First sign of Fall – Pumpkin Spice Lattes start popping up in coffee shops everywhere! Am I right? Confession time: I’ve never actually tasted a pumpkin spice latte but I do so love the scent of it. It makes me think of cozy sweaters, falling leaves, a fire crackling in the fireplace, and feeling that crisp autumn air on my face.
I like to make sugar scrubs to give as gifts to my family and friends. Recently, I’ve seen a lot of talk about coffee scrubs so it seemed only natural to bring that all together in this positively delicious smelling Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub.
Recipe for the Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub:
Here’s everything you need to make this scrub –
1 ½ cups brown sugar
½ cup ground coffee
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1-2 tsp. vanilla (You can go with the lower amount if you have pure good quality vanilla.)
2/3 cup of oil (approximately – start with 1/3 of cup and then add more as needed) olive, almond, or grapeseed oil (or any combination)
Optional: break open a couple of capsules of vitamin E oil to add to this for extra nourishment for your skin. You can also add some fractionated coconut oil to this if you’d like. It’s great for your skin!
This is so easy! Simply mix together the dry ingredients. Add in the vanilla. Then, when you’re ready to stir in the oil start with about half.
Use more a little bit at a time until it reaches the perfect consistency. You want it to be thoroughly moistened but not floating in oil. It should be wet but still pasty so that it will stick to your skin as you rub it on.
These make great gifts – really quick and easy to make even in large batches.