Cinnamon spice and everything nice—that’s what Autumn is made of. The leaves are just beginning to glow with flecks of gold, orange, and red.

With the welcome return of a certain spice latte (don’t tell anyone!), everything’s coming up pumpkins, cinnamon sticks, sugared ginger, and crispy red apples baked in the sun with a sprinkling of nutmeg and cloves. Why is my tummy rumbling? I’m talking about products that are so luscious, you just want to stick them in your mouth and lick them! Some of them you can—mercifully.

Come along and take a whiff with me…


Caseb Naturals Spicy Oatmeal Soap, $6

This soap breathes the essence of clove, cassia, and rosemary essential oils. The scent will intoxicate you, while its regenerating properties will mend your skin. And just wait until you smell, slather, and immerse yourself in the soon-to-be-released Spicy Oatmeal Brazilian Body Butter with Organic Brazil Nut Oil. Don’t say you haven’t been warned when suddenly you have insatiable yearnings for warm, spicy breakfast cereals—all day long! (It could be worse 🙂 )


Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body, $26

How about a body scrub that warms when it exfoliates your body? Just allow the fine spices and oil-soaked grains to work their magic, while orange, clove, and cinnamon brighten dull skin tones and, hopefully, (dare we ask?!) help with cellulite. While you’re visiting the apothecary, don’t forget to check out the Remedy Oils, $21.50, infused with your choice of Nettle, Arnica, Calendula, Hyssop, or Lemon Balm to mend, tone, and moisturize skin.

iliabeauty red balloons

Ilia Beauty 99 Red Balloons, $24

Red lipstick is all the rage on the runways. So why resist this classic red with a touch of blue? I’m betting this would look good on most skin-tones without overshadowing the wearer. Throw in healing oils of sesame, rose hip, and papaya, and this is one balloon I’m not letting go of this season!


Bubble & Bee Organic Soap Nuts, $9.99

I just wanted to be able to say I was throwing in everything from soap to nuts! Just joking 🙂 This is probably one of the coolest and gleanest (green + cleanest) laundry detergents I ever feasted my eyes on. These dried berries hail from the soap nut tree and lather up like the best of them, thanks to the naturally occurring, non-chemical induced saponins. They replace detergent, laundry softener, dryer sheets, and bleach, plus they can be used in the dishwasher, on hair, or even as a general purpose cleaner. Aside from their multi-tasking wonderfulness, how could I leave such an awesome photo off my Fall page?


ilike Organic Pumpkin & Orange Mask, $44

What would this list be without an outrageously naughty pumpkin mask? This gel cream is chock full of active ingredients: Pumpkin, Orange, Honey, Castor Oil, Orange Oil, Orange Peel, Calendula (Marigold), Vitamin A, B, C, D and E, Carotene (Provitamin A), Bioflavonoids, Pectins, Trace Elements. That’s enough antioxidant power to scare every wrinkle and sun-damaged spot away.

Cardamon Cinnamon

Republic of Tea Cardamon Cinnamon Herbal Full-Leaf Tea, $10.50

Imagine sipping this warming blend after a stroll through the woods crunching on leaves and skirting frisky squirrels. Cardamon has a gentle, airy taste of the forest itself—reminiscent of ginger with a pinch of pine. Cinnamon brings a spicy depth. I swiped the last two lines right off the description on the website—they were just that succulent.


RMS Buriti Bronzer, $28

Still clinging to the last vestiges of summer? Oh so sentimental. Dab your soon-to-be-pale skin with this sun-kisser for a glow so natural and healthy you’d swear you were in the wrong season. It won’t look heavy or cakey either thanks to the wild crafted Buriti oil from Brazil—the highest oil in Vitamin A and Beta-carotene known to man, according to Rose-Marie Swift. And I’m hanging on her every “un” covered-up word.

So tell me…what’s YOUR intoxicating brew this fine autumn day? Does it rev up all your senses?

Photo Credits

  1. Pumpkins (asmashinggoodlife.com)
  2. Caseb Naturals
  3. Farmaesthetics
  4. Ilia Beauty
  5. Bubble & Bee
  6. Pumpkin mask (caringjen.com)
  7. The Republic of Tea
  8. RMS Beauty
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