Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub {Easy Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts}

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub {Easy Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts}

Since the Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub & Brown Sugar Body Scrub were a hit in the spring, I thought I would share a new festive mix that would make a great hostess gift for the upcoming holiday. These are extremely easy to put together and you can even make larger batches to finish off a few gifts all at once.

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub{use as a hand scrub or body scrub}
2 Cups of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Cup + 1 Tablespoon of Sunflower, Safflower, or Vegetable Oil

Mix Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar and Pumpkin Pie Spice together, making sure there are no lumps.

Add in oil and mix well. I like to use Sunflower Oil that can be found in most health food stores. Sunflower oil, like other oils, can retain moisture in the skin. {Safflower Oil is very similar to the Sunflower} Alternately, you can use plain Vegetable Oil as well.
{I would omit using Olive Oil with this one as the scent can be a little too powerful to mix with the warm scents of the pumpkin and brown sugar}
These keep well in a sealed, sanitized glass container for months.
Just keep out of direct sunlight; as you would store the oil itself.Friday is here and I’m ready for the weekend…Are you? ~ Enjoy!


  1. mmm!!! I have a friend who would LOVE this! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I think this is going to be part of her Christmas present 🙂

  2. what about olive oil??????

    • next time read. :

      “{I would omit using Olive Oil wth this one as the scent can be a little too powerful to mix with the warm scents of the pumpkin and brown sugar}”

  3. You can use Olive Oil though I would not personally recommend it. The Olive oil carries a scent with it that can be a little overpowering for the warm scents of the pumpkin and brown sugar. I do use the Olive oil for the Lemon scrubs though as the strong scent of the lemon kind of balances the olive oil out a bit.
    ~ Stephanie Lynn

  4. Oh this would be perfect to give as hostess gifts this season! thank you for sharing!!

  5. Sounds wonderful….I am having company and would love to leave a little something like this in the bathroom for them, then they can take it home too. Thanks!

  6. I am anxious to see what you come up with for Christmas scrub…I know I will have time to get some of that made up.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. stephanie, how much does this recipe make? is it for one gift or multiple?

  8. I was just thinking of what to get the teachers at my son’s preschool as a ‘Thanks’giving treat. This is perfect!!
    Thank you for sharing!

  9. Just found some gifts to make….thank you very much. Ladies in my life are going to love this.

  10. Ahh thanks for sharing…love that this is all natural and easy to put together from simple ingredients in your cupboard. Fondly, Roberta

  11. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My MIL and SIL are going to LOVE this!!!

  12. This is great. I was planning to give baskets full of bath stuff to all my girlfriends for Christmas and this scrub will go perfectly.

  13. Thank you! You have no idea how much I needed this recipe! We have set limits on our Christmas spending for the family the year and I really want to be able to get the most bang for my buck! Plus my in-laws all know I love to include homemade gifts. Once again thank you!

  14. OH Stephanie! I LOVE this! I love making body scrubs as gifts and this one looks delightful!

  15. Is it just me. This looks like it would be good in coffee too! I would be very tempted to taste if this was on my face! Yum Yum.

  16. Oh LOVE it! What a great idea : )


  17. Oh yum! Can’t wait to make a batch this weekend. And, yes, I am ready for the weekend..have been for about 5 days! Thanks.

  18. What a brilliant idea! I am making up a batch this weekend.
    Come link to the friday’s favorite party~ So I’ll be able to come find you again!

  19. Yum, I could eat those up!

  20. Hey Stephanie,
    I have been sending emails about next weeks event, haven’t heard back from you. Are you getting my emails?

    [email protected]

  21. Thank YOU for sharing! I love your scrubs! And thanks for the awesome labels!!! I’m all set to try this!!! 🙂

  22. Thanks for the idea!! Sounds yummy! 🙂 I’m featuring it on my blog next week. 🙂

  23. Wow, you have a great blog that I just found today and just in time too. Thank you for all the time you put into sending your creativity our way.

  24. I just made it! Everything needed was in my pantry so why not! I halved the recipe and it still made two small jam jars worth. I will make more of this for sure!

