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Pumpkin Spice Lip Gloss or Lip Balm Recipe

 Pumpkin Spice Lip Gloss or Lip Balm Recipe.
Pumpkin Spice Lip Gloss or Lip Balm Recipe. | Source

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Spice, also known as Pumpkin Pie Spice, is one of those spices that instantly transforms many popular and traditional dishes. From a Starbucks Latte favorite to a traditional Pumpkin Pie recipe, this flavor is extremely popular.

It is strongly associated with the American Thanksgiving celebration, held on the fourth Thursday of November each year. You may be excused if you presumed this spice named after the pumpkin was made from pumpkin (which I originally thought), but alas, it is not.

Instead this “warm” spice is a blend of different spices which may be bought already blended or may be made from scratch, tailored to your own personal preference.

There are tons of recipes using homemade pumpkin spice which combine all or some of the following: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, mace, ginger, and cloves.

Every home cook will have their own preferred blend of pumpkin spice for their tasty pumpkin treats, so why not use it in a lush homemade lip gloss or lip balm that you will enjoy and benefit from all year round!

warm fragrant blends of spices makes up pumpkin spice.
warm fragrant blends of spices makes up pumpkin spice. | Source

Luscious Spicy Lips

Because pumpkin and pumpkin spice are so popular, I decided to look at using it in a homemade lip balm or lip gloss recipe. The beauty with making your own recipes is that a little goes a long way, especially for a gloss or lip balm. You can make quite a few containers, keeping you well stocked or leaving you with extra to give as gifts.

Using all natural ingredients, it brings you your much loved flavor all year round in a moisturizing, soothing lip product. In order to have moist lush lips, it is important to exfoliate the lips weekly. This will prevent dead skin cells accumulating and remove any dry rough patches on the lips.

Homemade Lip Gloss

natural ingredients combine with spices to make lip balm or lip gloss beauty products.
natural ingredients combine with spices to make lip balm or lip gloss beauty products. | Source

Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm Recipe

If you love your pumpkin spice treats, you will love this rich, nourishing and soothing treat to go on the lips with a light aromatic scent.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil (or any other carrier oil will do)

1 tsp Beeswax (pellets or grated)

1 tsp Organic Honey

¼ tsp Pumpkin Spice (store bought or make your own blend below)

1 Vitamin E capsule (optional)

Double Boiler

Hand Whisk

Lip Balm Containers

Glass Pyrex Jug (easy for pouring lip balm mixture)


Method:

  • Melt the beeswax and sweet almond oil together in the double boiler on a low heat.
  • When beeswax is completely melted, remove from the heat.
  • Whisk in honey and oil from Vitamin E capsule lightly.
  • Let cool slightly (5-10 mins)
  • Add in the pumpkin spice and stir to combine mixture evenly.
  • Pour directly into the lip balm jar or pour into the glass pyrex jug to make it easier.
  • Allow to cool completely and harden.

A variety of warm spices goes into making pumpkin spice. all or some of these spices - cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and mace are the traditional ones used.
A variety of warm spices goes into making pumpkin spice. all or some of these spices - cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and mace are the traditional ones used. | Source

Organic Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Recipe

Save yourself money by making your own flavorful mix of pumpkin spice that is easy and quick to rustle up.

4 tsp Cinnamon Powder

2 tsp Ginger Powder

1 tsp Nutmeg Powder

1 tsp Allspice Powder

Small Bowl

Container for Storing (airtight)

Method:

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Pick Your Own Mix of Spices for Pumpkin Spice

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¼ cup of cinnamon, 4 tsp ground ginger and 2 tsp nutmeg.
¼ cup of cinnamon, 2 tbsp ginger,1 tbsp each of cloves and nutmeg.
¼ cup of cinnamon with 1 tbsp of ginger, cloves and nutmeg.
2 tbsp each of cinnamon and ginger, 1 tsp of allspice and 1 tbsp nutmeg.
N.B: use spices in ground or powder forms for making these recipes.

