Pumpkin Spice Facial Scrub

by | Updated: June 14th, 2017 | Read time: 1 minute

Pumpkin-flavored confections may be available once a year at your favorite foodie hub, but this much sought-after squash provides long-lasting benefits that will stick around once the season has ended. This antioxidant-rich fruit (yes, pumpkin is a fruit) contains vitamin A and vitamin C to help soften your skin and boost collagen production, which decreases with age. So while the changing temperatures outside may play havoc with your skin, here’s an excuse to stay inside, throw on a cozy sweater and pamper yourself with warm fall spices and some me-time.

Homemade pumpkin spice sugar scrub in mason jar surrounded by fresh pumpkins | Vitacost.com/BlogIngredients

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp. jojoba oil
1/4 tsp. vitamin E oil
1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice


  1. In glass jar, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Scoop a generous amount onto fingertips and scrub face in circular motions.
  3. Wash thoroughly with lukewarm water and follow with your favorite moisturizer.
  4. Use scrub two times per week. Store in refrigerator up to two weeks.

Note: This is a facial scrub, not a mask. Wash off immediately after use to discover your fresh face!

Are you going to give it a try? Let us know in the comments. Better yet, snap a picture of your creation and tag us on Instagram @vitacost!