A fun fall-themed addition to our collection of easy homemade sugar scrub recipes, is this Totally Awesome Candy Corn Sugar Scrub! It brightens up any bathroom with its seasonal scent and cute packaging. It’s a perfect Fall activity!
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We like using sugar scrubs for a variety of reasons – from gently exfoliating skin to delivering the wide-ranging benefits of essential oils. It’s one of the few gentle ways that I know how to remove stubborn paint or craft materials from my daughter’s hands without tears.
We keep a jar at all times in the bathtub and also on the sink – and they also make great homemade gifts! Last year, we made this delicious-smelling Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub so this year we thought we’d try another layered scrub with a yummy scent – Candy Corn!
How to Make a Candy Corn Sugar Scrub
First, gather your ingredients:
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 Tablespoons coconut oil
- Red and yellow food dye
- Dairy bottle-style container, or candy corn-shaped container if you can find one
- 3 small mixing bowls
- Candy corn, for garnish
- Sweet orange essential oil, optional
- Vanilla essential oil, optional
Start by making your preferred essential oil blend. We went with a citron-vanilla scent that is just delicious smelling and a nice break from the heavy spice scents that seem to dominate fall goodies. Of course, if you’d prefer a different scent, just switch that out.
Place 1 cup of sugar in each bowl, adding two tablespoons of coconut oil and a few drops of your essential oil blend.
Stir well to combine – you want the sugar to take on the appearance and texture of wet sand.
Stir in yellow food dye into one bowl (we used about 8 drops to achieve that vibrant hue) and yellow and red food dye into another. Leave one bowl plain.
Scoop the sugar scrubs into your container with the help of a funnel. You may need to shake the funnel a bit to encourage the sugar to slide down, as the coconut oil can cause it to clump a bit.
Layer the sugar scrubs with yellow at the bottom, followed by orange, and then finally white. If giving as a gift, top with a pretty fall-themed bow or gift tag.
Are you planning on making any homemade gifts this fall? Be sure to pin this sugar scrub for later!
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