An Uncomplicated Life Blog: DIY Raw Sugar Peppermint Foot Scrub

Monday, October 17, 2016

DIY Raw Sugar Peppermint Foot Scrub

Make your own holiday gifts with this easy DIY


Ahhhh, the holidays are quickly approaching and with that comes all the gift giving. Honestly, gift giving stresses me out. I want the person to like it and I want it to be useful but also luxurious, and I also want it to be unique - not something I picked up at Target last minute, you know? The icing on the proverbial cake is that I want it to be cost effective without looking (or actually being) cheap. I know, so many hopes and expectations for the gift giving season! However, I think I found the answer with making this DIY raw sugar peppermint foot scrub! It meets all my criteria and best yet, I can easily make a large batch of it, pour it in individual glass containers and tie some bows around them to keep on hand for any last minute gift needs.


The raw sugar in the peppermint foot scrub is the key to why it's for feet. Raw sugar has larger crystals than refined sugar, so I wouldn't use it on my face. But it's great for getting off all the dead skin that tends to pile up over the winter months! That said, if you wanted a facial scrub, I'd swap out the raw sugar for refined sugar and you'd be good to go.

It's so easy to put this together! It took me no more than two minutes to mix together and there's only four ingredients. If you're already into oils I bet you already have these on hand, and if not, I'm not sure what you're waiting for! Peppermint oil is a staple and good for SO many things - headaches, upset stomachs and foot scrubs, just to name a few. Get on the essential oils train and make this DIY raw sugar peppermint foot scrub for yourself and your friends!



  DIY Raw Sugar Peppermint Foot Scrub
- 1 part coconut oil
- 1 part raw sugar
- 20 drops peppermint oil (per 6oz container; you can adjust this to make it as peppermint-y as you'd like)
- 5 drops eucalyptus oil

I've gotten questions from my DIY acne clearing face wash post on what "1 part" means. I use 1 part because the actual quantity doesn't matter. You could make just one small jar and use a half cup or you could make 10 jars and use five cups. The important part is the ratio. So when it's "1 part coconut oil and 1 part raw sugar" you use equal amounts of coconut oil and raw sugar. Again, it can be any amount, you just need to be mindful of the ratio.

Easy DIY to make for Christmas presents for friends!

Back to the recipe: Heat the coconut oil until it's just soft enough to stir with a spoon, like the consistency of icing. Add in the raw sugar. Add your essential oils. Pour into a glass container and let set up. Depending on the temperature and humidity of your home/climate, it should be ready to go in about an hour.

Easy DIY to make your friends' Christmas presents

If you're giving this as a gift, a great idea would be to make a tag for the ribbon you'd tie around it, with the title of the scrub on one side and the recipe on the other! That's my plan, anyway. Of course, all my friends now know that they're going to get this DIY raw sugar peppermint foot scrub so all the mystery is removed, but that's how it goes when you have to have your Christmas posts up before November! Now go enjoy some soft, sweet smelling feet.

21 comments:

  1. I have a problem when it is cold, my foot are so dry, so thanks for sharing this diy, will try to make it xoxo

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  2. oh gawdddd do I need this. I've been wearing heels NON-STOP lately and have destroyed my feet a bit. And such a GREAT gift idea! x

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  3. My feet already need this. 😬
    I bet this smells amazing, too! Your DIYs are the best.

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  4. I just happen to have everything I need here at home to make this scrub. Going on my list of things to do today.

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  5. I'm pretty sure everyone on my Christmas list is getting this, including myself, this year!! Once I'm settled in my house later this week, I think I'll treat myself to this.

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  6. Looks like I need to get some eucalyptus oil! I have the peppermint! TOTALLY love this idea! I need to make one for myself too ;)

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  7. you totally hit the nail on the head with the gift giving, it stresses me out trying to find something that fits all of that criteria. this is such a great idea though, definitely pinning it. i love eucalyptus!

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  8. Such a great gift idea! I love anything that smells like peppermint. This post is getting me so excited about the holidays:)

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  9. Peppermint smells so fresh and clean! I could definitely use some of this foot scrub!

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  10. this is such a cute idea and i know so man people who would LOVE this!

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  11. I love this! Can I ask, where did you get your container? I have used the mason jars in the past but really like the little container you used. Thank you!

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  12. Love this! What a perfect DIY for the holiday season!

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  13. Someone made me something similar to this last year for the holidays and I love it!!! The coconut oil makes your skin insanely smooth especially after the scrub part is rinsed off. Saving for holiday gifts!

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  14. Super gift idea! I'd love to receive this, too! I also love that you used raw sugar -- perfect to hit the rough spots!

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  15. this sounds heavenly! I make a lavendar milk bath as a gift, but these sounds even more fun!

    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  16. What a fun idea! I love DIY gifts like this.

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  17. This looks amazing! I'm going to have to try this!

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  18. Forget gifts, I am making this for myself! I love peppermint :) Looks amazing!
    xx nicole
    www.nicoleparise.com

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  19. This would make a perfect stocking stuffer for my daughter!! Love!

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  20. I did a make and take at Christmas last year and this was one of the things we made. It was a total hit. And it smells so good!

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  21. Perfect fit for me at 5"9 and husky large big boned female. Great quality, buying more medical scrubs from figs. Got this delivered in less than 32 hours. Material is on the thick side, but that is the intent of true scrubs.

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