Life Love Larson: DIY Pumpkin Spice Scrub


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DIY Pumpkin Spice Scrub

I recently had a little get together at my house to celebrate the birthday of a dear friend. I decided to make everyone a DIY pumpkin spice scrub to take home with them.

Of course, I went to Pinterest for inspiration and came across a simple recipe and a cute idea for how to package the scrub via Decor and the Dog blog. This scrub uses simple ingredients right from your pantry and it smells delicious!

Pumpkin Spice Scrub
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2-3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3-4 Tablespoons coconut oil (warmed and runny)

You simply combine the sugars and spices and add your oil at the end and stir. The texture should feel like wet sand when you are finished.

I mixed up 8 batches of this fairly quickly and packaged them in little canning jars. Dollar Tree sells the perfect size jar for this recipe. Just like the inspiration post, I added some Washi tape around the edge of the jar and added some baker's twine and tags (all from Target dollar spot) for a finishing touch.

I think this is such a fun gift for a friend or neighbor! This is the perfect time of year for some fall smelling exfoliation! xo

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  1. I love this! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up!

  2. Oh my gosh! What a great take on the popular pumpkin spice flavor. I'm sure that will smell delicious. Now I have to remember not to try to taste it when I try that myself. Hahaha! Thank you so much for sharing that! Stay beautiful, Andrea!

    Lilia Valle @ La Fleur

  3. Awesome idea for pumpkin spice! I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party! Hope to see you there :)

  4. What a great gift idea, and I bet it smells fantastic!! How do you keep from licking it off your hands? :) -Amy

    1. Seriously! I love anything with cinnamon and pumpkin flavors!! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. This sounds fabulous! I love homemade gifts like this that someone will actually want and use. And I can only imagine how fall-like it must smell!

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  7. What pretty gifts these would make! I love anything pumpkiny and have all the ingredients on hand! I need to make some :)
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