.
GIFT IDEAS PT. 2
DIY Candy Cane Body Scrub
CANDY CANE MIX RATIO:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup mint leaves
1/4 vanilla bean, scraped
CANDY CANE SCRUB:
1/2 cup candy cane mix + 1 tsp arrowroot + 3TB body oil.
Make a fresh body scrub by processing the candy cane dry mix in a coffee grinder.
Mix 1/2 cup candy cane mix with the arrowroot and body oil for a fresh scrub! Store in airtight container in fridge for up to one week.
This makes a great gift, just adjust batch size as needed!