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101 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Hand Scrub

The following post is from Kacey of Next Level Mama:

Peppermint Hand Scrub
Source: Kacey Bess

The Christmas season is all about giving, and this gift is sure to please. Pamper a friend, your child’s favorite teacher, or anyone special in your life with a calming and delicious-smelling peppermint scrub.

Super simple to make, this scrub can be used on the hands, feet or body. If you have extra time, you can also experiment with different combinations of oils and fragrances.


  • large baby food jar
  • 1  1/2 cup fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup baby oil
  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil
  • 15-20 drops peppermint oil


Pour 1 cup of salt into a small bowl, then stir in baby oil and jojoba oil until the mixture is a slushie-type consistency.

If there’s too much liquid, gradually add more salt until you reach the desired consistency.

Next, add in the peppermint oil. Continue to stir all ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

Pour scrub into empty baby food jar.

Decorate with pretty ribbon and a  tag. And, your gift is ready to give.

Please note, it’s normal for the ingredients to settle in between uses. Stir with a spoon to remix. To use, place a teaspoon of scrub in palm of hand and rub over both hands for about 30 seconds. Rinse with water, then pat dry.

Do you create homemade gifts to give during Christmas?  What is the best homemade give that you have received?

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Kacey loves her kids to pieces and the many ways they’re refining her into a better person. She’s on a mission to inspire and encourage moms to take it to the next level. This die-hard Texas girl rarely meets a dessert she can refuse. You can find her at her blog, Next Level Mama, or tweeting away at @nextlevelmama.