Sunday, September 22, 2013

{All Natural} Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub

Greetings wellness lovers!

Today I have a very special guest blogger... my dear sister Alyssa from Alyssa's Cooking Adventures! She has a heavenly health and beauty recipe to share with you! Mmmmm... I almost want to eat it!

Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub
by Alyssa Craft
It is officially fall! That means that we can all consume pumpkin-flavored and pumpkin-scented EVERYTHING without guilt. Or maybe you never felt guilty, but it felt wrong to me if I was craving something pumpkin-flavored in August. Fall is one of my favorite seasons so I like to indulge in it to the fullest.

To kick off fall, I wanted to create something with ingredients I already had around the house. I settled on making a pumpkin face scrub. This face scrub is very easy to make as it only requries a few ingredients. I prefer homemade face scrubs because store-bought scrubs typically have a long list of chemicals which is not good if you have sensitive skin like me. 

The benefits of this pumpkin scrub include:
Exfoliation: This helps to remove dead skin cells that can leave skin looking dry, resulting in brighter and softer skin.
Moisturization: The jojoba oil used in this recipe has a similar structure to sebum, allowing it to absorb easily into your skin.
Acne-control: Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that can help destroy acne-causing bacteria. This may help in preventing future breakouts.
Pumpkin Face Scrub
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  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil
  1. Bring oils to liquid state if they are cold.
  2. Mix all ingredients together.

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you are up to it, get creative and experiment with different oils, scents and even sugars. Also, feel free to stop by my blog for more fall recipes to come!

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