Coffee, wine, cocktails, beer — beverages can serve up major inspiration for bath, home, and skincare products. Whether it's the invigorating aroma of a morning cup of joe or an intoxicating beverage at a boozy backyard BBQ, beauty brands are tapping into libations when brewing up their next product offerings.
Is a busy week already draining your spirits? Maybe quarantine has you stir crazy for your favorite coffeehouse or watering hole! If so, this menu of 12 drink-inspired products is the perfect indulgence. They're not only the perfect pairing for your favorite beverage, but each offers up tons of surprising beauty benefits, too. Bottoms up!
1. Girls Night Lip Balm, by The Flavor Stylist (Maine)
Maker: Emily Caswell
Treat your lips to a taste of your favorite umbrella drink! The Flavor Stylist serves up 10 cocktail-inspired lip balms like Appletini, Strawberry Daiquiri, and Pink Champagne. They're perfect party favors for birthdays and bachelorette parties—or just as a welcome back apéritif for your first post-quarantine brunch with the gals!
2. Specialty Beer Popsicles, by Purrfect Handcrafted Soaps (Pennsylvania)
Maker: Diane Weitknecht
Esquire's “Ode to the Shower Beer” is manifesto for true ale lovers—and these popsicle-shaped soaps give you just another way to carry on the tradition! One whiff will immediately transport you to your favorite summertime beer garden; frosty beer in hand, and warm sun on your cheeks. Plus, research shows that hops banish free radicals, alleviating inflammation and leaving your skin extra soft.
3. Merlot Wine Soaps, by Handbrewed Soaps (California)
Maker: Alyson Swihart
A glass of wine pairs well with mellow evenings and Monday night Bachelor viewing parties, but did you know it's also the perfect ingredient for your bath or shower routine? This soap infuses your bathing experience with enticing aromas of a soft cherry and chocolate Merlot. Who knew that fermented grape skins can combat free radicals and brighten your complexion? Your skin will drink in every last drop!
4. CENHINEN Eau De Parfum, by Aromatic Traditions (Washington)
Maker: Susan Varga
It's always 5 o'clock somewhere! Aromatic Traditions honors her Grandmother's Happy Hour go-to with this eau de parfum. The bright and citrusy notes harken back to their traditional rite of Spring—the Harvey Wallbanger cake and cocktail. Enjoy the first kiss of the new season with this sensual scent!
5. Coffee Soap, A Slice of Delight (California)
Maker: Hilary Goldman
Your favorite mug isn't the only way to satisfy your coffee cravings! Get your brew buzz on during your AM shower with this café latte layered soap. The dark brown stripe contains real ground coffee beans for the perfect morning perk-up!
6. Vino Lux Sparkling Bath Fizz, The Grapeseed Company (California)
Maker: Kristin Fraser
Like the sparkly bubbles of a dry champagne tickling your nose, these bombs add the perfect amount of fizz to your bath! Available in 4 intoxicating flavors, your bath water will come alive with an effervescent bliss! Plus, each is made with skin-softening grapeseed oils sourced from Santa Barbara's very own wine country.
7. Coffee Scented Soy Wax Brittle, Southern Heat Candle Co. (Georgia)
Maker: Aubrey Wright
You don't need to wait in line to immerse yourself in the awakening aroma of your favorite coffee shop! With this wax brittle, you can set up your own at-home cozy vibe. Calling on the fresh scents of baked pastries and artisanal brewed beans, it's the perfect way to up the aromatic ambiance (and the remote work productivity!) of your living or work space!
8. Purple Haze Soap, The Purple Sage (Louisiana)
Maker: Sandy Engels
Belly up to the bath bar for a buzz-worthy soap made with your favorite Southern brew! The Purple Sage drenches this soap with the fruity, tart aroma of one of Louisiana's classic libations. Paired with beer's natural anti-inflammatory benefits, your hair and skin will feel brighter and stronger. Cheers!
9. Cinnamon Coffee Body Scrub, Steph's Scrubs and Stuff (California)
Maker: Stephanie Calderon
Did you know that ground coffee beans serve up an excellent exfoliation? You can brighten your day and your countenance with this bean-based coffee scrub. Blended with spicy and awakening cinnamon scents, it's like a freshly ground cup of morning joe for your body!
10. Bourbon, Neat Candle, Wixology Candle Co. (Kentucky)
Maker: James Vermillion
The Kentucky Derby, Kentucky bluegrass—and most importantly, Kentucky bourbon! Wixology Candle Co. handcrafts cocktail-inspired candles in small batches like Mint Julep, Whiskey Sour, and of course, Bourbon, Neat—an homage to the state's most famous export. Plus, each order comes with a special sidecar: a cocktail recipe that complements the candle blend!
11. Craft Beer-Flavored Lip Balms, Aromaholic (Texas)
Maker: Elizabeth Drabik
Aromaholic brews up toast-worthy lip libations hopping with crisp, citrus, and fruity hints of popular craft beer choices. One swipe and your lips will feel ultra plush and moisturized. Plus, in this non-alcoholic, pint-sized form, you can take your favorite flavors everywhere!
12. Yucatan Agave Lime Margarita Candle, Hoskin Candle Company (Maine)
Maker: Traci Hosmer
The most iconic drinks have their very own glass—there's perhaps none more recognized than the mouthwatering Margarita! Hoskin Candle Company mingles sweet orange with the tang of lime and pours it all into the drink's renowned glass as its vessel.
Questions for discussion and sharing
Which of these drink-inspired products are you raising your glass to? Let us know in the comments!
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