Pumpkin 101: 9 Things You Need This Season
It’s time to cue the season’s most delicious craze: pumpkin everything. From beauty benefits to delicious treats, pumpkins are used for far more than carving. We’ve rounded up you back-to-fall shopping list for a crash course in Pumpkin 101.
Carve out Some Pampering Time
Pumpkins may taste delicious, but they are also quite the treat for your skin. Pumpkin is jam-packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxyl acids, which increase cell turnover, to brighten and smooth the skin. A full recipe for success, pumpkin also contains Vitamins A, C and E to make your skin feel silky smooth.
Start your fall beauty routine by retreating to a bath with Lush’s classic pumpkin bath bomb, featuring exotic pimento, sweet vanilla and warming cinnamon. While slipping in the tub, lather on Peter Thomas Roth’s luxurious pumpkin enzyme mask. The alpha hydroxyl acid and polishes with aluminum oxide crystals will scare your fine lines away with every scrub. For a finishing touch, wipe away your worries with The Body Shop’s Vanilla Pumpkin Hand Cream. The special edition scent is just as decadent as it sounds.
Bath-o-Lantern Pumpkin Bath Bomb at LUSH, $7.75
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Mask at Sephora, $58
Vanilla Pumpkin Hand Cream at The Body Shop, $8
Home Sweet Home
Fill your home with the sweet scent of the fall holidays and give your place a makeover. NEST Fragrances Reed Diffusers will release a must-have aroma to last you throughout the whole season to make your abode smell like a true pumpkin patch.
Does the smell of pumpkin make you hungry, or is that just us? Create your own seasonal treats with Sur La Table’s bronze-tone loaf pan in a seasonal motif that’s perfect for fall entertaining. When the timer’s up, top off that newly baked pumpkin bread with a fall cocktail poured in a gleaming copper-finished Thirstystone pumpkin mug.
NEST Pumpkin Chai Diffuser at Nordstrom, $44
Nordic Ware Pumpkin Loaf Pan at Sur La Table, $30
Covered Pumpkin Mug & Straw at Macy's, $23.99
Bite into Something Sweet
Trick-or-treat is not just for kids. From a bite-sized slice of heaven to your favorite Starbucks drink, sweet treats can be found at every corner. Enjoy the rich ingredients of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and allspice as you bit into a pumpkin pie treat.
Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory, $6.25
Pumpkin Pie Caramels at Sugarfina, $18
Pumpkin Spice Latte (Grande) at Starbucks, $4.95