Tired of Pumpkin but Still Want the Spice?

Posted by Rainshadow Labs on 10/31/2016 to Oils

Yes, it’s fall. And yes, pumpkin spice is everywhere. Some people can’t get enough of it, while others wish it would just stay inside the pumpkin pie. If you’re one of the former, then this season is sure to be an enjoyable and abundant one for you! But if you fall in the latter category, pumpkin spice season can be a headache. So, what’s a person to do if they appreciate a good dose of spice but want pumpkins to keep it to themselves? Here’s what we would do:

Try Spice Cake: This essential oil blend delivers the perfect amount of mild sweet and balanced holiday spice- without the pumpkin. Oils such as Vanilla and Sweet Ginger compliment Lemon and Peru Balsam for a balanced, perfectly spicy and only slightly sweet aroma that hits all the notes you want without touching any of the ones you don’t. Use alone or blend into your own private label skincare creations to fill your place in the spice crazed holiday season.

Use Pomegranate: Pomegranate just happens to go really well with all things fall, and a warmly spiced pomegranate private label skincare product is a fantastic idea. You could also choose to reverse it and do a pomegranate and pumpkin pairing if you wanted to omit the spice altogether. Either way, everything from facemasks to body scrubs and even candles can be paired with pomegranate and some spice so pumpkin can have a break.

Go for Amber: Amber essential oil, to be exact. The aroma is neither pumpkin nor spice, but rather a warm, grounding and smooth caramel sweetness that satiates every need for the same kind of warmth that people look to in pumpkin spice. It’s fantastic used alone as a botanical fragrance and does equally well in private label skincare products, not to mention candles and the diffuser.

Use Pumpkin Seed Oil: This is a really cool and unique way to incorporate the idea and qualities of pumpkin without going the traditional pumpkin spice route. Pumpkin seed oil has a different flavor than the pumpkin itself yet goes wonderfully with many of the same things. It also affords you the ability to make private label body, hair and face products that incorporate a different and more therapeutic aspect of pumpkin because you are using the healing lipids from the seeds instead of the orange flesh.