Holiday bills are never fun to look at later, so if you’d like to decrease your spending a bit and make something crafty for your friends and family, we’ve got an easy how-to for you to follow. And don’t worry, there are no tools or glitter involved! Even if you do love to shop, this time of year sometimes it can be nice to immerse yourself in a hands-on activity and distract yourself from the busyness and to-do list, or any feelings of pressure or stress you might face.
Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 – 3 drops peppermint essential oil
- 1 tbsp Vitamin E oil
- Red mica (optional to add color and shine)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Containers to use/give away
Spray a container of choice (mason jar? Small plastic tub?) with rubbing alcohol and set it aside until it’s dry. This will sanitize it before you use it.
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil for a few seconds. Add in the essential oil, Vitamin E oil, and sugar, stirring until well combined.
Separate your mixture into two bowls. Use the red mica to color one of the bowls red. Then spoon the scrub mixture into your container, alternating between the white and the red. Store, covered, at room temperature.
This product can be used in the shower, or just for problem dry areas that need some extra exfoliation in the winter.
And even more fun, you can mix up the scent with other essential oils, such as lavender, vanilla, lemon, rosemary, or citrus orange. You can find the ingredients you need at any natural food store such as Whole Foods or an online retailer such as Amazon.
We hope you can add some enjoyable scents to your holiday season! If you’re looking for more ways to get the most of the season while staying healthy and managing stress, click below to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Julie Drolet
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