Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Spice (and Everything Nice) Sugar Scrub



Perfect for the season, this Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub is so easy to make.  I used equal parts organic cane sugar and olive oil and 2-3 TBS of pumpkin pie spice.  The olive oil may overpower the scent of the spice a bit, so feel free to swap it out with a less-heavy scented oil.  Pumpkin pie spice is made from cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.  You can either use a commercially purchased pre-mixed spice or mix some up yourself.  

As I have mentioned elsewhere on this blog, cinnamon brings blood to the surface area of the skin and some people, especially those with sensitive skin may experience brief redness or tingling with use.  This particular recipe has very little cinnamon in it, but if you are concerned, you may wish it skip the cinnamon or use it on less sensitive areas.  If in doubt, do an allergy test on your inner elbow area and wait up to 48 hours to see how you may react.  

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