12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Peppermint Hand and Foot Scrub

Posted by on Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Peppermint Foot Scrub
I am excited about this recipe because it is easy to make, it is inexpensive, and it is so pretty in a jar as a gift.  Since I already had some red food coloring and peppermint oil, the total cost to make this was basically the cost of 3 cups of sea salt and 3 cups of sugar.  I ended up with 8 half pint jars of scrub or 8 gifts.  I am confident I spent no more than a dollar per gift counting the jars.
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 cups sea salt
  • 2 cups light olive oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil (20-30 drops)
  • 3-4 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • 8 half pint jars with lids or 4 pint jars with lids

In a large bowl combine sugar, salt, and olive oil.  Then add enough peppermint oil to suit your preference.  Add a few drops of red food coloring if desired and stir all with a wire whisk.  Spoon mixture into jar and seal with lid.  To use scrub, rub onto moistened feet or hands to exfoliate. Rinse and pat hands or feet dry.

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10 Responses to “12 Days of Christmas Jar Gifts – Peppermint Hand and Foot Scrub”

  1. Serenityon 11 Dec 2012 at 3:00 pm 1

    I’m a little excited about your site! hee! I’m going to make some of these as gifts. And the cocoa too! Question, wheres the best place to get good prices on mason jars, Kroger? Also the sea salt for this one would you get from the normal food/salt section? Thank you lady!

  2. Taraon 11 Dec 2012 at 10:50 pm 2

    Hi Serenity! So good to have you visit. I know Kroger, Target, and Walmart have had different sizes of the jars recently and they are all pretty competitive with prices. Publix may have some but I don’t shop there much. I’ve got plenty of quart jars if you need any. Yes the sea salt I get at Kroger in the baking section.

  3. Serenityon 12 Dec 2012 at 1:50 pm 3

    Thank you! I’m all set! So fun.

  4. Theresaon 03 Apr 2013 at 6:40 am 4

    This is such a delightful and creative idea. Thank you. I am a fan of Mommy’s Kitchen and saw your reference and am so happy that I checked it out. I will come and visit again. Thank you again.

  5. Sarahon 06 Nov 2013 at 9:21 am 5

    Hi! This might be a silly question, but if I made these Thanksgiving weekend, they would be fine if it was a month before I gave them away, right? Assume yes as they will be sealed, but I wanted to know if you had any thought on this?

  6. Taraon 12 Nov 2013 at 4:39 am 6

    Sarah yes it should be fine to make these up a few weeks ahead of time.

  7. Wendyon 27 Nov 2013 at 6:15 am 7

    I have a question,
    Does the food coloring make your hands pink after using this?
    Thank you

  8. Taraon 27 Nov 2013 at 7:47 am 8

    Hi Wendy, I do not recall my hands being stained when making the scrub. I am pretty sure I stirred it with a wooden spoon though. And I also use an all natural red food coloring which is plant based. You can certainly omit the food coloring if you have any sensitivity to the chemicals in it. If I made this again I probably would omit the coloring.

  9. Meganon 08 Dec 2013 at 11:58 am 9

    Just wondering… I read earlier that you said you would omit the red food coloring the next time you made them. Why do you say that? I am getting ready to make these and don’t know if I should use coloring or not.

    Thank you!!!

  10. Taraon 14 Dec 2013 at 6:32 am 10

    If I made this again, I would probably omit the food coloring simply because so many people are trying to move away from dyes and chemicals in foods and beauty products.