My 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:
- Coconut Oil (fractionated would work best but is not what I used)
- Vanilla Extract
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Jars, containers
- Twine or Ribbon
- Mixing Bowl
The recipe I found was for a small amount of scrub. I tripled the recipe for my big jar and will provide my 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.
- 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!
- 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.
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