Peppermint Coconut Sugar Scrub

Peppermint and coconut pair perfectly when it comes to brightening up your skin AND your day. Mint has a cooling effect on the skin and coconut oil is a wonderful skin moisturizer. Plus, the fresh and tropical aroma will work wonders for your mood. This is a scrub that will make your skin smooth and soft, without the need to apply lotion after the shower.
Recipe reprinted with permission from Make & Give Home Apothecary by Stephanie Rose, © 2018. Published by Leisure Arts.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Colleen @ Grow Forage Cook Ferment
Cost $2




  • Set the coconut oil out in a warm place so that it softens but does not completely melt. Look for the consistency of softened butter for baking.
  • In a bowl, cream together the sugar and the coconut oil.
  • Stir in the peppermint leaves (fresh or dried), peppermint essential oil, and optional spirulina powder.
  • To store (or for gift giving), scoop the sugar scrub into a nice jar with a lid.


To use a peppermint tea bag:
Empty the contents of a tea bag into a small bowl. Sprinkle the herbs into the sugar scrub. You can choose as much or as little you would like to add, keeping in mind that adding more herbs can make the scrub more abrasive.