Fall is finally here in Colorado and pumpkin season is upon us! This time of year, it seems like EVERYTHING is pumpkin-spiced! So why not take advantage of the flavor for your skincare routine? We’ve developed a non-toxic Pumpkin Facial Scrub that is not only great for your skin, but will leave you smelling like sugar and spice and everything nice.
Besides being the flavor of fall, pumpkin has many hidden benefits for your skin! When used topically, pumpkin can help brighten dull complexions, is full of antioxidants, and has anti-aging properties. Sugar gently exfoliates dead skin away, while avocado oil and coconut oil help to moisturize and cleanse your skin. Honey is antibacterial, which can help acne-prone complexions, and cinnamon can help increase blood flow and plump skin.
(Note: If you have sensitive skin, make sure to spot test this scrub on your arm before using on your face.)
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Are you ready to get your pumpkin-spiced glow on? Try this scrub today!
With love and pumpkin spice,
Pumpkin Facial Scrub
Yield: 1 ½ cups
1 cup raw sugar (the finer the crystals the better!)
¼ cup avocado oil
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ tsp. cinnamon
⅛ tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. vanilla
1 TB. raw honey
2 TB. pumpkin puree
In a small bowl combine the sugar, avocado oil, coconut oil, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, raw honey, and pumpkin puree. Mix until no lumps remain. Place the mixture into a mason jar and cover. Massage 1-2 TB. onto your face and neck. Let sit for a few minutes to let your skin soak in the beneficial oils. Remove using a warm damp wash cloth. Use once or twice a week to help your skin glow! This can be kept unrefrigerated for up to one week, after that store in the refrigerator for up to one more week. If refrigerated, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour to soften.
Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They’ve been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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