Not sure what to do with your carved pumpkin remnants?
You're in the right place.
We all know how messy carving pumpkins can be, and we all know what it's like to get tired of eating pumpkin seeds. So we came up with a few ideas for you to use ALL that pumpkin of yours.
Pumpkin for the SKIN
Pumpkin is absolutely amazing for the skin. It is very rich with Beta Carotene, Vitamins A, C and E and is highly rich with antioxidants. Meaning it leaves the skin with a beautiful golden hue, and fights aging. Pumpkin contains lots of ZINC which has been scientifically proven to fight even the most severe acne. It also moisturizes and exfoliates skin, leaving it baby soft and smooth.
Now you can either just add pumpkin into your diet, or for me the much easier way, FACIALS!!
For your pumpkin facial you will need :
1 small slice of pumpkin (roughly ½ cup)
1 raw egg
½ teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp raw honey (optional)
How to make:
1. Puree the pumpkin until smooth.
2. Add in egg, honey, and apple cider vinegar and blend.
3. Apply to your clean face.
4. Let it soak in for 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Rinse and apply your usual skin care products.
You can also make a Pumpkin pedicure, using the same ingredients above, but add 3/4 cup of raw sugar, brown sugar, or granulated white sugar.
Pumpkin Face Scrub
½ cup pureed pumpkin
½ cup organic brown sugar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 drops vanilla extract
How to Make it
1. Puree the pumpkin.
2. Add in remaining ingredients and mix together.
3. In the shower or tub, apply the scrub on dry skin. Gently rub in circular motion with your fingertips to gently exfoliate away any dead skin cells.
4. Rinse off the remaining scrub in the shower and pat dry with a towel. Your skin will instantly feel smoother. No lotion necessary.
Find more benefits of the Pumpkin Facials here
Pumpkin for your PETS
Pumpkin is fantastic for pets digestive health, urinary health, weight and can even get rid of worms.
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein, carbohydrates and fiber. Roast the seeds and then grind them up. Do not add salt.
Additionally, tapeworms and other intestinal parasites become paralyzed by cucurbitin, an amino acid in pumpkin seeds that acts as a natural de-worming agent.
The fiber in pumpkin can help move furballs along through your cat’s digestive tract and into the litter box, rather than hacked up onto the carpet. Regularly including about a teaspoon a day of pumpkin in your cat’s diet will also help prevent the formation of new furballs.
To read more about the health benefits of pumpkin for pets, go here