23 Oct 2008

Almost Halloween

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

Halloween is just around the corner and I have been searching for ideas and thought I would pass on some of the links to wonderful free resources I have found:

Pumpkin carving stencils at
Halloween E-Cards at Dover Cards
Halloween Gift Labels at Land O' Lakes
Vegan Halloween Recipes/Resources at Bryanna's Vegan Feast
Cute Halloween Cards to Print at 123 Print Cards
Free E-Book "Halloween on a Dime" at Living on a Dime
Halloween Crafts at All Crafts
Papercraft/scrapbook collection at Canon Creative Park
Also see "What to do with Pumpkin Seeds"


Halloween Beauty Tips

If you cannot face eating all the pumpkin after carving Jack O Lanterns please note that pumpkin, both raw and cooked, can be used externally on the skin as it's vitamins and oils make it a nourishing, anti-aging, hydrating, beauty aid and it's enzymes help loosen dead skin cells leaving your skin glowing.

A simple mask can be made with mashed/blended leftover cooked or raw pumpkin which you can use as is or add an extra ingredient like organic, badger-friendly honey or a free range egg or soy/dairy milk. Spread on face avoiding eye area (which you could cover with slices of cucumber or used wet tea bags to reduce any redness/puffiness), lie back and relax for 10 to 20 minutes and then rinse off with luke warm water.
Note: If you prefer a full descriptive recipe see the Vitamin Rich Pumpkin Face Mask Recipe with Dry and Oily Skin options at Care2 Healthy and Green Living. They also have an excellent Pumpkin Body Scrub recipe.


Why not try a raw, nutritious, pumpkin pie for a change ?

Raw Pumpkin Pie
From Sad to Raw

2 cups raw pumpkin, cubed and peeled
3/4 cup young coconut meat (1 coconut)
1/3 cup coconut milk (or more)
1/2 cup soaked dates
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup ground raw walnuts
1/2 cup ground raw almonds

Put pumpkin thru champion, then put in food processor and add rest of ingredients. process till smooth--very smooth, this could take about 5+ min. Pour on top of your favorite raw crust. Decorate with pecans. Chill. Freezes well.


I would like to thank Hamida of As Above So Below and Hamida the Herbalist blogs for the Award she passed on to me. I in turn award it to all those regulars who stop by and take the time to comment :)

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Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing :)

Kristen's Raw said...

Great tips!!! I especially love putting the raw pumpkin on my face for a treatment :)


Princess Haiku said...

I am going to try the pumpkin mask; sounds like a good idea. BTW your pumpkin seed use link didn't open. I love this time of year and am looking forward to taking lots of Halloween and Day of the Dead Photos. Take care

Juliet said...

Great links..! Thanks for the Halloween beauty tips.

Jackie said...

Link corrected, thanks for letting me know Princess Haiku :)

Viooltje said...

What a delightful blog! Thanks for visiting and showing me the way. Looking forward to exploring all of it. My compliments!

Waterrose said...

Wow those are great ideas. I especially like the pumpkin pie idea. I think I'll try that next weekend.

Juliarso said...

Nice tips..thanks for sharing.

Rico said...

Sounds great, a photo would be a nice touch ...just kidding a nice post.

Life Ramblings said...

great resources. thanks for the useful tips.

Dirty Butter said...

I love pumpkin pie, but I've never heard of a raw pie before. Wonder if it would be hard to digest??

I can't believe I have actually found something you have NOT written about! I came looking for information on Stevia, but neither blog seems to have any post on it. This seems the more logical place, so I would appreciate it if you would put your great research brain to work and help me out on this one. I've been using it for about a month or so now, instead of honey, to sweeten my no caffeine herbal teas. Any help is always appreciated.