Pumpkin spice lip balm is a must-have fall beauty item. Save some money and make this homemade pumpkin spice lip balm today. You’ll love the flavor and how soft it makes your lips!
Where I come from, pumpkin is king. It has to be since the annual festival is known as “The Circleville Pumpkin Show.” As a child, fall meant days off school for the festival, a gigantic pumpkin growing contest and of course, Lindsay’s Bakery and their massive – and world’s largest – pumpkin pie. Looking back, these are sweet memories that I wouldn’t trade for anything.
Living in Texas these days, I love when the summer temperatures give way to cooler fall temps and grilled foods give way to my favorite flavor of fall.
This pumpkin spice lip balm combines just a touch of spice and top of the line ingredients to create a lip balm formula that will leave dry lips feeling soft and moisturized.
How Do You Make DIY pumpkin spice lip balm?
This DIY pumpkin spice lip balm could not be easier to make! Unlike a lot of natural made products, this natural lip balm comes together in just a few minutes.
Unlike commercial lip balms that use petrolatum and other shifty ingredients, this one only uses only natural ingredients like beeswax , botanical extracts and coconut oil to create the amazing flavor and delicious scent of sweet pumpkin spice.
Yes. Your DIY pumpkin spice Chapstick smells as amazing as it tastes!
What Essential Oils Make Pumpkin Spice?
Clove essential oil and sweet orange essential oil are the essential oils that make pumpkin spice scents or flavors. They’re the perfect combo for getting that classic fall flavor when you crave it. It’s a simple combo, but it creates the festive fall flavor of pumpkin spice that you’re looking for.
In fact, you can make a pumpkin spice sugar scrub or lip scrub with the same oil blend!
If you’re not too familiar with essential oils, some oils are considered “warm” or even “hot” oils. Hot oils are oils that have a bit of spice or actual heat to them. You should never use a hot oil without a carrier oil. Clove essential oil is one of those oils.
But, since this pumpkin spice lip balm recipe also contains sweet orange essential oil the spice of the Clove is balanced out with just a hint of sweetness.
How is Homemade Lip Balm Packaged?
I tend to use the lip balm tubes for my own family’s use and lip balm pots if I am selling the product. If you want to get really fancy, you can use a vintage slider tin to pour your homemade lip balm.
By the way, these homemade lip balms make great DIY gift ideas and are a great item to sell at fall farmers markets.
A word about essential oils
Because there are currently no Federal grading systems for essential oils in the United States, anyone can use the phrase “therapeutic grade” on a bottle of essential oils. Despite what some would have you believe there is no such thing.
Price of the oil does not dictate purity.
What this means is that as long as an oil is pure, you can use it; expensive or not. Not sure how to tell if an oil is pure? You can usually tell simply by smelling it if it has been cut with anything. A strong alcohol scent is a very good indicator.
I personally will only use Simply Earth essential oils. They are triple verified for purity via third party labs and each purchase goes to help fight human trafficking. If you’re interested in trying them for yourself, you can score a FREE bonus box of equipment and a $40 e-gift card on your next order when you order the Simply Earth recipe box and use my coupon code 6DOLLARFAMFREE.
How to Make a Homemade Double Boiler
If you don’t have a double boiler, you can purchase one HERE, however, if you don’t want to buy one, they’re not hard to make.
To make a homemade double boiler, you can simply use a metal bowl over a saucepan full of boiling water. Make sure the bowl sits on top of the pan and not inside of it. It will do the same thing as a double boiler.
How to Store Homemade Lip Balm
This DIY lip balm is obviously shelf stable, but since it is made of coconut oil and beeswax, it will melt if it gets too warm.
To keep that from happening, keep it in a cool, dark spot until you’re ready to use it.
One batch is good for approximately 6 months. It can still be used after, but you may lose some of the properties of the essential oils as it ages.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
- Food scale, with tare option
- Line your lip balm containers up so they are ready to be filled.
- Add beeswax to the top half of your double broiler and begin to melt over medium heat. If your beeswax is not in pellet form, chop is roughly so it melts easier. Be careful not to overheat.1.5 oz beeswax pellets
- Measure coconut oil and whichever other carrier oil you are using.2 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil, 2 tsp. sweet almond oil
- Once your beeswax is fully melted (with no clumps), turn your heat down to low and stir in the coconut oil using the wire whisk until it is fully melted and incorporated. Repeat with the other carrier oil. Remove from heat and add the essential oils. Stir well.2 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil, 2 tsp. sweet almond oil, 3 drops clove essential oil, 12 drops sweet orange oil
- Pour into the lip balm containers. Set where they won't be disturbed and allow them to fully cool without caps on.
- Add caps when cool and hardened.