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DIY Peppermint Scrub & Lotion for Hands & Feet

  Let’s face it – winter is torture on our skin. Luckily, this scrub-and-lotion combo made from the simplest ingredients offers a quick fix. In both concoctions, you can enjoy the softening benefits of a base oil, plus cooling, refreshing peppermint oil to hydrate, increase circulation, and diminish aches and pains. (The scrub relies on the exfoliating power of plain old granulated sugar.) Kick off those winter boots and mittens and indulge. Hint: this duo also makes a wonderful cold weather gift! Peppermint Scrub Ingredients/Supplies 2 cups white granulated sugar 1/3 cup oil (try olive, coconut, or almond) 3-4 drops peppermint essential oil Red food-grade edible food coloring Glass jar (that can hold at least 16 oz.) Instructions: Mix sugar …