Pumpkin Pie Facial Scrub

It turns out that we threw away most of our Halloween decorations in the move, but I have managed to jazz up the apartment for the season in a few small ways –

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A hand towel here, a plastic pumpkin there, and we do plan on carving jack-o-lanterns.

Plus I’ve taken the pumpkin theme into my beauty routine,

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with Pumpkin Pie Facial Scrub.

Pumpkin is a great ingredient to use in products that go on your face (and in your face!) because it’s loaded with antioxidants and vitamin A and C.

I’ve seen a lot of DIY scrubs on Pinterest and other blogs, but they mostly utilize sugar or salt as the scrubber.  These larger grain options aren’t great for face scrubs because the crystals can actually make tiny tears in your skin.  Baking soda is a great exfoliant that is gentle enough on your skin to be used daily.

This scrub contains pumpkin, which means that it will have to be stored in the fridge between uses.  I separated mine into single-use containers (dressing cups) for convenience.

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You can play around with the amount of scrub that you make, just remember to keep the baking soda and pumpkin in a 3:1 ratio.

Pumpkin Pie Facial Scrub, makes enough approximately 12 uses

  • 3 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp honey

Mash all ingredients together until well combined.  Store in the refrigerator.

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