Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub
We’re big lovers of sugar scrubs and this one smells heavenly which is why we’re in love with this easy peasy Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub! Treat yourself to a soft and silky skin with the heavenly scent of fresh-baked pumpkin pie without the calories!
Why use sugar scrubs?
According to the Huffington Post,
First, sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you apply products with sugar or sugar derivatives, they’ll actually help hydrate your skin and keep moisture within.
Secondly, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin. Glycolic acid is typically used to treat sun-damaged and aging skin.
Finally, sugar’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and are used in a number of body scrubs to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath.
For this Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub all you need to have are some few basic pantry staples and about 15 minutes to make your own lovely beauty product!
Even if you don’t have almond oil on hand? Not a problem. You can exchange it out for grapeseed or even jojoba oil. If you prefer a more exfoliating scrub? Try using raw sugar or change a third of the sugar for salt. If you want some variety? Make an additional batch or two with different extracts or spices—the possibilities are endless!
Ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 3/4 cup almond oil
• 2 drops cinnamon bark Young Living essential oil
• 2 drops clove Young Living essential oil
• 2 drops ginger Young Living essential oil
• 2 drops cardamon Young Living essential oil
• 2 drops nutmeg Young Living essential oil
Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container – I like to use these mason jars.
To use take out a good amount and rub to wet skin.
Massage in circular motion to exfoliate dead skin cells, and then rinse and pat dry.