Pumpkin DIY Anyone?


by Judy Moon

Don’t you just love fall??????

As much as I love my beach time, fall is truly my favorite time of the year. I love all of the colors of the leaves, making warm soup on a cool day, snuggling in to my favorite sweater and most importantly – PUMPKINS!

My poor husband has the patience of a saint when we go “pumpkin hunting”.

It takes me forever to select just the right ones for our mantle – not too tall, more on the round side, interesting stem, not too many crusty cratery things. I especially love going to Duffield’s Farm in Sewell, NJ. They have really funky varieties and killer apple cider and pumpkin donuts.

It also seemed like a perfect time to play around with “Fallifying” my scrub recipe.

I love making up words like fallify – to make fall like. I also have a word JudyMoonify that I use with the gal who creates our business cards, menu of services, etc. I will email her some thing that I need and say – “Can you JudyMoonify that?” JudyMoonify – enhance with branding and make it look like it comes from Judy Moon and Associates.

Back to the scrub –

I typically don’t like to buy pumpkin scented scrubs or candles because they always have such an artificial fragrance to them. I read a lot of blogs, looked at more Pinterest pages than I care to admit and finally decided to go with a version from Wellness Mama.

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub
Inspired by Wellness Mama

Sugar Scrub Ingredients
1 cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
*Optional – throw in a few drops of Frankincense Essential oil. I love the earthy scent and ‘Frank” as I like to call it, is great for the skin

Sugar Scrub Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight jar.
  2. Use 1 tablespoon as needed in the shower. Scrub skin with the mixture and rinse will. It will leave your skin feeling like silk. Especially nice for dry, calloused feet!

Feel free to experiment with the scent – you may want to add more or less pumpkin pie spice. Some recipes add vanilla if you want it a little sweeter smelling.

As with any scrub that you use in the bath or shower, be sure to really wipe out the tub when you are finished – it can make things slippery or “slickery” as my friend says.

Happy pumpkin hunting!

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