If you’re looking for easy homemade gift ideas, Pumpkin Vanilla DIY sugar scrub is it! Made with vanilla, coconut oil, and pumpkin spice, it is a great way to treat those on your Christmas list to a spa experience without the spa price. Use it as a body scrub for exfoliating dry skin or as a simple facial. It’s great for teacher gifts, hostess gifts, or as an addition to your self-care routine.
Have you ever been to a spa trip or even a pedicure where they treat you to an exfoliating scrub?
You don’t have to splurge on an expensive spa trip because you can get that same amazing treatment at home! A DIY sugar scrub takes just a few minutes to make and you’ll feel just as pampered.
Okay, maybe not just as pampered, but definitely a step up from your everyday shower routine.
With the holidays upon us, pumpkin vanilla is the perfect DIY sugar scrub recipe. It smells like a pumpkin pie and leaves your skin feeling soft and silky.
This DIY sugar scrub uses just a few ingredients, some you should already have on hand. I ended up having all of these ingredients already in my pantry, so it didn’t even require a trip to the store!
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Pumpkin Vanilla DIY Sugar Scrub Ingredients
- 1 cup white sugar (brown sugar works too)
- ¼ cup fractioned coconut oil
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp vanilla
To make this sugar scrub, all you need to do is combine all the ingredients in a bowl. That’s it!
You can adjust the vanilla and pumpkin spice to your liking, but I found it was hard to smell the pumpkin over the vanilla with less than 2 teaspoons.
I used fractioned coconut oil because it stays liquid at room temperature. I didn’t want my sugar scrub to harden once it sat in the container. Fractioned coconut oil also doesn’t have the strong coconut scent that unrefined coconut oil can have.
I found my container with the cute little wooden spoon at Hobby Lobby. You can find similar ones on Amazon here.
Great, I made it. Now how do I use it?
When I first came across sugar scrubs I was intrigued, but really had no idea how to use them.
Do you put them on your face?
I had no clue.
I came to find out DIY sugar scrub is used to soften and exfoliate your skin. Take a handful and gently massage it in a circular motion over your skin for 30-60 seconds. Once you rinse away you will have soft and silky skin.
Bonus, you will smell like a pumpkin pie.
Who doesn’t love that?
You can use the sugar scrub on your body, hands, feet, and face. If you are using it on your face, brown sugar is softer than white sugar for using on your face or other sensitive areas.
I keep a small container of it in my shower and a jar of it at the bathroom sink for my hands. If you use this in the shower, note the humidity will make it wetter than if kept elsewhere. The coconut oil is also slick as you rinse it off, so be careful not to fall.
And fun fact, all the ingredients for pumpkin vanilla sugar scrub are in fact edible. You know, in case you ever found yourself in need of a little snack while exfoliating.
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