This week’s Product Profile needs no introduction. I love salted caramel. I love caramel apples. Put them together and you have the majesty that is Salted Caramel Apple Lip Scrub.

Since this is the first Product Profile for a lip scrub, I think it’s important that we discuss the format. Of course, most lip scrubs come in a jar filled with a pretty runny, oily, goopy, all-around messy product. There are some lip scrubs that come in a lipstick form, but very few, and none that I have seen in lip balm form, but they both have their pros and cons. The pro with the lipstick tube is the ease of scrolling up and down, but the con is that it is significantly messier than the lip balm tube. Lip balm tubes tend to hold the product in place a lot more precisely, but they tend to occasionally get stuck because of the scrolling mechanism going through the center. This, however, can usually be cleared by twisting up and down until whatever grain of sugar dislodges itself. For now, I’m very happy with my chosen packaging!

When I first thought up this flavor of lip scrub, I had never had salt + caramel + apple before, even though the previously mentioned combinations were some of my favorites. However, if you Google “salted caramel apple”, you’ll find an embarrassment of riches as far as recipes and general foodporn are concerned. I’m definitely planning on making some sort of salted caramel apple dumplings this fall, believe me.

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To me, it screams autumn. It makes me think of long car journeys with my family through the Catoctin mountains, stopping at various farmers’ markets for fresh-picked apples and a jug or two of cider. We still do it every year, choosing an overcast day to see the colors of the leaves better. Caramel apples aren’t something I eat anymore, but with all the online inspiration, I might be making my own this year…

Well, that’s it, really. I absolutely love this lip scrub, but it doesn’t have a super-complicated backstory or anything like that. The flavor is exactly what it says: crisp apples, creamy vanilla caramel, and just a touch of sea salt. The best part is that this particular flavor will be available year-round, so you can enjoy it whenever you like! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be grabbing this one constantly.

Next week, we’ll discuss Sweet Heat Body Scrub, another year-round product that has a decidedly autumn/winter feel.

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