Here's a natural pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe that I just know you're going to love! You can have your favorite fall scents in your beauty products, too, and also have a natural, safe recipe. This recipe uses coconut oil, sugar, and essential oils like clove, nutmeg, orange, and cinnamon.
How do Sugar Scrubs Work?
Don’t you just love having little luxuries in the bathroom? Especially ones that smell amazing, are good for you, are all-natural, and don’t break the bank? Well, this one covers all of that. Oh yeah, baby. You can use this to:
- Soften Rough Skin (like knees, heels, and elbows)
- Remove makeup and dirt
It can also be a great way to wash your hands and body, especially during the winter months when the skin gets very dry and cracked. You can incorporate ingredients that actually heal and protect your skin, too, like Vitamin E oil!
What’s Special About Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil has its own healing qualities due to the lauric acid it contains. Lauric acid is a medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFA) that are converted in the body into a compound called monolaurin, an antiviral and antibacterial that destroys a wide variety of disease-causing organisms. So, coconut oil does more than other carrier oils by killing germs while at the same time, drawing them out of the body.
Which Essential Oils to Use in this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe?
Essential oils make everything amazing, really! But seriously, they do. I chose to use Citrus Fresh in this pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe because it has such an uplifting scent, and it also really helps to fight germs. I used to buy whatever essential oils I could get my hands on but quickly learned that they didn’t work and were not organic and adulterated. I fell in love with EO’s once I discovered Young Living and haven’t looked back since!
Oily/Acne Prone Skin
For those with oily and acne-prone skin, I suggest using one or more of the following:
- Citrus Fresh (blend of orange, tangerine, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, and spearmint)
- Melrose (blend of melaleuca, melaleuca alternifolia, rosemary, and clove)
- Tea Tree
NOTE – All citrus oils are photosensitive and can cause your skin to burn if exposed to the sun within 12-24 hours.
Also, coconut oil can be comedogenic for acne-prone skin. You might want to switch it out for a different carrier oil, however, the recipe won't be solid at room temperature or cooler if you do.
Dry, Cracked Skin
If you have dry skin or are using this in the wintertime, I suggest using one or more of the following:
Aging Skin and Wrinkles
For those who are starting to see wrinkles, I suggest using one or more of the following in this pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe:Print
Natural Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe
An all natural pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe to enjoy fall even as you pamper yourself! This recipe uses coconut oil, sugar, and essential oils like Clove, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Clove.
- 1/2 cup white sugar (anything but brown sugar is fine, it absorbs the liquid and becomes as hard as a rock!)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup other carrier oil (jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed, olive)
- 16 drops essential oils – 4 drops Cinnamon, 4 drops Nutmeg, 4 drops Orange, 4 drops Clove
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract (optional, but adds a lovely, vanilla scent)
- 8 oz. glass jar – brown amber with black lid, clear with gold top (more pricey but pretty), mason jar with hinged lid
Soften the coconut oil over the stove or in the microwave – 10-15 seconds should be enough. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Spoon into a glass container (essential oils eat through plastic and destroy it, unless it’s PETE or HDPE plastic).
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