Sweet Caramel Pumpkin DIY Hand Scrub
The leaves have put on their annual color show and are beginning to fall at rapid speed! Autumn is my favorite season and I tend to clench onto it for as long as I can. So, while the colorful leaves are dwindling I’m bringing the essence of the season indoors. From my Natural Fall Potpourri, Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Candles to my Harvest Moon Soaking Salts I’m enjoying all fall has to offer!
And today’s recipe for a sweet caramel pumpkin hand scrub is “icing on the cake”! Oh, that reminds me, I should make my great grandmother’s date cake for Thanksgiving… You can find the recipe in my cookbook Bittersweet Walnut Grove Fall Thyme.
If you’re baking this season too, then you likely have everything you need to make today’s recipe for a sweet caramel pumpkin DIY hand scrub in your kitchen. It takes just six ingredients to whip up this fall sugar scrub masterpiece! I keep a jar by the kitchen sink to replenish my hands after washing dishes and the like.
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Ingredients for Sweet Caramel Pumpkin DIY Hand Scrub
1 cup coconut oil, unrefined
2 cups brown sugar
½ cup canned pumpkin, pure
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon caramel extract
2 airtight containers, 8 ounce
How to make Sweet Caramel Pumpkin DIY Hand Scrub
Combine 1 cup coconut oil, 2 cups brown sugar, and 1/2 cup canned pumpkin in a large mixing bowl. Stir with a fork until scrub forms. Add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon caramel extract. Stir well to thoroughly combine. Spoon mixture into an airtight container. Use within two to three months. If any separation occurs, simply stir the mixture and it will be good as new.
Yields 16 ounces
Scoop a small amount into your hand. Massage in a circular motion into your skin. Avoid contact with eyes and rinse with water. Repeat as often as you like. This fall sugar scrub can also be applied as a body scrub. Follow up with my recipe for Pumpkin Lavender Body Butter for some serious moisturizing!
Here’s to hanging onto the fall spirit with Sweet Caramel Pumpkin DIY Hand Scrub! Did I mention it smells incredibly delicious without any nasty chemical fragrances? Honestly, it is edible, but I would consider the date cake first!
Sounds so scrumptious!`
Pamela, it most certainly smells good enough to eat!
Sounds awesome and like that it sounds easy to make. 🙂
I was looking for your Seasons meme to link up. Are you no longer doing that? Love visiting anyway. 🙂
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Thanks Patricia, it is easy to make. In fact, scrubs are one of the easiest skincare items to make! I am no longer hosting the Seasons Meme, but you can still catch my seasonal photography on Instagram.
SO delectable and satisfying without drying my skin out. Should this be kept refrigerated, or will room temperature suffice?
Thanks, Andi I love this scrub too!! My mother-in-law is always asking for more. You can keep it out, but I like to keep half of it in the fridge for later and use the other half up first. It will solidify a bit in the fridge, but the coconut oil will soften as it comes to room temperature.
Sounds amazing! how long does this last? I want to make some for a bridal shower
That’s a great idea! They will last for 2 months.