Homemade Gift Idea: Refreshing Peppermint Sea Salt Body Scrub (Plus, Free Gift Tags)
I sure do love Virginia winters but man oh man is it doing a number on my skin. Between the windy, cold air and the lack of humidity, winter has my skin looking dry and crackly. Yes, I said crackly. 😉
Even though I’m still using my favorite dry skin lotion, it still needs a dose of something extra. That something extra is exfoliation and a dose of liquid glycerin.
Glycerin is a substance commonly found in beauty care and food products. When used in beauty products, glycerin can help seal in your skin’s moisture, improve the appearance of dry skin, and facilitate skin repair.
Although glycerin can come from animal sources, I try to only use glycerin sourced from plants. Today we’ll be using it to make peppermint sea salt body scrub.
The magic of glycerin is that it will help moisturize your skin after the sea salt exfoliates it. If you’re lucky enough not to be struggling with dry skin, count your lucky stars and then realize you just stumbled across a cheap homemade gift idea too!
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What You’ll Need To Make Peppermint Sea Salt Body Scrub:
This recipe will fill approximately two 8 oz mason jars.
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup sea salt (I used this one)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 tbsp liquid glycerin (divided into two 1/2 tbsp)
- 15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil
- jars/mason jars
- large bowl
- spoon for mixing
- optional: wooden spoons
- optional: gift tags (see below)
- optional: cardstock
In a large bowl, combine the Epsom salt, sea salt, and baking soda.
Stir in 1/2 tbsp of liquid glycerin.
Add another 1/2 tbsp of liquid glycerin and combine. Note: Splitting up the liquid glycerin helps distribute it throughout the scrub better.
Add 15 drops of peppermint essential oil and mix thoroughly. You can add a few additional drops if you prefer a stronger peppermint scent.
Pour mixture into glass jars.
If you’ll be giving this as a gift, feel free to download our free vintage gift tags (linked at bottom of post).
Bonus: The gift tag printable also includes instructions on how to use the Peppermint Sea Salt Body Scrub.
Once you’ve printed out the gift tag sheet (use cardstock for best results (like this one)), cut each tag out and glue an instruction tag to the back.
You want your gift recipient to know how to properly use the scrub and how not to use the scrub (internally). Yes, you have to spell it out for some people (in other words, don’t use this scrub to clean your butt, lol).
Here’s Gift Tag Set 1:
Gift Tags Set 2:
Your download copy will not include the watermark and each sheet will download in the easy to use PDF format.
Aren’t the vintage graphics adorable? I just love them.
As for the Peppermint Sea Salt Body Scrub, I’ve already gone through one jar and what a difference it’s made on my crackly skin!
Of course, I’ve also made a few extra jars to give as gifts as well. Personally, I’m a big fan of homemade gift idea(s) (especially when they’re cheap to make).
FYI: There’s no functional difference between this scrub and the one you buy in the stores (except this one is probably better because it doesn’t contain unknown chemicals!).
If you aren’t ready to make this yet, feel free to pin to Pinterest so you can reference it later!
Do you like to make homemade gifts for friends and family?