DIY autumn spice body scrub

The days are getting shorter, the weather’s cooling off and the leaves are turning a delicious shade of caramel. Yes, autumn is on its way which means it’s time to change up your skincare regime and prepare for the colder weather.
This recipe is amazing because it simultaneously exfoliates, moisturises and of course, smells divine. With a sprinkling of autumn spices, it’s impossible not to think of cosy autumn days spent bundled up in your favourite knit with a glass of red wine in hand. It’s quite literally sugar, spice and all things nice!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white castor sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp cardamom
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • ½ cup sweet almond oil (alternatively use jojoba or olive)
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • Sprinkling ground cloves
What to do:
  1. Choose a pretty glass jar, then combine all dry ingredients and give them a shake
  2. Add oil, and stir until everything is well combined
  3. Put on the lid and store in your bathroom for an invigorating shower experience
  4. Use all over your body, especially rough patches like knees and elbows
  5. Your skin will feel amazing, so rinse of with warm water (no soap!) and lightly towel dry to retain that rose petal soft feeling
Fun facts about this DIY body scrub
  • Clove is known for its antibacterial properties, which makes it great for combating blemishes
  • Nutmeg is packed full of antioxidants that work wonders on eczema and ageing skin
  • As well as smelling divine, cinnamon soothes dry skin, enhances the complexion and deep cleanses the pores
  • If you’re looking for a cheap and thoughtful present, make a trendy label and wrap a ribbon around the jar for instant gift appeal