Cinnamon Spice

plumps out lips and fine lines by bringing blood to the surface of the skin.
plumps out lips and fine lines by bringing blood to the surface of the skin. | Source

Pumpkin Spice Lip Gloss

Ingredients:

2 tbsp Petroleum Jelly or use Coconut Oil (solid)

¼ tsp Pumpkin Spice Mix

Piece of Lipstick (optional)

Pinch of Cinnamon

Lip Gloss Container

Glass Pyrex Jug or Microwavable Bowl

Microwave

Method:

  • Melt the petroleum jelly (or coconut oil for a more natural lip gloss) and lipstick (if using) together in a microwave on medium for 10 second intervals and give it a stir.
  • When fully melted, remove from microwave and add the spice mix and cinnamon.
  • Mix well together to an even consistency. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Pour into the lip gloss container and refrigerate till solid. Screw on lid.
  • This will last providing it is kept in an airtight container

Tip: If you have a broken lipstick, this is an excellent way of reusing it for added color to your lip gloss. For a more natural recipe use coconut oil instead of petroleum jelly.

© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway

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Pumpkin Spice Lip Gloss or Lip Balm Recipe Comments 34 comments

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm going to bite my tongue and not allow my wit to take over here. Bev doesn't wear makeup, but I will pass this along to her daughter.

Hoping all is well with you and the Mickster. Have a great rest of the week.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Love it, love it, love it!!!! Did you know that anything pumpkin is my favorite? I also enjoy lip gloss and balms of any kind, and the thought of having it smell like pumpkin makes me wicked happy! As a bonus, the recipe video for Pumpkin Spice Latte sends me above the clouds! I buy pumpkin coffee every year, and being able to whip up a coffeehouse beverage like that sounds very good!

You made my day! Voted up and almost everything else, plus sharing it!!!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

There you go again, making a scrumptious homemade makeup item that you just know everyone is going to love! Your pictures are great and I know there are a lot of coffee lovers out there who will love the video!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Bill,

Hope i haven't caused you too much pain and blood spilling, biting that tongue of yours!! Your wit is always received with a big smile i can assure you so don't be shy . . . . . . it has never stopped you before!! LOL Cheers my friend, hugs from Dublin.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Kathryn,

Was thinking about you Sunday, did you go the St Patrick's Day parade in Boston with camera?? Thanks for leaving me such an upbeat comment! Delighted i hit a good note with pumpkin spice lippy!! I thought if Pumpkin is so popular and seasonal it would be great to have it in a lip balm etc . . .all year! I couldn't believe how popular Starbucks pumpkin spice latte is in America! When I was living in New Zealand it was my first introduction to eating pumpkin and I LOVED it, particularly done roasted in the oven and in soup. Enjoy making this and having a latte or 3!! Cheers so much for all your votes and shares!:-)


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Mary,

Lovely to see you! So glad you enjoyed this, I appreciate the comments greatly. It is something a bit different this time of year but one i think is great all year so why deprive yourself? LOL Cheers for your votes, always much appreciated!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Suzie, I made it to the parade, but didn't have a good enough spot to actually take photos. I enjoyed it a lot, though. It went on for hours! But I started writing about my experience befrehand, and have a few related photos, so if I can find some more material, I may still do a little (late) St Patrick's Day hub! Thanks for asking.


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Suzie, I love all things pumpkin, so the idea of pumpkin lip gloss and balm is great. It also sounds like a good idea to make and give out as gifts, especially during the holidays. I will hold on to this recipe. Thank you.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Kathryn,

So glad to hear you made it and were able to join in the madness! Look forward to seeing your experience in print! Thanks for letting me know :-)


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Careermommy,

Many thanks for stopping by, good to hear you are another fan of all things pumpkin! Hopefully you will give this recipe a try to have a touch of Fall all year round!


