Pumpkin Spice DIY

For many, pumpkin spice is a right of passage for fall . It has become so popular that everything from the standard latte to lip balm come in this particular fall-only flavor.

Did you know that you can also make pumpkin spice at home with spices you may already have in your spice rack?

Now you can have pumpkin spice anytime of year! And as an FYI, you can actually buy pumpkin spice in the spice aisle. But we like making it since you can control the amount of each spice to your particular taste.


A simple Google search will give you a variety of pumpkin spice how-tos, but we particularly like the one we found on The Pioneer Woman.

As she says, all it takes is 5 spices and 5 minutes.


Here’s the recipe:
3 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Ground Ginger
2 teaspoons Nutmeg
1-1/2 teaspoon Ground Allspice
1-1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves

So now that you have you a recipe for pumpkin spice DIY, it’s time to put it to good work. Let’s start with the standard Pumpkin Spice Latte.

You’ve probably seen more than your share of quick videos on how to do this. So what’s one more? :)

Also note, this version from the kitchn has pumpkin in it. Actual. Pumpkin.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Canned Pumpkin
Pumpkin Spice
Black Pepper
Vanilla Extract
Whole Milk
Espresso or Strongly Brewed Coffee
Heavy Whipping Cream

Be sure to pay special attention to the Tester’s Notes.

If you’re completely obsessed with the smell of pumpkin spice, then this scrub is for you!

What you’ll need for the Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub:

Brown Sugar
Pumpkin Spice
Light Olive Oil
Coconut Oil
Vanilla Extract

Hey! It’s not fall without burning a few candles. And these are….you guessed it…pumpkin spice candles.

We found this how-to on She Uncovered. Now, the recipe seems simple enough, but our biggest complaint is that they do not link to products used for newbies. C’mon!

What You’ll Need:

Mason Jars
Pumpkin Spice
Olive Oil or Walnut Oil
Candle Wicks
Premium Candle Wax
Kitchen Pot

Hopefully these will help you get all the pumpkin spice you need for fall.
Have fun!