October always brings around thoughts of Halloween and, of course, the seasonal fragrance of pumpkin! And what better way to kick off your Halloween party than with Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub party favors? These exfoliating salt scrubs are not only made with nutrient rich pumpkin seed oil and even real pumpkin seed flakes, but they also smell like a delicious mouth watering pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and just a hint of maple syrup.
I made these fun and festive fall salt scrubs with a diy salt scrub kit I received from Wholesale Supplies Plus. The kit comes with everything you need to make your own set of ten fabulously scented pumpkin bath products minus a few tools like a hand mixer, a glass bowl, and a spoon or spatula to mix it all together. (A digital kitchen scale is also recommended but not required.) These are fairly easy to make, so you don’t have to own a bath & beauty biz to make these fun treats. They are perfect for seasonal gift giving or party favors.
I took several of these to the women I work with in the office and they instantly fell in love with the pumpkin scent. So no matter who you choose to make these for, they’re sure to be appreciated. Keep reading to learn how to make your homemade pumpkin scented salt scrubs and for a chance to win the very same Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub DIY Kit from Wholesale Supplies Plus that I used so you can make your own.
Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe
(from Wholesale Supplies Plus)
1 lb. Crafter’s Choice Foaming Bath Whip
2 cups European Fine Grain Spa Salt
8 Tablespoons Pumpkin Seed Oil
4 Tablespoons Castor Oil
2 Tablespoons Glycerin
4 Tablespoons Pumpkin Flakes
2 teaspoons Phenonip
1 teaspoon Crafter’s Choice Perfect Pumpkin Fragrance Oil
The above recipe will yield approximately five 4 oz. jars with 6 oz. of product by weight. If you buy the kit for this project from WSP, it comes with double these amounts and will yield ten 4 oz. jars. However, with double the amount in the kit, you still need to make this recipe in the smaller batch size indicated above. While the kit states it makes approximately ten salt scrubs, I actually got twelve scrubs from this kit. Yay! It will take you about a half hour to create your scrubs. (You can view the original version of this recipe at Wholesale Supplies Plus here. Alternately you can purchase the kit here.)
Start by adding 1lb. (16 oz.) of the foaming bath whip to a large glass bowl. Using a hand mixer, blend on medium speed until the product is fluffy. Next add one cup of the spa salt to the bath whip and mix in with a spoon. Once mixed, add the second cup and mix again. You can *try* to blend this with the hand blender after adding the salt, but I don’t recommend it. I tried it and my cheap Pyrex blender that I bought to use once to make marshmallows couldn’t move and locked up. So save your blender and mix by hand. It will take a little muscle, but you’re blender will thank you.
Now measure out and stir in the pumpkin seed oil, castor oil and glycerin. Mix well with a sturdy spoon or spatula. Once combined thoroughly, stir in the pumpkin flakes, phenohip and fragrance oil. Then spoon 6 oz. (by weight) of product into five 4 oz. heavy wall jars. (Don’t forget the lids!)
Finally, add the labels. I have several versions of my Printable Pumpkin Salt Scrub Labels available for download here with and without an ingredient list and in both color and black and white! Just print the page with the labels of your choice onto a full page label sheet. (Check out more of my diy projects with printable labels here.)
Want to win the Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Kit from Wholesale Supplies Plus and make it your next weekend DIY project? Simply enter below through September 30th, 2013 for your chance to win! (Giveaway open to USA residents only.)
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