Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub
You can make this rich and creamy whipped peppermint sugar scrub in no time at all. An electric mixer makes this the quickest and easiest whipped scrub ever.
Is there anything more luscious than whipped shea butter? The rich and creamy texture of whipped shea is dangerously close to that of buttercream frosting. It's pretty much dessert for your skin - especially when it's blended with exfoliating sugar and a few drops of invigorating peppermint essential oil.
This simple whipped scrub comes together in under ten minutes and is certain to amaze and delight friends and family when shared as a homemade holiday gift. Whipped peppermint sugar scrub looks gorgeous in simple mason jars or plastic cosmetic jars. Top your scrub with a sprinkle of colored sanding sugar to make it extra special.
Unrefined Shea Butter and Apricot Oil make up the base of this creamy whipped scrub. Shea's naturally nutty aroma blends quite nicely with the fresh scent of peppermint, and provides a silky, moisturizing carrier for exfoliating white sugar. You can make this recipe your own by swapping the peppermint essential oil for another skin-safe aroma, like lavender, rose, chamomile, or sandalwood.
Did we mention that this recipe was easy to make? First, the Shea Butter is creamed in an electric mixer. That means no waiting for melted butter to cool and harden! When the butter has been sufficiently whipped, the Apricot Oil and Essential Oils are added and the whole thing is whipped again. This results in a soft, fluffy butter that mixes easily with sugar.
WHIPPED PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB RECIPE
This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) of scrub - enough to fill 3 4-ounce jars
- 4 ounces Unrefined Shea Butter
- 1 ounces Apricot Oil
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint essential oil (optional)
- Place the Shea Butter into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Whisk on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes, or until the butter is light and fluffy.
- Add the Apricot Oil and peppermint essential oil and whisk for an additional 2 minutes. Stop to scrape the sides of the bowl, and mix again for another 2 minutes.
- Fold in sugar, taking care not to mix too vigorously. Over-mixing can cause the fluffy butter to flop.
- Spoon the finished scrub into jars and seal lids tightly. Unused scrub should last up to 6 months.
Massage scrub into moistened skin in a gentle circular motion. Rinse when finished, and towel dry. The scrub may cause surfaces to become slippery, so take extra care in the shower or bath.