Pumpkin Spice- Still So Nice!

Here at Glitter and Gardenias we are still enjoying the fall flavors and spices, especially Pumpkin Spice.  But it's not just in our desserts- after I made the pumpkin spice soap I posted here, I found a Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub recipe.  

This is a great treat in the shower or bath, especially if your skin is getting dry in the cold, blustery weather we have been having lately. And it couldn't be easier! 

Just like the pumpkin spice soap that I made last week, I started with a recipe from www.happinessishomemade.net.  You simply mix a quarter cup of coconut oil with 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice and 2 teaspoons of vanilla. This makes about 8 ounces.   The recipe that I used didn't say anything about melting the coconut oil, but it is easier to mix when it is a liquid.  You can melt the oil in a microwave safe container for 15 seconds before you blend in the spice and vanilla and that should help.  This is the first time that I ever used coconut oil and I did not know that it is liquid until the temperature reaches about 76 degrees!  

Now, there are a lot of sugar scrub recipes all over the internet and they are all displayed in pretty little mason jars.  As you can see from my picture, I put mine in a small plastic Glad container.  I just couldn't bear to put a product that will be used in the shower or bath tub in a glass container! All I could think of was what would happened if it slipped out of slippery hands and broke all over the tub.  So, I struggled with how to make the container more festive, about all I could come up with was painting the top orange.

I'm not particularly happy with this choice and I'm not sure how long the paint will stay on in the shower.  Hopefully I will find something more festive when I make a peppermint scrub for Christmas! 

As I mentioned in my earlier post, the little bars of soap and the little containers of sugar scrub will make a pretty little hostess gift for Thanksgiving (or a special treat for yourself!) 

You can find the recipe/tutorial for the pumpkin spice soap here

I hope that you are enjoying the last few days before Thanksgiving!  Thanks for stopping by today! 



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