Sunday, October 10, 2010

DIY: Pumpkin Inspired Beauty/Spa Recipes

I don't know about you, but Fall is one of my favorite seasons! The weather is perfect for comfy oversized sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes! On those particularly chilly nights I love to whip up some fresh pumpkin spa recipes and treat myself to a night in of pampering! Pumpkins actually contain therapeutic properties and is already a key ingredient in many of our favorite beauty products!

Did you know that pumpkins contain natural UV protectors, anti-inflammatory benefits, and is a great exfoliant for those with sensitive skin? Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, Zinc and natural enzymes, all great things for your skin!

In honor of Pumpkin season try out these DIY beauty recipes inspired by pumpkins!

Pumpkin Sugar Scrub: Combine 6 Tbsp of pumpkin pulp, 3 Tbsp of sugar, and a 1/2 Tsp of pumpkin seed oil to make a thick paste. Apply to your face and relax for a few minutes to let things kinda soak in. Then gentle use your fingers to massage the scrub on your face as it gentle sloughs away dead skin!

Papaya Pumpkin Facial Mask: For this you will need some sort of mixer or blender! Combine 2/3 cup of mashed papaya(be sure to scoop out the seeds first and mash it pretty well), 1 pre-beaten egg(the egg should be beaten until frothy), then add a 15oz can of pure pumpkin and mix well in the blender! Apply to clean face except the eye area and let it sit for 10 mins. For best results rinse and follow with toner and moisturizer!

Pumpkin Body Butter: Combine 1/2 cup of cooked pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup of solid creme(the solid creme that forms at the top of a can of coconut milk), and a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Massage gently into skin and after 15 mins rinse with warm water. Pumpkin Spice latte optional :)

Happy Fall!

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