Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

So, ever been invited to a party and forget to buy a hostess gift?  Then maybe you scrounged around the house for an unopened bottle of wine or a candle you could re-gift? No?

Err, yeah, me neither…

I mean, I’ve HEARD that happens to some people.  Not me or you, but OTHER people…I had a friend who that happened to.  Yeah, my friend regifted a candle, not me.  I would never…

Well, I have a fun solution to anyone who needs a hostess gift in a pinch.  Super easy and homemade, which we all know means you care more.  It’s a fact.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub.  Simple, versatile and cute.

I saw this idea first over at our friend, Bridget’s site, Bake at 350check her version out too.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 16-16.5 oz jar.  I prefer a wide mouthed jar, but use whatever you have on-hand.
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (I used dark)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup grapeseed oil, olive oil or almond oil.  I used grapeseed…which is supposed to be great for skin.
  • 7-8 tsp pumpkin pie spice.  If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, make your own, use THIS recipe.
  • *optional 2 tsp vitamin E oil

First mix your sugars and pie spice together in a bowl, breaking any lumps.

Then add in your oils.

Mix that all up until combined.

Spoon into your jar.

Finally wrap it with a pretty ribbon!

Done, instant gift.

If pumpkin spice isn’t your thing, leave it out!  You could also add some lavender or peppermint oil for a different variation!

See, there’s no excuse for your friend to ever not have a hostess gift again!


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  1. 1

    I’m totally making that tonight!

  2. 2
    Brandi says:

    This would be amazing to give away! Thank you!

  3. 3

    Love it!! I’ve done some with epsom salts and oils before but didn’t think about using the sugars! I’d better not shower hungry using that delectable stuff! :-)

  4. 4

    Ooo…I think the pumpkin spice sounds delicious!!! I might need to whip up a batch for myself! Thanks for the shout-out! :)

  5. 5
    Katrina says:

    This is an awesome idea! Love it.

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    Corrie_Alexa says:

    I was up this morning at the butt crack of dawn making cinnamon rolls. During the first rise, when I usually set my alarm and go back to sleep, I made some pumpkin spice sugar rub. I then used it immediately on my hands and arms. I smell so freakin’ good, I just had to tell ya’ll how awesome you are. (Now I have 55 more minutes to catch a cat nap before it on on to the 2nd stage of cinnamon roll heaven!) I will be making this for all my girlfriends for Christmas. Thanks!

  7. 7

    I absolutely LOVE this!

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    christine morgan- barnhart says:

    thats so cool i found this, last night i tried making sugar scrub cubes for the first time. love this, wish there was a way to scratch and sniff computer screens lol!

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    Naomi says:

    I have a weekly girl’s night where we take a sauna and make dinner at my house, so I decided to try to make some scrubs to make it more fun. I just made this one tonight, and it’s AWESOME I only had Walnut oil, so I used that, an it kind of overpowers the Pumpkin Spice smell, but it’s still really nice. Thank you so much!

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    Laurie says:

    How long will this keep?


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