This pumpkin spice sugar scrub smells SO GOOD and it’s really easy to make! Whip up a batch in just a few minutes from ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. It’s the perfect sugar scrub recipe for autumn!
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe
Did you know you can make a luxurious sugar scrub from only four pantry items?! This sugar scrub will lift your mood as you breathe in the warm scents of vanilla and spice. It smells SO GOOD, just like a pumpkin pie.
This sugar scrub is the perfect protection for your skin as we move into cooler fall weather. It’s a natural exfoliant that will leave your skin soft, smooth, and moisturized. The perfect way to give your skin a little self care!
Tie some twine around the jar, add a label, and this sugar scrub becomes the perfect homemade gift. (And no one needs to know how incredibly easy it is to make!)
Check out our Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub video tutorial:
*Note: Scroll down for the step-by-step photo tutorial.
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Here’s what you’ll need:
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How do I use this sugar scrub?
You can use sugar scrub 1 to 2 times a week (3 if you have really oily skin). Use it in the shower after you’ve already used soap or body wash.
Use your fingertips to apply the sugar scrub in a circular motion with medium pressure. You can rinse the sugar off right away, or let it sit for a few minutes for extra hydration.
Rinse off the sugar scrub with warm water and pat your skin dry after leaving the shower. Then apply a moisturizing body lotion as a final protection for your newly exfoliated skin.
How long does this sugar scrub last?
If you store the sugar scrub in an airtight container it should be good for 2 to 3 months. All of the ingredients for this sugar scrub recipe have a long shelf life, so you can keep a larger batch in the fridge for at least 6 months.
If you keep some in the fridge, make sure to warm the sugar scrub to room temperature before using it.
What type of sugar can be used in homemade sugar scrub?
Most homemade sugar scrubs use regular white granulated sugar. This sugar has the perfect texture to exfoliate your skin without being too rough. But if you have sensitive skin you can make your sugar scrub with superfine or caster sugar.
Brown sugar is also a good choice for a homemade sugar scrub. It’s softer than regular sugar, and is naturally moisturizing. Brown sugar will add an extra caramel note to your sugar scrubs.
You can also use turbinado, or raw, sugar in a sugar scrub recipe – but keep in mind that the grains are very coarse, and are therefore tougher on your skin. Try using half raw and half regular sugar in the recipe for some extra exfoliation.
Can I use a different oil in this sugar scrub recipe?
Coconut oil is a great choice for sugar scrub recipes – it absorbs easily, is incredibly moisturizing, and it smells amazing.
But you can use pretty much any oil you want. There’s so many to choose from, each with their own natural benefits. You can use avocado, jojoba, apricot, sweet almond, grapeseed, or even extra virgin olive oil in a sugar scrub.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
Step 1: Mix the sugar scrub
- Melt 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave for 15-30 seconds or until it's liquid. Add the coconut oil to 1 cup of sugar.
- Stir the mixture together slightly.
- Add 2 Tablespoons pumpkin pie spice and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Stir the mixture together well.
- Continue stirring until your sugar scrub is completely combined (it will look like brown sugar).
- Add your pumpkin spice sugar scrub to an airtight jar or container.
Step 2: Make the labels (optional)
- Use a label shaped lever punch to punch out a label for the sugar scrub. We printed our labels on card stock.
- Use a small hole punch (1/8 inch) to make a hole in the label.
- Cut a piece of twine around 20 inches long.
- Add the label onto the twine and tie a bow around the mouth of the jar.
- Your pumpkin spice sugar scrub is complete!
I love that this sugar scrub is coloured and scented naturally by the spices and vanilla! It smells AMAZING, just like a pumpkin pie! So good that you might find it hard to resist taste testing it. 😉
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