Peppermint Pampering Gifts In Jars For Homemade Christmas Gifts

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.

Peppermint_Pampering_Gift_In_A_JarThe 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 ContainersI 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 IngredientsTo 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 RecipePut 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 RecipeFill 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.

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  • (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
  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 RecipeTo 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 ScrubMix everything until the color is evenly distributed.

Peppermint Sugar Scrub ContainerFill containers with the sugar scrub.

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  • 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)
  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 RecipeNext, 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
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  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  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 RecipesPrint, 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_SuppliesHere 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 GiftCarefully add everything to the jar so that it all fits.

Mason Jar SnowflakePut 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 GiftI am making a ton of these gifts in a jar to give away this Christmas! I’ve got a head start and now I just need to be sure to finish them!

Want more gifts in a jar and mason jar craft ideas? Go visit these talented bloggers to see their holiday mason jars. Come back on Friday to share your holiday mason jar crafts in our link party.


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  1. Just made the foot soak and it smells GORGEOUS! Though I doubled the recipe and used peppermint essential oils instead and it only just made enough for 2 table spoons of soak in each of ten little pots. So I’m not sure whether your measurements are quite right or whether I just did something atrociously wrong!

  2. Becky Miller says:

    Very cute idea! Especially for teachers or a woman in your life that has everything.
    Just a quick note, use essential oils instead of extract as essential oils have medicinal properties. If you have any left over, Google uses for that specific essential oil :o)

  3. My son helped me make up the peppermint foot soak, body butter and the sugar scrub. The sugar scrub tastes good as my son says! Thank you so much. I recommend anyone to try this cause you will be pleased!

  4. Are you using extract from the grocery store or essential oils?

  5. Donna Mulford says:

    Love these! Just wondering if you painted both sides of the small containers?

    • Of the lids? No, I just painted the tops. I wasn’t sure how the paint would react to the spa products on the inside. Best of luck! ~Tonia

  6. Where did you get the containers for the pedicure in a jar? I love love this idea!

  7. Alyssa Finch says:

    Can you tell me approximately how many of those little containers your recipe for the lotion and the scrub made? Trying to determine if I’d need to get double of everything. Thanks!

    • Hi Alyssa,
      Do you have the same size containers as the ones I used? The number of containers will depend on the size of your containers. The lotion makes 48 ounces. My containers are 2.4 oz so that would be 20 containers. The scrub recipe makes 16 oz of scrub so that would be 6 1/2 containers. Best of luck!

  8. i go to Dollar General for e cream, Vaseline & their brand baby lotion. Works great . Takes lg. Vaseline, 2 each of others.

  9. I was wondering if the food coloring in the lotion stains when using?

  10. Hi there. How far in advance can I make these? Like now long are tbey good for?

  11. What’s the best brand to use for the coconut oil?

    • I use whatever brand I can find at the store I’m shopping at. Our local grocery store even sells it now, which is great! Have fun! ~Tonia

  12. Is the peppermint and vanilla extract the kind you find at the grocery store or the essential oil kind?

    Thanks, love the ideas!

  13. Hi! Very cool idea… Just wondering how long the homemade stuff lasts? I want to do some of this ahead of time, but want it to still be good by the time I give it…

  14. Hello! I can’t seem to find the round containers, and others one I found were too tall to fit! Do you think rectangular family chef ones will fit in the jar? Thanks!

  15. Pamela Holder says:

    Hey Tonia this is so great I have a a huge family and Christmas can get pretty expensive I was just wondering where you got the striped washing tape. Thanks!

  16. Hi Tonia! Is the coconut oil that you used the same that you would use for cooking, or is there a different kind? Thanks for sharing!!

  17. How much on average does it take to make the jars, and the different jars too?

  18. Hi Tonia! This is such a great idea! And I love peppermint! Just curious if you know how much it cost per jar?

    • Hi Michelle,
      Thanks! Sorry! I really don’t. It would depend on the prices you pay for the items in the jar. I never buy anything from Bath n Body works unless it is on sale. The price of the vitamin E cream varies significantly depending on where you buy it. I found the manicure kit in the Target dollar section last Christmas so they were super cheap. You could also buy generic petroleum jelly to save more money. Have fun making them!

  19. love it!

  20. Jo Worley says:

    Thank you for your quick reply looking forwardvto making more if your recipes. Jo.

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