I just love seeing pumpkins of all shapes, colors, and sizes every Autumn! Don't you?
Being a soapmaker, the world is my soapmaking palette. I get so much soapspiration from looking at nature: Sunsets. Flowers. Leaves. Sunrises. Snow. Ice. Water. Fire, Foods...
Every fall, I make one of my favorite and best-selling fall soaps "Pumpkin Patch" using pureed pumpkin as an ingredient. This soap just looks, smells, and feels luxurious!!
Q. But, does pumpkin in soap have any benefits? A. It sure does!
Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant and also contains beta-carotene which helps to reverse UV damage and improve skin texture. It helps to promote the production of collagen, thus improving your skin tone and elasticity. It protects the skin from radical damage which is responsible for causing wrinkles and even skin cancer (Source).
Pumpkin is a good source of B vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, B6, and folate. Niacin improves circulation, and hence, is beneficial in treating acne. And folate helps to increase circulation, which improves cell turnover and renewal. Some research suggests that the antioxidant properties of pumpkin may also help treat acne (Source).
I hope you enjoy this DIY facial mask recipe that is great for the Fall Season!
- 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree (canned, or cooked and pureed)
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil (sub with Apple Cider Vinegar for acne prone skin)
Stir ingredients together until smooth. Apply to face. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
If you would like to purchase a bar of our Pumpkin Patch Goat Milk Soap, you can find it here! Pumpkin Patch Goat Milk Soap
(Pumpkin Patch Goat Milk Soap is sold in limited supply each Fall)