Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub DIY

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub DIY (click through for recipe) I have to admit that I was always a bit wary of trying a sugar scrub for some reason. I think I just didn’t quite get what the big deal was until I tried one for the first time, and I was like, “Whoa Mama!! This is great!” The grains of the sugar exfoliate as you scrub it into your skin (hence the name) and that combined with the oil in the scrub will leave your skin feeling extra soft and smooth when you towel off. Not only that, but sugar, while not great for your insides,  and choosing a delicious scent for your scrub is just plain good for your soul. Since we are deep into pumpkin spice territory at this time of the year, I thought it would be the perfect “flavor” for a sugar scrub, and making a big batch means you’ve got an easy DIY gift idea for the holidays as well!

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub DIY (click through for recipe) Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub, makes one cup

3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (you can if you can’t find it blended already)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil
for gift giving

*When using food items for beauty products, I like to get all organic ingredients if I can find them…

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub DIY (click through for recipe) Mix your white and brown sugar in a bowl with your pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon until blended.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub DIY (click through for recipe) Warm your coconut oil in a small saucepan until just melted and stir in your vanilla extract. Pour your liquid in with your sugar mixture and mix until well blended. It will smell SO GOOD!!

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub DIY (click through for recipe) Spoon your scrub into jars and add ribbons and labels if you are giving the scrub out as gifts.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub DIY (click through for recipe) Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub DIY (click through for recipe) The amazing smell that comes out of the bowl as you mix it all together is to die for—delicious!! Since it’s all edible, I won’t tell if you even sneak a taste of the scrub as you jar it (I totally did!). I keep dreaming about how good it would taste sprinkled on buttered toast… Anyway, this scrub will definitely be a highlight of your day when you use it in the shower, and I think you’ll see some very happy faces if you give these out as gifts this holiday season (and you’ll love how easy it was to make!). xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with .

  • This must smell amazing! I love DIYs like this, definitely could be a cute gift idea for Christmas

  • You’re telling me I can take a pumpkin spice shower and then smell like pumpkin spice all day?! YESSS. Saving this. I already have all these things in my kitchen, so double win.

  • What a wonderful idea! I can’t wait to try this & I already have all the ingredients on hand!

  • Can’t wait to make this for Xmas gifts! I’m wondering how long it would keep though? Just wondering if I should make it closer to Christmas or could make it right away!

  • This is amazing! Thank you for the tutorial. I actually want to try as a gift to my sister. So, I hope she will like it. 🙂

    Lucie

  • I saw this post, then took a shower a few hours later last night, and all I could think while I was in there was “I want to be using that scrub right NOW.” Suffice it to say I will be making it today 🙂

  • Like Erica, wondering if you or others might suggest shelf life time? My sugars keep in cupboard just fine and ingredients combined would seem to minimize bacterial growth. Most likely it would be used up too quickly to worry?
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Just finished making my scrubs. I made a big batch; they’re going to be my Thanksgiving party favors. I added a bit of ground coffee to make it smell even more PSL-y. Smells so great!

  • Till now I used coffee scrub but this must be great, I´ll definitely try it! And it´s also good as a christmas gift.

    Mishelle xx mishelleslife.blogspot.com

  • This is such a great idea and would make cute Christmas gift ideas!
    lifeofpaigel.blogspot.co.uk

  • I would think it should last a few months if you are careful not to allow water into the container (water will cause it to go bad much faster)

    Laura 🙂

  • I would think it should last a few months if you are careful not to allow water into the container (water will cause it to go bad much faster)

    Laura 🙂

  • I would think it should last a few months if you are careful not to allow water into the container (water will cause it to go bad much faster)

    Laura 🙂

  • I would think it should last a few months if you are careful not to allow water into the container (water will cause it to go bad much faster). I always end up using all my scrubs within that amount of time so i haven’t seen any go bad yet…

    Laura 🙂

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