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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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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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Never Buy Drawing Paper Again With This Endlessly Reusable Art Notebook
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Art supplies can get pricey when you’re letting your kid’s creativity run wild. But with an endlessly reusable notebook, you never have to worry about running out of paper during that after-school coloring session.

The creators of the erasable Rocketbook Wave have come out with a new version of their signature product meant especially for color drawings. The connected Rocketbook Color notebook allows you to send images drawn on its pages to Google Drive or other cloud services with your phone, then erase the pages by sticking the whole notebook in the microwave. You get a digital copy of your work (one that, with more vibrant colors, might look even better than the original) and get to go on drawing almost immediately after you fill the book.

An animated view of a notebook’s pages changing between different drawings.

There’s no special equipment involved beyond the notebook itself. The Rocketbook Color works with Crayola and other brands’ washable crayons and colored pencils, plus dry-erase markers. The pages are designed to be smudge-proof, so turning the page won’t ruin the art on the other side even if you are using dry-erase markers.

Rocketbook’s marketing is aimed at kids, but adults like to save paper, too. Break away from the adult coloring books and go free-form. If it doesn’t quite work out, you can just erase it forever.

The notebooks are $20 each on Kickstarter.

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