Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Bars

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These homemade pumpkin sugar scrub bars are fun and easy to make, and add a cute autumnal touch to your bathroom. Make them for yourself, or as a thoughtful handmade gift for a friend or loved one.

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Homemade pumpkin sugar scrub

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Homemade Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Bars

These homemade pumpkin sugar scrub bars are so easy to make, and you may even have a few of the ingredients in your kitchen already!

Yes, I did say the kitchen! Olive oil helps to keep skin soft; pure cane sugar is an exfoliant; and pumpkin pie spice – well, that’s to make this sugar scrub small autumnal!

Sugar scrubs are a wonderful exfoliant and using them helps to remove dead skin cells from your face, lips, and body. I like to use them once or twice a week and it’s amazing how different my skin feels after using a sugar scrub!

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*Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice: If you can’t find pumpkin pie spice, it is really easy to make yourself with individual spices that all supermarkets should sell. To make 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, in a small bowl, mix together: ¼ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ginger, ⅛ tsp allspice, and ⅛ tsp nutmeg. Use in recipes as required.

What are the benefits of sugar scrub?

Sugar makes an amazing abrasive ingredient in scrubs. It’s a natural humectant, so it retains moisture and ensures skin is kept hydrated, making it ideal for delicate and sensitive skin, especially because it melts away upon contact with water. Sugar is also known to be a pure, natural source of Glycolic Acid, also known as an AHA, which helps to break down dead, flaky skin and help support cell turnover.Nourished Life

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Images demonstrating how to make pumpkin sugar scrub

How do you make homemade sugar scrub?

The full instructions can be found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post, but to give you a quick outline. You simply melt the soap base, mix in the other ingredients, and pour into the pumpkin molds – how easy is that?!

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Homemade DIY Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

More Homemade Bathtime Crafts

If after making these pumpkin sugar scrub bars you want to try some more bathtime crafts, here are some more for you to check out:

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Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Bars

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub Bars

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

These homemade pumpkin sugar scrub bars are fun and easy to make, and add a cute autumnal touch to your bathroom.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 oz clear glycerin melt & pour soap base (about 1 cube)
  • ¼ cup pure cane sugar
  • 5 drops orange soap colorant dye
  • ⅛ tsp pumpkin pie spice


  • Silicone Pumpkin Ice Cube Tray
  • Glass Measuring Cup/Jug
  • Wooden Stiring Stick
  • Airtight Container (for storing scrubs)


  1. Place the soap base in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave on high for about 15 seconds.
  2. Stir in the olive oil, sugar, colorant, and spice and mix well.
  3. If it starts to thicken, put back in the microwave for a few seconds.
  4. Pour into the pumpkin mold and leave to set for about 1 hour.
  5. Pop out the sugar scrub bars and store in an airtight container.

step by step photos showing how to make sugar scrub bars


To make more bars, simply double or triple the ingredients.

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