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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub DIY

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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, can actually be great for your skin 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 make your own if you can’t find it blended already)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil
small decorative jars 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 A Beautiful Mess actions.

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Cinnamon Spice Sugar Scrub DIY

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I love all the spicy warm flavors that come with fall baked goods and drinks. So many delicious treats are floating around during the holiday seasons, but don’t forget that you can use a lot of those same flavors and scents to make sugar scrubs for gifts (or your own use) as well! I love a good cinnamon roll, so I thought I’d make a fall cinnamon sugar scrub with a hint of clove and brown sugar added in.Cinnamon Spice Sugar Scrub, makes 1 cup

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
6 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil (make sure your oil is cinnamon leaf rather than cinnamon bark for use on the body)
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Glass jar for storageAdd your brown and white sugar together into a glass mixing bowl and stir to combine. Mix in your ground cloves as well.

Melt your coconut oil and drop in your cinnamon essential oil. Stir to combine.Add your oil to the sugar and mix together. Scoop into a glass jar for gifting or storage.  Once it all hits the hot water in the shower (and even just in the jar before), the cinnamon goes so well with the brown sugar and the hint of cloves—smells delicious! My fave way to use a sugar scrub is to exfoliate my legs before shaving and I get a closer shave and softer legs after my shower. This sugar scrub should keep for several weeks and it’s best to keep them on your counter rather than in the shower if you can to keep it away from excess moisture. This scrub is a great way to start your day, makes a great homemade gift, and will have you in the fall spice mood all season long! xo. Laura

P.S. That pink sheepskin throw is so beautiful! One of my fave pieces…

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
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