Saturday, October 31, 2009

Spa Girl says this is definitely a Halloween Treat

I love Halloween, all those adorable kids all decked out anticipating some great candy. I still love to trick or treat, and just like my childhood, those houses with the best treats quickly became our favourite neighbours! Halloween began as a Celtic festival of Samhain—meaning summer's end.

The Celts lived 2,000 years ago in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. They believed that on the night before their New Year, October 31, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred and ghosts of the dead returned to earth.

I’m ready for all those ghosts and goblins, my pumpkin looks fabulous, the witch is out of the basement and blowing in the wind, even scaring me, and the kids are about to start knocking. But not all Halloween tricks or treats have to be frightening; I definitely have not so scary plans for that pumpkin after this evening!

Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family and are high in vitamin C. They have lots of Vitamin A and enzymes to help nourish and brighten the complexion. Here is the perfect DIY treat for Halloween, a fabulous sweet pumpkin facial which will leave your skin soft and naturally hydrated. And if you want it’s a great 15 minute costume!

Mix together 5 tablespoons pureed pumpkin or canned organic pumpkin, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon softened organic butter. Combine all the ingredients into a smooth paste and apply to your face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water, apply your normal moisturizer and enjoy.

Happy Halloween everyone…

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