Skin Remedy’s pumpkin body scrub
scrub that tan off and “fall” in love with this recipe!
As summer turns to fall, it’s now time to scrub off that tan with this invigorating body scrub, And what better to do it then with this seasons favorite fruit!
Yes, pumpkin is classified as a fruit, packed with Vitamin A and antioxidants this ingredient, as part of a body scrub is amazing for many reasons, it has enzymatic qualities helping your skins own natural ability to exfoliate and smells delicious!…Here is the break down for all you hard core DIY peeps..
(you can also find pumpkin puree at Trader-Jo’s or at Wholefoods if you don’t want to make it the hard way)
*To create fresh pumpkin puree:
Use one small pumpkin
Cut off top near the stem
Cut both in half, then quarter
Remove seeds and pulp with a scoop or spoon into a bowl
Roast at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until fork tender
Peel the skin off with a butter knife
Pulse in food processor until smooth, water may be needed if very dry Freeze one cup at a time for future use
SR’s Pumpkin Body Scrub (you can store the remainder in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer for later use) all these other ingredients can be found at Trader-Jo’s or Wholefoods
½ cup pureed pumpkin (see above)
½ cup organic brown sugar (that is the scrub)
1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 TBSP honey
Drop of vanilla, clove or cinnamon for an aromatic, seasonal experience
Mix in bowl
Apply to body, gently and slowly massaging the skin up, out and away. Preferably leaving on the skin for 5 min.
Rinse well and wash away with a mild cleanser
Apply favorite body moisturizer ( preferably the Skin Remedy body butter )
The best time to refresh tired skin is in the evening as the restorative properties of the pumpkin (vitamin A),
honey (hydration) and olive oil (vitamin E and antioxidants) can work its collective magic overnight. To get healthy glowing skin that is sure to get you in the mood for fall!