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Last Updated on October 19, 2021 by Diane Hoffmaster
Need some fall stress relief? This gingerbread sugar scrub is just what you need! Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything you do just seems to go wrong? Recipes flop, you are late to appointments, you lose things that you could have SWORN you put right in that spot. This week has been one of those weeks for me and I am in need of some serious stress relief.
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub for Fall Stress Relief
I decided to whip up an easy sugar scrub recipe to pamper myself before bed tonight. This homemade sugar scrub smells just like your favorite gingerbread recipe and I was seriously tempted to just eat it right out of the bowl. Okay, I obviously know that it would taste weird but that is how good this stuff smells.
I'm going to take my gingerbread sugar scrub into the shower tonight and give myself some much needed pampering. I may even splurge on wine, a book and some chocolate just for having survived the last few days without killing anyone! Some days, not killing anyone is about as much as I can hope for. With the holidays fast approaching, I better start making more sugar scrubs!
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub
This gingerbread sugar scrub recipe looks almost edible and is a great way to pamper skin and reduce stress!
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 tsp ginger
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ⅓ to ½ cup coconut oil, depending on desired consistency
- Combine all ingredients in a mixer bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
- To use: Apply to wet skin and rub lightly. Rinse with warm water and wash with soap if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1737Total Fat: 108gSaturated Fat: 90gSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 200gSugar: 197g
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.
About how long would this last in the jar? Or would you store it in the fridge?
Generally, I find that sugar scrubs last at least a couple of weeks at room temperature. But they rarely last that long because I use them daily!
About the ginger, do I use ground ginger or the plant?
Dried ginger for this recipe, as opposed to actual fresh ginger.