DIY: Exfoliating Pumpkin Spice Scrub

When faced with a decision of what to get my mom for her birthday, I was stuck with offering her an I.O.U. for her next birthday. And if your mom is like my mom, an I.O.U. is probably out of the question, lol. Due to the lack of fundage and my affinity toward homemade products, I chose to just make her a simple pumpkin spice scrub. Most of these products you can find in your kitchen cabinet; others you can find at your local pharmacy or grocery store and are pretty inexpensive. So far I’ve received pretty good reviews for this scrub; it smells delicious, it’s edible, and most importantly it has wonderful skin benefits. Here’s a simple concoction I used:giving her a Hallmark card or

 

Ingredients

2 cups of light or dark brown sugar

1 cup of raw sugar

1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (canned)

1 tbs of pumpkin spice

3 drops of almond oil

20-25 drops of pure jojoba oil

1/4 cup of coconut oil

1/4 cup of water

8 oz. beauty jar or container (I washed out a old container that had my conditioner in it)

Directions

Mix the brown sugar in with the raw sugar and pumpkin spice in a medium bowl. Next add in the almond oil jojoba, and coconut oil and mix in evenly. You want to add the pumpkin puree and water in last to make sure the contents are evenly distributed. The scrub will probably become a lot less viscous so add in a little more brown and raw sugar until you’re satisfied with the consistency. Pour the contents into your jar and twist the lid on tightly. Viola! You have a tasty smelling body scrub.

Uses and Benefits

This scrub can be used all over your body including your face. Although, I would recommend doing a allergy skin test before you use it for the first time. You should use this scrub 1-2 times a week to exfoliate your skin and get rid of dead skin cells. Take a small portion and gently scrub onto your skin. Next, wash it away with luke warm water or with a wash rag. This wonder scrub also contains nourishing oils that hydrate your skin and create a more luminous glow.  Pumpkin also has many skin benefits and are an excellent source of carotenoids, essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, C, and E. Check out more pumpkin benefits here.

I hope you enjoy this scrub! With the holidays coming up, this pumpkin spice scrub can make awesome stocking stuffers or gifts for your loved ones.

Please leave your comments below and let me know how you like it.

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