Pumpkins. What can I say? I LOVE them. I eat these delicious vitamin packed beauties at least three times a week during squash season, I place them around my house for a festive feel & I put them on my face. Pumpkins are full of Vitamin A & Vitamin C both of which can boost collagen production, this is music to my vegetarian ears. For this recipe I use leftover pumpkin that has been baked in the oven, waste not! want not.! When mixed with other beneficial, natural ingredients, it makes for quite a magickal mask. I like to treat to whole process as a ritual, thanking mother nature for the ingredients she has kindly provided & thanking the plant spirits whilst setting positive intent.
Lavender flowers, are calming and the oil has a soothing effect on the skin when applied topically, it is often used to help ease skin conditions such as acne.
Honey & lemon are both naturally antibacterial & act as a natural skin brighteners. Lemons, like pumpkins, are full of Vitamin C & honey is wonderfully moisturizing for the skin.
Himalayan salt is nutrient rich and full of magnesium. It also acts as a great exfoliater to help scrub away those dead cells.
So to get started you will need
- 1 Pie Pumpkin ( or any pumpkin you may be baking )
- Organic Lavender Flowers
- Local Sustainable Honey ( optional if your vegan )
- Fine Pink Himalayan Salt – is nutrient rich and full of magnesium. It also acts as a great exfoliator to help scrub away those dead cells.
- 1 Organic Lemon
- Glass Mixing Bowl
- Rolling Pin
- Chopping Board
Place 1 cup of the cooked ( cool ) pumpkin in the mixing bowl, add 1 Tbsp of honey, 1 Tsp of salt and mix until everything is blended together. Take 1 Tbsp of the lavender flowers and place on the chopping board, lightly roll over them back and forth with the rolling pin as this will release their natural oils & fold into the mixture. Place the mask in the fridge for around 15 to 20 minutes until its cold to the touch, find yourself a good book ( I have several recommendations in my library section ), run a lovely hot bath, then smother it all over your face and neck and soak for a good half an hour before washing it off. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed making this recipe, I would love to hear your thoughts, comments and feedback! Have a beautiful botanical day.
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