This Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm Recipe is a wonderfully scented way to soothe your chapped lips.
We are almost to the middle of fall season, and I’m still trying to make all the things scented as pumpkin, apple, or spiced. So far, I’ve made: Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap, Pumpkin Spice Perfume, Apple Pie Sugar Scrub, and a Pumpkin Face Mask recipe.
Next up, I wanted to try to make a pumpkin spice lip balm. Normally, I would consider simply adding pumpkin pie spice to a lip balm recipe, but I’ve made lip balm with ground cinnamon before, and it does not want to blend well with the oil. I had to get a little creative to incorporate that wonderful aroma into the pumpkin spice lip balm by infusing the oil, and it worked beautifully. Infusing the oil and spices gives you the texture of the oil with the scent and benefits of the spices, so it’s the best of both worlds.
PUMPKIN SPICE LIP BALM RECIPE
NOTE: Even though this is a fairly easy lip balm recipe, it does take a while to make because you have to infuse the oil and the tea. This can take four hours with a warm infusion or two weeks with a cold infusion, depending on the method you use to infuse.
The easiest way to infuse the oil and spices for this Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm recipe is to put ¼ of a cup of your oil in a glass jar and add the pumpkin spice tea bags. Cap the jar and let sit for two weeks, shaking the jar every day.
If you do not want to wait for two weeks, you can infuse it with the warm infusion method. In a glass jar, add the oil and tea bags. Set the jar on a thick towel in a slow cooker filled with enough water to cover the oil in the jar but not full enough to get water in the oil. Do not place the lid on the slow cooker because condensation can drip in the oil. Turn the cooker on just hot enough to get the water warm but not boiling. Let it sit for two for hours.
When your infusion is done, remove the tea bags, squeeze them, and discard. This might make more infused oil than you need for the pumpkin spice lip balm recipe, so label and store the remaining oil for another project.
- ¼ cup pumpkin seed oil
- 2 organic pumpkin spice tea bags
- 1 ounce shea butter
- 1 ounce beeswax pastiles
- lip balm tubes
- 2-3 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 2-3 drops clove essential oil
For this recipe, you need to weigh the ingredients with a digital scale. Don’t use measuring spoons or your ratios will be off.
Use a double boiler to melt the shea butter and beeswax pastiles. The beeswax will take a while to melt, so keep stirring it to help it along.
Once it’s melted, remove from heat and add the infused pumpkin seed oil and essential oils. Stir well and pour into lip balm tubes or lip balm pots.
This pumpkin spice lip balm recipe will make approximate 16 lip balm tubes.
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