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Pumpkins and Spice: Part 2


Pumpkins can be used for more than just eating. Pumpkins are incredibly good for your skin. Some of the many things you can use them for are lotions, body scrubs, or face masks, down below I have listed a few...

Here’s a recipe “Pumpkin – Sugar Body Scrub”

.1 cup course raw sugar or salt

.1/2 cup pure organic pumpkin puree (do not use pumpkin pie filling)

.1 tsp. honey

.1 Tbsp. sweet almond oil

Directions:

1. Mix sugar, pumpkin, honey and almond oil together in a small bowl until well combined. Add more or less sugar and oil based on personal preferences.

2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

For more descriptive information go to: brit.co/things-to-make-with-pumpkin-guts/

“Whipped Pumpkin Butter Lotion”

Mix cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil, and beeswax

Put over a double boiler (a makeshift double boiler of a pot placed on top of a pot of water works well- that's what I use).

Stir until all ingredients are melted and well combined. Once ingredients are all melted, add paprika.

For more descriptive information go to: pinsandprocrastination.com/homemade-all-natural-pumpkin-spice-lotion/

“20-Minute Pumpkin Face Mask”

1: Start with clean skin. Remove all makeup and wash your face with your regular cleanser.

2: Combine pumpkin puree, honey, and milk in a small bowl and mix well. If using a fresh pumpkin (or leftovers from a carved jack-o-lantern), scrape the insides and remove the seeds. Beat the gooey insides to a creamy pulp and mix with honey and milk.

3: Apply the mask using your fingers or a medium-sized makeup brush; avoid getting the mixture too close to the eyes. You can also apply to the neck and décolletage, but you’ll probably need to double the ingredients.

4: Allow the mask to set for about 20 minutes.

5: Gently wash off the mask with a warm, damp washcloth and follow with a moisturizer.

If you want more descriptive information go to: beautylish.com/a/vxgpg/diy-pumpkin-face-mask