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You can add this Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub to your list of all-pumpkin-everything! This body scrub is super easy to make with those classic pumpkin pie spices.
Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub Recipe
I'm sure you've heard, but the flavor & scent of pumpkin spice has been extremely popular for the last 6 or 7 years. No longer reserved for pies, pumpkin spice has found it's way into coffee creamers, candles, room sprays...some even say the obsession has gone too far with pumpkin spice flavored Pringles and "buttery spreads".
One thing is undeniable: Pumpkin spice just tastes & smells good, OKAY?! It's a reminder of fall and sweets and sweaters and...ahhhh.
If you're ready to bring pumpkin into your body care - I've got you covered with this amaaaazing Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub recipe! Body scrub makes for an awesome gift idea, too, if you're willing to share the pumpkin goodness with family and friends.
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub
The spices that make up Pumpkin Spice are:
(And sometimes allspice.)
Who knew these regular ol' spices could come together and create pure heaven?
These spices are combined with brown sugar and cane sugar, both of which make up the "scrub" part of this body scrub - the two sugars will gently exfoliate your skin. Finally, the ingredients are mixed with an oil. I recommend using an oil that works for your skin. For example, coconut oil clogs my pores (because it is a comedogenic oil) and causes breakouts so it's not typically an oil that I would use in a scrub. Coconut oil also totally overpowers the scent of the spices.
Oils that would work for this scrub recipe are: grapeseed oil (my favorite), argan oil, or jojoba oil - all of these oils are non-comedogenic, meaning they will not clog pores. Olive oil would also work, but again, the smell may be overpowering - I haven't tested this out though.
Benefits of Exfoliation
Of course, this scrub smells amazing, but it has amazing benefits, too!
It’s beneficial to exfoliate your body and face no matter your skin type – dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, acne-prone skin…Getting rid of those dead skin cells can improve your skin!
- Exfoliating with a scrub has anti-aging effects, as built-up dead skin cells exacerbate fine lines, and make your skin look dry and less supple
- Evens your skin tone
- Helps to remove makeup
- Allows you to get a closer shave
- Helps to prevent acne by removing dead skin cells and keeping your pores clean
- It makes your skin smoother, which allows for more even application of makeup
How to Use Body Scrub
Exfoliate with this pumpkin body scrub by scooping some of the scrub into your hands and then massaging it into your skin, using circular motions. When you're finished exfoliating, rinse off the body scrub.
The best time to exfoliate is in the shower before you cleanse or shave.
After exfoliating, I recommend cleaning your shower to remove any oils that could cause the floor to be slippery.
Store this body scrub in an airtight container if you have any leftover! I recommend keeping in the fridge in case any excess water made its way into the scrub.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Massage onto skin in circular motions & rinse off.