Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion

Allow me to continue to earn my keep on the fairground ride we call “PUMPKIN SPICE ALL THE THINGS!” with this decadent, pumpkin-y pumpkin spice body lotion. You’ll smell a bit like a pie and your skin will be soft and happy—I think you’ll like it. Don’t blame me if you have to fend off hordes of PSL (pumpkin spice lattes, for the un-initiated) lovers, though.

How to make Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion

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Pumpkin Pie Soap

Pumpkin pie is easily one of the best things about autumn. Americans seem to have really taken this to heart as the array of pumpkin pie flavoured and scented things available in October and November south of the border is truly shocking. From bagels to lattés to candles, their love of pumpkin-y goodness outstrips anything I’ve ever seen up north. So, not one to be left behind, I thought I’d add some Pumpkin Pie Soap to the mix as a Canadian contribution (and just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving).

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Cupuaçu & Cardamom Lotion

Once I discovered cupuaçu butter, it quickly rose to the top of my favourite butters list—especially when it comes to using it neat. While other butters like shea can leave your skin sticky and greasy, cupuaçu is amazingly smooth and silky, sinking into the skin far faster than you’d expect from such a thick butter. It leaves my skin deeply moisturized and happy, and since it absorbs in a flash, I don’t have to avoid hand shakes or handling paper afterwards. So, with autumn around the corner (boo), I thought I’d adapt it into a lotion so I can enjoy its awesomeness in another form.

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Canadian Inspired Essential Oil Diffuser Blends

Canada is a really fantastic smelling country, with enough scents and landscapes to make any perfumer’s head spin. From the musty moss forests of the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, to the sunny alpine meadows of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, to the honey-scented apple orchards of QuĂ©bec, we are a delightfully fragrant country. With some serious Canadian wanderlust tugging at my heartstrings, and in honor of Canada Day, I decided to put my beautiful new Saje Aroma Cloud to work with some custom essential oil blends designed to evoke memories of different parts of Canada.

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Zubrowka Apple Pie Cocktails

As somebody who grew up in what could be called “beef and beer” country, I don’t feel like I know a whole lot when the discussion turns to cocktails and designer shots. It also doesn’t help that a fancy cocktail at a fancy bar in Calgary can run you about $20 a pop—in my mind, if I’m paying that much for 2oz of fluid, it better be a fantastic essential oil. Anyhow, all this is to say that whenever I discover a fancy(ish) new drink, it’s usually at the hands of my more alcohol educated friends.

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