PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter Review & Photos

PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter
PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter

PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter ($6.50 for 4 oz.) is described as a “creamy spiced pumpkin blended with aromatic coffee and cream.” It’s a heavily-spiced moderately sweetened, creamy pumpkin with the roasted, nuttiness of coffee. The spices I get are nugmet, allspice, cinnamon, and a little clove–a lot like pumpkin spice mix if you’ve ever used it in baking. The consistency is creamy but airy, like a whipped body butter, and so it spreads easily across the skin. The body butter absorbed quickly on the skin–within a few minutes–and didn’t feel greasy or oily afterward. I’m a big fan of more whipped body butters, as you get the richness and luxurious texture of body butters without some of the heaviness on the skin. The scent lingers for six hours on me, and it tended to be less “pumpkin spice latte” and more pumpkin spice with an emphasis on cinnamon/allspice towards the end.

While I went shopping for lip scrubs on Etsy a couple of weeks ago, I also had a craving for some sort of autumnal-scented body butter. As a long-time Starbucks fan (or addict, however you’d like to label it!), fall means pumpkin spice lattes, caramel apple spices, and salted caramel hot chocolates. The calorie counts for all are hard to justify (I reduce the pumps of pumpkin spice in any latte/frappuccino I get, but a grande light frappuccino I can get away with a mere 1.5 pumps, whereas a hot drink needs at least three), a body butter version that might embody the flavors of my favorite fall drinks would be a lot easier to enjoy more often without the guilt!

You can visit their scent catalog, which has descriptions of the core collection of scents available all in one place. Pumpkin Macchiato is a seasonal scent, so it’s only available this fall/winter. If you’re interested in trying the formula but don’t know what scent (or just want a variety), they also offer samplers in mini sizes (0.5 oz.). Otherwise, you can purchase full-size (4 oz.) or mega jar (8 oz.) for $6.50 and $12.50 respectively.

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PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter
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PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter
PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter

PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter
PCApothecary Pumpkin Macchiato Body Butter

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Ugh, this sounds absolutely delicious. I love seeing small sellers on Temptalia, and might just have to give these a try this winter! Some of their other fragrances sound pretty un-skipable 😀

I love their line. I have their lotions in Cheshire Chai, Red Velvet, and Warm and Toasty. Their body washes are great too. I recently bought a solid perfume from them too. They have amazing products.

Given your coffee drink leanings, if you ever try out Villainess products, you might like their GC Mudslide scent: a positively filthy mix of day-old coffee grounds and vetyver, blackened hazelnut, sweet graham, and rich cream.

I’m more of a Gingerbread Latte girl, so I go for Gingersnapped from their line.

It takes me stupidly long periods of time to use up body lotion, but I did check out the seller’s store, and am intrigued by the idea of a chai sugar scrub! 🙂

Is it perfume-y at all? Like does it smell foodie or more cologne/perfume-like? Will check the shop out, though 🙂

Me too, so I prefer buying the smallest size possible, lol!

I second the villainess reccomendation, their body butters are amazing. Also, you might like Haus of Gloi’s pumpkin butters. They have a bunch of seasonal scents along with a core line and they absorb really fast.

I think you know about most of them– Haunt, Moonalisa, Gloi, BPAL. Those are my main ones, but I did order some of this company’s whipped soaps. I love Gloi’s whipped soaps, so I thought I’d give these a try.

LOL, few times a year. I just reduced to one-a-day (was two-a-day), and right now that one is at home (I have their at-home machine, the Verismo).

I had Nespresso before, and IMO, it is a superior machine and has a larger variety of espressos if you are discerning a la coffee/espresso. I couldn’t find the right espresso variety that was “like Starbucks,” so Verismo works out since it tastes a lot like Starbucks, lol! And then Keurig is good if you like coffees, hot chocolates, etc. and not so much on espresso.

PC Apothecary has amazing products. The body butters are my favorite because they are very moisturizing without being greasy. I’ve tried many different products on my feet, but these are by far the best. I love the Pumpkin Macchiato scent, as well as the Triplefudge (it smellls heavenly).

Hmm, interesting. The six pack of mini body butters has different ingredients: Soy Wax, Shea Butter, Deionized Water, Soy Bean Oil, fragrance, polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 20, Tea, Jojoba Oil, Vitamine E, Vitamine A, Cocoa Butter

Haha I worked at Starbucks for 3 years! That takes me back 🙂 I always reduced the amount of syrup in my drinks too, mainly because they were so sweet! There’s no Starbucks in my city, man I could go a caramel macchiato right now!

Say it isn’t so, no Starbucks in your city? I am such a Starbucks’ fan, I can’t imagine not having one nearby! It reminds me of both my grandmas’ areas – none!

I usually do sugar-free (my usual is venti sugar-free vanilla latte with 7-pumps SFV) when I can – even in the caramel apple spice I’ll do the sugar-free cinnamon dolce and skip the whipped cream. I thought it was really crazy how many pumps of pumpkin spice goes into each drink, especially the hot ones compared to the fraps! Most of the newer drinks are definitely too sweet for me (like the caramel crunch? I think it was during summer) – more of a “a few sips, and I’m good” kind of drink as they’re so decadent.

What was your favorite custom drink, Jade? 🙂

OMG this sounds amazing! I am definitely picking up something from this line when I start to run low on body butters! And I also prefer more whipped body butters – the Julep Body Frosting is one of all-time favorites.

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