Monday, November 16, 2015

3 D.I.Y. Wonderful Alternative Uses for Pumpkin!


Pumpkins are a classic symbol of fall, but did you know that there are many more uses for this vitamin rich fruit [yes it is technically a fruit!]? Well let us share with you our top three favorite alternative uses for pumpkin for this Tips and Tricks Monday!

Number One- D.I.Y. Pumpkin Face Mask


How does this mask benefit my skin?
Pumpkins are packed with antioxidants, zinc and many other enriching vitamins helping provide anti-aging effects and wrinkles all while gently exfoliating to give your skin a glowing radiance. Additionally the recipe below also includes honey, which is the perfect natural remedy for dry skin-which we all know can a very real side effect of chemotherapy.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 Cup of Pumpkin
  • One whole egg
  • A few teaspoons of honey
Directions
  1. Whisk together ingredients
  2. Lather on face
  3. Relax with Pumpkin mask on skin for 15-20 min
           Number Two- Combat Tummy Issues



How can pumpkin help with tummy issues?
Pumpkins are extremely high in fiber and can help remedy more urgent issues all while getting your system back on track. There are a multitude of ways to whip up this natural remedy, so find one that is right for you!

              Number Three- Pumpkin Butter


Butter is a household staple for almost every home--use this to your advantage to make your own butter by using the vitamin rich fruit! Check out this recipe we found from All Recipes website.

Ingredients


  • 1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions



  1. Combine pumpkin, apple juice, spices, and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil. 
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently.
  4. Transfer to sterile containers and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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