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Luscious Pumpkin Body Butter

Luscious Pumpkin Body Butter

Ever get annoyed at the pumpkin puree left over from recipes that don’t use the whole can? Now there is something sublime you can do with it: Whip up this luscious body butter, a beta-carotene feast to moisturize, nourish and smooth your skin. Pumpkin Body Butter is easy to make, smells absolutely heavenly and does simply divine things for your skin. Pumpkins—they’re not just for pie anymore!

Pumpkin puree has enzymes and antioxidants that offer results similar to gentle alpha-hydroxy action: It removes dead dull cells, while its beta-carotene-rich antioxidants nourish your skin. Coconut solids are a lovely natural moisturizer, and ground cinnamon is gently warming, stimulating and antibacterial.


1/2 cup pumpkin puree, preferably organic
1/2 cup solids from a can of coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Mix ingredients in a bowl. Apply generously to clean skin (standing or sitting on a towel, if you like), massaging gently to work well into the skin.

2. Allow to remain on for 10 minutes or so, then rinse with warm water and pat dry.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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2:58AM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thank you :)

3:43AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Love it. Thanks for this facial recipe!!

10:27PM PST on Nov 4, 2012

Sounds great, thanks.

3:37AM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Thank you

9:11AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

Thank you for the article

5:32AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

To fun , thanks for sharing

7:29PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

I'm going to have to write this one down. My sister loves pumpkin anything (who am I kidding, I do too), and she's an absolute bear to shop for. This one's beyond easy to throw together from the looks of things.

3:36PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012


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3:22AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Thanks for posting.

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Good advice, thanks.

I wonder how wrinkly their cheeks are under their fur.


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