Even though Halloween is near, we still have a lot of Fall weather to enjoy and more holidays to come after. And I love to make the most of something, so you better believe I kept the insides of our pumpkins after carving. Plus, after Halloween, pumpkins go on MAJOR sale so you can get them next to nothing and make all things Pumpkin in November too.
Pumpkin has major health benefits for you and your skin. It’s packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium. It’s great for wrinkle prevention and helps keep a healthy heart.
And these things will make great gifts or party favors.. Or just enjoy them all to yourself!
Here are the best ways to use the inside of your Pumpkins…or even canned pumpkin as well..
Vanilla+Pumpkin Body Scrub
- Puréed Pumpkin
- Brown Sugar
- Almond oil (or oil of choice)
- Pure Vanilla Extract
Combine ingredients together until desired texture. I use about 1/2 cup of pumpkin purée with 1/2 cup brown sugar then a few drops of the oil and vanilla. You’re skin will be glowing and smooth!
If using the inside of your carved pumpkin, remove your seeds (and save them!) and then blend some of the pumpkin with a splash of water until you get a creamy pumpkin purée.
Honey+Pumpkin Face Mask
- Pumpkin Purée
- Turmeric (optional)
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Take about 1/4 cup purée and combine 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp turmeric if choose & about 2 tsp ACV. Apply and leave on for 10-15
Vanilla Pumpkin Latte
- 2 tbsp Pumpkin purée
- 1 cup hot coffee
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Heat the milk, purée ( & sugar if desired) in a saucepan over medium heat..once it’s hot remove and add the vanilla, Spice & coffee and whisk. Then top with whipped cream!
Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Maple Syrup
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
Clean Seeds if they came directly from your pumpkin. Rinse and boil, then dry. In a bowl melt about 1-2 tbsp of butter then add cinnamon, maple syrup and spice. You can add sugar or brown sugar if desired..toss the seeds in mixture.
Roast in the oven at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes, make sure you place seeds on parchment paper before roasting & toss every 15 until you get desired crunch.
These are my favorite ways to use my pumpkins! Oh so good and my skin is oh so smooth…what are your favorite ways to enjoy the seasonal fun?!