Smells have such an amazing way of evoking emotions, memories and feelings. Each season has it’s own smell to me. Fall is all cinnamon. Winter is all peppermint. Maybe it’s the candy canes and hot chocolate, but winter is definitely about the peppermint. A close second is cranberry and apple. The apple inspired me last month with my cinnamon pear applesauce, so I thought I would try something different. There was a recipe for a vanilla latte inspired sugar scrub, but I had peppermint on the brain, so when I looked at it, it screamed chocolate peppermint sugars scrub, and so it was born!
It was handy, too because I had all of the ingredients on hand; cocoa powder, oil (I had grape seed, you could use fractionated coconut oil, almond oil or even olive oil), sugar, and peppermint essential oil.
It’s easy to make, smells amazing, leaves your skin soft and moisturized and makes a great holiday gift. I packed up the first batch into leftover baby food jars (don’t worry, they were cleaned), put a label and ribbon on them and gave them to E’s preschool teachers.
The chocolate peppermint sugar scrub leaves you smelling pepperminty, with a hint of chocolate, but if you don’t want to wear your favorite holiday smell, you can use Febreze Home for the Holidays Collection to help get your home refreshed for the holidays.
- 1/2 cup grape seed/almond/fractionated coconut/ olive oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 11 drops peppermint essential oil
- Measure all ingredients
- Mix ingredients well in a non-plastic container
- Store in a non-plastic container
- *Note as this contains essential oil, test on skin before use.
What favorite holiday smells do you have around your home? Which of the Febreze Home for the Holidays Collection do you think would make a great sugar scrub?
Curious to learn more about essential oils? I’ve got a great starter kit for you to check out.