Pumpkin power! 7 beauty and home products that have us out of our gourds
February is all about chocolate. June is watermelon season. November is practically synonymous with turkey. And October, of course, is the time we salute all things pumpkin.
Yes, from hair conditioner to body lotion, from candles to perfume, pumpkin-scented and -infused products are all over store shelves, and, frankly, we wish those items would stay put year-round. The cinnamon/ginger/cloves/nutmeg/allspice scent not only makes us hungry, but evokes nostalgia for fall and the fun holidays to come. So, in honor of the pumpkin, here are seven products we’re craving right now. We suggest you stock up—because if enjoying a pumpkin-scented room spray or pumpkin-flavored lip gloss in the middle of March is wrong? Well, we don’t want to be right.
Turn your shower into an aromatherapy spa with this freshly scented hair treatment. Warning: You may become very, very hungry. Wen by ChazDean fall ginger pumpkin conditioner, $32.82, qvc.com
Company coming? Reach for this bottle filled with the aroma of pumpkin, sweet vanilla cream and freshly ground cinnamon stick and spray a little (or a lot) for instant fall festiveness. Bath & Body Works sweet cinnamon pumpkin room spray, $9.90, bathandbodyworks.com
Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to this pure and natural lotion infused with pumpkin extracts and glycolic acid—perfect for aging and sun-damaged skin. Arcona pumpkin body lotion, $35, nordstrom.com
Heal dry hands—and smell amazing—with this natural hand cream you’ll be reaching for again and again. And again. Did we say again? Desert Essence Organics pumpkin spice hand repair cream, $9.49, drugstore.com
If you can pass up a lip gloss called pumpkin latte and marshmallow, well, we just can’t be friends. With that flavor, and a nice subtle shine, we’re practically drooling just thinking about it. And, when you buy two, you get one free. Can you say stocking stuffers? Bath & Body Works pumpkin latte and marshmallow lip gloss, $8, bathandbodyworks.com
On the hunt for a fresh fall scent? Looking to make a love connection before the holidays? Try this blend of pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, a touch of ginger and hint of cloves. After all, the Monell Institute reports the smell of pumpkin pie raises the arousal level of men by a whopping 40 percent. You’re welcome. Demeter Pumpkin Pie colognes spray, $20, demeterfragrance.com
Fill your home with the delicious smell of fresh pumpkin pie with this candle that features notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. In other words: pure nirvana. Avon whipped pumpkin scented candle, $9.99, avon.com