Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub

  • Difficulty:Beginner
  • Time:15 minutes
  • Yields:One 8 oz. Bail Jar

The celebration of all things pumpkin spice continues with a creamy and luxurious Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub. Made with a combination of skin-loving coffee butter and Foaming Bath Whip, this scrub moisturizes skin without a greasy feeling. Finely ground walnut shells and sugar gently remove dead skin, and the combination of Pumpkin Spice and Turkish Mocha Fragrance Oil leaves a light, spicy scent.

If you are looking for more ways to use coffee butter, the Whipped Coffee Butter Tutorial creates a fluffy and intensely moisturizing body butter. If you prefer a lighter moisturizer, the Coffee Butter Foot Creme features a delicious blend of Dark Rich Chocolate Fragrance Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil.

What You’ll Need:
8 oz. Foaming Bath Whip
1 oz. Coffee Butter
2 oz. Sugar
.2 oz Walnut Shells
3 ml Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil
1 ml Turkish Mocha Fragrance Oil
8 oz. Glass Bail Jar

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A note about preservatives: Because the Foaming Bath Whip already contains a preservative, an additional preservative was not used in this recipe. If you would like to add a preservative, a .5% usage rate is recommended so as to not over preserve the product.

In a large mixing bowl, add the Foaming Bath Whip and coffee butter. Use a hand mixer to beat together. Coffee butter not only adds a delicious coffee scent, its smooth texture gives weight and moisture to the scrub.

TWO: Once thoroughly combined, add the granulated sugar and walnut shells. Turn on the mixer, and blend until the exfoliants are thoroughly incorporated. Walnut shells are finely ground, and give gentle exfoliation. The combination of granulated sugar and walnut shells create a medium exfoliator perfect for removing dead skin from the body, hands, legs and feet. Removing dead skin cells is crucial for moisturizer absorption!
THREE: Add the Pumpkin Spice Fragrance Oil, and the Turkish Mocha Fragrance Oil. Turn the beater on low, and mix until combined.
FOUR: Spoon the mixture into the glass bail jar, and enjoy!

Do you have a favorite fall treat? I’m looking forward to pairing my pumpkin spice latte with a pumpkin muffin or scone =)

32 Responses to “Pumpkin Spice Latte Sugar Scrub”

  1. Alicia says:

    This looks amazing! Any idea what its shelf life would be? Need it be stored in the fridge?

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Alicia!

      This recipe has a shelf life of about a year, and doesn’t need to be stored in the fridge. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  2. Marleny says:

    Looks like an awesome recipe.

  3. Monica says:

    How many people have admitted to taking a lick because it looks so scrumptious? ;)

  4. Mmmmm! Do you have a recommendation of a FO substitution for Pumpkin Spice that Bramble Berry sells that could make this a nice Christmas-y or winter-y scent instead of a fall/Thanksgiving scent? Thanks!

  5. Katie says:

    Could you estimate what the amount of walnut shell would be in teaspoons? My scale isn’t precise enough to measure .2 ounces. Thanks!

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Katie!

      Because we measured in ounces, I can’t tell you exactly how many teaspoons this would be. I would recommend adding two teaspoons and whipping it together. If you want it a little scrubbier, you can add more. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  6. Can you use mango butter, or some other kind of butter rather then coffee butter?

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Anjelica!

      You can use a different butter for this! Each butter will have a different texture, so you may want to make a small test batch to see what you think of the finished product. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  7. Lori says:

    This recipe looks amazing! I want to try it for my sister’s birthday as her favorite fall drink is the PSL :-) Does this recipe fill 1 8oz jar? Wasn’t sure since sometimes when you whip ingredients you end up with more. Thanks!

  8. Aline says:

    Hi Kelsey,
    Most foaming bath whip recipes say whip for 5-10 mins. Is this one not fluffy?

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Aline!

      How long it takes to whip your Foaming Bath Whip depends on several factors, including temperature, humidity etc. It may take a little longer than 10 minutes to get the fluffy texture you’d like. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  9. cichon says:

    Can I use coffee grinds with shea butter instead of coffee butter?

  10. JP says:

    I just made this today and let me tell you it smells so good! I was so tempted to lick the bowl lol. I can’t wait to use this. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi JP!

      After I used it I couldn’t stop smelling my hands! So glad you like this recipe. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  11. Sunny Gardner says:

    I would like to make it from scratch, because I don’t have either product, foaming bath whip or coffee butter. If I use Shea butter, could I mix it with cocoanut oil, and what is foaming bath whip, and do you have a more “home-made” alternative? Thanks!

  12. Bridget says:

    I can’t wait to try this one but never made these before. If I want to make several jars can I just double or triple the recipe or is recommended to just mix one jars worth at a time? Thanks!

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Bridget!

      Absolutely! This recipe makes one jar, so if you’d like to make more you can increase the recipe. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  13. Leslie says:

    I’d love to make this but wonder how the fats in the mix will affect the household plumbing when washing down the drain? I’m always careful to wait several days before washing soaping pots and utensils for the same reason. Does anyone have feedback from a plumber about this?

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Leslie!

      The Foaming Bath Whip in this scrub makes it incredibly light and fluffy, rather than oily or greasy. Also, the sugar and walnut shells are very fine.

      We have a jar here at the office and haven’t had any problems with plumbing issues. The trick is to use nice hot water to wash it down the sink. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  14. Sly says:

    I know, I know, I know….Dumb question…BUT:

    How do you use this? Is it considered a scrub and after scrubbing your feet and/or whole body, do you then wash yourself with soap? Or is the foaming bath whip soapy enough and you just rinse off? Or will the sugar leave you sticky?


    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Sly!

      Don’t worry, it’s not a dumb question at all!

      Some scrubs can leave a greasy feeling, so you may want to wash off with soap afterward. However, this scrub is very light, fluffy and cleansing. That means you can just apply and then rinse off.

      Also, I’ve used this scrub a lot and haven’t noticed any stickiness. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  15. Lu says:

    I noticed there is no preservative in this recipe, i never know when to use one. I was told that any body product that will be exposed to water should have a preservative. Can you explain when i should use one? Thanks

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Lu!

      You want to use a preservative if your recipe has water in it. Preservatives help prevent microbes and bacteria from growing in your bath and beauty products.

      As for scrubs, it’s up to you! While scrubs don’t have water in them, water can splash into the container and potentially grow mold.

      Phenonip is a great all-purpose preservative to use in your scrub. You can add that at .5-1% of your recipe. I’ll include a link with more information about preservatives. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

      Talk It Out Tuesday: Preservatives: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/lotion/talk-it-out-tuesday-preservatives/

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