Pumpkin Spice Latte? Yes, please.

17 Oct

How about pumpkin spice latte body scrub? The Craftinomicon has a recipe for it – it smells heavenly! It’s perfect for fall, and it definitely wakes me up in the morning. You actually probably have all of the ingredients in your house (unless you don’t drink coffee) It calls for:

  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of your favorite ground coffee
  • 1-2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4-1 cup oil, depending on how “wet” you like your body scrub
  • vitamin E oil (optional) found in vitamin E capsules – cut open and the contents added to the mix.

but for my own personal body scrub, I used probably 3 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice and I added a dash of cinnamon. I would also suggest making the body scrub “wetter” after my first use in the shower – if it’s not a wet scrub, it’s harder to handle when you’re in the shower. I also wouldn’t use it if you’re running – the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice was a bit difficult to get off of my body. The smell it leaves behind is absolutely worth using this for, and it’s not too feminine of a body scrub for a man, either (if you know any men who like to exfoliate). Immediately after my shower, my skin felt a little oily (I wouldn’t suggest this as a facial scrub; if you want a facial scrub, perhaps exchange the oil for honey?) but after a few minutes, my skin felt so silky smooth. I did not have vitamin E oil on hand, and I forgot to pick it up, but when I make this again (and I will as soon as this is gone!) I will be adding the vitamin E oil.

I stored mine in a mason jar, which I honestly wouldn’t suggest because the lid can rust if it’s kept in the shower (and it’s glass), but it was all I could find that would work, even at my local craft store. It looks very nice, though, and it would look really cute with a small, wooden spoon, raffia, and cinnamon sticks around the top if you were giving it as a gift.

For the full recipe, click on the link to The Craftinomicon at the top of this post.

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