  25. Yummy! I loved your lemon scrub, too. Amazing! Thanks so much!

  26. Thank you so much for this! What an easy gift idea for those you don’t know what they like. Everyone likes soft hands!

  27. Yummy! I”ll bet it smells SOOO good! 🙂

  28. Mmm! I can picture it in coffee too! LOL! I’m gonna have to make this for gift giving. Thank you for sharing!:)

  29. Stephanie-Is there a way to add peppermint for a winter scrub? I’ve been trying to wrap my head around how to make one and I’m coming up a touch short. I would love your input. Thanks a ton!

  30. YAY! I have all of these ingredients! I can’t wait to make these for gifts… all i need is jars! I have never tried making anything like this- would you say mason jars would make good containers? You should be able to reply to me directly, but if not, my e-mail is [email protected]

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’m spending my Thanksgiving evening blog stalking you! I LOVE everything here and can’t wait to start!

  31. I love this! Thanks you so much for a great idea! I just found your blog. I am your newest follower. Stop by and say hello. Happy Holidays! Linda

  32. HELP!! I bought and washed 15 ball jars the ones with the 2 piece lids specifically to make the pumpkin pie spice scrub for gifts. What would you suggest i do with the lids? Since the are made to can with.

  33. Your scrubs all look amazing! I wish I had found these sooner! I’m definitely keeping these book marked. Thanks for sharing!

    :)Rachel from

  34. Thank you soo much for this recipe!! I will be giving these put as gifts at our Ladies Christmas Tea at my church!!

  35. I prefer plastic to glass jars. Would this affect the scrubbs?

  36. Can you use coconut oil?

  37. What a wonderful scrub! And simple ingredients!

  38. Thank you so much for a fabulous idea!
    I will be featuring you on my favorite things Friday this week!

  39. That looks fantastic! I’m definitely going to try it 🙂

  40. Great simple and frugal gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

  41. LOVE this idea!

  42. I was so excited when I saw this that I made it immediately with supplies on hand. Since all I had was vegetable oil that is what I used. The mix does not seem to have much smell above the oil. Did I do something wrong?

  43. This is a lovely gift idea! I am going to give this a try. I will definitely be using coconut oil instead of nasty vegetable oils! There are So Many Health benefits to coconut oil, both ingested and on the skin!! Can’t wait to try it!

  44. Where can I find these jars?

  45. My boys just had a great time “helping” me make this and then testing it with me. A big hit! We made the recipe as is and filled 6 pint jars – I didn’t pack them full, and the last jar was maybe 2/3 full. I think this will be a great addition to teacher gifts!

  46. Made this today. It’s great! I will be sharing on my blog w/ a link back to you:) Love your site. Please stop by anytime.

    Everyday Mom’s Meals

  47. I will be trying this too and give out for to weekends guests!!!

  48. I have been experimenting with all 3 of the scrubs you have listed on your blog and so far I have to say that I have tried olive oil, and sunflower oil, and coconut oil (do not use coconut oil as it hardens when it sets) and now today I tried grape seed oil (all of which I found on the oil aisle at walmart) the grape seed oil is the least scented. I am so happy with it! Just my review, to each their own but thank you so much for sharing I am loving all this homemade goodness!

  49. I just made this tonight as parting gifts for all the mommas at our toddler halloween party. It was perfect!!! Everyone was so impressed and we sampled it before putting it in the jars. I used Canola oil because that was the only non-olive oil that Trader Joe’s had! THANK YOU for posting this!!!

  50. Hello! Just wanted to show you my link back:

    Thanks again! These were great to give out at my pumpkin party!


  51. So I made this last night – I quartered the recipe so I could do a trial run – LOVE it. Smells so good. Used on body and face and my skin is so soft and yummified!

  52. This looks great! Do you know how long they keep? I imagine I can make it the night before Thanksgiving and it will be fine to give away the next day?

