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5 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes for Skin that Will Make Your Skin Happy

It’s that time of the season to start looking for delectable pumpkin recipes. For pumpkin skincare products that you can make at home.

There is no better time to get creative and do things yourself then during autumn and winter! It just creates such a feeling of cozy that leaves you wanting to make something.

Of course, you could go the classical route and make some tasty pumpkin recipe to munch on. But in today’s article we will be talking about pumpkin recipes for your skin!

I am a huge fan of skincare products that can be made at home with edible ingredients that one might find in their kitchen.

I love the simplicity of it and the joy that comes from using something that you have made yourself.

So, if you are like me and enjoy adding a touch of festivity into your skincare routine keep reading.

Because I am sharing five pumpkin recipes for your skin in this article!

And if you want more inspiration for making your own skincare check out this article on Kitchen Ingredients to Use in Skincare.

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Pumpkin Recipes for Your Skin

Not only is pumpkin a classic ingredient to be using during this time of year. It also contains a huge amount of wonderful skincare benefits!

I like to get creative with homemade skincare products so why not use the best of the best! And treat your skin to some incredibly beneficial pumpkin puree.

Some of the skincare benefits of pumpkin include:

  • Rich in vitamin C
  • It contains niacin which improves circulation
  • Pumpkin is rich in enzymes which leave your skin bright and smooth
  • High in fatty acids which protect skin and regulate oil production

Make sure when buying pumpkin puree that you buy one that is organic and free of additives. A brand like this organic pumpkin puree would work well.

Pumpkin Spice Hand Salve

This pumpkin spice hand salve is an amazing edition to your skincare routine this autumn! As it is deeply moisturizing to dry skin and wonderfully festive.

Salves are very simple ways of keeping your skin nice and moisturized during colder months. Mainly being made of only beeswax and olive oil.

You can also use this salve on other dry areas of the body such as the knees, feet, and elbows.

To make this salve begin by melting down your coconut oil, olive oil, and beeswax in a double boiler. Or if you do not have a double boiler you can do so by slowly heating the ingredients in the microwave.

Once your beeswax has just completely dissolved prepare your 4 oz. tin or jar to pour your salve into. Make sure that whatever you are using is completely clean.

Next add in your essential oils and carefully stir to completely combine everything. Then you can pour your salve into your container.

Carefully pop it into the freezer until it is completely solidified then place it in a cool dark place for at least 24 hours before using.

This is a hearty salve, so a little bit goes a long way!

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Sweet Pumpkin Face Mask

A pumpkin skincare mask is quite the treat on a windy autumn day. Especially when it is as moisturizing as this sweet pumpkin mask!

Pumpkin puree in combination with honey create a delightfully sticky and sweet mask that will leave your skin feeling incredibly smooth and supple.

If you have very sensitive skin, you can either leave the cinnamon out entirely or decrease the amount.

  • 2 Tbsp. Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Tsp. Raw Honey
  • 1/8 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Combine all of the ingredients until completely mixed together to create your face mask.

This can be used as a very thick mask for a one-time use or you can split this recipe into two thinner face masks.

Apply a generous amount all over your face and leave for 10-20 minutes before washing off with warm water.

Just make sure to store any remaining face mask in the fridge for no longer than two days.

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Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

We all love a good body scrub during colder months, don’t we?

Which is why one of these pumpkin recipes for skin just had to be a good old-fashioned body scrub!

It is sweet and spicy and will leave your dry autumn skin feeling refreshed and smooth.

If you have very sensitive skin leave the cinnamon essential oil out.

Combine all of the ingredients and gently mix until everything is completely incorporated.

Since this body scrub contains a fresh ingredient that is rich in water you will want to make this mask before you intend to use it.

If left to sit out it will dissolve the sugar, so this is a recipe for one use.

To find out the differences between salt and sugar scrubs and which one you might want to use. Check out this article on Sugar Scrubs vs Salt Scrubs.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Face Mask

If you are wanting a slightly more complex pumpkin face mask, then this pumpkin oatmeal mask is for you!

The addition of ground oatmeal not only adds a little texture and light exfoliation to this mask. It also adds calming, soothing, and moisturizing qualities.

Making the combination of honey, oatmeal, and pumpkin a killer combination for amazing skin.

  • 2 Tbsp. Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Oatmeal
  • 1 Tsp. Raw Honey
  • Pinch of Pumpkin Spice Powder

To begin grind your oatmeal down into a light powder or you can skip this step by buying preround oatmeal.

Then mix all of your ingredients together until you get the desired consistency.

Apply a generous layer across your face and leave for 10-20 minutes before washing off with warm water.

You can either make this mask a one-time skincare product or you can split it into two masks. Storing any extra face mask in the fridge for no longer then two days.

Pumpkin Face Polish

We have pumpkin recipes for face masks and a body scrub, but we also needed a face polish. One of my personal favorite skincare products to make!

Most people are either completely for or against using sugar as an exfoliator on your face. I have been doing so for years and have yet to find a complaint with it.

This face polish is wonderful for dry skin due to cold weather as it supplies a moisturizing boost as well as being exfoliating.

  • 1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Oatmeal
  • 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 Tsp. Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1/8 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Combine all of your ingredients and mix until everything is incorporated.

When you use this face polish add a small amount to your palm and add a few drops of water until it is a good consistency.

Then rub it into your face going in circular motions. Don’t put too much pressure on your skin as the sugar is exfoliating enough on its own.

This recipe provides enough face polish for two to three uses. Store in the fridge and use within three days.


Have you tried any of these skincare product recipes? Are you going to incorporate any of them into your skincare routine for fall?

Let me know in the comments! And if you have any festive skincare recipes of your own share those in the comments as well! I would love to hear your thoughts.


O Naturals, n.d., Pumpkin Skin Benefits, viewed August 13, 2020, https://www.onaturals.com/blogs/news/pumpkin-skin-benefits.

3 thoughts on “5 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes for Skin that Will Make Your Skin Happy”

  1. Definitly going to make that pumpkin spice sugar scrub!! Sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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