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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 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 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. I like to use mason jars to store my scrubs. 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!
Christmas gift ideas, check out my list of DIY Holiday Sugar Scrubs for the Christmas season! For more information about sugar scrubs and their benefits, check out Basic DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes + Customization Tips, which contains loads of info about sugar types, body scrub types, and why you need to add body scrubs to your beauty routine!
For more easy DIY body scrubs, check out the following:
DIY Fall Inspired Sugar Scrubs That Will Transform Your Skin
VANILLA PUMPKIN SPICE 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.
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE SCRUB
Want to show your PSL love with your sugar scrub? Look no further than this easy scrub with pumpkin pie spices and skin firming, antioxidant rich coffee grounds – just like the latte you love.
AUTUMN SPICE SCRUB
Smells of the season – ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom – provide calming fragrance and anti-inflammatory properties to this sugar scrub.
From Becca Piastrelli
CARAMEL VANILLA 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.
From Moments with Mandi
CHAI TEA SCRUB
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!
APPLE CINNAMON SCRUB
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 cinnamon, smell great too, which is the inspiration for this invigorating apple cinnamon sugar scrub.
From Simply Shellie
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.
From Hello Glow
FALL SUGAR SCRUB
Fall isn’t just about pumpkin. Orange oil sweetens this clove scrub to help you enjoy the season without pumpkin overload.
From The Zen Moon
CINNAMON + VANILLA SCRUB
Hmm, just imagine inhaling the sweet scent of your morning vanilla latte, and you’ll know how amazing this sugar scrub smells. I’m seeing a theme with these sugar scrubs – yes, I definitely enjoy my hot drinks when it gets cold outside!
From The Idea Room
CANDY CORN 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. Since conventional food dye can be bad for your health, be sure to use a natural store bought brand or use these great DIY recipes to make your own!
PUMPKIN COFFEE BODY SCRUB
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.
From The Chalkboard
VANILLA BEAN SCRUB
Vanilla is easily in my top 5 favorite scents! If you want a super simple and easy sugar scrub recipe that everyone will love, this is it!
From Rachel Cooks
VANILLA + PATCHOULI SCRUB
Patchouli is one of my favorite scents and perfect for the season! Vanilla and patchouli combine in this easy, relaxing body scrub.
From Dr. Taz M.D.
AUTUMN MORNING COFFEE 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.
From Ann’s Entitled Life
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!
I would love to hear from you!
Is fall your favorite time of year? What do you think of these Fall Scented Sugar Scrubs? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!