Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Crushing candy canes into this body scrub makes for a minty, merry stocking stuffer.


about 2 cups scrub


  • 4 candy canes, crushed
  • 2 cups C&H® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup light olive, canola or almond oil
  • 6 drops peppermint oil
  • 2 (8 oz.) decorative containers with lids


Place candy canes into a food processor, and process for 30 seconds until ground into a fine powder. You should have 1/3 cup.

Place sugar in a bowl with crushed candy cane powder. With a spatula, slowly incorporate oil until it becomes a thick paste. Add peppermint oil, mixing well. Transfer mixture into containers and secure lids. Contents will settle; mix before using.

Scoop a teaspoon or two of the scrub in your hands, and gently massage in circular motions onto moist skin. Rinse well. Your skin will be smooth and soft! 

Sugar scrubs are not recommended for the face. Avoid using on sensitive areas, in cuts or on skin that is irritated or sunburned.


Put a small amount of the scrub on the inside of your wrist to test for allergic reaction. Substitute 1 teaspoon peppermint extract for the peppermint oil, if desired.

Be sure to clean your shower or bathtub thoroughly, as the oil in the scrub will cause surfaces to become slippery.