Learn how to make pumpkin salt scrubs for your fall skin care routine or seasonal DIY gifts. This easy, homemade body scrub recipe is scented with a Perfect pumpkin fragrance oil. It is formulated with real pumpkin flakes as well as pumpkin seed oil for their skin benefits.
Pumpkin Skin Care for Fall
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 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! Think tasty pumpkin pie with a touch of cinnamon and clove spice and delicious hint of maple syrup.
Pumpkin Skin Benefits
Pumpkin is not only a healthy and delicious meal choice for autumn, but it’s also great for fall skin care. Following are the skin care benefits of pumpkin that you’ll enjoy when using this homemade pumpkin salt scrub:
- Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins A and C to fight free radicals and help prevent the visible signs of aging.
- When used for skin care, pumpkin naturally soothes and softens skin.
- The zinc, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals present in pumpkin make it powerful ally in the fight against acne.
- Pumpkin regulates sebum production which keeps the oil in skin balanced.
- The alpha hydroxy acids found in pumpkin exfoliates for glowing skin.
DIY Pumpkin Salt Scrub
I made these fun and festive fall salt scrubs with a DIY salt scrub kit received from Wholesale Supplies Plus. The kit comes with everything you need to make your own set of ten fabulously scented pumpkin skin care products minus a few tools.
In addition to this DIY skin care kit, you will also need a hand mixer and a glass bowl. A spoon or spatula is also necessary to mix the ingredients together. (A digital kitchen scale is also recommended but not required.)
These homemade body scrubs with pumpkin are fairly easy to make. So, even if you don’t own a bath and beauty biz, you can still create these fun bath time treats at home. Enjoy them yourself or give them as seasonal autumn gifts 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. Therefore, no matter who you choose to make these for, they’re sure to be appreciated. Keep reading to learn how to make homemade pumpkin salt scrubs for your fall skin care routine.
Perfect Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe
This pumpkin salt scrub recipe is from Wholesale Supplies Plus. It was created from their DIY skin care kit that included almost everything you need to complete the project. However, you can also buy the ingredients for this pumpkin body scrub if you prefer.
This pumpkin body scrub recipe yields 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.
the kit states it makes approximately ten DIY pumpkin salt scrubs, I actually got twelve scrubs from this kit. Yay! It will take you about a half hour to make these homemade body scrubs for fall skin care. (You can view the original version of this recipe at Wholesale Supplies Plus here. Alternately you can purchase the kit here.)
These are the ingredients necessary to make this whipped pumpkin salt scrub recipe with real pumpkin:
- 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
Tools and Other Supplies
In addition to the ingredients called for in this pumpkin body scrub recipe, you will also need to gather the following tools and supplies:
- Hand mixer
- Large mixing bowl
- Spoon or spatula
- Containers for packagin
How to Make Salt Scrubs with Pumpkin
Here is how to make homemade salt scrubs with pumpkin for fall skin care:
1. Begin 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.
2. Next add one cup of the spa salt to the bath whip and mix in with a spoon.
3. Once mixed, add the second cup and mix again.
TIP: 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 your blender will thank you.
4. Now measure out the pumpkin seed oil, castor oil and glycerin. Stir into the salt scrub mixture. Mix well with a sturdy spoon or spatula to combine.
5. Once combined thoroughly, stir in the pumpkin flakes, phenohip and fragrance oil.
TIP: Don’t like the scent of pumpkin? Substitute the Perfect Pumpkin fragrance oil for another seasonal fragrance. Some of my other favorite seasonal fragrance oils are Peppermint Cream and Frosted Cranberry!
7. Finally, add the labels.
I created several versions of my own labels to use for this pumpkin skin care product. You can download the labels for this DIY pumpkin salt scrub here. There are options for labels both with and without an ingredient list. They are also provided in both color and black and white!
These cute pumpkin labels were hand drawn and created by myself and are free for personal use.
Does My Pumpkin Salt Scrub Need a Preservative?
A preservative is necessary to ensure that this pumpkin salt scrub recipe is safe for use. As water will likely be introduced into the formulation during usage, the preservative is necessary to prevent bacterial growth. It also preserves the dried pumpkin.
This recipe calls for Phenohip. However, you may use another preservative that’s suitable for use in homemade body scrubs. Refer to the manufacturer’s directions for use when making substitutions. You will need to use both the correct amount for the recipe as well as incorporate it into the mixture at the right temperature.
If you don’t wish to add a preservative to this DIY pumpkin salt scrub, you can use more salt. Salt is a natural preservative. However, as this recipe stands, it does not contain enough salt to properly preserve this product.
To preserve this homemade pumpkin body scrub with salt, increase the amount of salt to 50% of the recipe. Just keep in mind that you may have to make several other tweaks to the formulation for texture and consistency.
If you’d like an easy alternative to this salt glow recipe that doesn’t require a preservative, then try this whipped salt scrub recipe. It contains over 50% salt so it is naturally preserved. Simply swap pumpkin powder for the strawberry in the recipe. You can also add a small amount of pumpkin seed oil. Then, substitute the fragrance for one with those fall vibes.