Every spray tan addict knows that exfoliation is key to a great tan. We often are asked about what scrubs we recommend. One of our Tanning Artists, Megan Mullins, found a great recipe on Pinterest for a DIY version. Maybe’s it’s time to try something like this yourself.

Why buy scrubs that are already made and with ingredients your unsure of when you can make your own?  Use ingredients you probably have in your kitchen for half the cost.

Body scrubs are a great way to help cleanse and exfoliate the skin by removing  dirt, oil, and dead skin cells revealing a healthy, soft, and youthful glow. Especially in these cold winter months.

For this time of year a DIY Peppermint Body Scrub is perfect and easy to make. To fill a pint jar (mason jar) you will need:

  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  •   1/3 cup light olive oil
  •   1/8 cup safflower oil
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract or essential oil
  • About 20 crushed candy canes if you are making more than  one scrub, otherwise cut the number in half.
  • Red food coloring, add however many drops to desired color.

Wisk all ingredients into a bowl, until blended. Fill and pack your scrub into the mason jar. Want to add an extra touch? A candy cane tied into a bow with a label on the jar makes a perfect DIY gift.