I am definitely still on a “Pumpkin Spice All the Things” kick! Seriously. I already confessed that it wasn’t until just a couple of years ago that I got on the bandwagon… and now that I have, I can’t stop! I might live in a tiny town, but we have one small coffee shop and they make a wicked good PSL. That tasty goodness was the inspiration for this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub!
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup Epson salt
2Tbs table salt
2Tbs Coconut oil
2Tbs canned pumpkin
7 drops Orange Sweet oil
5 drops Cinnamon oil
3 drops Clove oil
Optional – fresh grated nutmeg
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub directions:
Mix all ingredients in a plastic or glass bowl, adjust oil drops to your personal preference.
Store scrub in tight container out of direct sun light for up to 7 days. Or, store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Pumpkin is good for your skin too! This amazing fruit (did you know that pumpkin is considered a fruit??) is chock full of amazingness for your skin. Pumpkin contains enzymes that help to dissolve dry skin cells. It contains vitamin A, alpha and beta-carotenes, vitamins C, K, and E, and minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron. Pumpkin is beneficial for acne prone skin – pumpkins contain zinc, which will help control the hormone level and oil production, as well as assist with healing of the skin. It combats inflammation, reduces pore size, controls excess oil and prevents the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes! Amazing right?
Pumpkin is perfect for damaged skin as well. It is full of Vitamin C and K which can help fade sun spots and age spots. It is a potent antioxidant-you know, those little skin soldiers I talk about constantly that combat age accelerating free radicals! The molecular structure of pumpkin is small and can penetrate deeper into the skin when used topically. It works amazingly well for treating a dull complexion, aging skin and pigmentation.
The added benefit of this pumpkin spice sugar scrub is the gentle exfoliation the sugar provides as well as the moisture that the coconut and essential oils provide!
Take this amazing pumpkin spice sugar scrub into the tub with you the next time you want to pamper yourself and relax. You skin will appreciate the pampering!