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I remember my family getting those tetra packs of chai drinks and thinking they were crazy. I had no desire to drink that stuff. As I grew older, I remember trying a chai at a coffee shop and I was not impressed.

In recent years, I’ve tried out chai tea, just the chai spice and tea steeped in water. I love that stuff! I don’t know why I never liked chai in other forms but this stuff I’m addicted to!

Since falling in love with chai or more specifically chai spice, I’ve started to find new ways to use this incredible mixture of spices.

I started making chai spice smoothies and I even made a chai scented rice bag… and then my thoughts turned to skincare.

Chai spice is a natural when it comes to sugar scrubs. It’s a warm and yummy smelling scent and the spices are actually beneficial to your skin.

Which is why I decided to make a chai spice sugar scrub!

Chai Spice Sugar Scrub - Chai spice is a natural when it comes to sugar scrubs. It's a warm and yummy smelling scent and the spices are actually beneficial to your skin.

Ingredients in this Chai Spice Sugar Scrub

Sugar
Sugar is used in this recipe mostly for its exfoliating properties. Sugar will help clear off those dead cells and help your skin look bright and fresh. 

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is my preferred oil in sugar scrubs for a few reasons. Coconut oil is a solid oil if the temperature is below 76 degrees. This means that this scrub is a bit less messy to use because it holds its shape better. 

That said, you can definitely swap out the coconut oil for your favorite scrub oil if you don’t love coconut oil. 

Cardamom – Anti-aging, natural skin toner, great for acne.

Cloves – Wonderful for acne, blemishes and scars.

Ginger – Increases blood flow, helps clear blemishes, evens skin tone, and has anti-aging benefits.

Nutmeg – Great for acne, eczema, and blemishes. Nutmeg also reduces redness and inflammation.

Cinnamon –  Stimulates blood flow, great for acne and eczema, and has anti-aging benefits.

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Chai Spice 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)
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger

Directions: 
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Transfer mixture to a container of your choice (I love these jars).
To use, gentle massage over your skin and rinse off.

Looking for more fall related DIYs? Check these out:
Chai Spice Liquid Soap
Pumpkin Spice Face Mask
Vanilla Sugar Scrub

autumn spice sugar scrub