Apples are some of the best fall produce items. They are as crisp as the chilly nights and deserve all of your love and attention. Eat them fresh, bake with them, add them to smoothies or juices, and add them to salads. When you don’t feel like eating them, why not rub them on your skin? Okay, maybe don’t do that, but you can use classic apple pie spices in a homemade sugar scrub.
There’s never been a better time to pamper yourself. The cold weather contributes to dryer skin, so you need to hydrate it and lock in that moisture. Additionally, you have to remove any dead skin cells or bacteria, and that’s where the exfoliating powers of brown sugar and coconut oil come in. These natural exfoliators are not too abrasive, making them excellent if you have sensitive skin.
If you already have a dynamite skin routine and flawless skin, perhaps this apple spice sugar scrub would be an excellent gift for family or friends. Everyone can use a pick-me-up for their skin, and we’ve detailed the standout ingredients of the scrub below. You already know the benefits of brown sugar and coconut oil for the skin, but you may not be aware of how the following ingredients nourish the skin.
This classic baking spice has a heavenly aroma, but it also has natural astringent properties. Anyone who suffers from hormonal or cystic acne can benefit from astringent ingredients. Nutmeg is a natural exfoliator, but it also provides moisture as it exfoliates, making it excellent for people with dry skin. Nutmeg is also great for anyone with dull skin, as it helps to brighten skin tone and improve overall complexion.
Known for the woody flavor and sweet aroma, cinnamon has always been a featured ingredient in traditional medicine. It contains an array of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, but it also contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. People with dry skin can benefit from cinnamon because works to enhance blood flow to the skin, moisturizing the skin in the process. It also works to remove dead skin cells to give your skin a smoother appearance. It’ll be looking supple in no time!
Cloves may be one of the most classic holiday spices. The aroma is strong and wonderful, and so are the health benefits. According to several studies, cloves exhibited antibacterial and anti-fungal properties against acne and pimples. Because cloves are very pungent, you have to be very careful around the eyes. The high antioxidant levels in cloves make them excellent for maintaining healthy collagen levels. These antioxidants fight the effects of premature aging by combating inflammation and oxidative stress on the skin.
DIY Apple Spice Sugar Scrub
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons apple pie spice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons vanila extract
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Add all of the ingredients to a medium-sized glass mixing bowl. As you mix all of the ingredients, the coconut oil will begin to break down, becoming less clumpy.
- Once the ingredients are thoroughly combined, transfer the scrub to a small Mason jar and screw on the lid. Store in a cool dry place and use within 3-4 weeks.
How To Use:
- Jump into the shower and wet your body. Use a generous dollop of sugar scrub and begin massaging your skin, or focus on dryer areas.
- Rinse immediately and pat dry once you exit the shower.