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DIY butternut squash beauty recipes to whip up this month

Get creative with these nourishing - and tasty - homemade beauty treatments

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DIY butternut squash beauty recipes to whip up this month

DIY beauty recipes are great. Not only are they an affordable alternative to your beauty cupboard regulars, but they can also be kinder to sensitive skin as you’re using all-natural ingredients.

This is an especially great time to try your hand at whipping up your own batches of face masks and body scrubs – and we're focusing on butternut squash as a key ingredient! They happen to be packed full of skin-nourishing ingredients.

If you’ve never made your own DIY natural beauty products before, don’t worry. We’ve found two brilliant recipes that are super easy to make and only use a few simple ingredients.

So when you’re ready, here are two perfect ways to pamper your skin this weekend.

Butternut squash Face Mask

High in vitamins A and C, butternut squash is a great ingredient to brighten tired skin. The oats in this recipe from natural beauty experts Elsie Rutterford and Dominika Minarovic, will also act as a mild exfoliating agent, while honey and coconut oil moisturise dry skin.

Ingredients

  • 1 slice of butternut squash

  • 1 tbsp oats

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1tbsp coconut oil

Directions

  1. Skin the butternut squash and blitz it in a blender with the oats and coconut oil. Blend until it forms a smooth paste.

  2. Stir the honey into the paste.

  3. Apply to face and neck and allow to sit for up to 20 minutes. Rinse well afterward.


pumpkin pie Body Scrub

A delicious way to scrub your skin to smooth softness, this recipe from blogger and recipe developer Kayley McCabe uses brown sugar to gently buff away rough patches, plus olive oil to moisturize.

Ingredients

  • 1¼  cup brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (or mixed spice)

  • ¼ cup light olive oil (not extra virgin) or ⅓ cup coconut oil

  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and spice.

  2. Add the oil and vanilla extract to the sugar and mix in until blended. If using coconut oil, mix it into the brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.

  3. Store in 1 medium mason jar or two small mason jars with lids - the scrub should keep well for a few months at room temperature.

 

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