Pumpkins can last weeks or even months, after Halloween, assuming you haven’t carved them into Jack-o-Lanterns. Particularly if they’ve been stored in a cool dry place and are still firm, most every part of the pumpkin can be put to some productive use as food, decoration or even an in-home spa treatment.
Cosmetic - The Vitamin A and Beta Carotene found in pumpkins make it a naturally healthy ingredient for facials and lotions. A pumpkin facial can be made using a combination of 2 tsp. of cooked pumpkin, ½ tsp. of honey and ¼ tsp. of milk. Apply the facial for 15 minutes, then rinse your face and pat dry. Or make your own pumpkin exfoliate. Combine ½ cup cooked pumpkin, ½ cup brown sugar and ¼ tsp. of cinnamon for smoothing and moisturizing your face and body.