Keep your lips soft and supple all autumn long with this easy natural DIY pumpkin spice lip balm! The moisturizing lip balm recipe is made with hydrating shea butter, beeswax, and flavored with essential oils. The 20-minute homemade lip balm includes free printable labels for packaging and gift-giving.
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Moisturizing DIY pumpkin spice lip balm recipe
When you’re wondering how to heal dry, chapped lips – you need this pumpkin spice lip balm recipe! This fall-scented homemade lip balm is amazing. Not only smells this DIY chapstick like pumpkin spice, but the recipe is made with nourishing ingredients that moisturize lips naturally and protect from dryness and cold.
My DIY lip balm is quick and easy, too. The lip balm recipe takes under 20 minutes to make. And this homemade lip balm with essential oils is also a thoughtful DIY gift for fall. Think Thanksgiving hostess gift, fall birthday present, even a sweet DIY Christmas gift. Ok, let’s learn how to make DIY lip balm!
Ingredients for pumpkin spice lip balm with shea butter and beeswax
Like many lip balm recipes, my homemade pumpkin spice lip balm is made from a blend of natural waxes and moisturizing plant butters. While you can make a lip balm with fewer ingredients, the moisturizing and skincare benefits will be boosted by using a combination of different waxes and oils.
Here are the materials you need to make a lip balm recipe with natural ingredients:
- beeswax – Beeswax provides stiffness and body to the homemade lip balm recipe and acts as a humectant.
- candelilla wax – Candelilla has a higher melting point than beeswax and is an additional ingredient to keep homemade lip balm from melting. For vegan lip balm, skip the beeswax and only use candelilla wax for a vegan lip balm recipe.
- jojoba oil – Jojoba oil creates a lipid film on the skin and locks moisture, making your lips soft and supple.
- shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter – These plant-based butters pamper the skin and are excellent for natural lip care. Lip balm with shea butter, cocoa butter and mango butter is wonderfully moisturising, and your lips will feel softer afterwards.
- lip balm tubes – We also need a lip balm container. You can either use lip balm tubes or small lip balm pots. The free printable lip balm labels include options for both.
The following ingredients are optional but I highly recommend them for the best pumpkin spice lip balm.
- vitamin E oil – Vitamin E oil nourishes and moisturises the skin, keeping your lips hydrated and supple. As a potent antioxidant, vitamin E oil also fights free radicals and may prevent premature signs of ageing.
- ground cinnamon – A half teaspoon ground cinnamon enhances the fall fragrances and gives a slight lip plumping effect, almost like a cinnamon lip balm plumper.
- stevia powder – How to sweeten DIY lip balm? A pinch of stevia powder sweetens the lip balm naturally.
If you like to make a lip balm with coconut oil, check out my simple 4 ingredient lip balm.
Is beeswax good for lips?
Absolutely! As I mentioned, beeswax is a natural emulsifier and humectant, which means the wax attracts and retains water from the air into the upper layer of the skin. Beeswax provides a long-lasting moisturizing effect, which is very helpful for dry lips and chapped lips.
What essential oils are good for lip balm? – EOs for pumpkin spice lip balm
In my non-greasy pumpkin spice body butter recipe, I talk about the skincare benefits of spice essential oils. I decided to stick to the classic pumpkin pie spices for this autumn-inspired homemade lip balm with essential oils: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and allspice. This EO blend creates a warm pumpkin spice aroma, and the essential oils are good for lips too.
Here is what you need to know about these essential oils for and Eos pumpkin spice lip balm:
- cinnamon leaf essential oil – Cinnamon leaf essential oil is rich in antioxidants and helps skin cells to retain moisture, which will keep your skin hydrated. Cinnamon essential oil lip balm is very stimulating and will give your DIY lip balm a mild plumping effect.
- ginger essential oil – Ginger essential oil reduces inflammation and is perfect to soothe dry, chapped lips.
- clove essential oil – Clove essential oil is rich in potassium and vitamin C. The oil’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties can help to condition and to heal chapped lips in winter.
- allspice essential oil – The antioxidants in allspice essential oil are said to promote the production of elastin and collagen cells, which give the lips elasticity and volume.
What can I use to flavour lip balm?
We just talked about how to make pumpkin spice lip balm with essential oils. While essential oils are great to scent this moisturizing lip balm recipe naturally, the DIY pumpkin spice essential oil blend for lip balm I suggested above isn’t suitable for pregnancy or small children.
So what else can I use to flavour lip balm? To make pumpkin spice lip balm for children and pregnant women, another idea is using candy flavoring in lip balm instead of essential oils. For example, I used strawberry candy oil to give my strawberry lip scrub a fruity strawberry flavour.
