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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
Last week my son was complaining because he thought his feet were ugly. He's 14 and has reached that awkward phase of adolescence where he's self conscious of every single part of his body. In an effort to improve his foot image and have a little mother/son bonding time I suggested a pedicure. He tried to convince me that feet really did not NEED regular maintenance. I assured him that everyone should be putting a little effort into their feet now and then even if they weren't going around sporting hot pink polish and toenail art. Hopefully one day his future wife will thank me for this advice. We used up the last of my lemon and rosemary salt scrub so today I decided to make a new sugar scrub highlighting a few fall scents so we can do it again next week.
Pumpkin is incredibly good for the skin. It's high in antioxidants and beta carotene and is only lightly acidic. This sugar scrub uses a combination of olive oil and vitamin E to add moisture back to the skin and brown sugar to remove dead skin cells. If you use it on your face just scrub gently...feet you can be a little rougher with. It also uses pumpkin pie spice but you can use a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves if you don't have it on hand. Personally I like a little bit more cloves than you usually find in pumpkin pie spice so I added an extra sprinkle of that to my sugar scrub.
Now the only downside to this sugar scrub is that it makes you incredibly hungry! I recommend not actually having any pumpkin pie in the house when you do this or you will end up eating the entire thing. Seriously..I used it on my hands and I keep smelling myself. I need to go find pie. Like, right now!
Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub
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.