Easy Gift Idea: Peppermint Body Scrub in 5 Minutes

Fun fact: Peppermint essential oil stimulates mental activity, clears the mind, and increases focus on cognitive tasks.

This peppermint body scrub is an easy gift idea that can be made in five minutes or less. I’m trying to make many of my gifts this year, and this one is at the top of my gift list. You can literally make it in no time at all. Just put it in a quilted crystal jelly jar or another decorative glass jar, tie it with ribbon and you have an easy gift idea for any woman on your gift list.

Easy gift idea: Peppermint Body Scrub in 5 minutes

Easy Gift Idea: Peppermint Body Scrub in 5 Minutes

My mom has fallen in love with my body scrubs. Every time we get together, she asks if I have any new ones I’ve made. Since Christmas is coming up soon, I decided to make a basket of body scrubs to give to her with a loofah and some warm socks.

The best thing about making body scrubs for gifts is that you can make as many as you need. Make one or double or triple the recipe to make more. Just make them up close to the holiday and keep them sealed to stay fresh.

I’m part of a group of bloggers that gets together once a month to remake a pin we find on Pinterest. The original body scrub pin contained food dye which I do not use.  Plus, she used peppermint extract which is used in baking. To get the full benefits of the peppermint, I used peppermint essential oil instead. I also added a bit of eucalyptus essential oil to the peppermint which makes it perfect for winter cold season.


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of white sugar
  • 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil


  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Store in a glass jar with a lid.
  • Scrub into your skin while in the bath to soften and exfoliate.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Be careful in case it leaves the tub slippery.

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Easy gift idea: Peppermint Body Scrub in 5 minutes

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  1. This recipe for Peppermint Body scrub sounds amazing and a fun scrub to use and make. I bet it smells good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  2. This is a great low cost gift idea. I bet it smells heavenly!  
  3. Barbara Montag says:
    I like this - thanks for the idea! This is a great Christmas gift.
  4. I have all the stuff to make this and the cutest containers to put it in! Thanks for sharing this easy gift idea.
  5. This would make a great gift for my sister. She loves all thing peppermint! 
  6. This looks so amazing! Peppermint always makes my skin feel so soothed and refreshed.

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