Fall is here and that means it’s pumpkin season, the most blissful time of year.
As the leaves turn and the air becomes cooler, there’s nothing more satisfying than indulging in pumpkin pies and pumpkin spice lattes. Pretty much anything pumpkin will do the trick. But everyone’s favorite seasonal fruit isn’t just for snacking. This DIY pumpkin spice body scrub smells amazing and is great for your skin.
Watch along as In The Know’s Phoebe Zaslav shares her 5-minute recipe for this four-ingredient exfoliator.
What you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pumpkin is rich in skin-loving nutrients like antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E. Sugar is a gentle exfoliator that helps to slough off dead skin cells and a natural humectant that draws moisture from the air into the skin. Meanwhile, the rich coconut oil helps to seal in all of the moisture.
1. Mix the brown sugar and pumpkin spice in a bowl.
2. Stir the mixture and slowly pour in the coconut oil.
3. Add the vanilla extract and stir one last time.
4. Transfer the scrub into a jar with a lid for easy storing.
“Make sure you use it in the shower,” Phoebe says. “Soak your body with warm water for 10 minutes first, then apply the scrub in a circular motion.
After 5 to 10 minutes, rinse with warm water.
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