DIY Pumpkin Body Mask

Full Body Pumpkin Mask

In honor of fall and the upcoming holidays I thought it would be fun to start my first DIY blog off with a pumpkin inspired recipe. Pumpkin is loaded with over 100 vitamins and nutrients that are awesome for your skin. It’s nourishing and hydrating which is something we definitely need in the upcoming fall and winter months. When you add this with the brightening and clarifying orange as well as soothing oats and hydrating olive oil this recipe can be used all over for a wonderful home treatment and excuse to relax for 15 minutes!

Recipe:

1 cup of pureed pumpkin either from a can or home cooked-

½ cup cooked oatmeal

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon grated ginger (fresh is best)

½ teaspoon fresh grated orange zest

1 tablespoon orange juice (fresh squeezed is best)

½ cup sugar- raw turbinado or anything you have in the cupboard

Process:

Combine ingredients in order listed above in an airtight container. You can store this in the fridge for about a week, but since the ingredients are fresh and pumpkin oxidizes quickly try to use within a day or 2.

How to use:

It’s best to use the mask after you have taken a shower or steamed in the tub a bit. This helps get your skin clean and your pores open. Once you are ready and clean, grab a glass of wine, your favorite facial mask and get ready for some pumpkin fun.

Personally, I lay in the bath tub when I do this body treatment. I take the mixture, spread it evenly all over, put my facial mask on, and pour my glass of wine. I then sit in the tub, drink my wine and let my facial mask and pumpkin body mask do its magic. After about 15 minutes head on over to the shower and rise off. If you need use a lightly soaped loofah to get off any residue. Careful after getting clean the shower floor can be a little slippery!