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Enjoy a latte while having smooth lips. Pretty cool. What sign on the zodiac would love latte and lips...??? I love the spices and ..wow..Cannot wait until the next recipe. Voting up, sharing, tweeting and pinning...


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Carol,

Hope you are enjoying your break! What sign?? That's your dept I think! LOL Glad you enjoyed this one, just thought it would be cool to have the lovely spices in a gloss or balm whenever takes your fancy!! Appreciate all your support, votes and shares so much!! :-)


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

That was a rhetorical question...However all signs would love this great and tasty lipbalm. Thnking about our project. Just found out my computer has4700 viruses and the virus scanner was not working..Brand new computer...Hope it continues to work until we can take care. Just venting...


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Carol,

You should be careful using the computer! No internet I would think! Hope you get it sorted soon.


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Natashalh 3 years ago from Hawaii

I love pumpkin pie spice everything! This sounds like an awesome undertaking.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Natasha'

Many thanks for dropping in, good to hear you are a fan of pumpkin spice. Hope you give this a try sometime!


Ky Cardinal 3 years ago

What a great idea for Fall gifts. My daughter is always looking for new homemade items to give to her friends. I think I will enlist her help. I can almost smell the pumpkin.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I love pumpkin! How inspired to use it as a beauty product flavor. Thanks for the great recipes.


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Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

This sounds absolutely wonderful, Suzie! This looks like one I am going to have to try. Voted up and shared.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Ky Cardinal.

Welcome and thanks very much for commenting! I have many different homemade gift ideas for teens also in cosmetics and skin care which make great party favors or presents anytime of the year. Hope you both enjoy making this one, especially when you love pumpkin and fall!


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Rose,

Many thanks for dropping by! Hope you give it a go sometime! Appreciate your comments as always!!


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Gail,

Great to see you! Delighted you enjoyed this so much and are keen to give it a go sometime! Many thanks for your votes and share!!


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bdegiulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

The Pumpkin Spiced Latte looks good. Will pass this along to the women in the family. Another great job Suzie.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Bill,

Thanks so much for dropping in delighted you enjoyed the latte and hopefully the ladies will give the lippy a go! Appreciate your visits so much! By the way where to this year for holidays??


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

I love pumpkin pie spice. It always makes me feel like I've been wrapped in a warm blanket. I will definitely try your pumpkin pie spice recipe. We have all the ingredients here, including allspice and cloves, and I'm sure it would be fragrant and higher quality than the stuff we buy in the U.S. Thank you for another great Hub!


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Vespa,

So good to see you again, thanks a million for checking this out! Great to hear you have everything and will give it a try The spices are so warming and addictive, no harm to enjoy all year round in a balm. Thanks for your visit and comments as always my friend, hope all is well with you! :-)


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

Finally getting around to catching up on my hub reading. This looks awesome and what a great scent/flavor! I would use this all year round even though it reminds me of fall. Thanks for including my link! :-) Shared all around.


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Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

You are so knowledgeable! How do you come up with these recipes?


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi GTF,

I know how popular this spice is for more Autumn time and thought it would be fun to see it in a lip balm for fans of the flavor and scent. Thanks very much for sharing and your support.


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Crystal,

Glad this rocked your boat, hope you give it a try sometime! I saw this title in Exclusives and thought that it would be intriguing!


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Mama Kim 8 3 years ago

Oh my this looks delicious! I am most certainly going to have to make this.... although I'm afraid I might chew my lips off if I use it. ^_^ Voting a bunch and pinning!!


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Sasha,

Glad to hear you enjoyed this lippy balm with wonderful pumpkin spice, do give it a try and try to refrain from licking it off! LOL Thanks for your votes and pins my friend!


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followthestray 3 years ago from New York

O I would love to try this in the Fall. I bet my hubby would like it too, haha!


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland Author

Hi Sam,

Many thanks for checking out this lippy! I am sure Terrence would approve! Hope you give it a try sometime! :-)

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