Pumpkin Spice Lip Gloss and Lip Balm Recipe
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!
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
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.
- 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)
- 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.
Organic Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
Would you use Pumpkin Spice in a Lippy?
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)
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
Pick Your Own Mix of Spices for Pumpkin Spice
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.
Pumpkin Spice Lip Gloss
- 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
- 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.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway