Ahh the time of year for candy canes, hot chocolate, sunny cold days. I love to curl up with a good book and sip hot chocolate.
Peppermint has many therapeutic properties. Used traditionally for digestive issues, it has cooling properties and is said to help reduce tension.
Easy Hot Chocolate – simply make your favorite hot chocolate and add 1 drop of certified pure therapeutic grade essential oil. Enjoy.
Sugar Scrub with Peppermint
Refreshing and uplifting. Use as a pick me up in the afternoon or whenever you feel tension building …
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub:
o Containers (I use 12 oz Mason jars)
o Sugar 2 whole cups
o Peppermint Essential Oil (not Peppermint Extract for cooking and baking)
o Coconut Oil about 1/3 cup
o Coloring (I used beet juice)
1. Warm 1/3 of a cup of Coconut Oil on the stove until liquefied. (More coconut oil can be added, but too much will make the scrub hard since coconut oil is solid at room temperature. This can easily be remedied in a warm shower by running the jar under warm water and scooping out the desired amount of scrub.)
2. Put 2 cups of sugar into large bowl, liquefied coconut oil, and peppermint oil, and stir.
3. Put half of the sugar and oil mixture into another bowl, add color, and stir. (More or less peppermint oil can be used based on how strong of a scent you’re working to achieve so experimint, intentional mis-spell.)
4. Layer the scrub in your container and enjoy! Compacting the layers a bit will help to keep the colors differentiated.