Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe With Essential Oils

This pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe with essential oils is as good as pumpkin pie. It will restore your natural glow, leaving your skin feeling softer, smoother, and nourished after just one use. 

Fall is, by far, my favorite season! Maybe it’s the pumpkins lining the porches of every home on our street, walking through puddles in tall boots, catching a falling leaf, or sipping pumpkin spice tea on brisk mornings. 

I love filling our home with seasonal scents. From foaming hand soap to soy wax melts, room sprays, and diffuser blends, it’s easy to bring the seasons indoors with essential oils. 

We can enjoy our favorite fall scents in so many ways with the best essential oils for fall. This pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe is a great example. As my daughter happily declared, “It smells like pumpkin pie in a jar!” 

But, you won’t need to count calories with this fall treat. Instead, you can enjoy the benefits of a sugar scrub to nourish and gently exfoliate dull, dry skin, restoring your natural glow to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and well nourished. 

And this sugar scrub recipe is much easier to make than pumpkin pie! Dare I say, you need not share it either; you can keep the whole jar of this twist on pumpkin pie to yourself.

Find out what essential oils make a pumpkin spice scent and how to use a sugar scrub to reap all the benefits of this fall beauty DIY!

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The season has begun for pumpkin spice DIYs - Find out what essential oils make a pumpkin spice scent and how to use a sugar scrub to reap all the benefits of this fall beauty DIY pumpkin spice sugar scrub!

What are the benefits of sugar scrubs?

Many people think they shouldn’t use sugar scrubs if they have dry skin. Well, they’re wrong, and I’ll show you why you’ll want to include a sugar scrub in your skincare routine. Because this pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe not only smells amazing, you won’t believe how much better your skin feels after just one use!

Sugar scrubs benefit the skin first by exfoliation. If you’re unclear what exfoliation means, it describes polishing away the outer layer of dead skin cells to reveal smoother, softer skin underneath.

The process of exfoliation also boosts circulation and cell turnover to bring new healthier skin cells to the surface. This DIY scrub uses sugar granules, a natural source of AHA – Alpha hydroxy acid, to help break down layers of dead skin and encourage cell turnover. 

Secondly, the benefits of a sugar scrub extend to moisturizing. You will deliver essential fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and E to the skin by incorporating natural ingredients such as vitamin E oil and unrefined coconut oil. This good-for-you dose can help deeply hydrate the skin, often improving dry skin issues. 

Now you know why sugar scrubs can benefit dry skin and all types of skin, for that matter. It’s truly the perfect formula for a beautiful natural glow in any season. 

Related To: Clove Essential Oil DIY Melts

Which Essential Oils Make Pumpkin Spice?

This pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe not only delivers super soft skin, but the magic begins when uncapping the lid. Taking in the first whiff of the familiar, warm aroma of pumpkin spice is where’s it at! 

When it comes to what essential oil makes a pumpkin spice scent, I looked to pumpkin spice baking recipes to create a matching scent. And I also took into account how much of each spice was used to correlate it to the number of drops in this pumpkin spice essential oil blend. 

PUMPKIN SPICE ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND RECIPE:

10 drops clove essential oil

5 drops cinnamon essential oil

5 drops cardamom

3 drops nutmeg

2 drops ginger

Together these essential oils create the aroma we all crave when the leaves begin to turn crisp, golden, and crimson. If you are missing one of these oils, use more drops of something else in the blend recipe or look for other options in this list of essential oils that smell like fall

Here’s a dozen fabulous fall diffuser blends to make your home smell amazing with essential oil fall scents. And you’ll find all on printable essential oil blends charts.

You may also enjoy quadrupling any of these fabulous fall diffuser blends I share in fun printables inside the Oily Chic Library for your sugar scrub. 

Related To: Essential Oil DIY Fall Projects

How To Make A Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub With Essential Oils

Here’s how to make a pumpkin spice sugar scrub with essential oils and real pumpkin spice. This scrub smells like yummy pumpkin pie in a jar and will quickly become one of your fall faves! 

Make it today to naturally exfoliate, sloughing away dead skin to unveil fresh, healthy skin underneath for a noticeable glow. 

Sugar Scrub Ingredients:

1 cup sugar 

½ cup coconut oil

⅛ teaspoon vitamin E oil

1 teaspoon ground pumpkin spice

10 drops clove essential oil

5 drops cinnamon essential oil

5 drops cardamom

3 drops nutmeg

2 drops ginger

⅛ teaspoon pumpkin color mica powder (optional) 

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe

1. Add one cup sugar, ¼ cup unrefined coconut oil, and ⅛ teaspoon vitamin E oil to a small glass bowl. Stir the ingredients together until it forms a scrub texture.

2. Then scoop one teaspoon of ground pumpkin spice into the mixture and stir to incorporate. Add ⅛ teaspoon mica powder for an orange pumpkin color if desired and stir for a constant two minutes to disperse the color. 

3. Next, add 10 drops of clove essential oil, 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil, 5 drops of cardamom essential oil, 3 drops of nutmeg essential oil, and 2 drops of ginger essential oil to the scrub. Stir into the scrub, then scoop into a container for use or into an airtight container for later use.  

This pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe with essential oils is as good as pumpkin pie. It will restore your natural glow, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth after just one use.

How To Apply A Scrub

This pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe with essential oils is as good as pumpkin pie. Here’s how to apply the sugar scrub to restore your natural glow, exfoliating and deeply moisturizing to transform the way your skin feels.

Begin by washing your hands or cleansing in the shower or bath. With wet or damp skin, scoop a quarter size amount into the palm of your hand. 

Then gently work the scrub in circular motions onto the skin, avoiding delicate areas.

It’s as easy as rub and scrub to exfoliate!

Rinse with warm water and pat dry after exfoliating. 

This pumpkin spice scrub recipe is here to join the fall party! This recipe made enough to fill the three jars pictured above. Make a batch today to spice up your life this season!

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Pin this pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe to your Pinterest beauty board, and while there, follow Oily Chic for more inspired ideas. And don’t forget to print the blend charts above! 

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