September 8, 2017
Fall is the best time of year! Enjoy fall scents like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, cloves, spiced cider, and more with these Easy DIY Fall-Inspired Sugar Scrubs!
Fall is by far my favorite season.
I’ve always wondered if this is because I was born in October, but I just love everything about this time of year.
The gorgeous foliage, cozy sweatshirt weather, Halloween fun, and fall aromas.
The distinct fall smell of the woods when I’m hiking with my dogs, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, cloves, spiced cider, roasting turkey.
Smells that I love, but don’t usually get to experience any other time of year.
I think my dogs even prefer this time of year. It’s the only time they run through the leaves on our favorite trails through the woods.
They seem even more joyful than usual to be outside – even my little Yorkie, who has to wear a sweater when the temperature outside falls below 60 degrees!
Believe it or not, there are a few downfalls to this season.
As I type this, I look down at my hands that are still moisturized and soft from summer. With colder weather comes dry, sensitive skin from showers that are too hot and cold air hitting exposed skin.
That’s where these wonderful, moisturizing DIY Fall-Inspired Sugar Scrubs come in.
The past couple of years, I have been slowly transitioning to using all natural products, and I would say we’re 95% there.
After learning about the dangers of many of the ingredients in my personal care routine, I have switched to natural products.
My favorite beauty products are homemade. I can ensure that I know exactly what I’m putting on my body.
The following DIY Fall-Inspired Sugar Scrubs are so natural you could eat them if you wanted to! They actually contain ingredients readily found in most kitchen pantries.
Don’t think that DIY means these scrubs won’t work, though.
Homemade sugar scrubs are actually the only product that has completely healed my dry elbows. They look fantastic as long as I keep up with this easy scrub routine!
These scrubs also make thoughtful and affordable gifts for birthdays, holidays, or any other special occasion.
With little investment of time and money, you can make wonderful gifts for your family, friends, teachers, co-workers, your hostess for holiday dinner, and more.
When giving them as gifts, I add seasonal and holiday decorations to my mason jars. This pretty packaging makes my DIY gifts a huge hit!
Plus, I let close friends and family know that if they return the mason jar, I just might fill it again with some other goodie, which makes them more than happy to oblige!
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In my quest for health, all-natural body care has become ultra important to me.
Like all body care products, body scrubs are applied directly on the skin, so the ingredients can be absorbed into your body.
That’s why I always make sure to use the highest quality ingredients in my body scrubs!
Here are some of my favorite all-natural brands.
Not all essential oils are created equal.
Just because a product is labeled as an “essential oil” doesn’t mean you are getting a therapeutic-grade oil.
Essential oils are made of concentrated plant essences, and it takes many plants to produce a single bottle of essential oil.
For example, to make just one pound of essential oil, you would need 250 pounds of lavender, 10,000 pounds of rose petals, or 1500 lemons!
This is why 100% pure oils are typically so pricy!
Cheaper brands are typically just fragrance oils containing harmful chemicals and artificial additives that can pose dangerous health risks when inhaled, ingested, or applied topically.
Here are my top reasons why I love Plant Therapy:
My favorite Plant Therapy Essential Oils are patchouli (my favorite scent), Germ Fighter (their version of Young Living’s Thieves, and it works just as well!), lavender (for relaxation), and peppermint (to wake me up).
You can find the set I have here.
While I love shopping on Amazon, you might catch a good sale on the Plant Therapy website. I got a nice discount there when I bought my set.
PRO TIP: Be careful using citrus essential oils in body scrubs!
Cold-pressed citrus oils like lemon, lime, and grapefruit can cause a phototoxic reaction that will make your skin prone to serious burns from the sun!
This reaction is knows as phototoxicity or photosensitivity.
Some brands of Bergamot essential oil can also cause photosensitivity, but Plant Therapy’s Bergamot is Bergaptin-free, meaning it won’t cause this reaction.
You can learn more about essential oils and the sun here.
If you use one of these oils on your skin, please stay out of the sun, or use Plant Therapy’s line of steam distilled citrus essential oils that do not cause photosensitivity.
You can also use turbindo sugar (e.g. Sugar in the Raw) for extra exfoliation, but many people may find this coarse grain too harsh for their skin.
In addition to its wonderfully moisturizing properties, coconut oil can also reduce bacteria, making it the best option for acne, infections, and other skin conditions.
Sweet almond oil has a lovely scent that can add to the therapeutic benefits of your DIY sugar scrub.
It’s Pumpkin Spice time! Calm your senses with fragrant vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin is rich in Vitamins A and C, which makes this scrub a wonderful treatment for acne prone skin.
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Fall and winter are the perfect time to enjoy fresh baked sugar cookies. Capture that warm and inviting scent any time with this super simple sugar scrub!
Smells of the season – ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom – provide calming fragrance and anti-inflammatory properties to this sugar scrub.
I love caramel – in my desserts and in my body scrub!
The warm, comforting scent of caramel screams fall with caramel lattes and caramel apples for Halloween.
Chai is another warm drink I like to enjoy when cold weather comes. This scrub reminds me of cozy dinners at our local Indian restaurant – so comforting!
I’m so excited that apples are finally coming in season now after months of dealing with soft, mealy apples.
Apples, especially when combined with warming fall spices, smell great too, which is the inspiration for this invigorating Apple Spice Sugar Scrub.
Clove not only smells great, it is also known for its antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-infective properties, so this scrub is perfect for cold and flu season.
Fall isn’t just about pumpkin. Orange oil sweetens this fall scrub to help you enjoy the season without pumpkin overload.
Put dried rose petals to good use in this soft and floral scrub.
I may not like to actually eat candy corn, but I can’t think of much that so perfectly symbolizes the season.
This recipe uses red and yellow food coloring.
Not crazy about the smell of pumpkin pie spices, or just don’t want those warm fragrances in your body scrub?
This sugar scrub contains seasonal pumpkin with coffee, sugar, and coconut oil for a super simple DIY scrub to clean and moisturize your skin without all the fuss.
Use up the last of the rosemary before winter with this fragrant seasonal scrub.
Patchouli essential oil is one of my favorite scents and perfect for the season! Vanilla and patchouli combine in this easy, relaxing body scrub.
What is better than waking up early on a quiet, foggy, peaceful fall morning and enjoying your first cup of warm, comforting coffee alone on your porch in the cool morning air?
Bring back that feeling any time with this antioxidant rich, firming coffee scrub.
Colder weather means we need to take care of our skin to ensure it doesn’t get dry and sensitive.
Make your beauty care routine easier with these exfoliating, moisturizing, and super fragrant DIY Fall-Inspired Sugar Scrubs!
What do you think of these Fall-Inspired Sugar Scrubs? Is fall your favorite time of year? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
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