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DIY Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub Recipe

Are you tired of all things pumpkin? If you are, I'm so sorry, because I'm going to add yet ANOTHER pumpkin spiced object to your world.

I, actually, don't think I could ever tire of pumpkin. Love, love, love it, from lattes, to pie, to this amazing sugar scrub. It's just like bathing in pumpkin pie.

You'll notice that the recipe doesn't contain any pumpkin puree, by design. Pumpkin puree is a fine addition for single use scrubs, but won't keep on your shelf. Despite what all those other yummy-sounding recipes say, pumpkin puree will cause your sugar scrub to spoil in a hot minute. Please don't add any pumpkin puree to a product you're keeping on the shelf. Even in the fridge it will last 7 days MAX.

But with pumpkin seed oil, you get all the skin-yummy benefits of pumpkin without the spoilage issue. Pumpkin seed oil is high in essential fatty acids, is emollient, and leaves your skin feeling extra smooth and soft. You can often find it at larger health food stores, and definitely at soap making suppliers online.

RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub

This recipe will fit perfectly into a pint-sized mason jar.  Decorate the lid with a Christmas-y fabric scrap and tie on a label with a ribbon and it's ready for giving.

What You'll Need:
1 cup brown sugar, packed (you can also substitute white sugar but, obviously, the color will be different)
1/2 cup pumpkin seed oil
1/2 teaspoon your favorite Pumpkin Pie soap fragrance oil
scant dash of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

To make: Put the brown sugar in a small bowl. Add the pumpkin seed oil and stir until the sugar is completely coated. If the sugar scrub seems too dry for your liking, you can absolutely add more oil until you get the consistency that you like.

Add in the fragrance oil and a small dash of spices and stir well. You can add a bit more fragrance oil if you want a stronger scent, but I wouldn't add any more than 1 teaspoon, otherwise it can be irritating to the skin.

Spoon mixture into a pint-sized mason jar.

To use:  Take 1-2 tablespoons of scrub into the shower with you. Massage gently over the entire body, paying attention to especially dry areas like elbows and feet. Rinse well.

You can also use this as a hand scrub. Set next to the sink and rub into the hands whenever needed.

Avoid getting water into the scrub. Use a small scoop or spoon to get scrub from the jar, instead of dipping with wet hands.

Yield: approximately 1 pint

Shelf life:  About 3-4 months

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