Pumpkin spice season has started. If you love the flavor but are not too keen on adding extra sugar to your diet, we suggest the following DIY pumpkin spice recipes. These will give you products that you don't ingest. Basically, they're great for expressing your love for all things fall, without the calorie worries.
Won't a pumpkin spice lotion be just fantastic? I bet you'll be spreading cold and cozy season joy around you when you slather on some before you head out. For this pumpkin spice recipe, you will need a long list of ingredients. Don't worry, if you like to concoct your own beauty products, you will have a lot of uses for the materials you end up buying.
Unlike the previous recipe, this one calls for only three ingredients. These are honey, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. You mix them together until you have a nice consistency. Apply to your face, making sure that you avoid your eyes. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Don't worry if you end up making a huge batch. Your mask should be good for several weeks.
If you don't like the idea of pumpkin spice on your skin, this fun fall DIY is for you. Making your candle is pretty easy; you can even mix the wax using the microwave. For the aroma, you can pick up a small bottle of pumpkin spice variety from any craft store or aromatherapy place. These candles would make great gifts for friends.
Here is another homemade beauty product with pumpkin spice twist. Making this hand soap is as simple as mixing an unscented store-bought mixture with pumpkin spice essential oil. A clever solution if you want to give out jars of these to your friends. Of course, you can also try whipping up your own mixture using soap-making ingredients available in personal care stores.
This is another homemade pumpkin spice item that you don't have to lather on your face, hands, or body. Just like many of the DIY projects we feature here, this one is very easy to make. Or mix, for that matter. What you need are essential oils of the following variety: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, orange, and cardamon. You will also need water for mixing the oils in. Once that's done, store inside a spray bottle and use to make your home smell like everything sweet and cozy.
Yep, your kids' playthings can channel the quintessential fall aroma, too. Making pumpkin spice play dough is incredibly easy. All you need are salt, flour, water, cream of tartar, and vegetable or canola oil. You will also need 1.5 tablespoons of pumpkin spice. And because it's essential that the play dough comes in fall colors, you will also be needing food coloring in red, yellow, or orange.
Here we have another beauty product of the pumpkin spice variety. To make your awesome fall bath bombs, you will be needing baking soda, citric acid, sea salt, cosmetic clay, shea butter, sesame oil, and pumpkin spice fragrance oil. It is imperative that you use a pumpkin shaped mold for these bath bombs. You can get the molds online or from any personal care store or apothecary nearest you.