The Best Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe

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Learn how to make pumpkin spice sugar scrub at home and keep your skin looking and feeling amazing. This homemade body scrub recipe is perfect for your fall skincare routine.

Made with all-natural ingredients and essential oils, this easy brown sugar scrub smells like autumn and will leave your skin smooth and glowing.

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DIY Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

My favorite time of year cannot arrive soon enough for me. Fall is coming in just one month, and I am more than ready! It’s never a little early for Fall posts. 

For me, Fall is such a beautiful time of year. The temperatures cool down, leaves change color, and we slow down a bit. Also, I’m drawn to everything pumpkin spice. 

First up is my pumpkin spice sugar scrub.

I probably make a DIY exfoliating scrub every week, and my bathroom is full of natural body scrubs. And I love blending my easy DIY sugar scrub recipes to get the skincare and exfoliation I want. This DIY pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe is my new favorite.

It only takes a few minutes to make a batch, so why not make two or more batches and make everyone happy. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub would also be a great craft to make for fall school & church bazaars.

My Pumpkin Spice Body Butter and Pumpkin Spice Soap are also great gift choices. Why not make them all and create gift baskets?

pumpkin brown sugar

Ingredients for homemade pumpkin spice exfoliating scrub

This pumpkin body scrub is made with brown sugar and coconut oil. Brown sugar acts as a scrubbing agent in the mixture. The molasses contributes a bit of moisture, making it an excellent component for dry skin.
When you massage the sugar grains into your skin, they exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. After rinsing with water, the coconut oil will leave your skin feeling soft and silky. Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an AHA that deeply penetrates the skin and dissolves the bonds between skin cells. This process encourages the turnover of cells and results in a fresher, more youthful appearance. Typically, glycolic acid treats sun damage and aging skin, making this scrub a great addition to your skincare routine.

How to choose essential oils for pumpkin spice sugar scrub?

Now, you’ll want to use about 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice for this pumpkin spice scrub. That will give you a pleasant but not overwhelming pumpkin spice fragrance.

But for this easy pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe, you can also use essential oils. While they aren’t necessary, adding them can turn your body scrub from simply moisturizing to something that addresses what is going on with your skin.

Here are the essential oils for DIY pumpkin spice sugar scrub:

  • 2 drops cinnamon leaf
  • 1 drop nutmeg
  • 1 drop ginger
  • 1 drop cardamom
  • 1 drop of sweet orange

This pumpkin body scrub smells fantastic, even without essential oils. If you are pregnant, react sensitive to essential oils, or want to use the scrub for small children, make the sugar scrub without essential oils. You will still get an amazing homemade all-natural sugar scrub with pumpkin.

pumpkin spice sugar scrub

How to make pumpkin spice body scrub

Making this pumpkin spice body scrub takes only a few minutes. Here’s what to do:

  1. First, warm the coconut oil on low heat in a small sauce flame. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Next, stir in the essential oils, if using.
  3. Put the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice into a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add the coconut oil and stir well to combine.
  5. Transfer the sugar scrub to clean and sterilized jars.
diy pumpkin spice scrub
homemade pumpkin spice scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This easy 5-minutes DIY pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe smells amazing and leaves your skin silky smooth.



    1. Mix 1 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice.
    2. Slowly pour in ¼ cup oil, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract and stir.
    4. Scoop into a lidded jar and label it.

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