October 8, 2013

{diy} pumpkin pie body scrub

diy pumpkin pie body scrubLately I’ve become as obsessed with whipping up new body scrub recipes (here and here) as I am with making lip balms. With the onset of cooler temperatures making it harder for me to cocoon in a blanket of denial that summer is over, I’ve finally come to embrace the best parts of Fall – primarily pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin pie so much that I could literally eat an entire one myself – when no one is looking of course. No needs to witness my gluttonous ways…

I think the reason I love pumpkin pie so much is for its blend of spices – nothing says sweater weather, hot chocolate, falling leaves and snuggling by a fire better than cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. So, with that in mind, I set out to welcome Fall with a body scrub that would help me start off my mornings on the cheeriest of notes (who can be depressed when thinking about pie?!)

pumpkin pie body scrub

  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cloves

Start by mixing the puree and olive oil and then blend in the sugar and salt. Add the spices and enjoy a truly Fall aroma!

  • asti

    Oh my gosh, I think I’m going to love this recipe once I try this out. How long do your body scrubs last? Mine, tends to melt when using sugar as the scrub after a week or so.

    Loving the previous recipes as well especially the rose ones! Adding Rose Petals is like adding that extra love too 🙂

    • Hi Asti – a pure sugar body scrub usually lasts me almost two weeks when I heavy up on the sugar (i.e. using 1 cup versus 1/2 cup), otherwise I get just about a week. When I incorporate sea salt with sugar (even if I use less than 1 cup of sugar) I get about the same almost 2 week result as the salt takes over when the sugar is about to retire. However, I think with this one is going to run out way before then since I’ll be using it quite often 😉

  • Margie

    Who can resist pumpkin pie?!!
    Love the DIY recipe…. healthy, free of synthetic chemicals, and delicious to use! Autumn bliss. 🙂

    • pumpkin pie should really be its own food group 😉