A bowl and spoon, for mixing
Something to crush the candy
A jar for storage
* You can substitute any oil you like for the coconut oil, such as olive or almond.
Step 1: Crush the Candy Canes
So I switched to using a meat tenderizer. It did a much better job of whacking, but I eventually ended up shaking the pieces out of the bag onto my bamboo cutting board and using the metal end of the tenderizer to grind them. This turned out to be the best way to get the coarse sugar texture I was going for.
Of course you can use a food processor, if you have one, and save yourself all this trouble. But it won't be as much fun.
Step 2: Measure
Step 3: Mix
I also added a couple of spoonfuls of plain white sugar at this point, which technically makes this a 3 ingredient scrub. It was very humid and the candy cane wanted to clump together. Adding a bit of sugar helped to fix this.
You could also add other ingredients at this point if you want to. The peppermint from the candy canes is not really that strong so a few drops of peppermint oil could be added, for example, or any other essential oil/fragrance you like.
Step 4: Store & Use
To use, start by soaking your feet and then apply the rub while they are still wet. Rub gently in a circular motion, rinse off and pat dry. At the end of a hot summer day, your feet will thank you!
This scrub can also be used on the hands, face, and anywhere you want to exfoliate. You could even use it on your lips, since it is completely edible. But the texture is a little bit rough, so be careful if you have sensitive skin.