7 Amazing Autumn Spiced Body Scrubs for Youthful Skin


This sugar and cinnamon body scrub exfoliates and softens your body instantly for smooth and soft skin.

 

Body scrubs is one of the easiest and yet much pleasurable way to pamper yourself.  If you tried a good body scrub once, you would remember how soft and smooth your skin felt right after.  And a pleasant smell of your favorite essential oils is an added bonus to the whole experience.

I consider a good body scrub to be a part of spa at home thing that is does not take much time and money to perform.  It is not only a body care ritual, but also a big part of self-care: something that you do just for yourself.    Some practices also suggest that you can incorporate mindfulness while taking care of your body, so your mind can also settle and receive some care.

You can always buy a body scrub at the store.  Many stores and online vendors carry good and affordable body scrubs.

However, if you are more into natural homemade goods, you can easily make a body scrub at home with simple ingredients.  There is always something magical about self-made beauty products: you can customize them to suit your own needs, your skin type and fragrances that you like.

 

How to Use Body Scrub?

 

Using body scrub is quite simple.

  1. Wet your body in the shower.
  2. Using a small spoon scoop scrub out of the container.
  3. Apply scrub over your body with hands.  Generously massage problematic areas like elbow, heels, and knees.
  4. Rinse scrub off thoroughly.
  5. Enjoy your rejuvenated skin!

In this post I would like to offer you body scrubs filled with fall colours and smells.

Autumn is a beautiful season full of rich colors, harvest fairs, wagon rides, pumpkin pie aroma and, of course, it is a time for Halloween ☺  .  The weather is still warm, but gets crispy in the morning, the smell of dry leaves on the ground mingles with the small of burnt leaves – all of these just make you smile and bring some peace.

So why not have some body scrubs full of fall aroma and colors?

 

1.  Pumpkin Coffee DIY Body Scrub

This brown sugar scrub has real pumpkin in it that will infuse your skin with Vitamins A, C and E and other antioxidants.  It also has enzymes that gently exfoliate dead skin cells off your body.

Coffee grounds help you to increase blood circulation and also fight cellulite.   

Brown sugar is a gentle exfoliator, whereas white sugar will allow stronger scrubbing removing more dead cells.

 

Ingredients:

¼ cup of raw grated pumpkin

¼ cup of brown sugar

¼ cup of regular white sugar

2 tablespoons of coffee grounds

2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

2 tablespoons of cocoa butter or solid coconut oil, melted

 

Method

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large glass bowl.
  2. Transfer to a glass jar (mason jar would be the best).
  3. Don’t get discouraged by the way it looks lol.  It smells awesome and is so amazing for your skin.
  4. Keep in your refrigerator for up to a month.
  5. Treat your body with this wonderful scrub  2-3 times a week.

diy body scrub

 

2.  Pumpkin Spice Homemade Sugar Scrub

This brown sugar scrub is super easy to make and is very affordable.  Yet it will make your skin feel as if you spent an hour at the spa.  Vanilla extract and pumpkin spice aroma makes this scrub exceptionally enjoyable.

 

Ingredients:

½ cup brown sugar

¼  cup of oil (jojoba, sesame seeds, grape seeds or almond oils are great)

1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice

½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients and place scrub in an air tight glass jar.
  2. Shelf life of this scrub is about 1 month.

 

3.  Apple Vanilla Pie DIY Body Scrub

 

This body scrub smells amazing.  Sugar will gently exfoliate your body leaving your skin soft and smooth.

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of brown sugar (if you want more intense scrubbing, use white sugar)

¼ cup of oil (jojoba, sesame, coconut, grape seeds, almond oils are good)

1 table spoon apple spice

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

 

Method

  1. In a large bowl mix sugar and oil (you can also use a blend of oils)
  2. Add spices to the mixture and stir well
  3. Place in an air tight glass jar
  4. Shelf life is about 1 month

 

4.  Apple, Strawberry and Vanilla Sugar Scrub

This scrub contains fresh ingredients.  Apples and strawberries will detoxify your skin, gently peel off dead cells, whiten age spots and brighten the overall appearance of your skin.

 

Ingredients:

1 fresh apple, skin peeled off, seeds removed

5 medium fresh strawberries

½ cup of white sugar (or cane sugar)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

 

Method:

  1. Grate apple using the smallest size grater
  2. Puree grated apple and strawberries either using hand blender or any other blender
  3. Add sugar and vanilla extract to the mixture and stir well
  4. Keep in glass air tight container.
  5. This body scrub contains fresh ingredients, so keep it in the refrigerator for about a week or two

 

5.  Orange and Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

 

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Orange is full of vitamin C that will help fade age spots.  Vitamin C is also a strong anti-aging ingredient.  Cinnamon will increase blood circulation, assisting skin in nourishment and rejuvenation.

This is a very easy sugar scrub recipe and yet it will leave your skin glowing.

 

Ingredients

½ of medium fresh orange

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

½ cup of brown sugar

 

Method

  1. Peel of skin from orange and remove pulp
  2. Pure orange pulp either using hand blender or a regular blender
  3. In a large bowl  combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, mix together well
  4. Add pureed orange pulp and stir till all ingredients mixed well together
  5. Keep in glass air tight container.
  6. This body scrub contains fresh ingredients, so keep it in the refrigerator for about a week or two

 

6.  Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Honey and Oatmeal DIY Body Scrub

 

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This is a very good scrub that contains detoxifying anti-aging ingredients.  Oatmeal is an amazing natural exfoliator.  It clears troubled skin and makes it exceptionally smooth. 

Honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.  That is why it is very good for skin prone to acne and breakouts.

Nutmeg and cinnamon are both great exfoliators.  In addition they increase blood circulation and help with skin rejuvenation.

 

Ingredients:

½ cup of finely ground oatmeal

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg

2 tablespoon of raw honey

1 tablespoon of any carrier oil (coconut, sesame, jojoba, almond, grapeseed etc).  This step is optional.

 

Method:

  1. Finely grind oatmeal using coffee grinder or blender
  2. Add all other ingredients to oatmeal stirring it very well
  3. Place in glass air tight container
  4. Shelf life of this scrub is for about a month

 

7.  DIY Exfoliating Body Scrub with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider helps cleanse the skin, fights acne and brightens skin tone.  Raw honey and sugar exfoliate the skin.

 

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of raw honey

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

 

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients together
  2. Transfer to air tight glass jar
  3. Shelf life of this scrub is 1-2 months

exfoliating body scrub

In conclusion I wanted to mention that all scrubs will make a perfect gift for someone who you care for.  Just add a cute bow and a small wooden spoon for scooping and you got yourself presentable, natural body scrub.

I encourage people not to use plastic when presenting their gifts so we can all contribute to reducing waste on our planet.  You can pick recyclable wrapping paper or a cute mesh bag that can be reused after for many times.

Try to find time for yourself. I know it could be very hard giving that we all live hectic lives and have so many things on our plate.  However, self-care is so important for our mental and physical health.  You don’t have to make big goals, even the smallest attempt to self-care counts.

Even something simple like homemade body scrub will make you feel better and re-energized.  And beautiful silky skin is such a huge bonus to your calmed mind.

 

Stay beautiful!!!

 

Please, leave a comment if you tried and liked any of the scrubs.  If you did not like any, please, leave a comment as well so we can improve.  Or share your favourite body scrub recipe.

 

In solidarity,

Nadi

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