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Peppermint Pampering Gifts In Jars For Homemade Christmas Gifts

By: The Gunny Sack

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Gifts in a jar are perfect for giving homemade Christmas gifts. This Peppermint Pampering Jar is filled with items like body butter, foot soak and sugar scrub.

The Holiday Mason Jar Extravaganza has finally arrived! Today is day one with half of the bloggers sharing their crafts. The second half of the bloggers will share tomorrow and on Friday you can share your holiday mason jars in our link party! I’ve shared many gifts in a jar for various holidays and seasons.

Giving homemade Christmas gifts is so affordable! This Christmas I will be giving out gifts in a jar with a Peppermint Pampering theme. It is filled with homemade peppermint spa products and peppermint treats.

If you want to make your own spa products, the recipes are below. If not, you can buy small sized bottles of similar spa products to put in the jars. Or buy large bottles and divide it into small containers.

Mini Plastic Storage Containers
I started with lots of these small containers from the Family Dollar and spray painted the lids red. Be sure to use spray paint that is specially formulated for plastics. I used Krylon Fusion For Plastic in Pepper Red Gloss to paint these lids. Don’t worry if you can’t find these exact containers. Try looking for small plastic containers in the bead aisle at a craft store or in the food storage aisle of a large retailer like Walmart or Target.

Body Butter Ingredients
To make the peppermint body butter, I used I used one Net Wt 7.5 oz jar of Vaseline Cocoa Butter petroleum jelly, three 8 fl. oz bottles of  Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint body lotion (bought them on sale) and two Net Wt. 4 oz jars of Studio 35 Vitamin E cream cream.

Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Put all of the ingredients into the mixer bowl and add 2 drops red food coloring, 5 teaspoons peppermint extract and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Whip everything together.

Peppermint Body Butter Recipe

Fill up as many small containers as you need and put the rest into large containers. This recipe makes 48 oz of lotion. If you don’t need that much, cut the recipe in half.

Peppermint Body Butter Recipe

Ingredients:
  • (1) 7.5 oz (Net Wt) jar of Vaseline Cocoa Butter petroleum jelly
  • (3) 8 fl. oz bottles of Twisted Peppermint body lotion
  • (2) 4 oz (Net Wt) jars of Studio 35 Vitamin E cream
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 5 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a mixer and whip them together.
  2. Fill containers with the body butter. This recipe makes 48 oz of lotion.
  3. Attach a label to the front.
  4. Add a strip of washi tape across the top.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe
To make the peppermint sugar scrub, soften 1/2 cup of coconut oil in the microwave for 15 seconds. Add 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar, 2-3 teaspoons peppermint extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 drops of red food coloring (if desired).

Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Mix everything until the color is evenly distributed.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub Container
Fill containers with the sugar scrub.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • 1½ cups of granulated sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 drops of red food coloring (if desired)
Instructions:
  1. Put coconut oil into a bowl and soften in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  2. Mix in sugar, peppermint extract, vanilla extract and red food coloring.
  3. Fill containers with the sugar scrub. Recipe makes 16 oz of sugar scrub.
  4. Attach a label to the front.
  5. Add a strip of washi tape across the top.

Peppermint Foot Soak Recipe
Next, I made some peppermint foot soak by mixing together 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup Epsom salt, 2 teaspoons peppermint extract and 2 drops red food coloring. Use a whisk to mix well. The extract made the mix a little wet so I poured it onto a piece of parchment paper and let it dry for 1/2 an hour.

Put 2 tablespoons of peppermint foot soak into each container. When ready to the foot soak, pour the entire contents of the small foot soak container into a basin of warm water.

Peppermint Foot Soak

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring
Instructions:
  1. Mix together baking soda, Epsom salt, peppermint extract and red food coloring with a whisk.
  2. Allow the mixture to dry out before adding to the containers. I poured it onto a piece of parchment paper and let it dry for ½ an hour.
  3. Put 2 tablespoons of peppermint foot soak into each container. Recipe makes enough that you can put 2 tablespoons into 10 containers.
  4. Add a strip of washi tape across the top.
  5. When ready to the foot soak, pour the entire contents of the small foot soak container into a basin of warm water.Peppermint Spa Products Recipes
  6. Print, cut out and glue the labels onto the containers. You can print the FREE labels below.Peppermint Body Butter Labels

    Peppermint Sugar Scrub Labels

    Peppermint Foot Soak Labels

    Put a piece of candy cane stripped washi tape across the top of the containers.

    Peppermint_Pampering_Supplies
    Here is everything I put into my peppermint pampering mason jar: Ghiradelli Mint Chocolate, peppermint hot cocoa packet, a red manicure set, candy cane Chapstick and peppermint candy. I used a Kerr one quart (32 oz) wide mouth mason jar.

    Mason Jar Gift
    Carefully add everything to the jar so that it all fits.

    Mason Jar Snowflake
    Put a piece of candy cane stripped Washi tape around the lid and add a snowflake to the top. I bought a pack of these snowflakes in the dollar section at Target.

    Peppermint Pampering Christmas Gift

 

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