It’s not officially fall yet, but once September 1st gets here all bets are off around here and we go into full fall mode. The beginning of fall is just so truly magical that I like to be prepared for it so I can savor every precious moment. To me fall means warm blankets, fuzzy socks, watching the leaves change, and everything smells like cinnamon spice. I’m a pumpkin spice nut just like everyone else… but another fall favorite of mine are apples. There is something just so warm and wholesome about apples, the way they look and how they taste and how they smell… I just love them.
I think we can all agree 2020 has been a bit rough on us all… am I right? We need fall comfort more than we’ve ever needed it and this apple pie body scrub is an easy way to pamper your mind and body right into fall. It’s the ultimate luxury in the shower, exfoliating and moisturizing your skin while the aroma of apple pie fills your shower.
When it comes to body scrubs I strongly prefer using coconut oil over any other oils. Not only is coconut oil super moisturizing, its light texture is easy to work with and glues all the ingredients together. As I’ve mentioned before with my other body scrubs it’s important to keep the coconut oil at room temperature, meaning solid, you never want to melt it.
TIP: Ideally you want to work with refined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil takes away the coconut smell and taste which is ideal for a non-tropical scrub such as this. If all you have is unrefined relax… you can absolutely use that as well you might just get a whiff of coconut with your apple pie.
When I make homemade bath and beauty products I like to keep the ingredients as simple as possible. Coconut oil, basic sugar, spices and other household ingredients. To intensify the apple pie scent I added a few extras along with my basic spices, but these are optional! I decided to add a few drops of cinnamon essential oil, and to get that great apple scent I added a little apple extract, which can be a little tricky to find but Amazon to the rescue!
Please note that if you don’t have cinnamon essential oil or apple extract you can still make this scrub with basic pantry spices. So I’ve listed these items as optional in the recipe. You can find the recipe and photo steps below.
Apple Pie Body Scrub
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (preferably refined)
- 4-5 drops cinnamon oil (optional)
- 1/4 tsp apple extract (optional)
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp allspice
- a storage container
- In a medium size bowl add coconut oil and mix it with a spoon until it softens up. If you're using cinnamon oil and apple extract add it now with the coconut oil.
- Add the spices to the coconut oil, mash and stir well to blend.
- Add the sugars and mix again, using a spoon at first, and then your fingers to remove lumps and completely blend.
- Store in a clean storage container and use within 3-4 weeks.
I’ve made this scrub a few times, first with only brown sugar, it was a great scrub, but in the end I decided my favorite was a blend of white and brown sugar. The texture had a bit more grit which I prefer for a scrub, but it’s up to you. As with all my body scrub recipes you can tweak them to your liking. Add a bit more spice, sugar, or coconut oil until you find your happy balance.
Like all my body scrubs this one should come with a warning. It smells so good you just might be tempted to eat it while showering! I don’t know about you but I’m just so happy fall is here and I’m ready for all the cozy goodness it brings. If you’re an apple lover like me I’ll be sharing my apple crisp within a few weeks. It smells and tastes like apple pie, but it’s better and easier too!