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DIY Pumpkin, Sugar, and Cinnamon Exfoliating Body Scrub

Pumpkin is good for more than just eating! This easy recipe for a pumpkin exfoliating body scrub will leave you feeling great.

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Ingredients: 

– 1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a medium to large size bowl. When in the shower, or the tub, rub the mixture onto your body with a wet washcloth. Do not put this mixture on your face. Rinse the mixture completely off with warm water when done.

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Recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Oreo Cupcakes

That’s right. Pumpkin AND Oreos! I found this recipe on Pinterest and immediately knew I had to veganize it. The original recipe is for donuts but I decided to make them as cupcakes. As you can only imagine, the results are delicious!

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Ingredients:

For the donuts: 

1/4 c. vegan butter, softened (I used Earth Balance)
1/3 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. applesauce
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1/3 c. soy vanilla yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. flour
1/4 c. chocolate cookie crumbs

For the topping: 

Vegan frosting*
1/2 c. chocolate cookie crumbs

*The originally recipe calls for CandiQuick, which isn’t vegan so I made my own frosting using this recipe.