Whenever one season ends and a new one begins, it’s a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of the seasonal produce available, and even incorporate them into your beauty routines. Farmers markets, seasonal pop ups, or just grocery store selections during the fall provide a brand new list of various items to create beauty recipes. I’ve whipped up three fall themed DIY body scrubs that will slough off the dry skin of summer and have you ready to welcome autumn with renewed vigor. And you’ll smell just like fall!
Clove and Sugar Body Scrub
With the autumn months come the onslaught of cold and flu season, and clove is just the addition you’ll want for your body scrub. Clove is known for it’s anti-infectious, antibacterial and anti-viral properties. Not to mention the scent is heavenly with woodsy hints of both spice and sweetness..
Add The brown sugar, clove oil and carrier oil to a bowl and mix well. Store in a covered jar to use all over your body for extra exfoliation, concentrating on rough patches like knees and elbows. Rinse and towel dry. Follow with a hydrating body moisturizer for optimal hydration.
Citrus Salt Body Scrub
One of my favorite things during fall is the amazing citrus fruit selection. From oranges to grapefruits to tangerine varieties, you cannot beat the market offerings during the early autumn months. Made using the seasonal autumnal produce found, this next salt scrub is both relaxing and immune boosting. The natural uplifting fragrance from the citrus zest will also keep you energized.
Combine the sea salt and oil, mix well in a bowl until the salt is saturated with oil. Then add the teaspoon of zest and mix. Store in a covered jar and use as needed all over your body. Rinse and towel dry. Follow with a hydrating body moisturizer for optimal hydration. Sea salt can be grittier than sugar, so be sure you use light pressure, and never use on the face or neck.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Body Scrub
Pumpkin is packed with alpha hydroxy acids that help with cell turnover and rapid exfoliation. If you clean out or carve some pumpkins this fall, or even plan to roast some seeds, save the pumpkin “meat” for this delicious smelling scrub. These ingredients are perfect to brighten skin and can help reduce those rough areas on our body.
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon jojoba, almond or olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. This scrub needs to be used at the time of mixing, so don’t store to use later. This scrub is best applied to dry skin. I prefer the following order for application: 10-20 warm water bath soak, towel dry, scrub, and then shower to rinse off. Follow with a hydrating body moisturizer for optimal hydration.
Which fall body scrub is your favorite?80