4 DIY Pumpkin Beauty Recipes

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It’s that time of the year where we look forward to everything pumpkin. But we can use pumpkin for more than just baking and lattés. Here are some of my favorite DIY pumpkin beauty recipes that you can create in your own kitchen. Pumpkins are rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamins E, C, K and A. This is great for softening and brightening the skin as well as having anti aging benefits.

***Remember to always do a patch test first before introducing new products to the skin.

Body Scrub

Ingredients:

1/2C pumpkin puree

1/2C brown sugar

1T extra virgin olive oil

Dash of cinnamon

Dash of nutmeg

Mix all the ingredients together and use in the shower!

Pumpkin exfoliating mask

Ingredients:

2T pumpkin puree

1/2T ground nutmeg

1T whole milk

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. Apply the mask to a freshly washed makeup free face. Massage the mixture on the face in small circles. You may use on your décolleté as well. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off. Apply a moisturizer right after.

Pumpkin Lip Scrub

Ingredients:

1/4C pumpkin puree

2T brown sugar

1T coconut oil

1 jar with a lid

Mix the pumpkin and brown sugar well. Add the coconut oil. Store in the jar. This should last a few days if kept in a cool place. Massage mixture onto lips in a circular motion and rinse off. Apply a lip moisturizer after.

Pumpkin Hair Mask

Ingredients:

1C pumpkin puree

1/4C coconut oil

Mix ingredients together and apply the mixture to your hair. Apply a shower cap and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Shampoo and condition afterwards.

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