When dryness has your skin down in the dumps, cheer it up with a homemade candy cane sugar scrub. The gentle properties of crushed candy canes will exfoliate your skin to reveal the softness underneath. Use the scrub a few times a week all over your body -- with the exception of your face -- but if you notice your skin becoming red or irritated, scale back on the frequency or stop using it altogether.
Things You'll Need
- Regular-sized candy cane
- Plastic ziptop bag
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup olive or vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 vitamin E capsule
- Glass jar with lid
- Body wash
Break up one regular-sized candy cane into pieces. Place the pieces in a plastic ziptop bag, then crush them with a hammer until you have a coarse powder.
Place the crushed candy cane pieces into a bowl. Add 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of olive or vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and the contents of one vitamin E capsule. Stir well with a spoon.
Mix in a few drops of lemon or peppermint essential oil. Transfer the mixture to a glass jar with a lid.
Scoop about a teaspoon of the scrub from the jar with your hands. Massage the scrub gently onto your skin using small, circular motions. Wait a few minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water. Wash your body with your regular body wash to remove any oily residue.