Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Pumpkin and Spice Sugar Scrub [Celebrating Fall, Day 3]

I'm so excited about bringing you this post because this is a little bit of autumn heaven. I'm weird in the way that I don't like coffee or tea—or any hot beverage for that matter. Many people herald the beginning of autumn when a certain coffee chain brings back their pumpkin spiced lattes. I get it. There's something special about the scent of pumpkin laced with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

This recipe brings together those same magical ingredients in a wonderful, aromatic, exfoliating, and moisturizing sugar scrub.

pumpkin and spice sugar scrub

It only uses 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree, which is perfect because I often seem to have just a bit left over from another recipe. I also used coconut oil in the recipe, but if you don't have that in your pantry, you could use olive oil instead.

This left my skin so soft with just a hint of fragrance from the spices.

pumpkin spice sugar scrub


  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
I mixed all the ingredients together and stored it in an empty, clean condiment jar. You'll want something with a lid. The scrub does not have any preservatives in it, so I suggest you store it in the refrigerator. This recipe makes enough for approximately 10 full body uses.

To Use

Massage into damp skin and rinse well.

Of course with any skin care product, discontinue use if it is causing any irritation. Also, be careful; the oil in this could make your tub slippery.

I hope you make this scrub and enjoy it as much as I do!

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1 comment:

  1. Looks good enough to eat, but I'm sure it works really well as a scrub too. I will have to try this recipe.


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