*ED NOTE: None of these products are edible/meant to be eaten.*
Have you ever had a beauty product that smelled so delicious you just wanted to eat it up? You know you shouldn't, and yet the temptation is great. You wonder if it's a good thing that your face mask or your moisturizing lotion smells so amazing.
Our ability to smell is one of our greatest senses and is vital to our well-being. I's closely linked to the parts of the brain that process emotion and memory. Fragrances are added to many products to make us feel good, because if we like the way something smells, we're more likely to use that product.
Most of us don't have the time or energy to use all the beauty products we're told we need to use. If you have a choice between using a face scrub that smells absolutely devine or one that smells kind of like chemicals, you're probably going to choose the one that smells yummy. If it reminds you of having cotton candy at the fair or eating your favorite chocolate bar, it's that much better.
Does being able to taste the strawberry of your lip balm take away sugar cravings? Probably not, but it might be able to help you to stay strong and not binge on sugary treats. Sometimes doing a small thing, like using a deliciously scented conditioner, can make you feel much better, and encourage you to perform self-care and pamper yourself.
We've found 19 beauty products from all over the world that not only do the job they were created to do, like moisturize your skin or clean your hair, but they smell amazing while doing it.
If only everything smelled wonderful and delicious, we might enjoy doing the things we have to do a lot more. And these beauty products smell good enough to eat.
1. Sugarbaby Coconut Hair Affair
This ultra nourishing hair treatment from Australia contains organic coconut water, natural oils, shea butter and aloe vera, and gives your hair fast and intense hydration. It will remind you of having tropical drinks on the beach.
(Sugarbaby, AUD 14.95)
2. Black Honey Coffee Scrub
With its aroma of coffee and citrus, this natural scrub will remove dull, dry surface cells and leave your face feeling smooth and moisturized.
(Black Honey Skincare, $24)
3. Supermood Ego Boost Beauty Chocolate
This is more than just a delicious chocolate bar — it's a beauty treatment! Besides being yummy, this chocolate bar contains a daily dose of collagen which is essential for building up, moisturizing and tightening the skin. So go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth. Your skin will thank you for it.
(Eluxe Exclusives, $11.63)
4. Coco Loco Conditioner
This creamy conditioner is packed full of coconut oil and will leave your hair sleek, smooth, and shiny. You'll love its coconut scent.
5. You've Been Mangoed Bath Oil
You'll get a caffeine-free energy boost with this bath treat. Its zesty lemongrass oil will lift your spirits while the organic shea butter and mango butter will leave your skin feeling amazingly soft.
6. Cookies and Hand Creme
This Korean hand cream is a cult favorite in Korea. You'll enjoy the scent of freshly baked cookies as the cream exfoliates and moisturizes.
(Urban Outfitters, $10)
7. Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream
This wonderfully creamy and spicy-scented body cream promises to embrace you in a ginger cocoon.
8. Dairyface Beauty Mooscow Moisturizer
This luscious and nourishing hand and body moisturizer uses ultra-thick, high-quality fresh cream — so fresh that it needs to be refrigerated.
9. Bubble Gum Lip Scrub
This scrub is a blend of exfoliating fair trade sugar and moisturizing jojoba oil. It will leave your lips enticingly soft and will satisfy a sweet tooth.
10. Vanillary Solid Perfume
This wonderfully sweet perfume was inspired by the extravagant desserts served at an U.K. restaurant.
11. D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap
This fluffy, sweet shaving soap will have you craving strawberry Fluff sandwiches while you shave.
12. Lemon and Tea Tree Conditioner
This conditioner is bursting with a fresh, zingy citrus scent that will energize you.
(Faith in Nature, $5.50)
13. Oatifix Fresh Face Mask
This mask has all the ingredients for a healthy breakfast — oats, bananas, and almonds — but let it feed your skin, not your stomach.
14. Macaron Lip Balm
This delightful fruit-scented, macaron-shaped lip balm nourishes and moisturizes dry lips.
15. Cup O' Coffee Face and Body Mask
Wake up and let this mask invigorate your skin and mind with its rich, intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed coffee and sweet roasted cocoa extract.
16. Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow
This all-in-one shadow palette contains 16 shades of shadow and is delicately scented with the sweet smell of chocolate.
17. Blood Orange & White Pepper Body Butter
The scent of this maximum moisture cream has notes of both citrus and spice. Not surprisingly, it was inspired by a cocktail.
18. MMMelting Marshmellow Moment Bath Oil
With its cotton candy scent, this bath oil will help you relax in the tub and leave your troubles of the day behind.
19. Bourjois Bronzing Powder
This bronzing powder not only comes in a chocolate-inspired package, but it smells yummy like chocolate, too!
20. Intergalactic Bath Bomb
What better way to end your long day than relaxing in a bathtub of peppermint, cedarwood, vetivert and neon? It's so intergalactic that you'll feel like you're in the center of the Milky Way.