Fall is pumpkin spice season and if you love a pumpkin spice latte, you’ll love learning how to make pumpkin spice lip balm!
Where I come from, pumpkin is king. It has to be since the annual festival is known as “The Circleville Pumpkin Show.” 2020 is the first year since 1903 that the gigantic pumpkin contest, an 8 foot pumpkin pie and all the pumpkin spice goodness will not grace the streets of my hometown.
You have no idea how sad that makes me even if I wasn’t going to be able to attend.
But growing up with pumpkin roll, pumpkin fudge and even pumpkin burgers, I am a huge fan of anything pumpkin spice flavored. And this pumpkin spice lip balm fits the bill perfectly.
How to Make DIY Pumpkin Spice Chapstick
I tend to use the lip balm tubes for my own family’s use and the lip balm jars if I am selling the product.
By the way, these homemade lip balms make great DIY gift ideas (Six Dollar Family) and are a great item to sell at fall farmers markets.
Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm Recipe
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. Clove essential oil (Simply Earth) is one of those oils.
But, since this pumpkin spice flavored lip balm also contains sweet orange essential oil (Simply Earth) the spice of the Clove is balanced out with just a hint of sweetness.
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.
This homemade lip balm recipe will make 12 tubes and costs $0.75-$1.00 per tube. Your final cost will of course vary depending on how much you pay for your supplies.
You will need:
- 1.5 oz. beeswax pellets (Amazon)
- 2 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil (Amazon)
- 2 tsp. sweet almond oil, jojoba oil or castor oil (Amazon)
- 3 drops clove essential oil (Simply Earth)
- 12 drops sweet orange essential oil (Simply Earth)
- Double Boiler (Amazon)
- Digital scale to measure (Amazon)
- Measuring Cup Beakers (Amazon)
- Wire Whisk (Amazon)
- 12 lip balm containers (Amazon)
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Flavored Lip Balm
Before you begin making your pumpkin spice lip balm, you’ll want to take the time to set up your lip balm containers so they are ready to be filled.
Trust me. It will make your life easier.
I also like to take the time ahead of time to set out all my supplies, measure things and get my pouring tools ready. This helps keep the lip balm from re-hardening as I’m trying to pour.
How to Make a Homemade Double Boiler
If you don’t have a double boiler, you can purchase one HERE (Amazon), 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.
What type of beeswax is best for homemade lip balm?
For most DIY beauty products like THESE (Six Dollar Family), beeswax pellets are usually the best type of beeswax to use.
You can use bar or chunk beeswax though. If you are using anything except for pellets, be sure to chop it roughly so it melts easier.
Speaking of beeswax, when you’re making your pumpkin spice lip balm, be mindful of the beeswax when you’re heating it. It will overheat and “burn” very quickly. Once it does that, it will lose a lot of its healing properties.
How to Store Homemade Lip Balm
This homemade 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.
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
- Double Broiler
- Digital scale
- Measuring Cup Beakers
- Wire Whisk
- 12 lip balm containers
- 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.
- Measure coconut oil and whichever other carrier oil you are using.
- 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.
- 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.