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12 Inedible Pumpkin-Spiced Products

Love it or loathe it, pumpkin spice lattes have become as tied to autumn in the collective consciousness as candy corn and apple cider. People love to consume the oft-mocked flavor, but as our eyewitness accounts and Googling have shown, the scent alone has attached itself to many inedible products, too. (As has the color, but that’s a whole other story). Still, as many rush to capitalize on the trend, the sale of actual pumpkins is down. So consider buying the real thing along with your pumpkin-spiced candle.

1. AUTOMOTIVE EXHAUST DEODORIZER


When your car’s exhaust doesn’t smell autumnal enough, fear not, there’s GoGood “Pumpkin & Spice” deodorizer.

2. NAIL POLISH


To celebrate the season, it’s ideal to accordingly bling out your nails and carry the pumpkin spice aroma with you everywhere. Etsy store Blue Sparrow Trinkets has you covered on both counts with a sparkly scented polish that’s perfect for apple picking and frolicking in the decorative gourd patch.

3. LIP BALM

 

Okay so your nails are covered, but how about your kisser? The good folks at Burt’s Bees are masters of channeling nature’s good stuff into their line of products, which includes pumpkin spice lip balm (for inquiring minds, the natural elements in PS are pumpkin and cinnamon). It's a good way to sample the coveted flavor without any of the calories. And while the fact that you will taste it makes this one sort of edible, eating it is not recommended.

4. BEARD BALM


Men, we know you have beards because a) it’s autumn and b) they’re very trendy, but are you caring for it properly? And more importantly, if you are caring for it, are you choosing the best scent? Aromaman Beard Care has a pumpkin spice beard balm that will have every hot-blooded, PS-loving individual clamoring to get close.

5. SCENTED LIGHT BULB


What? Yeah, we don’t know either. Scented silicone light bulbs are apparently a thing so why not get one with the best aroma of all, pumpkin spice? On The Bright Side has just the thing, and it’s even hand-dipped for personal craftsmanship and a cool shape.

6. SOAP


It feels perfectly appropriate that Farmers' Market brand makes a pumpkin spice fragranced soap. It’s certified organic and made with avocado, which might be the only thing more beloved than pumpkin spice these days.

7. BATH BOMBS


A true pumpkin spice fanatic might say that they love the stuff so much they wish they could bathe in it. Well, good news: Sink and Soak makes a pumpkin spice bath bomb, so now you can. As they say: “Indulge in all the goodness autumn has to offer.”

8. DOG TREATS


 

Guess who also loves pumpkin spice? Fido, of course! Indulge your pooch's penchant for the sweet and spicy stuff with Twistix Dental Chews. They’re sans wheat, corn, or soy, and low in fat and protein, so pets can indulge carefree. Which makes this one a little bit of a cheat in the "inedible" department, but only if you and your dog share the same taste in snack food.

9. DOG COLOGNE

For a truly concentrated effort, eliminate any unsavory odors your pet may have picked up with this pumpkin spice cologne from Bath & Brush. The blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger is festive and therapeutic for your and your four-legged friend.

10. DOG SHAMPOO


 

Speaking of therapy: While you’re soaking away in the tub with your pumpkin spice bath bombs, consider ordering pumpkin spice shampoo for your dog or cat. It will make bath time even sweeter.

11. AIR FRESHENERS


 

The purest distillation of the pumpkin spice fragrance might be a good old air freshener. You can even make your own if you want to be one of the witches of autumn who can conjure the oh-so-popular scent.

12. BODY SPRAY


This entire line is actually “sweet cinnamon pumpkin,” but we all know what that means. And we’ll take one of each, please.

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Custom-Design the Ugly Christmas Sweater of Your Dreams (or Nightmares)
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For those of you aspiring to be the worst dressed person at your family's holiday dinner, UglyChristmasSweater.com sells—you guessed it—ugly Christmas sweaters to seasonal revelers possessing a sense of irony. But the Michigan-based online retailer has elevated kitsch to new heights by offering a create-your-own-sweater tool on its website.

Simply visit the site's homepage, and click on the Sweater Customizer link. There, you'll be provided with a basic sweater template, which you can decorate with festive snowflakes, reindeer, and other designs in five different colors. If you're feeling really creative, you can even upload photos, logos, hand-drawn pictures, and/or text. After you approve and purchase a mock-up of the final design, you can purchase the final result (prices start at under $70). But you'd better act quickly: due to high demand, orders will take about two weeks plus shipping time to arrive.

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Watch Astronauts Assemble Pizza in Space
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Most everyone enjoys a good pizza party: Even astronauts living aboard the International Space Station.

As this video from NASA shows, assembling pizza in zero gravity is not only possible, it also has delicious results. The inspiration for the pizza feast came from Paolo Nespoli, an Italian astronaut who was craving one of his home country’s national dishes while working on the ISS. NASA’s program manager for the space station, Kirk Shireman, sympathized with his colleague and ordered pizzas to be delivered to the station.

NASA took a little longer responding to the request than your typical corner pizzeria might. The pizzas were delivered via the Orbital ATK capsule, and once they arrived, the ingredients had to be assembled by hand. The components didn’t differ too much from regular pizzas on Earth: Flatbread, tomato sauce, and cheese served as the base, and pepperoni, pesto, olives, and anchovy paste made up the toppings. Before heating them up, the astronauts had some fun with their creations, twirling them around like "flying saucers of the edible kind,” according to astronaut Randy Bresnik.

In case the pizza party wasn’t already a success, it also coincided with movie night on the International Space Station.

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