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.
Yield: about 2 cups scrub
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Peppermint Sugar Scrub
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
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.
Recipe and photo credit: C&H Sugar, Inc. - chsugar.com