Let's Spice Things Up, Pumpkin!
Well, hello there, September! This is the month we welcome so many of my favorite things back into our daily lives. Camp fires...s'mores, Fall hair colors...Spoken like a true brunette, and Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING!!!!
Have you ever wondered why Pumpkin Spice makes pretty much everyone feel happy? As I scrolled through Facebook this week , I saw post after post after recipe for everything pumpkin. What is the draw? Well, my captive readers, I am here to tell you all of the secrets!!
I'TS MORE ABOUT THE SPICE THAN THE PUMPKIN!!
Let me explain...
I did a little research on this delicious subject. I found out that the pumpkin alone...taste or scent...does absolutely nothing for the senses, except maybe make you hungry for squash. The spices, however, are a whole other pumpkin patch. Ha! Cornball alert :)!
Let's take that pumpkin and add in some Cinnamon, Ginger, and Nutmeg...now we have the 'Three Wise Men' of spices, bringing aromatic gifts to all who partake!
I'm going to start with my favorite benefit contained in these spices. Did you know they are an Aphrodisiac?! Yep! Bake those pies and light them candles, ladies! No, really!! The Smell and Taste Treatment Research Foundation in Chicago found that pumpkin pie’s aroma was proven to produce a 40% increase of sexual arousal in men! I'll just leave that there 😊
Suggestion: Bring your man in to the Salon for a couples Pumpkin Spice Spa Pedicure...you can thank us later!
Other awesome benefits include: Anti-depressants, Digestion aide, Mental stimulants, and the aroma alone triggers feel-good hormones.
So, let's not feel too guilty this fall while we enjoy the many versions of pumpkin spice...actually, 'Guilty' is NOT one of the listed Spicy superpowers, so I'm not sure that side effect is even possible!!
STAY SPICY, FALL-owers!!!