After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.
DIY Gingerbread Scrub: Not only is it very cheap, quick and easy to put together but it also smells incredible and is super good for your skin. You just need brown sugar, oil, ground ginger and mixed spice (or pumpkin pie mix).