How to Make An Inexpensive Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Peppermint oil makes the skin tingle, while moisturizing and revitalizing the skin.
Peppermint oil makes the skin tingle, while moisturizing and revitalizing the skin. (Image: Minze image by womeninblack from <a href=''></a>)

Sugar scrubs are a treat for the skin, polishing away dead skin cells without the drying effects of a salt scrub. Widely available at most department, health and beauty stores and pharmacies, prepared sugar scrubs can be quite expensive. If you love the skin benefits of a sugar scrub, but find the cost a bit prohibitive, try this wonderful peppermint scrub that takes only two ingredients and mere minutes to whip up.

Things You'll Need

  • Small plastic bowl with lid
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap

Making the Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Measure one cup of granulated sugar, into a small plastic bowl.

Add one-fourth cup of Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap to the sugar.

Stir well with a spoon.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can use a reusable, resealable bowl or a re-purposed butter tub.
  • Scoop the sugar scrub into your hands, and begin massaging the skin, working up a good lather. Pay particular attention to rough spots like elbows, knees and heels. Rinse away thoroughly to reveal softer, smoother skin.
  • Sugar scrub may be used two times per week. Any left over sugar scrub can be saved. Simply place the lid on the container and store in a cool, dry place.
  • Apply moisturizer to seal the skin, after using the scrub, to keep it from drying out.

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