The Other Peppermint Pattie

My co-worker T has been one of my strongest supporters at the job.  She gets on me when I could do better and cheers me on when I’m doing what I should.

The thing is, T is a diabetic so I couldn’t give her any of the other “Love Day” treats I made last week.  So I decided to make her another kind of “Peppermint Pattie” so I could give her something just as sweet but less blood sugar affecting.  😀

I used the recipe for a basic sugar scrub then scented the mix with Dark Chocolate and Peppermint fragrance oils.  Can you say divine?  It’s great that stuff I had on hand could have been used to make this quick but awesome gift!

Peppermint Pattie Scrub 1

Basic Ingredients: 2 cups white sugar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 3/4 cup grapeseed oil, (I used a 2:1 ratio between the sugar and the oil), 5 – 6 drops each of peppermint and dark chocolate fragrance oil, Ikea container.

Peppermint Pattie Scrub 2

Mixing it up!

Peppermint Pattie Scrub 3

Settling

Peppermint Pattie Scrub 3B

Scrumptious!!!  This thing smells AWESOME!!!!

Peppermint Pattie Scrub 5B

I got the free printable label from http://www.tipnut.com

Peppermint Pattie Scrub 5

Ready to go!!!!

This will be awesome for her to use when she does her pedicures at home; all I need to do now, is make some for myself.  This smells so good, I’m not sure when I’ll be purchasing the commercial version of body or foot scrubs ever again.  😀

Body Butter: Part Deux

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup solid raw cocoa butter & shea butter
  • 1/4 cup of jojoba oil
  • 1/4 sweet almond oil
  • Dark chocolate fragrance oil

Instructions

  1. Melt shea & cocoa butter and jojoba mixture in double boiler or make-shift boiler if you don’t have one.
  2. Melting process started.
  3. Almost melted.
  4. Completely melted.  Add the sweet almond oil and any essential fragrance oils chosen — make sure the essential oils are skin safe, since not all of them are.  I used a Dark Chocolate flavor.  Yum, yum.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool.  I put mine in the freezer for 20 mins. or so until a hard crust builds on the top of the mixture.
  6. Use hand mixture or KitchenAid mixer and whip until the mixture is firm and mousse like.
  7. Use lightly — feel decadent!!!!!

Goal: to get to the point of the perfect mixture.  In comparison to the batch I made here, it’s firmer, and less oily.  Win, win!!! 😀

adapted from this recipe here