Pumpkin seeds make an excellent natural scrub, just process them in a coffee grinder for a superfine pumpkin seed powder.
You can mix this pumpkin seed powder with good body oils or even some real cooked pumpkin for a fresh, spa quality body scrub at home. Scrubs polish away dead skin cells that make skin look rough and dry, and removing this surface debris allows skin to breathe and encourages the growth of new skin cells.
Many store-bought face and body scrubs contain plastic microbeads that collect in water as they are rinsed away, and these beads pollute waters when they are released back into the environment in runoff. These plastic beads can even become embedded in marine life - plants and animals - causing lasting environmental damage. Pumpkin seed powder is an excellent natural alternative to plastic, with many of the benefits of real pumpkin.
Pumpkin is a natural skin brightener, keeping skin healthy and fighting acne, so real pumpkin is a great addition to your DIY pumpkin seed scrub. It is high in fruit enzymes, fatty acids, and nourishing vitamins like Vitamin E that can help heal scars and repair signs of aging. Add a sprinkle of real spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to your DIY body scrub to stimulate circulation...a pumpkin spice body scrub!
Grinding the pumpkin seeds not only creates a base for the body scrub, but also releases the nutritious pumpkin seed oil. Make sure to stop and stir once or twice during processing to make sure all of the seeds are ground up. You can pass this powder through a mesh sieve to sift out any hidden full-sized pumpkin seed powder escapees.
A fresh pumpkin scrub also makes a really nice gift for a friend who could use some pampering, but doesn't have time to make it themselves!
pumpkin seeds > plastic microbeads
Try our Winter Pumpkin Fresh Scrub, made with real pumpkin seeds....or sprinkle pumpkin seed powder into any Fresh Mask mix.