DIY Pumpkin Body Scrub

Get your skin in shape this fall with this delicious body scrub.

Fall is in the air! Halloween decor and pumpkin spice lattes have taken over. It’s time to get your skin back into shape from summer heat damage. Embrace the season's most popular gourd this autumn and make a Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Scrub for velvety soft skin.

Jar of Pumpkin Scrub with Cinnamon Sticks

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub for Soft Skin

Scrub away all your dry summer skin with the easy to make pumpkin sugar scrub.

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Debbie Wolfe

Ingredients of Pumpkin Scrub

Ingredients of Pumpkin Scrub

Edible ingredients can be used to make a pumpkin sugar scrub.

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Debbie Wolfe

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 TB coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

You are probably wondering why in the world would you put the ingredients for pumpkin pie on your skin. Well, it smells good and all of the above ingredients are great for your skin. For starters, pumpkin is packed with vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamin C, E and beta-carotene. When used topically, it promotes healthy skin and hair. Sugar is a natural humectant; it helps the skin retain moisture and gently exfoliates. Coconut oil has many benefits for the skin. In this scrub, it’s for moisturizing the skin. Lastly, cinnamon helps stimulate blood vessels and bring blood to the surface of the skin, resulting in plumper skin with a healthy glow. The best part about this body scrub it that you probably have all the ingredients sitting in your pantry.

Step 1

Spoon in Bowl with Coconut Oil and Pumpkin Puree

Add Coconut Oil to Pumpkin Puree

Add softened coconut oil to the pumpkin puree.

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Debbie Wolfe

Make sure the coconut oil is at room temperature. This will make it easier to mix. Add the ½ cup of pumpkin puree to a small bowl and mix in the room temperature coconut oil until there are no visible clumps.

Step 2

Bowl of Brown Sugar and Cinnamon and Spoon

Add Cinnamon and Brown Sugar to Pumpkin Scrub

Add the cinnamon and brown sugar to the pumpkin piree

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Debbie Wolfe

Add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well.

Step 3

Bowl with Pumpkin Puree and Spoon

Mix the Pumpkin Scrub Well

Thoughly mix the ingredients until the pumpkin scrub is completely incorporated.

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Debbie Wolfe

This scrub is best when used immediately. It’s not the end of the world if you can’t use it right away. The sugar will dissolve and you will lose its exfoliating properties. However, it will still be an effective moisturizer.

Jar of Pumpkin Sugar Scrub with Cinnamon Stick

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub is Perfect for Softening Skin

Moisturize and exfoliate your skin with a fall inspired pumpkin sugar scrub.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

If you are not going to use it right way, put it in an airtight container and refrigerate. Let it warm up to room temperature before use. The coconut oil will make the tub or shower slippery, so be careful and be sure to wash the surfaces with soap once you are done.

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