Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

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I love, love, love Autumn! The air, the smells, the earth tones…and of course the tastes! Pumpkin season is here. I like experimenting with homemade scrubs and lotions and found a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub that I tweaked to make my own.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups sugar (I used organic)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (I used organic)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (I used homemade)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • olive oil to drizzle
  • food coloring (optional)

Here’s what you do:

Heat the coconut oil on low heat to melt. Add spices and vanilla extract to the melted coconut oil. Whisk well to incorporate. Pour that mixture over the sugar in a medium bowl. Stir to incorporate.

Your scrub will be a light brown in color and semi-dry in texture. If you want to color it for layers, divide the scrub into 3 smaller bowls.

To one bowl, add 4 drops of yellow food coloring. Stir to incorporate.

To the second bowl, add 4 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red. Stir to incorporate.

You’ll feel tempted to use more coloring, but please don’t unless you want the skin to be colored after using it. :-/

Layer your scrub into jars and drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the top, just to moisten. Tie a pretty bow onto the jar and there you have it!

Oh…the smells of Autumn. I just can’t get enough!!

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I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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5 Responses to Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

  1. Melissa says:

    What do you use the pumpkin spice sugar scrub for or on? is this for your face or to use on top of oatmeal, etc.?

  2. Melissa says:

    Thanks so much!

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