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how to make salt scrubs with pumpkin

Easy Pumpkin Salt Scrub Recipe with Real Pumpkin

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. 

diy pumpkin salt scrub

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.

pumpkin salt scrub recipe

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:

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

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.

6. Then spoon 6 oz. (by weight) of product into five 4 oz. heavy wall jars. (Don’t forget the lids!)

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!

homemade pumpkin body scrub

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!

Simply 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.)

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.

I hope you enjoyed this fall skin care recipe for making a homemade pumpkin salt scrub. For more body scrub recipes, follow Soap Deli News on Pinterest, FacebookTwitter, and Instagram


  • Mariselys

    September 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Another great recipe! I love WSP foaming bath whip. It is so versatile. Can’t wait to make this scrub.

  • jabina

    September 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I would like to make this.

  • Alli

    September 12, 2013 at 7:14 am

    What a great fall project! I’m going to make this!

  • Kathy

    September 12, 2013 at 8:15 am

    This looks amazing!!

    1. Kathy

      September 12, 2013 at 8:15 am

      I would love to use the scrubs as gifts for my friends. Nothing beats homemade!

  • Karin

    September 12, 2013 at 10:29 am

    WSP is my #1 supplier for my small business needs, from M&P soap base to fragrances to salts to tools to packaging. Looking forward to adding this recipe to my arsenal.

  • Rachel

    September 12, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

  • Amy Orvin

    September 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I’d buy for gifts

  • Priyanjana Roy

    September 13, 2013 at 1:56 am

    love the idea of pumpkin is very nice

  • Kim @ 2justByou

    September 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I would shop for lots of DIY projects for our own family use and to make as gifts, maybe try to sell them too.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Sharee

    September 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Such awesome recipes. I love your stuff.

  • Kayla H

    September 17, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I would totally make DIY soap for wedding favors!

  • Priyanjana Roy

    September 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I used this and loved it!

  • Kit Novak

    September 19, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you for sharing Wholesale Supplies Plus with us! What an awesome place. DIY bath and body is something that I usually find overwhelming. But since they send you everything you need in kits creating yummy stuff is a no brainer. I will be crafting hardcore this holiday season!

  • Dianne

    September 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Perfect gift for fall.

  • Courtney Tucker

    September 20, 2013 at 2:03 am

    I like making my own bath and body products, also candles, make presents too so get my supplies from there.

  • Ronda

    September 20, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your site and excited to receive my order from Wholesale Supplies Plus. I am holding my daughters first baby shower in a month and was searching for some DIY ideas for favors! Your kit ideas for my Sugar and Spice Theme Shower will be absolutely perfect!! Thanks so much for everything!!

  • Theresa Merkling

    September 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Just getting back into the whole DIY thing – yours is an easy to get lost in site with all the great supplies!

  • Lori G

    September 21, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Mmmm pumpkin 🙂 I am going to make some scrub this weekend!

  • Katy @ Lolly Linens

    September 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Great stuff, thank you. I am making scrubs for Christmas presents.

  • Marcia

    September 27, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I would love to shop at wholesale Supplies Plus for my DIY projects: Foot Scrub, lotions & making my own makeup.

  • mbs4m

    September 27, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Awesome blog and giveaway!

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