Welcome to Bionic Homemade: Easy as Pumpkin Pie

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Jul.2010 · 5 comments

Welcome to the first installment of Bionic Homemade with Joycey Couture! Joyce will be hunting down the latest and greatest home-made and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) beauty recipes for you to whip up in your own kitchen. We hope to share these with fellow Bionic Beauties on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back every Monday!

Think pumpkins are only fit for Autumn? Think again! Pumpkins make yummy pies of course, but they are also rich in vitamins A and C which are essential nutrients for your skin.

Welcome to the new beauty recipe article series on the Bionic Beauty blog

Whip up your own Pumpkin body & face mask!

Why not try this DIY version of the same face and body treatment that luxury spas use?
Pumpkin Face and Body Mask

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup bentonite clay (available at most health food stores) -or- use a couple scoops of Bionic’s favorite Aztec Secret Green Clay
  • 1 tbsp honey (I typically use organic or local honey)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp almond oil (If you are prone to dry skin, keep this at 1 tbsp, otherwise you can decrease it to 1 tsp)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (Optional for face and not recommended for those with sensitive skin)

Mix everything together in a glass bowl and apply to your body and face with hands or a soft brush. Let sit for at ten to thirty minutes and rinse off slowly with warm water. I find that using a loofah, wash cloth or body pouf really helps slough off dead skin cells after this skin care treatment!

Bionic Hugs n’ Happiness,

Joycey Couture - contributing author of the Bionic Beauty blog


1 Maris July 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I wonder if this works in a similar fashion to the squash mask I applied before making use of mashed butternut squash and half a lemon. But the honey and use of pumpkin is something very new to me. I’ll try this out with my cous in our weekend home spa this coming weekend.

2 Robyn @ Hawaii July 19, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Ok, now this sounds definitely different. I am really into the natural
process and can not say that I ever heard of this one. I think I may save this one until Holloween. 🙂 Mahalo!

3 Tashi July 20, 2010 at 8:45 am

Yay!! I love homemade, DIY-type stuff, especially geared towards skin and haircare. I love the pumpkin idea, of course. Will have to try it sometime. I have a few books with skin and haircare “recipes” like this one, some of which I’ve tried. I recently used Hellmann’s mayonnaise as a deep hair conditioner. Sounds outrageous. But it really works, is uber-cheap, and you don’t spend the day smelling like a sandwich or chicken salad. I used to be able to afford a very expensive deep conditioner, but I got barely nothing in that jar, compared to a jar of Hellmann’s. And mayo is muuuuuuch cheaper. (You could use any mayo, I just happened to have this brand.)

Joycey, I look forward to more installments like this one. Thanks! 🙂

4 Tashi July 20, 2010 at 8:49 am

Oops, I meant “barely anything”, not “barely nothing”. And I actually got a degree in English??? 🙂 LOL Oh well.

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