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This chocolate peppermint sugar scrub leaves your skin baby soft and silky smooth, and it smells amazing. It’s an easy, frugal homemade holiday gift!


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We’re taking a super short break from easy recipes today and talking about easy homemade gifts, instead. And while this isn’t a food post, you can make this sugar scrub entirely with supplies from your kitchen. You probably have everything you need in your pantry right now!

My girls and I love, love, love making our own scrubs. We love using them, and we love giving them as gifts. For Christmas last year, we made a peppermint vanilla sugar scrub that was a big hit with everyone who tried it. It’s also super popular on the blog.

So last summer, I made a chocolate body scrub that the girls absolutely loved — it smelled incredible! So for the holidays, we decided to combine chocolate and peppermint into one delicious scrub. And friends, this one’s a keeper! Just think of it as a peppermint mocha for your skin!

Anyway, this DIY sugar scrub is easy, inexpensive and makes a wonderful gift for family, friends, teachers and even your co-workers. Because everyone deserves to be pampered, right?

Just mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl.


Then, add some coconut oil. If it’s solid, just warm it up until it’s slightly soft.


Next, add peppermint and vanilla extracts. You can also use essential oils if you have them.


I like to put the mixture into a half-pint jar and tie a festive ribbon around it. You can easily double the batch and put it into smaller containers if you’re making a bunch for gifts.


How to Make Homemade Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Scrub

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Homemade Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Scrub

By: Dee
Make your own holiday chocolate peppermint sugar scrub to keep or give as gifts!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ cup coconut oil (liquid or softened)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract or oil
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  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the sugars and cocoa powder
  • Stir in the coconut oil, vanilla extract and peppermint extract
  • Mix until well combined
  • Pack into a half pint jar or smaller containers for gift giving


Keeps for about a month in a cool dry place, although we use it up way before that!
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DIY Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Scrub is easy to make, inexpensive and perfect for Homemade Christmas Holiday gifts

I hope you enjoy this easy chocolate peppermint sugar scrub as much as we do!

Happy Holidays,


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  1. Nyjah says:

    Is it OK to use Cacao Powder in place of Cocoa?

    1. Dee says:

      I haven’t tried it, but I believe you can.

  2. Ally says:

    Hi Dee! 🙂 I’m just wondering how many little gifts your recipe would yield? Trying to make a shopping list for the ingredients. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Dee says:

      It makes about 1 cup, and fits into a half-pint mason jar. You can easily double the recipe. We usually pack it into smaller containers for gifts! 🙂

  3. Kitty says:

    If I made this I don’t think I’d ever get out of the bathtub! Must smell wonderful!

    1. Dee says:

      It really does! My teen took it, so I have to make more. 🙂