The fall season is all about change. As the leaves change color and fall from their branches, it is a good idea to ‘fall out’ of your old skincare rituals and make subtle changes to help you look and feel your best as the days grow shorter.
There are plenty of seasonal foods that you can incorporate into your daily skincare routine, and although they are all quite delicious, I’m talking about feeding your skin, not your stomach! Pumpkin is my favorite – it’s high in vitamins A, C and E as well as zinc and antioxidants. It’s also delectably moisturizing and a gentle exfoliator!
Set aside some of your fresh pumpkin this season for this great DYI Pumpkin Scrub Ritual!
- 1/4 C raw pumpkin, pureed (or canned)
- ½ C raw sugar
- 1 tsp coconut oil (or olive oil)
- 1/4 tspcinnamon or pumpkin pie spice *Optional
Canned pumpkin can be used as well, although fresh pumpkin is ideal because of the enzymes and extra vitamins and minerals.
And as for the sugar, you’ll want to get the “raw” sugar because it’s extra granular.
Mix well and apply to your body using gentle, circular motions. Then rinse off with warm water.
This recipe is edible by the way! Use your imagination…your partner might enjoy this recipe too. Oooo la la! 😉