vanilla, pumpkin spice, pumpkin, fall, gifts, gift idea, DIY, handmade, sugar scrub, body scrub, hand scrubMy Idea? Not My Idea.

I started writing this post on Halloween and then got completely distracted with another project. My bad.

In the spirit of the fall season (my favorite) I decided to create pumpkin spice sugar scrub – which I thought was my idea – but upon searching “sugar scrubs” on Pinterest, I discovered that someone has already done it. I just wanted to know the ingredient ratios for making sugar scrubs, and there it was, Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub…. Whatever, I’m still going to love it and I hope you do, too!

Mmm.. Pumpkin Pie

Even though pumpkin pie is a stereotypical autumn scent/flavor, I think that anyone can appreciate this amazing scent all year long. Honestly, I could never get sick of the smell and taste of pumpkin pie. I wish Starbucks would serve pumpkin spice lattes all year long because I’m #basic.

I am going to be making sugar scrubs for Christmas presents this year, that’s for sure. Stay tuned for more recipes.

Depending how many people you’re making this for, you can whip up a batch or two or seven in 10 minutes. Great for last minute gift ideas, as long as you have jars. I got all my jars and labels, and even paint markers at my local dollar stores. You can also put some in small lip balm containers and call it Lip Scrub. It’s delicious, trust me.

What you will need:

  1. Sugar 
  2. Coconut Oil (fractionated would work best but is not what I used)
  3. Vanilla Extract 
  4. Pumpkin Pie Spice 
  5. Jars, containers
  6. Labels
  7. Twine or Ribbon
  8. Mixing Bowl


The recipe I found was for a small amount of scrub. I tripled the recipe for my big jar and will provide DIY, vanilla, pumpkin spice, sugar scrub, body scrub, handmade, gift ideas, giftsmy updated recipe because who is only making enough for a tiny jar? I also ended up adding more coconut oil to the mixture because it was too dry after a couple weeks of sitting. I will change the recipe to what I found worked best.

Mix together 1 cup of fractionated coconut oil, 3 cups of granulated sugar, 5-6 tsp pumpkin pie spice and 5-6 tsp vanilla extract. Place mixture into containers or jars. It’s really that fast and simple and smells amazing! The scent lasts on your skin for hours and makes it so smooth.


  1. You may want to adjust the oil/sugar ratio to make it your desired consistency. This worked for me but next time I will use fractionated coconut oil. Regular coconut oil hardens too easily, and what we want is an oily, sugary substance!
  2. I will try using clear vanilla extract next time becuase I sort of wanted to be able to see the spices with a white background.

Personalize It

Doing something as simple as tying a nice autumn-colored ribbon around the jar can make it look really put together. (Or use Christmas colors if it’s that time of year) You could create gift tags and tie with twine. You could also create labels (I bought chalkboard stickers).

Good luck with your sugar scrub! Post pictures in the comments, I’d love to see your results.

I hope your recipients enjoy! Check out my other sugar scrubs here

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7 thoughts on “Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

  • November 9, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Hey Briana!

    Wow, that looks amazing and such a good idea! It´s crazy to think of how many things we can actually make ourselves and on top of that it´s great fun too! Pinterest is an amazing place to come across ideas like this as well as other DIY projects. Have you got anything else in mind that you want to try?
    By the way, if I ever used that on my lips, I would just be licking it off all the time! Sounds too delicious not to.

    Thanks for sharing this! Will know where to come in search for some special pumpkin scrub 🙂

  • November 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Mm mm this sounds delicious! It sounds like a fantastic idea for Christmas presents and I know that my mum would be interested because she likes to do goody jars for the family. In fact, last year she made jars of muesli and they looked really nice! Its a simple, cheap and highly effective way to do Christmas presents.

    • November 10, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Hi Emma, goody jars are a great way to do Christmas presents! Then, everyone gets the same thing and it’s handmade with love! Muesli sounds like a great idea. I hope your mom finds these instructions useful!

  • November 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    What a cool gift idea! I know people who would love something home made like this. I gotta ask… is it edible? Thanks for the idea 🙂

    • November 10, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Thanks! I definitely nibbled on it once it was all mixed together.. yum!

  • November 10, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub, I think that sounds so awesome. You know we all think up ideas others have come up with but feel they are not ours because it already existed. Says who? This is definitely all yours, so OWN THE GAME. Your DIY lecture is so nice I was thinking of actually eating this up. But I will try my hands on it and see what I can come up with. Thanks

    • November 10, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Thanks Koko, I hope you have fun creating your sugar scrub! It’s so fast and easy I almost found it was over too soon. And eating it up is really easy because it tastes even better than it smells. But don’t do that!


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