Pumped for Pumpkin Season

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Oct 06, 2015

 

One thing comes to mind when we hear October: Pumpkin. In addition to baking delicious pumpkin pies, pumpkin’s can also be found in beauty products, drinks, and different food items. This low calorie gourd keeps eyesight sharp, helps weight loss, protects the skin, and boosts the immune system. Here we’ve rounded up our favorite pumpkin finds for a delicious and healthy fall!

By Samantha Boden

The protein-packed Larabar, known for its clean ingredients, just released a limited-edition Pumpkin Pie Bar made of dates, cashews, dried pumpkin, and nutmeg ($1.59 per bar, larabar.com).

The Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask exfoliates, peels, and polishes revealing smoother, more youthful-looking, and glowing skin ($58, sephora.com).

Siggi’s Pumpkin & Spice Icelandic-style yogurt is low in sugar and made of simple ingredients such as pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla bean extract. There’s 130 calories and 14 grams of protein per serving in this scrumptious fall yogurt (siggisdairy.com).

Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial scrubs away dirt and dead skin cells, leaving you with a flawless look ($28, peterlamas.com).

Garden of Eatin’ Pumpkin Corn Tortilla Chips are super tasty and are made with real pumpkin seeds and organic yellow corn (gardenofeatin.com).

NEST Fragrances Pumpkin Chai candle is a blend of pumpkin, spicy Masala chai, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon creating a cozy fall ambiance in your home ($38, nordstrom.com).

Starbucks is famous for their Pumpkin Spice Latte and now you can make one wherever you are with the VIA Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte ($8 for 5, starbucks.com).

The Organic Pomegranate, Pumpkin, and Honey Facial at the Mayflower Grace Hotel in Washington, Connecticut resets the PH balance of the skin using the power of nature. This treatment is super moisturizing and helps combat the effects of cold weather by removing dryness and restoring skin’s smooth texture, leaving skin with a natural glow (gracehotels.com).

To re-create this treatment at home, combine the following to make an antioxidant-rich mask:

  • 1/4 cup raw rolled oats
  • 1/8 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 TBS organic honey
  • 1 TBS organic pumpkin
  • 1 TBS organic pomegranate juice

Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes and then remove with a hot towel. Any mask leftover will keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


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