The Christmas season comes but once a year but now you can turn all those lovely gingerbread scents into a sugar scrub that you can enjoy anytime of the year! I’m a big fan of gingerbread, gingerbread cookies, gingersnaps…any of it will do! So a sugar scrub that smells like this lovely treat just makes my day!
Like all scrubs, this gingerbread cookie inspired scrub will help exfoliate and help moisturize your skin. I don’t know about you but this is just what my skin needs during the winter time! Along with the exfoliating power of sugar and the moisturizing benefits of oil, there are also a few great ingredients that do more than just make this scrub smell like gingerbread men!
Ginger – Increases blood flow, has anti-aging benefits, helps clear blemishes, and helps tone the skin!
Nutmeg – Reduces redness and inflammation. Nutmeg is also wonderful for acne, eczema, and blemishes.
Cinnamon – Stimulates blood flow, has anti-aging benefits, and is great for acne and eczema.
Molasses – Not a common ingredient in most scrubs (even the gingerbread versions) but molasses helps brighten your skin, helps with acne, and is exfoliating. As it’s a proper ingredient in gingerbread cookies, it’s a proper ingredient in this scrub!
Gingerbread Cookie Sugar Scrub
2 cups sugar
1 cup coconut oil softened (Sub your favorite oil if you desire. Coconut oil does tend to harden in cold temps)
2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tbs. molasses
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Pour mixture into the container of your choice.
To use, gently massage all over skin.
Want even more gingerbread skincare fun? Try these Gingerbread Bath Bombs!
FTC DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging and social media activities, I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement, recommendation, reviews and/or link to any products or services from this article. However, I only recommend products or services I feel are up to my standards. The Pistachio Project’s a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
All information on The Pistachio Project is meant for educational and informational purposes only. The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products and/or information are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. Readers are advised to do their own research and make decisions in partnership with their health care provider. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medication, please consult your physician.