Simple and pure ingredients for healthy skin
Originally published on mindbodygreen.com
Founded in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico, Vapour is focused on clean, nontoxic, sustainable products infused with healthy-skin antioxidants, botanical extracts and moisturizers that look as good as they feel. And because testing the entire world of all-natural beauty is co-founder Krysia Boinis’ job, we couldn't possibly think of anyone better to give us a crash course in DIY beauty.
Pumpkin and Papaya are two potent organic ingredients in Stratus Skin Perfecting Primer. Krysia shares how to turn these into an exfoliating, skin softening body scrub.
As it turns out, pumpkins are great for your skin—they're loaded with vitamins A, C and E, plus heaps of beta-carotene, zinc, potassium and antioxidants, which help eliminate redness and spots.
Added bonus: This scrub is incredibly easy to make, and you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen right now!
Krysia says, “My mom introduced me to DIY skin care. She had one rule: Use anything in the kitchen except what's under the sink. Anything that was edible was fair game, and powerful seeds were planted: food is not only what you eat, but what you put on your skin. Creating meals with organic, whole-food ingredients, she taught me to put on my body what I would be happy putting inside my body.
This pumpkin and papaya scrub is inspired by my mom's love of using seasonal produce in our skin care creations. The first pumpkins are arriving at our farmers market, so now is the perfect time to enjoy this delicious seasonal scrub.”
10-MINUTE PUMPKIN & PAPAYA BODY SCRUB
- 2 cups of fresh organic pumpkin but canned pumpkin can be substituted.
- 1 papaya
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 cup organic sugar