An all natural peppermint mocha sugar scrub recipe to celebrate the holidays, pamper yourself, and make to use as very affordable gifts! This recipe uses coconut oil, sugar, vanilla extract, coffee, cocoa, and peppermint essential oil. It’s Mrs. Claus approved!
Soften the coconut oil over the stove or in the microwave – 10-15 seconds should be enough. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Spoon into an 8 oz. container, or split it into two 4 oz. containers. Double or triple the recipe to make these as Christmas gifts!
Instead of coconut oil, you could use Sweet Almond, Olive, Grapeseed, Jojoba or another carrier oil. However, it may be more liquidy than using coconut oil. Coconut oil hardens at room temperature or colder 72 degrees Fahrenheit) and I like how it stays creamy, like a lotion. If you’d like it to be more liquidy, use a one of the other carrier oils.
You could also do half Peppermint and half Wintergreen Essential Oil if you’d like an even more minty scent.
Essential oils eat through plastic and destroy it, unless it’s PETE or HDPE plastic. This will be indicated on the bottom of the jar.