Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

My hands are often sore and dry, so to go along with my cleansing & refreshing theme I should have some kind of body scrub. I was amazed at how easy it was to make with ingredients I already had at home!

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub:

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

The sugar in this scrub exfoliates your skin, and the oil helps to make it soft. The mint chocolate is just so they smell nice!

I was inspired by THIS RECIPE at The Idea Room blog, but I adapted it for UK measurements, and to add some peppermint essence – I chose this combination because mint-choc-chip is my favourite ice cream flavour so the smell makes me think of summer!

Here are the ingredients:

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

You will need:

100ml oil – I used Extra-Virgin Olive Oil because it’s what I had but you can use coconut oil, almond oil, etc

100g Dark Brown Soft Unrefined Cane Sugar

100g Golden Caster Sugar

1tsp Cocoa Powder

1tsp Finely Grated Dark Chocolate

Half a tsp Peppermint Extract

Plus a jar with a lid to keep it in!

Step 1: Mix Together the dry ingredients:

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Step 2: Add the wet ingredients and mix them in:

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Step 3: Transfer it to a jar and decorate the jar if you wish (I cut a circle for the top and made a label using my Cricut Explore):

Mint Chocolate Sugar Scrub

That’s it! It should last a few months, if you don’t use it up sooner! To use it just scoop a small amount onto wet hands (or body!) rub it in, and then rinse very lightly – don’t rinse too much or you’ll wash the oil off too and won’t benefit so much.

P.S. Everything in this is edible – I totally licked the spoon I’d been mixing with!

Be Inspired:

Make a sugar scrub or other cleansing potion

Fill a jar with something

Use your favourite ice cream flavour to inspire your next project

This feels lovely on my hands, I’m totally going to make more once this runs out – I might try this Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub at The Idea Room next, if I can get hold of some lime oil! Check out all the recipes – there’s lots of different ones!

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That’s all for tonight, I’ll see you again at 10am tomorrow morning!

Jennifer x

  • Sarah

    Sounds great and anything with chocolate has to be good in my opinion! Just been to check out the Idea Room too!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:09 pm
    • Sarah

      … ps: Thanks for a fab day – looking forward to tomorrow! x

      June 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm
  • Annie

    yummy – this looks amazing, I may have a go at something like this as a little gift for my scrappy mates. Mind you, I would have to hide mine away – if my hubby found this in the fridge he would eat it all! :o)

    June 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm
  • Frances

    This looks interesting. Will definitely give it a try as my hands dry easily too! Thanks for the idea. Looking forward to tomorrow’s posts Jennifer.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:13 pm
  • I had to laugh at you licking the spoon… it definitely sounds good enough to eat!

    June 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm
  • yay….I manage to get this one right!! Sounds and I bet it smells and tastes wonderful x I will be bookmarking this idea for christmas pressies x x

    June 7, 2014 at 10:16 pm
  • Sugar scrubs remind me of my childhood when my mother used a lemon/sugar scrub for stained hands. It smelled wonderful and sure makes your hands feel smooth.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:19 pm
  • Frances

    Great photography by the way! So dramatic. Well done.

    June 7, 2014 at 10:29 pm
  • Jen

    Man! That looks good enough to roll around in! Wait! You can! Awesome! 🙂

    June 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm
  • Yum … this must smell delicious xx

    June 7, 2014 at 11:20 pm
  • barbara macaskill

    This looks awesome!! Will be buying the ingredients and if they make it far enough will be making this and using it to hopefully help my poor hands! Thanks for the recipe!

    June 8, 2014 at 12:43 am
  • Sounds yummy – LOL! I’ve never tried to make my own scrub, but I do have one from Mary Kay that I like to use because it makes my hands feel wonderful!

    June 8, 2014 at 1:02 am
  • wow.. this is amazing! who would have thought!!
    got to give this a try!

    June 8, 2014 at 1:25 am
  • Oohhhhh this makes me want mint chocolate chip ice cream hehehehe! Sounds fun!

    June 8, 2014 at 1:59 am
  • Oh now this sounds yummy I’m sure I would catch my other half eating it lol seeing it has chocolate in it will gave to try this thanks

    June 8, 2014 at 3:37 am
  • Fantastic! Looks to good to put in a jar 🙂

    June 8, 2014 at 4:00 am
  • I used something like this at a restaurant in Florida & it made my hands just lovely.

    June 8, 2014 at 5:03 am
  • Lindsay

    I bet this smells divine! I need to figure out a good scrub for my feet!

    June 8, 2014 at 7:43 am
  • Sounds lovely – both to eat and use as a scrub!

    June 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm
  • My favourite and chocolate.. Mmm..

    June 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm
  • I would have eaten the lot – forget the scrubbing!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:46 pm
  • This sounds perfect….I think I’d be very tempted to be licking my hands once it’s on!!

    June 8, 2014 at 7:15 pm
  • I make a similar scrub for my face, but without the addition of chocolate & mint, wouldnt last long on my face if I did 😉

    June 8, 2014 at 7:22 pm
  • Hehe, I would want to eat it all!!! 🙂

    June 9, 2014 at 11:03 am
  • gemma steele

    Love this idea! Can see me making a lot of this at christmas

    June 9, 2014 at 11:03 am
  • Love this less fattening use of sugar and chocolate!

    June 9, 2014 at 11:52 am
  • Janet

    This is great. Gardening is another one of my serious hobbies and I really need this. I will be mixing some of this up this week!

    June 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm

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