Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

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Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub – Soften up that dry flaky skin with this all natural sugar scrub. It is so easy to make!

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I tried homemade sugar scrubs for the first time last year, and now I’m addicted. They are perfect for combating the dry, flaky skin that always used to plague me every winter. Not anymore!

I keep a little glass jar with a plastic lid in my shower and use it at least a couple times a week. My skin feels so much better!

Spoonful of cucumber mint sugar scrub

I’ve made orange and lime sugar scrub in the past, but this cucumber mint sugar scrub is a new favorite. There’s a reason why people are always placing slices of cucumbers on their puffy eyes.

Cucumbers are full of antioxidants, and are very soothing to the skin. I figured if it’s good for the eyes, it’s gotta be good for the rest of your skin as well. 🙂

DIY sugar scrub with mint and cucumber

 

Jar of cucumber mint sugar scrub with a spoon
I love the invigorating scent of peppermint, so I decided to add some peppermint essential oil to this sugar scrub. I think peppermint goes just perfectly with the green color of the cucumbers. It smells so clean and fresh!

close up of cucumber mint sugar scrub in a jar

Because of the cucumber in this recipe, it will last longer if stored in the refrigerator. It thickens up quite a bit, but it still works just fine.

If you want, you can take it out a few minutes before you want to use it so it will soften up a bit. I kept mine at room temperature, and it lasted over a week. It’s a refreshing way to start the day!

Recipe for cucumber mint sugar scrub

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cucumber, unpeeled (about 4 slices)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, softened
  • 8-10 drops peppermint essential oil

Instructions

  • Puree cucumber till all the skin is in tiny flecks. Add the sugar and coconut oil and blend till oil is absorbed. Stir in peppermint oil. Store in an airtight container.
  • Because of the fresh cucumber, it is best to store this sugar scrub in the refrigerator. You can just scoop out what I'll need into a little plastic bowl a few minutes before you're going to use it.
  • I can’t even tell you how fabulous this stuff smells. And I know you’ll love how soft it makes your skin feel! One word of caution – as with all sugar scrubs, the oil can make the shower floor a tad bit slippery, so be careful. (No bustin’ out the dance moves!)

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    Comments

    1. Can I add preservative like phenonip to this scrub?

    2. Can I preserve the whole cucumber by spraying it with the colloidal silver or is it just to preserve the cucumber peel? Sorry s little confused. Thank you.

    3. I made a cucumber sugar scrub, and I peeled the cucumber sprayed it with colloidal silver then dehydrated the peels. When dry i pulsed in a spice grinder. They retained their bright deep color and no molding. I did not refrigerate and some was over a year old before it all got used. I also made one with lime zest that I didn’t refrigerate. I have added vitamin E to some bath care products to prolong shelf life.

    4. Crystal says:

      Can I use fresh peppermint instead of peppermint oil?

      • I’m not sure how well it would work because I’ve never tried it. The oil is much more potent than the leaves, so adding enough leaves might throw off the consistency of the scrub. But you could always try it.

    5. Where do I buy the essential oils

    6. Erica Dorr says:

      do you think if i add citric acid it will preserve the cucumber scrub a little longer?

      • I’m not sure about that, but the citric acid might be harsh on sensitive skin. You could try it in small quantities and see how it turns out. Let me know if you do!

    7. Love your recipe and will try to do some of these in the following weeks. Thanknyounfor sharing your wonderful ideas, Kara.

    8. Can you use an air tight plastic container to store it? Glass is slippery in the shower..

    9. Definitely be careful not to melt your oil because mine did and the scrub cane out a liquidy.

    10. Sounds fab, amount to make it for table favours for Christmas Day 😊 do I blend the sugar in the blender with the other ingredients then? Seems it’ll ruin the idea?

    11. Wow! Beautiful! I can make this for xmas gifts. But it can only last for a week? I’m staying at a tropical country… weather here always humid. Please advice.

    12. Can we skip peppermint oil

    13. Is there a different oil to use instead of coconut? My husband is allergic to coconuts.

    14. I’ve been looking for something to do with my extra cucumbers from my garden. This is perfect.

    15. Can you use this on your face?

    16. I think that insted of coconut oil you can use Johnsson Baby oil

      • I love using coconut oil because it’s all natural and has healing properties, but I guess that’s just a matter of preference. Baby oil might work, but would make the sugar scrub much runnier, so you would need to adjust the amount. I’d definitely use unscented.

      • Great idea for a scrub and so easy to make. Thanks a lot 😊.
        I think argan oil or avocado oil can easily replace the coconut oil as they are anti-aging and toning for the body. Argan oil is one of the best for the face.

      • I’m not sure but, if you want a coconut sub. you might want to try shea butter.

    17. What if I don’t have coconut oil? Is there other oil I could use?

      • I don’t know of another oil that works like coconut oil for beauty products. I definitely wouldn’t use a cooking oil, but there might be another oil that works. You could try it in a small quantity and see. Good luck!

      • Lauren Miller says:

        If I wanted to make this as a Christmas present for 12 people, how much of each Ingredient would I need?

      • It makes enough for about two of the tiny mason jars, so you would need to multiply the recipe by 6.

      • Jojoba, olive, or almond. Love your recipe btw.

      • You could try macadamia nut oil, its less likely to clog your pores too

      • Argan, avocado and nuts oils are very good for the body as they are toning and anti aging . You also have the jojoba oil that is excellent. Hope that helps 😊

    18. Can I use another oil if I don’t have coconut oil?

      • Other readers have suggested jojoba, olive, almond, argan, and avocado oil. I haven’t tried them myself, but it’s definitely worth a shot.

    19. Since no preservatives have been used and you’re using fresh cucumbers, how long will this last before going bad and developing mold?

      • I kept mine at room temperature for over a week and it was fine. I think it would last at least twice that long if stored in the refrigerator.

    20. Shay Clark says:

      Can I use lemon extract instead of the peppermint oil?

      • You could use lemon essential oil, but not lemon extract. Extract contains alcohol, which dries out the skin, and may also dry out the sugar scrub.

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