Sorry for my absence. 🙂 I’ve been busy, which is a good thing, but sadly Eat Laugh Purr always seems to be the first thing that goes to the wayside. Oh well. I’ve already told myself that I’m not going to feel guilty about it, but I am going to figure out how to carve out time for blogging because I do love it.
Max and I celebrated three years together earlier this month. He was mad at me because he couldn’t meow on the blog about it, but all the treats seemed to distract him. He actually was a bit disappointed when I stopped serving them at every meal the next day!
As much as I love overindulging my feline companion, my own pampering can take a backseat to other priorities. I’m trying to take better care of my body and that includes making time for luxurious, relaxing treatments. Because Fall is here (I think. It’s been insanely hot here the past few weeks and feels more like July than late September), I decided to use the scent of pumpkin in a sugar scrub.
Now confession time: I’m not a huge pumpkin fan. I know, I know. All my friends get so excited for all the pumpkin lattes, breads and whatnot. Me? I’m ambivalent. I don’t dislike pumpkin but I don’t love it either. However, I do love the aroma of pumpkin as it slowly roasts in the oven. It just doesn’t always live-up to that scent, taste-wise, in my mind.
Now this sugar scrub? Oh boy, does it live-up to it’s spicy aroma. You’ll want to scoop this up and eat it versus slather it all over your body. You could technically eat this since it is made from all natural and edible ingredients, but I still recommend rubbing it over your belly, rather than putting it in your belly.
This simple scrub just takes minutes to prepare, smells great and does an excellent job of exfoliating your skin. Your skin will be buttery soft and you’ll smell delicious. This would also make a great, inexpensive and highly coveted gift for friends too.
Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub
Makes about 1 cup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup oil (coconut, olive, grapeseed or avocado)
- 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice*
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together. Gently rub a handful of sugar scrub over your body and rinse off. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
Use the oil of your preference. Coconut oil can harden, particularly if you live in a cooler climate, you may want to do half coconut and half another oil.
*You can also make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice mix versus buying a bottle at the store. Here’s how: Mix together 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons allspice and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves. Store in a small jar or bottle with an airtight lid.
Need a Little More Pampering?
Hey — you work hard and deserve a little me time too. I have another easy and affordable treatment for your skin and hair.
This mask always leaves my hair and skin feeling and looking great. If your skin and/or hair is feeling moisture-deprived, then I highly recommend this avocado mask!
Here’s to looking good and feeling good without spending a fortune!