The dry weather here has left my skin feeling dry and flaky, which means it’s time to exfoliate. Usually, I just pick up a nice body scrub at one of my favorite stores, but I got to thinking that it would probably be pretty easy to make myself. I’m all about finding ways to make things on my own to save money, so I set out to create my own!
After looking online for different ideas, I came up with a super easy and inexpensive recipe for homemade body scrub. For this particular post, I chose to feature a Pumpkin Body Scrub. The great thing is you can substitute the pumpkin for lots of other things such as lime, lemon, lavender or even coffee!
- 1 c. coconut oil
- ½ c. brown sugar
- ½ c. canned pumpkin
- 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
- 4-5 4 oz. jelly jars
- In a medium size bowl, combine the coconut oil, brown sugar, olive oil, and pumpkin. Mix well.
- Add the scrub to your 4 oz. jelly jars.
- Print and cut out the labels and place on the lid; the metal ring will hold the label in place.
Stored in an airtight container, the scrub will last for about 2 months. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within 4 days. If there is any separation simply stir the mixture.
With the holidays right around the corner, this would make a super easy gift idea. Just whip up a batch of the scrub, place it in a nice jar and add a label and you’ve got a great gift that is not only cute but also useful!
For a more rustic look, you could also use a hole puncher to punch a hole in the top of the label and use twine to tie it around the lid.
Have you ever made your own body scrub? Which scent is your favorite?