Pumpkin Spice Body Polish Recipe
Updated: Oct 9, 2022
The older I get, the more appreciation I have for the changing seasons. A die-hard summer person until my early thirties, I despaired of adding layers as the temperature dropped and wore flip-flops until well into September. In fairness, we do live in Toronto, where winter can pose a real struggle: just the walk to the subway can feel like an epic struggle against the elements. You would not find me wanting to explore Antarctica "just because"; I can barely stuff my feet into high boots without taking out all the laces.
More recently, however, something has changed. Maybe it's just because 2022 blessed us with such an excellent, hot summer, but this year I am especially happy to see the changing leaves and pull out the sweaters, even though as a lifelong resident of the North, I know exactly what's coming. In short, I find myself loving fall more and more. Is it just me? Let me know in the poll.
If you remain unconvinced, the SaltZ&Co team is here to help you enjoy the season just a little more. And you don't even have to like pie.
Fall Self-care with Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub - WOW!
Okay, there's a lot of pumpkin spice memes out there. Pumpkin spice is an aroma we only love to hate because it's literally in everything (yes, we have a soap for that). It's even piped into craft stores at this time of year. But there really are a lot of pumpkin spice fans who would like nothing better than to slather the rich, sweet, spicy baking smell all over everything.
Now you can enjoy the mouthwatering scent of pumpkin spice - in your bathroom and in your body care routine - with this amazing pumpkin spice body scrub. In a good jar, it'll keep for 9-12 months, which should take you right into next fall.
Just to recap, body scrub is absolutely amazing. It rejuvenates the skin by removing layers of dull, dry, dead skin to reveal your baby-smooth skin underneath. It softens the body with rich oils. The action of scrubbing also stimulates your lymphatic system to further drain deep-down toxins and wash them away. And, body scrubbing just feels good. It's a little thing you can do to help love your body better. Make it at home with the easy recipe below - tailored for one, not our enormous batches!
1/2 cup fine sea salt
2 tbsp finely ground apricot shells (optional - a great mild exfoliant, adds brown sugar colour)
1/4 cup carrier oil (fractionated/melted coconut oil, almond oil, hempseed oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil)
3 drops cinnamon essential oil
3 drops ginger essential oil
2 drops nutmeg essential oil or 1/2 tsp powdered nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice blend)
2 drops cardamom, clove or allspice essential oil
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix essential oils with your carrier oil in a separate cup, then pour blended oils into dry ingredients. Stir to incorporate. Mix too oily? Add more fine sea salt. Too dry for your taste? Add more carrier oil. Transfer to a glass jar or, better yet, a cosmetic jar and close lid tightly before and after use. To use, wet skin in bath or shower. Scoop out a small amount and rub on dry areas (or use on entire body, not face) once a week, using circular motions. Rinse well.
Don't want to buy several bottles of essential oil for this recipe? Look for pre-blended essential oils like this lovely Christmas Spirit one from one of our favourite suppliers, Voyageur Soap and Candle.
Fall into great smelling skin
Now that you're all scrubbed up and converted into a fall lover, here's a special deal for you: Our Thanksgiving sale is on! From now till October 22, we're offering $10 off your purchase of $50 or more on anything in the store, including our fall themed baskets. It's our way of expressing gratitude to you, our beautiful customers.
Thank you, and Happy Fall.