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Take a peek behind the scenes of our Pumpkin Spice Farm-to-Face beauty workshop at Kula Country Farms.

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Our theme for this Maui beauty workshop was “Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice.”

Participants crafted their own Pumpkin Spice Latte bath, an enzymatic Pumpkin Papaya face mask, and a Seasonal Body Oil, all customized to suit their skin’s needs for the autumn months.

Setting for the Pumpkin Spice Beauty Workshop

Every year in fall, Kula Country Farms opens its gates for a few weeks of vibrant pumpkin patch.

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The farm buzzes with activity, featuring food stalls, local vendors, and an array of pumpkins in every shade and size imaginable.

The whole team of this family-owned farm does such an amazing job decorating the pumpkin patch and farm with festive decorations, signage, and picture-perfect backdrops set against a stunning view.

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And the view is unbelievable! Maui’s expansive bicoastal landscape to one side, Haleakala volcano to the other.

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kula country farms pumpkin patch
kula country farms venue

Our spot for the farm-to-face beauty workshop was a beautiful gazebo, lined with an enchanting display of pumpkins, offering privacy and shelter from the elements — wind, sun, and rain — all of which we experienced during the course of our workshop. That’s Maui weather for you!

The Flow of our Farm-to-Face Pumpkin Beauty Workshop

As participants enter, our table invited them with an abundance of marigolds, hibiscus, sunflowers, mini pumpkins, herbs, and spices, and intriguing concoctions.

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Our journey began with a meditation session to release tension and to sharpen our senses.

We focused on the sounds, sights, smells, and sensations around us, inhaling the delightful scents of spices and fragrant flowers while breathing in the crisp, clean air.

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leiohu cosmetics pumpkin spice workshop

Lei ʻohu Cosmetics workshops are thoughtfully crafted to engage all the senses.

Upon opening our eyes, we once again marveled at the beautiful surroundings: our picturesque spot, the expansive ocean view, the étagère filled with fresh flowers, fruits, and a delightful backdrop of hundreds of pumpkins.

Our Signature Maui Aromatherapy Experience

Pop quiz: What spices make up Pumpkin Spice? It’s cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove.

Participants delved into the essence of pumpkin spice, uncovering the harmonious blend of these spices.

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clove essential oil at maui beauty workshop

We explored essential oils ranging from woody, smoky, to herbaceous, citrusy, floral, and local scents.

We also explored the raw materials, like cloves from Big Island, cinnamon bark fresh from the tree, marigold flowers, and much more.

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The Lei ʻohu Cosmetics scent journey is designed to heighten our sense of smell, ground us in our bodies, and help us intuitively gravitate toward our preferences.

To engage our sense of taste, we sipped a refreshing Cinnamon Pineapple Pumpkin Lemonade. The recipe is a unique Maui twist on traditional Tepache and Pumpkin Spice Lemonade.

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It was so yummy, several guests have since asked for and recreated the recipe, which you can find here.

Crafting Handmade Cosmetics at the Kula Pumpkin Spice Beauty Workshop

Next, we delved into the world of handcrafted cosmetics.

We crafted a marigold, sunflower macadamia nut oil infusion — a decadent, nourishing body oil.

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We even added a touch of iridescent mica for a subtle sparkle and essential oils for fragrance.

This sparkling-scented body oil quickly became a favorite among the participants. You can try it at home with this recipe for DIY Marigold, Safflower, and Sunflower Fall Body Oil.

A unique and beautiful combination was created by Asaki, who chose a combination of mace and grapefruit. A beautiful spicy and fruity pairing!

Next, we created a Pumpkin Spice Latte milk bath, incorporating fresh pumpkin powder from the farm, various spices, and coconut milk powder. The coconut milk gave this Pumpkin Spice Latte Milk Bath a tropical Maui twist.

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You can find the recipe to our DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte Milk Bath here.

As we ground, mixed, and poured, the participants engaged in lively discussions and exchanged beauty tips.

We also concocted an Enzymatic Papaya Pumpkin Face Mask, with an extra boost of pineapple juice for exfoliation and smoothing-powers.

This is the recipe to our DIY Enzymatic Papaya Pumpkin Face Mask.

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The pineapples were sourced from Maui Gold, another farm on the slopes of Haleakalā Volcano; and the papaya from Ono Farms, a tropical paradise tucked in Hana.

Both are worth a visit for their Maui Farm Tours.

We smelled the fresh pineapple juice and then blended it with the papaya and pumpkin puree into a powerhouse mask. The result– a beautiful shade of orange. A dash of grapefruit essential oil gave it a refreshing zing!

The Close of A Beautiful Farm Event On Maui

As we concocted, the weather changed from misty to beautiful round drops of rain that fell in rhythm on the roof of our gazebo.

Just before the end of our workshop, the sky brightened again. Everyone departed with smiles, having taken time for connection and self-care.

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Oh, and they also left with three handcrafted Lei ʻohu Cosmetics beauty products. And the knowledge to create more clean, handcrafted cosmetics using Maui’s bountiful ingredients!

It was a lovely afternoon of self-care, exploration, and connection.

From Our Kula Pumpkin Spice Beauty Workshop Attendees

“I loved the whole thing! From the aesthetic (which is so Instagrammable – no detail has been overlooked 😍), to the hands-on experience, to the beverage break where Emma shared pumpkin pineapple lemonade, to the part where my husband tried the mask I made, it was all perfect!”

“I didn’t know that pumpkin has enzyme and it’s good for skin. Can’t wait to use the mask!”

” What a great way to end the week and start the fall season 😃🍂”

“Emma is so patient, and sweet great teacher 🫶✨”

“Emma is very skilled and patient when teaching you about her craft. I recently attended one of her workshops and it was so informative, beautiful and FUN! The prep work and care that Emma puts into her workshops and products is unparalleled!  Highly recommend!”

昨日、エマさんのDIYコスメティクスワークショップに参加しましたマウイ島で✨ 秋らしく、パンプキンパウダーを使った3つのプロダクトを作りました🎃 エマさんのワークショップはわたしもお世話になってるpaper gardenさんでも来月からワークショップがはじまります😍💕

やることが多すぎて毎日フル回転の日々のご褒美タイムとなりました。

“So much fun! I want to do this for my baby shower!”

One lovely participant, Jill De Jong, even made a video recap of the experience!

If this looks like a fun and unique activity to do on Maui, come join us at an upcoming beauty workshop or book this experience for your next private event!

Our workshops are perfect for Maui bridal showers, wedding receptions, baby showers, retreats or birthday parties!

Continue Your Journey Through Hawaii’s Nature

Explore more Lei ʻohu Cosmetics skincare recipes and embark on a journey to nourish your skin with the lush botanicals of Maui.

Check out these popular Lei ʻohu Cosmetics blog posts:

Lumeria Maui Wellness Retreat

> Maui’s Best Farm Tours

> Ali’i Lavender Maui Beauty Workshop

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We look forward to welcoming you to paradise soon!

Leiohu Cosmetics owner Emma

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