Maybe I’m jumping the gun here with a pumpkin recipe, but I just can’t help it. The leaves are changing and falling, the nights are getting cooler, and I heard a rumor that Starbucks is introducing the pumpkin spice latte on August 25th (say what?!). Soooo, I feel that it’s completely justified.
I don’t mean to rush summer out the door or anything, but I’m totally ready for boot season and cozy sweaters and along with both of those come pumpkin. Pumpkin EVERYTHING.
But today it’s just a sugar scrub. Baby steps into fall…
Delicious. That’s how I’ll describe this fragrance oil. It smells so good you’ll want to eat it. But don’t. It’s not for eating. It’s for smelling. And it smells gooooood!
This recipe has no real measurements, which makes it easy to make as little or as much as you’d like. You just need enough of the oil base to make the sugar wet, creating a nice scrub texture. I made one small jar so I started out with ½ cup sugar and added the oil little by little until I was happy with the consistency.
Mix in the fragrance oil starting with a small amount, stirring it well, and then adding more until you’re happy with the scent.
The great thing about a recipe having no specific measurements is that you can make it just how you like it. Some people prefer a more dry scrub, so they’ll use less oil. Some people prefer a wet scrub, so they’ll use more oil. And some (me) like a mixture that’s somewhere in-between. So just keep adding a little oil and a little sugar until you’re happy with the consistency of your scrub.
Now for some color! I used a pinch of yellow mica powder and a pinch of red mica powder to get the perfect orange. Stir really well to make sure all of the powder has been evenly spread throughout the mixture.
Carefully scoop into an airtight jar. Using a jar with a good seal will prevent the moisture from escaping the mixture. I love the mini heremes jars because they close tightly and they’re really cute.
Looks kind of like pumpkin puree, right?! It smells SOOO good! And it leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft.
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