How is it October already?! We don’t know about you, but for us at Baudelaire it feels like spring and summer have sped away, leaving spicy scents and cozy nights in their wake. Colored leaves have started to dust the sidewalk, and pumpkin spice lattes have begun to appear in the office – all telltale signs that harvest season is upon us. It’s officially time to fill your home AND your bathroom with the inviting fragrances of fall while you curl up with a good book in a warm bath.
Teeming with pure essential oils, we have developed products that perfectly capture the characteristics and essence of some of your favorite fragrances. Cinnamon and ginger may evoke the memory of your grandmother’s pumpkin pie, or perhaps sage reminds you of lazy Sunday walks through the forest, but what are pure essential oils?
Simply put, essential oils are the distillation of compounds extracted from plants. The process captures the plant’s scent or flavor and helps it retain the authentic smell, making it a truer fragrance than something obtained through a chemical process. The strength and authenticity of the pure essential oils used in our Therapies collection are why even a small whiff can so easily transport you to a memory associated with the fragrance.
While our library of essential oils is vast, we wanted to focus on a few that perfectly described the feeling of fall.
Cinnamon is popular the whole year-'round, but in autumn and winter, the warmth and spice are a perfect complement to the newly brisk air and the tasty concoctions flowing from kitchens. Bringing a warming and soothing sensation to the body, cinnamon has mood-boosting properties and instills a sense of comfort when diffused throughout a room.
Rich and earthy, sage evokes feelings of rustic cabins and sunset hikes. Known for its potent boost of antioxidant power, it’s vastly popular in skincare and beneficial for aiding memory and cognition. Sage is a versatile fragrance with roots in traditional medicine but a new world swagger.
Ginger has a diverse resume; from adding a kick to foods to holistic healing properties, ginger brings a bit of sass to whatever it touches. Just as ginger can wake up your tastebuds when eaten, the scent can also stimulate and help reduce sadness and anxiety.
Cardamom might not be the most obvious choice, and while the exotic spice inspires thoughts of faraway lands, its medicinal benefits are just as noteworthy. Providing a comforting aroma, cardamom also helps to alleviate nausea and clear the head.
Whether you prefer spicy or sweet, herby or floral, there is bound to be an aroma that encapsulates the essence of autumn for you! Discover your favorites in our Bath Fizzies and Loofa Soap Collections. And although we’re in denial that Christmas is on the horizon, here’s a tip worth mentioning. Several of our products are made with essential peppermint oil, so if autumn leaves and pumpkin pies aren’t your taste, we have plenty of products that will help bring Candy Cane Lane into your bathroom.