Sliced hokkaido pumpkin on a wooden board

Let’s be honest, what’s there to do with all that leftover pumpkin you’ve got from Halloween? Buckets and buckets of the stuff, all of the insides out of these carving-jobs you did with the children. There’s just so much pumpkin pie you can make and it isn’t a recipe to suit everybody’s taste. There’s something you can do with it …


You’ve got yourself a very wise means of saving a small fortune for Christmas here if you play your cards right. Kürbis season is upon us now and that is great because there are a lot of advantages to both eating pumpkin and plastering it all over your face. However come Christmas-time, there’ll be fewer pumpkins so that you can not reap the benefits this nutrient-rich food offers.

Give your relatives and friends the benefits of pumpkin all year round with these pumpkin DIY beauty recipes. Package them up in old, recycled jars, throw a few festive ribbon around them and what do you have? A whole lot of Christmas gifts all set. Or prepared to keep handy if a forgotten friend comes to visit…

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The fantastic thing is that you can freeze pumpkin too! The raw flesh could be cut into cubes, thrown into freezer bags and retained for when you need it. You might even puree the flesh and package it into ice cube traps also, catching one as and when you want it. For a quick fix if you will need a last minute face mask, it is a really amazing idea. Plus you will have some handy for all those pumpkin spiced lattes you crave if the coffee stores stop making them…

There’s so many beauty products you can make with all that leftover pumpkin you’ve got from Halloween. Provided that you follow the recipes correctly and store the goods in the ideal way, you have your own personal line of makeup and beauty treatments that, in fact, bring a lot more advantages than the costly store-bought stuff anyway.

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Pumpkin Spiced Sugar Scrub Squares

This is such a terrific idea for Christmas and you’ll be able to make good use of those merry ice cube trays you NEVER make sure you use too! Using them as moulds, you can make pumpkin spiced sugar scrub squares and shapes that are excellent for throwing into a classic jar for a Christmassy pumpkin DIY beauty recipe.

You’ll only require a small number of ingredients – a quarter of a cup of coconut oil, 1 cup of brown sugar, half a cup of unscented and simmer soap, 1 teaspoon of pureed pumpkin and one teaspoon of pumpkin spice or cinnamon.

It is possible to amend this recipe to suit your tastes and you might even add coffee beans, white sugar, maple syrup, or whatever you like to the mix too! It’s all about trial and error so get trialling and have a little fun.

The sugar in this recipe acts as a natural exfoliant for your skin and when you combine that with the enzymes and antioxidants within the flesh of the pumpkin, you’ve got something which will help fight back against wrinkles and give you a luminous complexion. The skin cells will be brushed away by the sugar and the coconut oil helps to finish things off with a nice, thick, luxurious body lotion which will leave you feeling soft for days.

Pumpkin & Honey Fix-It Face Mask

If you have been partying hard or simply working too many hours, then you will likely discover that your face is the first place to give the game away. Your complexion could be grey and sallow and wrinkles or dark circles more evident than they were previously. You can do away with all these things in as few as one sitting with the honey and pumpkin fix-it face mask – just another of those pumpkin DIY beauty recipes that you can throw in a jar and give to a relative or friend for Christmas!

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If You Would like to make a single face mask, then this is exactly what you will need:

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp’s pureed pumpkin

This is more a make-as-you-need type of recipe because the milk makes it a remedy that will not last much more than a week or so when it is stored in the refrigerator. When you are ready to use it though just mix everything together, add to your face, sit back and relax for ten minutes before washing off.

The honey in this recipe is a humectant which means it holds onto moisture. This helps to keep the moisture from the skin in your face while the antioxidants in the pumpkin seeds work their magic on providing the skin cells the nutrients it requires. The milk will help to soothe and cool any problem areas and the cinnamon – which will work as a natural cleanser even though it ought to be omitted if you’ve got sensitive skin. Just leave it out.

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There are several pumpkin DIY beauty recipes you can put to good use with all the leftover pumpkin you’ve got this Halloween. You don’t even have to concentrate on those Christmas gifts either – with all the advantages this food offers your skin, you could just pamper yourself. You don’t require many ingredients and the remedies cost only pennies to make. With face masks, sugar scrubs, hair beautifiers, pedicure treatments and much more, there is tons of body parts you could pamper post-Halloween.