Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

*December 13, 2012 Update: I have had many of you wanting the labels to download…Great News! They are now available and you can get them by clicking on this link: 

Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Labels

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As always I really appreciate the loyalty of my fans!  Hope you can use these!  And I always love seeing your finished items if you get a sec to send me a note or an email!

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Guess what? I have another version of some sugar scrubs for you today.  I LOVE these!  And they make the perfect homemade gift.  Last week I shared with you a Thanksgiving version…Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe.  This time I wanted something that was Christmas in a Jar!  So what could be better than a Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub.

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Sugar Scrubs are a great way to add some moisture and soften up winter-dry skin.  And who doesn’t need that this time of year.  It is also a great way to relax during this crazy busy season.

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I simply took two cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too).  Add the oil slowly till you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily.  Then add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.

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Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers.  You will need to add some color to one of the containers.  You can use a little bit of food coloring OR you can add some raspberry juice like I did.  I simply took a couple of drops of juice from a bag of frozen raspberries…the perfect organic red colorant.

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Make a large funnel out of a piece of paper (a small one will not allow enough room for the sugar scrub to pass through it) and add a small amount into the jar.  Press the sugar down lightly so that the sugar is even.

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Then add a white layer so that they are about the same height and flatten it.  Continue back and forth with as many layers and as thick or thin a layer you would like.  So pretty right?

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Print out a pretty label and add some fun scrapbook paper or bow and you have the perfect hostess or Holiday gift!

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You can buy Peppermint Essential Oils from my favorite DoTerra Rep here: Peppermint Essential Oil

Julie Crowell is so helpful and is happy to answer any questions you may have.  Her contact information is on her site or you can email her at [email protected]

Other Idea Room Sugar Scrubs/Bath Salts you might be interested in checking out:

Frankincense Sugar Scrub

Myrrh Bath Salts

Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Foot Scrub

Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar Scrub

Citrus Bliss Sugar Scrub Cubes

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Christmas Character Finger Puppets

Today I am happy to be able to share with you some simple and fun Christmas Crafts for kids…and well…anyone!

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Yesterday was a bad day! Nothing too serious, but I was all to happy to crawl into bed last night and end that very long, no good, very bad day. You guys know the kind I am talking about right?


{I shared some of this and a pic with my FB fans last night}Long story short…Post Office, stubbed my toe (the same toe every.stinking.time), had to unpick and redo a sewing project, spilled soup inside my sparkling clean fridge and on newly mopped floors…but perhaps the worst was when I dropped my camera and BUSTED my favorite lens…BOO!

I know things could be much worse and these are just trivial things, but do you ever sometimes want to crawl back in bed and just check out for a little while? Good thing the hubs came home and recognized my need for a little S P A C E! Now I feel much better and ready to face a new day.

Anyways…just had to share…

on a much happier note…I have something fun to share with you…Christmas Finger Puppets.

As you know, I have a hard time sitting still and watching tv or a movie without keeping my hands busy. Drives my family crazy sometimes. So, the other night, while the family was watching Shrek 4 (which we loved), I whipped up these little guys.

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And since Christmas is all about giving, I thought I would share the patterns with you.

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These would be fun little gift for the little kids in your life. Or to go along with some of your favorite Christmas books or movies.

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They are pretty quick to make and all you need are a few scraps of felt, hot glue and google eyes, and you are on your way.

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*Click here for the free download.

Simple Word Gifts

I am always on the lookout for great Homemade Christmas Gifts.  I love to give handmade gifts to my friends and family, but don’t want them to be something that they will not actually use.  So I really try to give them something that I would use and display in my own home.  This year I decided to make some really easy but cute believe words to enhance their Christmas decor.

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I made some easy gifts to give to some neighbors, etc. I just bought some pre-made cutouts of the word believe and covered them with some cute Christmas scrapbook papers. I of traced the words onto scrapbook paper and cut it out with my Exacto knife then used Mod Podge on both side of the paper and let them dry. Just the same as I did the BOO and JOY letters from previous posts. I will send them out with a simple card attached. I am still searching for a great phrase that includes the word “believe” in it relating to Christmas. Do you guys have any ideas for me??

I think they make a simple addition to your Christmas decor.

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