My love of cinnamon isn’t limited to the Fall and Winter seasons though now is the time that I like to put cinnamon sticks in a pan of water and let them simmer on the stove, infusing the whole house with a wonderful scent. I also like to sprinkle cinnamon into my morning oatmeal, add it to homemade cookies and I’ve even been known to enjoy a whiff or two straight out of the spice jar. There’s just something about cinnamon that I can’t get enough of…and apparently I’m not alone.
“While I love a dash of cinnamon in my chai tea latte, this spice is also a wonderful beauty ingredient,” says Indie Lee, founder of an eponymous all-natural skincare line. “It brings blood to the surface of
Air Wick Gentle Color Changing Candle ($6.99)
For decades, many a romance has started in the flattering glow of candlelight. And in recent years, scented candles have come to represent the ultimate in hostess and holiday gifts. In fact, you may have received one just yesterday. But like all good things, there has been progress. Firstly, scented candles have become regular consumer goods and the prices have become much more acceptable. And for me, the Air Wick Gentle Color Changing Candle ($6.99) has upped the ante with “new technology”—yup, even a candle can have this—because it actually changes color when lit! It’s quite magical. Okay the secret is that it’s run by an LED
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Treasured around the world for its energizing and yes, libido boosting effect, ginseng also adds an invigorating component to face, body and hair products. You may be familiar with its energizing power from tea and other drinks like Red Bull. The pretty red-flowering plant is used for numerous beauty products, while the less gorgeous root is harvested for medicinal purposes. The green leaves, however, provide the most potent component for cosmetics. From shampoo to lifting serums – all of which are designed to harness the magical zing this plant provides for energizing and nourishing – beauty products featuring ginseng may just add the zip you need this time of year.