How to use Pumpkin for Awesome Ethic Skin Care

How to use Pumpkin for Awesome Ethic Skin Care
Pumpkins. Your carve them at Halloween and make pies out of them for Thanksgiving. Pumpkins are naturally part of the fall season. There's nothing like walking into your local bakery or coffee shop and smelling the aroma of pumpkin laced goodies from the oven. That's all well and good, but ...

Have You Ever Used Pumpkin in Your Skin Care Regimen?

Pumpkins are a rich source of vitamin A, C and E as well as antioxidants. Did you know that pumpkins have been known to help fight sun damage and wrinkles?

They're great for exfoliating dead skin cells because of their fruit enzymes. They contain zinc and potassium and have been shown to combat redness in the skin. When you combine pumpkin with honey you can get a pretty amazing body scrub. Pumpkins give you the enzymes, honey adds moisture and a little brown sugar dissolves the dead skin cells.

Yes, you can pretty much use pumpkin all over your body. Guess what? You can make your own scrub.

Here's a recipe for you: Compliments of

½ cup pureed pumpkin
½ cup organic brown sugar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 drops vanilla extract
How to Make a Pumpkin Scrub
1. Puree the pumpkin in a food processor.
2. Add in remaining ingredients and mix together.
3. In the shower or tub, apply the scrub on dry skin. Gently rub to exfoliate dead skin cells.
4. Rinse off the remaining scrub in the shower. Your skin will instantly feel smoother.
Here's a Vanilla Pumpkin Sugar Scrub compliments of

Makes 1

1 cup natural raw sugar
1/8 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp pumpkin puree

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Store in a mason jar.
Brown sugar can be substituted if you can’t find natural raw sugar. Use it on your body (not face) in the shower. Scrubs can get a little messy so using them in the shower is the easiest way to ensure your bathroom doesn’t get scrub everywhere.

If it’s warm where you live, you could also use it outside with a tub of warm water. Because this scrub contains edible ingredients, you’ll want to store it in the fridge and keep it up to one month.

The great thing about recipes ...

Recipes make great holiday gift items, especially when they pertain to your skin. Your most un-welcomed (being nice ) in-law will enjoy a good body scrub as a gift. That’s it for this week. As always …
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