Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Peppermint Sugar Scrub


I always give my Ladies-wot-Brunch favors when we get together.
It's just something I've always done.

This time I reused baby food jars and filled them with a homemade peppermint sugar scrub.

The scrub is fabulous for softening and deodorizing hands or feet.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

1 box of Candy Canes
3/4c. Olive Oil (I think melted coconut oil, or jojoba, or even vegetable oil would be equally good)
2c. Sugar
12 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

Whiz the candy canes up in the food processor until fairly crushed.
Pour all ingredients in a big bowl and mix well.
Keep in a jar.

To use:  put a spoonful in your hand and rub into skin.  Rinse off and dry.
For best results, use before bedtime and put on gloves or socks after you rinse the solids away.

This is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.

18 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I like to use candy canes to decorate for Christmas but nobody in my family actually likes to eat them. I will definitely try to make this x

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    1. I keep candy canes years round Ms. Sol. My brother was just teasing me over the weekend about how he had never seen someone throw candy canes in as much stuff as I do. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I just love your blog name. It is so cute. How can I contact you? Do you have an email where I can reach you? I have several ideas I would love to share with you. Thanks for finding me fellow Texan!

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    1. Well thanks Ms. Greene! I do have an e-mail it's parymoppins (at) ymail (dot) com. Feel free to contact me anytime. I am always open to new ideas...unless it's about giving up coffee 'cuz that's just not gonna happen. :)

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  3. I am going to give this a try using coconut oil. I like the idea.

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    1. I made a scrub using coconut oil, sugar, and spent coffee grounds for use on my hands after cutting garlic and it is fairly wonderful. I think you'll like the coconut oil version. :) Thanks for stopping by Ms. Nicki!

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  4. What a great idea! Thanks! I am thinking the Hubby will benefit from this.

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    1. Most certainly especially if he has a job where his hands get grundgy. Thanks for stopping by Ms. Ruby! (By the way, fabulous name! That was my Me-me's name.) :)

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  5. I like this. A lot. My Walmart still has a ton of candy canes out on clearance, so I might have to swing by and by a ton or two and make this as gifts, keeping some for myself of course. ;-) Found you from bloggymoms, when you stopped by my blog awhile back. Now a follower on Facebook, Pinterest and Networked blogs.

    P.S. I have a tote bag I call my Mary Poppins bag. It's huge, I love it. I think I could actually carry a lamp and a coatrack in it. Here's a pic: http://www.myblessingsunlimited.net/carriedanderson/Products/Detail.aspx?product=82467

    Have a Blessed Day!

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    1. Well thanks for stopping by Ms. Carrie! You could also do this with peppermint candies but if the canes are on clearance then I like them better since there is less unwrapping involved. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Oh this looks so awesome!!I bet it smells so good too! Maybe a good gift idea for teachers for Valentine's Day too!! Thanks for sharing!! Newest Texas Blog Follower! hugs!

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    1. It's awesome AND easy which I love! :) Thanks for stopping by Ms. Janette!

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  7. Hi Pary,
    I could use some of your awesome Sugar Scrub to get rid of the winter dry skin. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Absolutely Miz Helen. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Next time Candy canes are 75% off I will pick up a bunch and make a bunch of people this scrub as a friendship valentine gift! Should have baby food bottles at that point too haha

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    1. You could also do this with wrapped peppermints but it'as a bit fiddly. Definitely keep all those baby food jars. You can use them in a billion ways!

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  9. This sounds lovely. I use a store-bought peppermint lotion on my feet as my heels are always dry - too much running around in bare feet after a four-year-old, so I think this could be a really nice alternative.

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    1. Oh yes this is great on your feet! Thanks for stopping by!

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