Peppermint Candy Cane Lip Scrub

candy cane lip scrub with evergreen sprig tied on with red & white twine

I just love a good homemade lip scrub!

That’s undoubtedly why I keep coming up with new lip scrub recipes like this peppermint candy cane lip scrub, my homemade chocolate lip scrub, and vanilla honey lip scrub.

 

They’re super easy to whip up and make fun little gifts that pretty much everyone loves.

Plus, they’re made using simple wholesome ingredients and essential oils, so I can feel great about giving them.

 

peppermint candy can lip scrub title image with lip scrub in glass jar next to custom label on top

 

 

What you’ll need to make this peppermint lip scrub

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With smaller granules than traditional baking sugar, this superfine sugar is perfect for gently exfoliating lips.

It helps remove dead skin cells, making lips soft and smooth.

 

Not only do candy canes smell and taste delicious, when ground into a fine powder, they are also great for exfoliating lips.

Plus, mini candy canes are also great for tying to the outside of the lip scrub jar as a fun way to wrap up this special Christmas gift.

Apricot kernel oil resembles the natural sebum produced by our skin, so it’s easily absorbed by skin and lips and moisturizes deeply.

The main constituents of apricot kernel oil are oleic acids, linoleic acids, alpha-linoleic acids, palmitic acid, steric acid, and vitamins A and E.   These wonderful nutrients helps heal chapped lips, boost collagen production for plumper, younger looking lips, and soothe and replenish dry lips

 

Peppermint helps improve blood flow and circulation for rosy lips.

Peppermint also helps heal and soothe cracked lips.

Peppermint also naturally plumps your lips, making them look fuller and more youthful.

 

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ingredients and tools for

 

 

How to make homemade lip scrub

step 1:  add 2 tablespoons super fine sugar to a small bowl

tip: While you can substitute regular table sugar for the super fine sugar, using super fine sugar is preferred because its smaller size granules exfoliate and smooth lips better than the larger sized crystals of regular granulated sugar.

 

sugar added to small bowl to start making peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils

 

 

step 2:  put 2-3 small candy canes in a Ziploc baggie.  Then hit the candy canes with a rolling pin to break up the candy canes into a fine powder.  Add 1.5 teaspoons of this candy cane powder to the bowl with the sugar.

 

three candy canes ready for use in peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils

rolling pin breaking candy canes inside ziploc bag into tiny pieces for use in peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils

adding smashed candy cane pieces to bowl with sugar for use in peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils

 

 

step 3:  put 2 teaspoons of apricot kernel oil in a small bowl, then add 5 drops peppermint essential oil to the apricot kernel oil.  Mix well.

 

adding peppermint essential oil dropped from bottle into apricot kernel oil in measuring spoon for use in peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils

 

 

step 4:  add the apricot kernel oil and peppermint essential oil mixture to the candy cane and sugar bowl

tip:  If you don’t have apricot kernel oil, you can substitute with another light-tasting edible oil like avocado oil or sweet almond oil.  Just be sure to use an oil that’s both safe to eat (since it will be on your lips) and also not overly flavorful (like olive oil) because it would overpower the other flavors in the lip scrub.

 

adding peppermint essential oil and apricot kernel oil to candy cane pieces and sugar in creation of peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils

 

 

step 5:  mix well

 

peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils ingredients sugar, candy cane pieces, peppermint essential oil, apricot kernel oil mixed together with wooden spoon

 

 

step 6:  scoop into small jar

yield:  This recipe makes about 3 tablespoons of lip scrub.

tip:  Use jars that are safe to use with diluted essential oil, either glass jars or PET plastic jars.

Find 1 oz PET plastic jars here.  Find 1 oz glass jars here.

 

peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils overflowing in small open glass jar

 

 

step 7:  add a label (click here for a free printable label)

tip:  You can print this label on full-sheet label paper, or do what I do and print the label on regular printer paper and attach it to the spray bottle with packing tape.  It’s cheap and easy to do.  Plus, I find that the labels stay on better using packing tape than with regular label paper, and the packing tape protects the label really well, which keeps the labels looking great for a long time.

tip:  To help the label stick really well, first wipe the tube clean with a little rubbing alcohol.  Allow to dry and then apply the label.

 

peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils in glass jar closed with lid and custom label

 

 

step 8 (optional):  if you’d like, turn it into a gift by tying a mini candy cane and a bit of greenery around the bottle using some baker’s twine

 

peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils in glass jar with custom label, candy cane and twig garnish tied to jar

 

 

How to use

  • use a pea-size amount
  • rub gently on your lips to buff away rough, dry skin
  • then lick off excess — YUM!
  • apply a lip balm to moisturize
  • use 1-2 times a week, as needed

 

 

peppermint candy cane lip scrub with essential oils overflowing in glas jar, candy cane, essential oils bottles

 

 

Where to get supplies?

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Sarah Lewis

A little thing about me: I 💙 essential oils. I also love using my background in research to help people learn more about essential oils and all the wonderful ways they can be used. I share DIY recipes for natural cleaners that really work, non-toxic beauty solutions, and holistic wellness. My essential oil recipes, info, and tips have been viewed more than 20 million times. I've been featured on MindBodyGreen, Health & Natural Living, All Natural Ideas, This Natural Home, Natural Living Ideas, and Passion for Savings.