Peppermint-flavored candy canes go hand in hand with the holidays, and the folks at Las Vegas's Spa & Salon Vdara have found a way to make the seasonal confection into a relaxing treatment. All this month the spa is offering a candy cane manicure and pedicure ($110) that is finished off with polish from SpaRitual's Holiday Glow collection. But if you're not headed to Sin City over the next few weeks, no worries. Spa manager Shannon Mariani is sharing a "recipe" for how you can re-create the scrub portion of the festive service at home. See how easy it is to make when you read more.
Candy Cane Scrub
From Shannon Mariani of Spa & Salon Vdara
You will need:
A lidded jar or flip-top container
Cooking oil (we used almond)
Peppermint essential oil or fresh peppermint sprigs, ground
Optional decorations: ribbon, gift tags, etc.
- Mix sugar (brown is softer and finer, but white works just as well) with cooking oil until your desired sloughing texture is achieved.
- Add in a few drops of peppermint essential oil and stir. "Another great tip is just adding peppermint essential oil to a warm bath," Mariani adds.
- Decorate the jar for holiday giving (or just keep for yourself).
- Spread all over feet, lower legs, and hands.