Homemade Lip Balm – How to Make DIY Lip Balm {Pumpkin Spice Flavor}


Mmmmm….fall. If I didn’t live in Central Texas (where fall is pretty well non-existent for me), it would be my absolute favorite time of the year. I miss the super cool temperatures and colors that we used to get when I lived up North. Since I don’t get that stuff here, I have to get my fall fix somewhere else. Enter this homemade lip balm. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make DIY lip balm, you’re going to love this! Why? Because it is the perfect blend of homemade goodness and fall perfection! It’s pumpkin spice flavored ya’ll!

Who needs a Pumpkin Spice latte when you have this homemade lip balm! Learn how to make DIY Lip balm in this AWESOME tutorial!

This is seriously one of the best “tasting” homemade lip balms that I’ve tried and it has quickly become one of my favorites! I make a vanilla latte flavor homemade lip balm and it used to be my fav, but guess what? Not anymore! Now we don’t have to wait until the stores come out with our favorite pumpkin spice flavors to get our pumpkin spice fix! We can just make this homemade lip balm! In my house, when we make this DIY lip balm, bake up my pumpkin roll recipe and sit back and enjoy the cool temperatures we’re in Heaven!

Homemade Lip Balm – How to Make DIY Lip Balm {Pumpkin Spice Flavor}

Even better than the fact that pumpkin spice can now be a part of our lives whenever we want is the fact that this DIY lip balm is all natural. You’ll be using essential oils to create the pumpkin spice flavor. This means that you need to use only 100% pure essential oils. I like to use Plant Therapy oils when I make this because they’re amazing oils and they’re so much cheaper than the more expensive brands. Whatever you use, be sure that you don’t use anything with an artificial fragrance. This homemade lip balm does have a bit of heat to it because of the Clove essential oilIt shouldn’t be too hot though since the sweet orange essential oil balances things out and adds a hint of sweetness. You will also need a double broiler to make this. If you don’t have one, you can sit a large pot on top of a smaller pot and it will work just as well. Maybe not as quickly, but it’ll do.

 

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You will need:

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Fill the bottom half of your double broiler to about 1/2 way full then heat over medium high heat. Add your beeswax to the top half and place over the heat so that it starts to melt. If your beeswax is not in the pellet form, chop it up before you add it so that it melts easier and more uniformly.

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While the beeswax is melting, measure out the coconut oil and sweet almond oil (or other carrier oil if you’re not using almond) to have them ready. Beeswax has amazing properties, but they can be lost if you allow it to become overheated so it’s best to have everything ready when it is melted. I also like to go ahead and line up my lip gloss containers at this point too.

Once your beeswax is fully melted (with no clumps), turn your heat down to low and stir in the coconut oil. Using a wire whisk, stir the coconut oil into the beeswax until it’s fully melted. Then, repeat the process with the sweet almond oil.

 

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Once you’ve made sure that the beeswax and two carrier oils are melted well and blended well, add in the essential oils carefully. Both clove oil and orange oil tend to me a more watery oil than some so make sure that you’re careful when you pour. If not, you may end up with a scrapped batch because it has too much oil in it.

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Mix your oils well and you’re ready to pour. It may be easier for you to use a plastic pipette but keep in mind that if you do, you’ll likely go through a few while you’re pouring since they will get gunky pretty quickly. Fill slowly to just below the top of the container. The balm may start to set up a bit as you get to the last few and if it does, put it back over the hot water and scrape the sides down as it remelts.

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Once they are poured, they will need some time to cool down and set fully. Set them aside and leave them be for an hour or so until they’re cooled. Once cooled, you can add your lids, labels if you want and you’re good to go! These make great homemade gifts since they’re so inexpensive to make. They’d even make fantastic Thanksgiving favors for the ladies in your family!

 

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Stacy Barr is the face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family. A true gypsy soul, her newest blog, Unsettled Hearts, chronicles the journey of her family to become full-time travelers. By the age of 30, Stacy had overcome an alcohol addiction, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Her book, also called Six Dollar Family, has sold more than 7,000 copies since its release.

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