DIY Peppermint Body Scrub

Every year I say I am going to take better care of myself. Every year I spend my days taking care of others. This is my Valentine gift to the people like me! I hope you do what you can to take care of yourself. Try this homemade whipped peppermint body scrub to get off to a good start!

What are you doing to pamper yourself?



Some people are just born nurturers. The hard part is making sure to nurture ourselves. Sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to help everyone else and still find time for us.


My proposition to all you helpers out there is to save some moments for you! You know who you are !  All you moms, caregivers, people who can’t say no, etc… Make a batch of this homemade whipped peppermint body scrub for pick me up pampering session. This homemade peppermint body scrub can be stored for up to 6 months.



4.8 from 6 reviews
Whipped Peppermint Body Scrub
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup pink sugar ( 2 drops of pink food gel mixed with ¼ cup sugar)
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil or 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 drops Vitamin E oil
  1. In a ziploc plastic bag, add ¼ cup sugar and 2 drops of pink food gel. Let all of the air out of the bag and zip it up. Shake and massage the bag with your hands until all of the sugar is mixed and a light shade of pink.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add the coconut oil ½ cup granulated sugar. Beat with mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the pink sugar and whip for an additional 20 seconds.
  4. Transfer to an airtight container or jar. This soothing whipped scrub can be stored up to 6 months but will likely be used long before that 🙂
  5. ENJOY!!

Let me know how you find balance to take care of yourself and everyone else?


  1. Julie Wood says

    I really love this body scrub with coconut oil and peppermint. I bet it really helps dry skin. I need to make this and I be it smells so good! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Sarah Hayes says

    this looks divine. i think it would feel great to use and also it would be a great gift. thanks for the idea

  3. Keri Justice says

    Peppermint is so refreshing! I would love to try this out. I think my daughter would love it too. And it would be great as a Valentine’s gift.

  4. Rosie says

    I’m not doing much of anything to pamper myself, but wowie, I have coconut oil and peppermint essential oil, I’m halfway there towards making this amazing body scrub!! I want to try it!

  5. Amy Orvin says

    I have never made a body scrub before. I have most of these ingredients though. I just might have to try to make some for myself. I love using it in a bubble bath.

  6. Grace H says

    This looks amazing! I love homemade scrubs! All of the store bought ones I’ve used have been really oily and leave my skin feeling kind of greasy.

  7. Starla B says

    This is so awesome and it turned out so pretty! Scrubs are my favorite but I have never tried to make any myself! I need to give this one a go!

  8. Betsy Barnes says

    I love this scrub recipe! It would be a great gift for my mom, she loves DIY recipes. It is easier for me to find balance to take care of myself since my son is grown. I usually set aside time after dinner, relax with hot tea or read a book. 🙂

  9. ellen beck says

    I am going to try this one. My niece would love it. She was nuts about the Victoria Secret peppermint products and they were discontinued. This sounds like it would be easy and nice to give as a gift.

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