As I was browsing who-knows-where online the other day, I came across a Spiced Pumpkin bath bomb or Pumpkin Pie bath bomb or some other "flavor" of bath bomb with Pumpkin in the title. It led me to wonder, what other creative things have people used Pumpkin Pie spice for?
Before we go any further into people's creativity WITH Pumpkin Pie Spice, you might want to know how to make your very own Pumpkin Pie Spice to keep in your kitchen. Check out this Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe at the My Baking Addiction blog. If you have all the spices at home in your kitchen, you can whip up your very own Pumpkin Pie spice. It looks like it might be made with spices you already have on hand. I don't think I ever keep "allspice" hangin' around my cupboards though. Oh wait! **Jumping up to check cabinets** I think I bought something at the Asian supermarket once. ~~Nope~~. That's Five Spice Powder (and a post for another time!). Oh well.
Now, here are some creative and clever uses of Pumpkin Pie Spice, which as we said, you can combine yourself with the recipe at the link above. . . if you have all the ingredients! (Note to self: buy allspice.)
Pumpkin Pie Spice Acorn Craft
Have kids? Check out this Pumpkin Pie Spice Acorn Craft.
It uses craft foam, construction paper, scissors, white glue and pumpkin pie spice. If you go to the website, you can get a template for the acorn shapes.
Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough Ornaments
My mom always made salt dough ornaments with us when were kids. Her ornaments were always so cute. Then she'd paint and varnish them. She might still have some floating around today . . . who knows! I thought this Pumpkin Pie Spice Salt Dough Ornament recipe looked interesting. I think maybe the kids and I will make some this year. It's been a while since we've made any handmade ornaments. You can find the recipe here: Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough for Ornaments or Table Decor at Fun at Home with Kids. Hopefully you'll already have everything you need in your kitchen!
Edible Pumpkin Playdough Recipe
This recipe is from the blog About a Mom. I've made homemade playdough in the past with my kids, but I've never made a playdough with pumpkin! Find the recipe here:
Fall Crafts for Kids: Edible Pumpkin Playdough Recipe
Pumpkin Pie Spice Soap
Pumpkin Pie Spice Soap looks easy to make and I bet it smells
wonderful! I would probably leave the soap dye out of it, because I'm
trying to be as natural as possible and I don't necessarily need the
soap to be pumpkin color! Heidi at Happiness is Homemade makes Pumpkin Spice Soap Makin' look easy! Find the recipe here: 10 Minute DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap
Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub
DIY beauty treatments are an amazing way to create healthier, inexpensive options for your everyday beauty needs. I've made homemade sugar scrubs before and they're really super simple. I've also used coffee in a DIY lip scrub before. It's a great exfoliator and the caffeine gives your skin a boost! That's why I love the idea of this DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Body Scrub from Diary of a Working Mom.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Body Butter
Well, we have the Pumpkin Pie Spice Soap and the Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub, we might as well have the Pumpkin Pie Spice Body Butter, right? Naomi's directions seem really super simple. Makes me wonder why I've had my shea butter sitting on a shelf for so long, instead of getting right to the process of making body butters! You can find her directions and recipes here:
Pumpkin Pie Spice Body Butter from This Roller Coaster Called Life
Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix
I knew there had to be a recipe for this out there somewhere! Chex mix. . . . the holiday snack mix. It seems all the variations of Chex mix make their appearance during the Fall and Winter holidays. Why is it that you don't hear much about the sweet and/or salty mix over the Summer? If you've been hankering for Chex mix AND hankering to get your pumpkin spice fix, here's your recipe:
Pumpkin Spice Chex mix from the Betty Crocker website.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
By show of hands, who has NOT gone and gotten a Pumpkin Spice Latte or Hot Coffee yet? Anyone? Anyone? You can create that Pumpkin Spice coffeehouse taste in your own kitchen, with this recipe from Anna at Crunchy, Creamy, Sweet: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee Blend
Okay, let's say you like flavored coffee, but you're not a big creamer fan. What can you do? Create your own Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee blend! The good thing about creating your own blend at home is that you don't have to buy a full bag of a flavored coffee from the store. Maybe you would like Pumpkin flavored coffee only once. It could happen! You can flavor one pot of coffee using Tiffany's method at Don't Waste the Crumbs: DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee Blend.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
Finally, if you or your kids need energy to keep up with all of the fun Fall activities, here is a recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice Energy bites. It looks like they're no-bake and pretty darn easy. They look healthy as well. What's not to love? You can find out how Brittanie made them at Simplistically Living: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites.
What is your favorite way to enjoy Pumpkin Spice?
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DISCLOSURE: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or chemist. The things that I post to this site are usually experiments I do that may or may not work for me (I will always let you know which way) . Nothing I post is meant to treat any condition that you may have. You should always ask your own doctor's opinion on any condition that you may have. If you try anything from my site, you do so at your own risk. I'm an experimenter, always trying to make my own way. That's my thing. I'm happy if you find inspiration here. Life for me is always about creativity.