  53. I noticed that both recipes that call for Brown Sugar, both smell similar. I even tried adding extra pumpkin spice to one and extra vanilla to the other. Did yours turn out the same as well?
    The lemon turned out perfectly!
    (even used dark brown sugar in one, and light brown in the other to see if it would make a difference but it did not.)

  54. This is great! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  55. Hi! I was just wondering if this scrub is safe for sensitive skin? I would love to make it as a gift for my sister but unfortunately, am worried about it possibly irritating her.


  56. one cup plus one tablespoon?, i’m not sure how much please let me know! thanks…

  57. Hi! I found this recipe via Pinterest and just made a batch. I wanted to let you know that it left my skin so much softer than a fairly expensive body scrub whose container I refilled with your scrub. I’ll never pay for a scrub again! Thanks so much for sharing!

  58. This sounds so lovely, and Pumpkin Pie is my favorite scent any time of year. I am new to craftiness though, and am unsure about one thing…when you say a sealed jar, do you mean like when the clicker tab is down and you hear the pop when you twist the lid off? Or will a sterile and tightly closed glass jar work as well?

    I live abroad, and have no idea how i would go about actually sealing something!

    Sorry to be so thick, and I appreciate any help or advice you might have to offer!

  59. I just made this, and I love it! Can’t wait to give it as a gift!

  60. I tried clicking on the labels to pull them up so I can print them out. Except all I get is a blank page. Could you email them to me [email protected]. Thank you, so much for sharing these.

  61. Do you know if this can be made with canola oil in place of the vegetable oil?


  63. To the person above me:

    I don’t think yelling is going to get you very far on the interwebs

    To the person who wrote the article:

    Thanks for this awesome recipe. It’s helped my eczema a little bit and smells fantastic. If I used epsom salt next time, would that impact the smell greatly?

  64. Would you be able to email me the labels as well? I don’t want to have to pay for scrib subscription. My email address is [email protected]. Thanks so much! Loving your scrub recipes!

  65. Just made a batch of 24! As help to anyone going to make this awesome gift… I doubled recipe and it filled 12 8oz mason jars perfectly! Just mixing and putting them in the jars then washing off the awesome combo, my hands are silky smooth and I have sensitive skin. Awesome awesome post 🙂 Thanks!!!

  66. Does all the scrubs need to use cooking oils only or could you use other oils?

  67. How much does this make?

  68. YUM!

  69. Thanks so much – I made up a big batch for all the ladies in my life.[email protected]/8311453565/

  70. Would baby oil work the same? Because I have sensitive skin and it’s the only kind I can put on my body Thank You, Stacey xx

  71. I am so excited about trying this ~ I was wondering about using grape seed oil .
    Thank you , Sandy

  72. Could you use baby oil? I only have baby oil around the house and can’t make a special trip for other kinds.
    Thanks. 🙂

  73. tiffany tinsley :

    i am wanting to buy little scoops to put with mine for gifts where is the best place to purchase them

  74. Can you use raw sugar instead of granulated sugar?

  75. I just made and used this and it is AWESOME!!!!! I must say my husband likes the new pumpkin spread for his toast. Yes, you can eat this and it is AWESOME as well LOL. I love smelling sooooooo good 🙂

  76. I just made this and I LOVE it! So simple and it actually smells like pumpkin once you wash it off (I could only smell the brown sugar when I was mixing it). I recently spent a bunch of money at my local bath store on pumpkin scented body wash and scrub that didn’t even smell that good. Then I found this recipe and promptly returned my items to the store! I will definitely be making more of this for gifts! Thank you!

  77. Hello. Just wondering what pumpkin spice is? I’d love to give this recipe a go!


  78. Do we need to melt it on the stove or anything?

  79. Stephanie you literally just saved me a Christmas Eve trip to target or the mall! I forgot to get my daughters day care providers and her new baby sitter presents! I halved the batch and the oil is a little much, but I’m going to try again in the morning! I ran out of brown sugar!

    Can you use Vegatable oil with the lemon scrub? Thinking of making that too, maybe.

  80. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome pumpkin spice sugar scrub! I can’t wait to try it out!



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