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When you think of fall, what comes to mind? For me, it’s the colorful trees, the sound of crunching leaves underfoot, and the feel of the cool wind against my skin. It’s also the delicious taste of fresh-from-the-orchard apples and the coziness of curling up with a hot chai latte. These are just some of the reasons that make fall my favorite of the four seasons, but it is actually all the wonderful scents of autumn that tip me over the edge and give it that first place finish. I can’t get enough of cinnamon spice, cloves, cranberries, pumpkin pie and pomegranate scents — they get me every time!
I have a feeling the olfactory experience you’ll enjoy from these 5 autumn-inspired beauty products just might jumpstart your senses the same way they do mine. Here’s how to make fall your favorite season too:
Soap & Paper Factory Clementine and Clove Sea Salt Body Scrub ($10) certainly smells good enough to eat. Just scoop some of it out, apply it to your skin, and rub it in a circular motion to detox and exfoliate your way to glowing skin. The blend of sea salt, jojoba seed oil, coconut oil and vitamin E will leave your skin silky smooth to touch, as well as lightly scented with the aroma of clementines and cinnamon. Though I’m hooked on all of the products in this collection I’m also stocking up on the line’s scented Drawer Papers which are perfect to toss in your gym bag, car or closet.
Kari Gran Tinted Lip Whip in Cinnamon Pimenta Berry ($16) also comes in peppermint but the cinnamon one is ideal for the cooler months ahead. It’s made with organic avocado oil, calendula oil and camellia oil — along with other therapeutic ingredients — to leave your lips super-hydrated with a subtle pink tint, and it never feels sticky. Try it alone or apply it over your favorite lipstick for a touch of shine.
The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Body Butter ($21) nourishes skin and absorbs easily to it never leaves a greasy feel behind. This limited edition rich body butter mixes pumpkin, tonka bean, maple syrup and hazelnut for a long-lasting, deliciously scented, skin-softening experience.
Nest Pumpkin Chai Reed Diffuser ($44) is made to slowly release the blended scent of spicy masala chai, cardamom, ginger, wild pumpkin and cinnamon into the air for approximately 3 months. Use it to set the perfect seasonal tone in your home in the entryway or whichever room could use a warm and special ambiance. Only the highest quality fragrance oils are used.
Lafco Candle in Redwood/Den ($65) is reminiscent of a walk through the woods, especially if those woods smell like a fresh and woody mix of spiced clove, California Redwood, Golden Amber Cedarwood, Juniper and mint-infused Eucalyptus. You should expect a 90 hour burn but the gorgeous hand-blown glass vessel is one you’ll be happy to display long after the candle has burned away. The candle’s formula is a blend of clean-burning soy-based wax and natural essential oil-based fragrances.
Note: The Soap and Paper Factory and The Body Shop products were sent for review. The Kari Gran, Nest and Lafco products were purchased or tested in store. Opinions are my own.