LorAnn Bakery Emulsions are great options for autumn lip balm recipes. Use cinnamon spice for DIY cinnamon lip balm, pumpkin spice for pumpkin spice chapstick, or maple for maple lip balm. Cinnamon and Pumpkin spices are also available as a bundle together with Peppermint. You can also flavour the easy lip balm recipe with 1/4 tsp vanilla extract.
How do you make lip balm? – How to make pumpkin spice lip balm
This DIY lip balm recipe is so easy! Let me walk you through how to make organic lip balm at home:
- Measure and gather your materials. If using lip balm tubes, take off the caps and make sure the bottoms are twisted down.
- Gently melt both waxes, the jojoba oil and butters. You can do this step in the microwave or in a double boiler.
- Next, add the vitamin E oil, essential oils, ground cinnamon, and stevia powder. Stir together all lip balm ingredients.
- Wait until the lip balm mixture cools to 130°F / 57°C. Then pour into the lip balm tubes or containers.
- Let the DIY lip balm solidify at room temperature, which can take 2 to 4 hours.
And now you know how to make pumpkin spice lip balm at home!
How do you fill a lip balm container?
Now that our pumpkin spice lip balm recipe is ready, let’s talk about a few tips and tricks how to fill a lip balm container.
- Use a microwave-safe jug or container with a spout. A spout is very handy to fill narrow lip balm tubes. And if the container is microwave safe, you can easily re-melt the lip balm mixture in the microwave if it gets too cold for pouring.
- Don’t pour while the lip balm is too hot. A temperature of 130°F / 55°C is perfect for pouring lip balm. A laser thermometer is useful to check the temperature.
- Pour slowly. Pouring too fast can create bubbles and air pockets.
- Don’t pour all the way up. Instead, leave a little room at the top. Pouring lip balm into tubes will often result in sinkholes and having a little leeway allows us to fix that easily.
- Set a little lip balm mixture aside for later to fix sinkholes.
- Let the lip balm cool at room temperature. While it’s tempting to cut the cooling process short, the texture of the balm will be better if the lip balm has time to harden slowly.
How to deal with lip balm sinkholes
Lip balm sinkholes can be an issue when you’re using lip balm tubes but can happen with pots as well. Sinkholes in lip balm are usually a result of the wax being poured too hot and/or the wax cooling too quickly.
Here is how to fix lip balm sinkholes:
- First remember to NOT pour to the top but leave a little wiggle room.
- Once the first pour has set and you see sinkholes, use a hairdryer to warm the top of the lip balm. The surface should look wet and doesn’t have to be fully melted.
- Melt the leftover lip balm mixture in the microwave and pour to cover up the sinkholes.
- It’s okay to overfill. You can always remove any excess and reuse it again.
How long does DIY lip balm last?
Because this DIY lip balm recipe doesn’t contain any water, pumpkin spice lip balm can be stored for a year. Keep the lip balm in a cool, dry place and avoid heat so the lip balm doesn’t melt.
DIY lip balm kit and gift set
Recently, I shared a delicious pumpkin spice sugar scrub recipe, which doubles perfectly as pumpkin spice or cinnamon lip scrub. You can easily reduce the amounts to make brown sugar lip scrub. Fill the pumpkin spice lip balm and lip scrub in little lip balm pots and you have an adorable and inexpensive homemade gift!
The printables for this DIY, come with lip scrub labels as well, so you have everything to make a cute lip kit gift set. You can download the free printables at the end of the post. For another lip balm kit, try this cute DIY lip duo.
More autumn beauty recipes and pumpkin spice crafts
Can’t get enough pumpkin spice crafts and homemade pumpkin spice beauty products? Try some of these natural DIY beauty recipes:
- pumpkin spice bath bombs – My 3 pumpkin spice bath bomb recipes are a lot of fun and give your bath time the autumn makeover.
- pumpkin spice body scrub – This easy homemade sugar scrub recipe smells like pumpkin pie, perfect in the fall!
- whipped pumpkin spice body butter – This homemade whipped body butter recipe is perfect for your fall skincare routine and made with skin-loving ingredients.
- pumpkin spice bath salts – You’ll love this pumpkin spice latte inspired bath salts recipe.
- pumpkin face mask – Because we want glowing skin in the fall, too!
- homemade fall beauty basket – Turn your homemade beauty products into a beautiful fall gift basket, a great DIY gift idea for autumn!
Printable Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm Label
Click the button below to download your free pumpkin spice lip balm printable label! The PDF is is large so downloading may take a while.
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