4 DIY Pumpkin Beauty Products for Perfectly Pretty Fall Skincare

posted: 10/21/16
by: Blythe Copeland

If your favorite part of fall is pumpkin everything, add a little orange to your beauty routine with these five recipes for homemade skin care. From bath bombs to face masks, see how the iconic squash can find its place in your DIY product lineup.

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee Lip Scrub

From Diary of an Ex-Sloth

Keep your lips from getting chapped and dry during cold, windy football games with this pumpkin spice latte coffee lip scrub from Diary of an Ex-Sloth. Any stocked pantry will have the ingredients -- coffee, sugar, olive oil, pumpkin pie spices -- to make this tasty exfoliator, and the combination will leave your lips conditioned and healthy enough for your favorite fall lip color.

2. Pumpkin Pie Cold Process Soap

These adorable pumpkin pie cold process soaps from Bramble Berry make a festive hostess gift or stocking stuffer. Making cold process soap at home is possible, and you can source all everything you need -- from the cake pan mold and pumpkin spice fragrance oil to coloring pigments and oils -- from the recipe site. Cocoa butter added to coconut, palm, pumpkin seed, rice bran, and sweet almond oils helps moisturize, while the walnut shell crust and piped white soap dollops make the soap almost too pretty to use.

3. Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb

From Soap Deli News

The shea butter, sea salt, and sesame oil in these pumpkin-shaped bath bombs from Soap Deli News help keep skin smooth, while the pumpkin spice fragrance oil gives your next bath a boost of fall scents. The process is simpler than making cold process soap, and if you don't want to invest in a pumpkin mold you can make a classic sphere shape instead.

4. Homemade Pumpkin Mask

This homemade pumpkin mask from PopSugar relies on the vitamins and antioxidants in the squash to brighten skin and give it an age-fighting boost. You don't need any special oils or soap making tools, either: Just pumpkin, egg, honey, and apple cider or cranberry juice -- and 20 minutes to relax while the mask works its magic.