December 11, 2018

How to make your own pumpkin spice sugar scrub

It’s that time of year when everything in the supermarket and coffeehouse is pumpkin spice. Some products make sense — pumpkin spice waffles and cookies make me a very happy person. But pumpkin spice hummus? Really?

If you’re a fan of fall’s favorite flavor, here’s a recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice sugar scrub that even detractors will love. You can whip it up in a matter of minutes with items you probably already have in your pantry. And it feels like heaven on your skin. 

The sugar granules exfoliate dry autumn and winter skin, while the coconut oil moisturizes it. But it’s the fragrance of the spices that makes it irresistible. Keep the scrub in the bath or shower all season long; have a jar at the kitchen sink for when you wash your hands; or fill up some jars to give as gifts. 

What you’ll need:

(Makes enough to fill three 4-ounce jars)

– 1/2 cup sugar
– 3/4 cup brown sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
– 4 tablespoons coconut oil

1. Place the sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg in a large bowl, and stir with a wooden spoon until well blended. Brown sugar tends to clump, so smash down any lumps with the spoon until there is an even consistency.