DIY Lavender Peppermint Body Scrub Recipe

Make this lavender peppermint sugar scrub in minutes. This body scrub makes a wonderful handmade gift, with just a few simple ingredients!

Moms of little ones, is it just me, or does it feel like we never get enough time to dedicate to self care?

I’m going to be honest. Some days, the only time I have away from my toddler is when I’m in the shower.

On top of that, beauty products that have quality ingredients can be hard to find…and so expensive!

Happily, I learned how simple it is to create a sugar scrub that’s both wonderful for your skin, and a delight to your senses.

I love any product that lets you get some of that much needed self-care into the shower routine!

Lavender Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This triple batch of lavender peppermint body scrub was a fun Galentine gift for friends this year. With Mother’s Day coming up, sugar scrubs are a wonderful homemade gift for moms.

To me, the smell of lavender and peppermint is heavenly. It somehow feels soothing and revitalizing all in one. 

I use it in this everyday kitchen cleaning spray recipe, and I just can’t get enough of the amazing scent.

For this body scrub, I used organic extra virgin olive oil and grapeseed oil. Both are readily available at the grocery store, and very beneficial for your skin!

  • Extra virgin olive oil helps lock moisture into the skin and contains antioxidants, which makes it great for a body scrub.  
  • Grapeseed oil is full of antioxidants, and even helps unclog pores and clear acne.
  • Lavender essential oil promotes relaxation, and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it wonderful for the skin.
  • Peppermint essential oil is rejuvenating, and also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

When creating this recipe, I originally considered coconut oil. It is solid white at room temperature, making it so practical and beautiful in scrubs. 

Unfortunately, it can also clog pores. My skin is so acne prone, so I opted for other oils for this scrub recipe. You could easily substitute with coconut oil if it is your preference for moisturizing.

Because olive oil and grapeseed oil are non comedogenic, this scrub would be safe for use on the face if desired.

Body Scrub Ingredients:

This two cup recipe will fill two 8 oz jars. (The batch in the photos is a triple batch.)


Measure cane sugar in bowl, and mix in olive and grapeseed oil.

Add in the essential oils, and toss in dried lavender buds.

simple lavender peppermint body scrub recipe

Stir once more, until well incorporated.

Store in an airtight container, such as a mason jar.

lavender peppermint sugar scrub, easy handmade gift idea for Mother's Day

There’s something wonderfully nostalgic about making our own beauty products.

As I mixed up this scrub, it was fun to think how women have been making their own beauty remedies for hundreds, even thousands of years!

On that note, what better way to decorate the jars than with these sweet vintage floral gift tags?

They are beautifully versatile, perfect for all things Spring, Valentine’s, Mothers Day, and Easter.

Recently, I created a line of printable gift tags for the Joyfully Treasured shop inspired by vintage floral fabric and antique tile patterns, so naturally, I created this free sheet of floral tags to share with you!

I am so excited to share all the fun free printables I am working on in the new subscriber library!

New subscribers will get the login details in a welcome email, and I’ll also link to the library login inside each newsletter.

Affordable Vintage DIY & FREE Printables? Yes, Please!

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vintage floral printable gift tags, diy sugar scrubs

As I was packaging up these 4oz gift jars, I discovered these little tags fit perfectly in mason jar lids. After writing a little note on the underside, I tucked them under each rim.

Do you use homemade sugar scrubs? I’d love to hear your favorite recipe or fragrance combinations!

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