Friday, 20 December 2013

Gift Idea! DIY Peppermint Candycane Body Scrub

Christmas isn't always about spending money (although it does tend to involve that), it's about spending quality time with the people that we love. I'm sure we all love buying the perfect present for our loved ones and seeing the smile that appears on their face. But we're not always in a financial position to be able to do that. But most (hopefully all!) people can see the effort and love that's gone into a homemade gift. And luckily for you this one is simple to make, yet a pleasure to receive! 

You will need...
Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Red Food Colouring
Peppermint Oil/Flavouring
A container for the finished product

Step 1
Measure out your sugar - generally fill your container and that should be the right amount. Then empty it into a bowl. 

Step 2
Then add just enough olive oil to coat the sugar - be sure to mix it together. It's hard to give exact measurements as all container sizes will vary. Plus I did mine by eye and didn't measure it anyway...

Step 3
Then add in around a teaspoon of coconut oil. In the UK climate it will probably be solid, but if you soak the jar in a bowl of warm water, it should melt sufficiently. 

Step 4 
Add in a few drops of Peppermint Extract or essential oil. This bits upto you really and how strong you want the product to be scented - just don't go OTT! 

Step 5
Once the concoction has been fully mixed, separate it roughly in halves and put into two separate bowls. 

Step 6
Then add a small amount of red food colouring to one of these halves. I only used a tiny amount (a few drops), but as you can see it was way too much! Try adding just a drop at a time! 

Step 7
Now you just need to assemble the scrub. It's basically very simple - add a couple of spoons of one colour and press it down (to avoid too much mixing). And then repeat with alternate colours until the jar is full. You can also decorate - I just used a piece of lace around the middle. 

Like I said, very quick and simple! If you don't have Coconut Oil the recipe works fine without too - I got mine from Boots though, it's pretty cheap. Let me know if you give it a go though! I'm sure I'll speak to you before, but if this is the last post you read of mine before Christmas, I hope you have a good one! 

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  1. What a great idea, I'd be tempted to eat it... LOL. Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    1. Haha, it does smell pretty delicious!

  2. Love this recipe, thanks for sharing! :)

  3. this looks lovely, must try it soon! great considering the majority of the things you need are sat in the cupboards too! great post :) xxxx

  4. This looks amazing, will definitely have to try this out (: xx


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