How To Use Halloween Pumpkin Leftovers


Scary jack-o'-lanterns are perfect for attracting little ghosts and goblins to your doorstep. But, after your Halloween pumpkin is carved, what can you do with the pulp and seeds? Green living expert Terri Bennett shares her tips for making the most of your pumpkin carvings.

Transcript With Halloween coming up, many of you will be carving a pumpkin or two but many times we simply throw out the pulp and seeds that we scoop out of the pumpkin. Of course you can roast the seeds to make a healthy snack or cook the pulp down to use in a recipe but here’s another use for this scooped out treasure. Use it on your face! Pumpkin is rich in anti-oxidants and beta-carotene plus it’s loaded with vitamins A, C and E. The same vitamins that are found in many expensive skin care lines. When you make a simple mask from pumpkin you’ll be creating less waste, you’ll save money and it’s good for your skin. It’s super simple. Just put the scooped out pumpkin into a food processor. You can add a few seeds for extra exfoliating power. Rub the pumpkin on your face and neck and let it set for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse. You will be amazed at how good your skin feels afterwards. You can store any remaining mask in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. So this Halloween, Do Your Part and treat yourself by putting the entire pumpkin to use.
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  • Terri Bennett

    Terri Bennett Author and Green Living Expert Terri Bennett is the founder of ‘Do Your Part’ - a media company specializing in all things green. As well as an author and host, she is a renowned meteorologist who has spent nearly 20 years on television. more about this expert »