Friday, December 3, 2010

Peppermint Cocoa Body Scrub

This peppermint cocoa body scrub is easy to make and fun to give as a holiday gift. Not only does it smell good enough to eat, it rejuvenates dry winter skin.
by Mindy Terry
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4 Tbs. honey
6 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 heaping teaspoons cocoa
1/2 c. sugar in the raw
1/2 c. granulated sugar
6-10 Tbs. water
6-10 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix the honey, olive oil, and cocoa in a small bowl until thoroughly blended. In a larger bowl blend the sugar in the raw and granulated sugar together. Add the cocoa mixture to the sugar and mix well. Add water to get desired consistency. Add peppermint oil to desired scent.

In a warm shower, apply a small amount of mixture to the body. Scrub gently in circular motions. Rinse. Lightly pat the skin dry and follow with your favorite skin moisturizer to enhance the benefits.

The recipe yields approximately 1 1/3 cups of scrub. Package the scrub in small tin, glass, or plastic containers with lids. You can place a clear label with instructions for use on the outside of the container. Use ribbon, an old-fashioned peppermint stick, or a sprig of fresh holly for embellishment.

Mindy Terry

With 17 years in the spa industry, Mindy Terry is the Founder and President of Creative Spa Concepts. Terry is also a licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician, yoga instructor, and certified infant massage instructor.

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