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DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub + Pinterest Pumpkin Meal Plan

My name is Marla and I have a pumpkin problem. Okay more like a pumpkin spice problem. I’ll admit it, I’m as “basic” (did I use that correctly?) as it gets when it comes to fall. Just give me #allthethings pumpkin spice and nobody gets hurt. True story, last year my husband Eric actually had to ask me to stop making things with pumpkin. Friends, I was out of control. I went overboard. Our skin was borderline turning orange. Why the craze? The year before when I was pregnant with Harper, I missed out on pumpkin season entirely (you can read why here).

So this year, I’m going to try (no promises) to not get pumpkin crazy. I SAID TRY, OKAY? To be fair, this recipe doesn’t actually have pumpkin in it, just pumpkin pie spices. So we’re good, right?

Back to the reason we’re here: Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub. Ya heard right, friends. I’m going there and I’m taking you with me. The thing about homemade sugar scrubs is that they are just downright decadent. Put a fall twist on it and BAM you’ve got yourself the perfect gift for a friend (or for yourself). After the kids are in bed, take a relaxing post-crazy-day-soak, and use this scrub on your sore, tired feet. In about 2 seconds you’ll be shouting for your husband to bring you your phone so you can revisit this post and tell me I was right, this scrub did change your (fall) life. You’re welcome in advance.

When you read the ingredients, you might be like “Marla, can I eat this?” I mean, I guess you could, I just don’t think it will taste quite as good as it smells. My mom (who has incredible skin, btw) once told me her flawless skincare secret: If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin. That’s pretty boss, right? (Can I bring back “boss” as an adjective?). While I don’t follow this word-for-word, I do keep it in mind when making or buying skincare products. Think about it: Greek Yogurt Face Masks, Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinses, PSL foot scrub…all the best stuff for our skin is food-based!

#PSL4Ever

This is without a doubt a must for fall! Homemade, all-natural Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub! The perfect gift for family or friends!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

2 ½ Cups White Sugar

½ Cup Light Brown Sugar

2 tsp finely ground espresso

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp ground cloves

½ Cup Avocado Oil (or coconut oil)

¾ Cup Melted Coconut Oil (I used expeller-pressed refined)

Instructions

Whisk sugar, espresso, and spices together in a large bowl.

This is without a doubt a must for fall! Homemade, all-natural Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub! The perfect gift for family or friends!

Pour oil on top and thoroughly mix with a rubber spatula until combined. There may still be some oil separation and that’s okay.

This is without a doubt a must for fall! Homemade, all-natural Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub! The perfect gift for family or friends!

Store in a mason jar with tight-fitting lid. I keep mine in the shower or on the rim of the bathtub and just stir with a plastic spoon before using.

Notes

+Avocado Oil acts as a great moisturizer. You could also use EVOO but it will change the scent of the scrub. I’ve made it with EVOO and the moisturizing power is incredible but the scent of the oil overpowers the spices. 

+The quality of the sugar doesn’t really matter, so get whatever’s cheapest.

+If you don’t have all of the spices individually you can use about 2-3 tsp of pumpkin pie spice instead.

+Coffee is actually a great exfoliator and can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.

+I have only used this scrub on my hands and feet. My face is typically very sensitive, so I haven’t tried it as a facial exfoliator. If you have sensitive skin, I recommend trying out the scrub on your feet first.

Bonus Pinterest Pumpkin Meal Plan!

Obviously making all of these recipes in one week would call for a serious intervention, but hey, a girl can dream.

Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Polenta with Fall Vegetables

Taco Tuesday: Pumpkin Enchiladas

W: Pumpkin Bolognese

Th: Pumpkin Soup

Fun Friday: Pumpkin Streusel Bread

S: Pumpkin Fettucine Alfredo

Slow Cooker Sunday: Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili

 

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This is without a doubt a must for fall! Homemade, all-natural Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub! The perfect gift for family or friends!

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Lauren
    September 12, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    This sounds wonderful! I will definitely be making this for friends and family this fall! Pinning for later!

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    Shannon Walter
    September 12, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Definitely pinning this! This will make nice gifts for friends.

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      Marla
      September 12, 2016 at 8:25 PM

      I gave this out to some of my neighbors and they were very excited to receive it!

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    Baby Castan On Board
    September 12, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    I am so excited to try this! It sounds amazing!!

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      Marla
      September 12, 2016 at 8:26 PM

      It does not disappoint!

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    Justine @ Little Dove
    September 13, 2016 at 1:22 AM

    I love sugar scrubs, my skin always feels so great afterwards. And I bet this one smells amazing! This would make a fun gift for girlfriends too. Pinned so I can give it a try. 🙂

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      Marla
      September 13, 2016 at 7:29 PM

      Yay! You’ll love it then. It leaves your hands and feet extremely soft & silky!

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    Joanna @ Motherhood and Merlot
    September 15, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    I love sugar scrubs! So much more than salt scrubs. I bet this smells amazing!

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      Marla
      September 15, 2016 at 1:38 PM

      It does! Almost good enough to eat!

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