Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Kate Hliznitsova
I don’t know about you, but there’s something about the fall season that makes me want to squeal with excitement and cozy up with a blanket and baked goods. As soon as the first day of autumn arrives, I start crossing my fingers for cooler weather, something that takes a little longer to arrive here in Southern California. An iced pumpkin spice latte usually satisfies my anticipation for a bit. The other day, I was wondering how else I could infuse my daily life with fall vibes while waiting for the weather to change, and then it hit me — a luxurious pumpkin sugar scrub!
This scrub is easy as pie to mix together, and you probably already have everything you need in your cupboard. Pumpkin puree and sugar are natural exfoliants, and coconut oil will help moisturize your skin. On a day when you need a little more cozy in your life, make this scrub and treat yourself to some relaxation. Your skin will thank you, and the scent will have you craving pumpkin pie.
1½ cups sugar
¼ cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
Combine the sugar, pumpkin puree, and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Add the melted coconut oil, and stir until well blended. To use, apply the scrub to your hands, elbows, or any other rough patches of skin.
Note: If you have sensitive skin, make sure to test the scrub on a small area first.
Danielle Williams is the assistant senior managing editor for Stampington & Company. She lives in Orange County, California, with her husband, Casey, and opinionated cat, Holly Golighty.