Spices, such as clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc., enhance the taste of food and make it more delectable. And, not only food, these spices, along with other ingredients, can certainly spice up the texture and glow of the skin as they can be used as scrubbing agents together. Cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg are considered to be warm spices and serve as an excellent food for your skin, as well.
Here is simple and effective DIY recipe for pumpkin spice and sugar scrub.
How Sugar Scrubs Work
Sugar scrubs use the rough edges of sugar crystals to slough off dead skin cells without injuring new skin underneath. Sugar works very well for this because of its ‘softness’. It literally breaks down and liquefies as you use it in the shower, keeping your skin from getting injured by sharp edges.
A well-designed sugar scrub compounds the exfoliating effect of the sugar with moisturizing effects of oils and pleasant aromas. This scrub, in particular, combines a select mixture of spices that are sure to remind you of the holiday season as well as contribute a few unique effects of their own.
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup sweet almond oil
About the Ingredients
1. Pumpkin Pie Spice
Benefits and uses are discussed above.
Nutmeg is used as a skin lightening agent in many recipes. Besides, it also evens out complexion making you get rid of stubborn acne and blemishes.
3. Brown Sugar and Granulated Sugar
Both exfoliate skin gently, yet efficaciously. They slough off the dead cells on the outermost layer of the skin. It also improves the overall texture of the skin.
4. Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil, being rich in vitamin E, nourishes the skin while deeply conditioning it from within. It also cleanses and gives an even skin complexion.
Step#1 : Take a clean bowl and mix together- pumpkin pie spice and both the sugars and nutmeg.
Step#2 : Add almond oil gently mixing well all the ingredients together. Transfer the contents into a clean and airtight jar and store it in the refrigerator. It can be stocked up for a month. Use it once or twice in a week, according to your needs.
DIY homemade pumpkin pie spice and sugar scrub is ready!!!!!