SOME people might think that we need to cool it on the whole pumpkin craze this October, but not me! Bring on the pumpkin spice everything, I say! There's something so fun and extra delicious about pumpkin, maybe because it's only around for a little while, surfacing to herald autumn and then waving merrily goodbye once we're about ready to toast to the New Year. But, why stop at merely eating all things pumpkin when we can indulge in our pumpkin obsession in other ways, like with pumpkin beauty products?!
Here are 5 of my favorite (non-caloric) ways to enjoy pumpkin this season...
Philosophy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath. In general, I'm a sucker for all things Philosophy, in part because I just love their packaging! But their shampoo / shower gel / bubble bath combos are always amazing, and this one is totally divine. ($16.50 at Philosophy.com)
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin "Liplicious" Lipgloss. Just the thing for giving your sweetie an extra cozy, extra delicious smooch this fall! ($8 at BathandBodyWorks.com)
Demeter Pumpkin Pie Fragrance. If you're familiar with Demeter products, you'll know that everything in their "fragrance library" smells just about exactly as you'd expect it to, and this scent is no exception. Layer it with something less sweet for a perfume, or spray it in your home for a delicious-smelling treat. ($6-$25 at demeterfragrance.com)
Of course, pumpkin is more than just a yummy scent, it's a killer skincare ingredient too! Pumpkin is naturally rich in essential fatty acids, plus antioxidants vitamins A and C, as well as zinc (a mineral that aids in the healing process) -- all excellent for your pretty face (and hot bod).
ARCONA Pumpkin Body Lotion. Infused with pumpkin extracts and glycolic acid to help your skin tone and elasticity, this Pumpkin Body lotion can also help regenerate and repair skin sun-damaged from your summer exploits. It's available in 10% and 20% strengths, depending on how sensitive your skin is. ($35 at Arcona.com)
June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque. This gentle, natural enzyme "peel" will exfoliate dead skin cells as it delivers pumpkin's botanical repair benefits. It leave your face cleansed, detoxified and silky smooth. while age-fighting anti-oxidants and vitamin A protect and silken the skin. ($76 at JuneJacobs.com)
What do you say ... are you ready for some pumpkin beauty?