Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

Hi! I’m Emily from My Love for Words, and I’m beyond excited to be a new contributor here at Smart School House. I have been a faithful reader of Kelly’s for a long time now so to have the chance to share my work with you is making me ridiculously giddy. This is basically how I imagine my sixteen year old self would’ve felt after being proposed to by Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio at the same time. Brother-husbands! (Am I showing my age?)

The good news for you is that I’m not here to gush about my teenage crushes from (not so?) long ago. I’m here to gush about my favorite fall crush- all things pumpkin!

DIY Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

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  1. Such adorable packaging!!!

  2. I’ve never made a sugar scrub but am excited to try this! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  3. Ooh this doesn’t sound too hard to make. I might try it out someday. Pinning for later 🙂

  4. Kindra S. says:

    This is such a good idea. I am due with baby #2 in October and want to find something simple to take to the nurses and the dr at the hospital. I plan to make these in smaller containers and give to them.

  5. Carmen Wishlow says:

    Just curious as to why you have to heat it and are you doing it just to combine it all. You don’t give the temp and the more your mix coconut oil it will separate so is the heating really necessary? Thanks

    • Hi Carmen,

      Yep, I just melted it to combine it all. I wanted the oil and spices evenly distributed through the sugar so I heated until it was melted because it seemed easiest. Coconut oil tends to melt around 76 degrees F so it doesn’t take much heat at all. You could try making the mix with unmelted coconut oil. It just might take a little more stirring. Thanks, Emily

  6. Awesome…can’t wait to make some!

  7. Do you mix it right away? Won’t that melt the sugar? Do you just use regular sugar? Thanks

  8. Did you just use regular white sugar? It looks chunkier in the picture, but I don’t know of a large-grain white one that will look pretty at the top…

  9. Could another kind of oil be substituted for the coconut oil? I’d love to try this! 🙂

  10. Absolutely amazing and the packaging looks so cute! I love fall time DIY projects and pumpkin products.



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