I thought I’d continue my pumpkin spice spree with this delightful Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm. Not only does it smell of pie and leave your lips smooth and glossy, but it also contains real pumpkin oil, which gives it a wonderful mandarin hue.

How to make Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

How to make Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

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Pumpkin seed oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the very pumpkin that inspires this lip balm. High in zinc, protein and carotenoids, I’ve heard it called “skin food”. Zinc and protein help the skin repair and heal, and carotenoids help with an overall healthy glow. Pumpkin seed oil also has a rather nice nutty smell that complements the pumpkin spice scent blend beautifully.

How to make Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
How to make Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

A gentle blend of cinnamon, clove, and benzoin essential oils add a fall-inspired spice hit to the lip balm. It’s fairly subtle, but I really don’t recommend increasing the amount of essential oils until you’ve tried it this way first. Cinnamon is a rather stimulating essential oil, and too much can be irritating. I tested this lip balm on myself and a handful of girlfriends and they all liked the wee tingle this lip balm gave them, but if you’ve got super-sensitive lips this is definitely something to be aware of.

How to make Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
How to make Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

So, whether you’re in need of a Thanksgiving hostess gift or you’re just completely hooked on pumpkin spice and need something to tide you over between lattรฉs and spice bread, this lovely lip balm is just the thing ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

8g | 0.28oz beeswax
10g | 0.35oz virgin coconut oil
6g | 0.21oz cocoa butter
16g | 0.56oz pumpkin seed oil
2g | 0.07oz vitamin E oil
4 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
2 drops clove bud essential oil
2 blobs benzoin essential oil

Weigh the beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, pumpkin oil, and vitamin E oil into a heat resistant glass measuring cup. Place the measuring up in a small, shallow pot of barely simmering water to melt everything together.

Once melted (that’ll take about ten minutes), remove the oil mixture from the heat and stir in the essential oils using a flexible silicone spatula. Quickly pour the melted mixture into lip balm tubes and let set up before labelling (I use these cute labels) and using.

This recipe will fill eight or nine 4.5g (0.16oz) lip balm tubes.

If you don’t have pumpkin oil you can use sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, or any other carrier oil that absorbs at an average speed and doesn’t have an overwhelming scent or flavour. Read this post for more information on making carrier oil substitutions!

How to make Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
How to make Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

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