Moms need to take some time to treat themselves. Don't you agree? This Mother's Day, make something thoughtful, creative and fun. A sugar scrub is easy to make and a great way for Mom to relax. She can use the scrub on her hands or body (avoid face) and then wash away with water. It will leave her with smooth skin and a relaxing scent.

Because most of the ingredients can be found at home, sugar scrubs can be made anytime. Try surprising mom every once in a while with different kinds of scrub. We have a simple four-step recipe to show you how to make a chocolate peppermint scrub. This craft doesn't have to match ours exactly. Get creative and decorate it any way you want. We've got you covered with other ideas that Mom will definitely love, too!

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Adult help: Yes

Hands-on time: 20 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Makes: 8 ounces

Kitchen gear: Measuring cups, large bowl, large spoon

 

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Chocolate peppermint scrub

1 jar with a lid, Mason jar or jam jar work well

1 cup sugar

½ cup coconut oil, melted (microwave for 30 to 45 seconds)

Peppermint essential oil

¼ cup cocoa powder

 

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Step 1:

Pour the sugar and coconut oil into a large bowl. Mix together. Make sure you mix until you see all the coconut oil is absorbed.

 

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Step 2:

Add cocoa powder and mix well. Make sure you do not see anything white clumps of sugar.

 

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Step 3:

Add 5 to 8 drops of the peppermint essential oil and mix.

 

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Step 4:

Spoon sugar scrub into the jar. Decorate the jar any way you want. You can add ribbon around the rim or write a sweet message on them.

 

More recipes to try: 

Lavender Vanilla Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 to 8 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops purple food coloring

Pink Lemonade Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil

5 to 8 drops lemon essential oil

4 drops pink or red food coloring

Coffee Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup ground coffee

Green Tea Scrub

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil

2-3 green tea bags (open bags and empty contents into bowl)

 

 

Story by Dara Elasfar. Elasfar is a KidsPost writer and news aide who works in features and in news. She assists with the flow of the daily print edition while also serving as a writer for KidsPost. Before this, she was an intern at Al-Arabiya and Sky News Arabia in Washington.