Since pumpkin is the flavor of the season, and you may be looking for anyway to enjoy it, why not make some pumpkin pie..for your lips? I had a lot of fun making lip balms the last time, but wanted to make one that was more seasonal and I thought of pumpkin pie since Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I looked for other recipes that were similar as I didn’t want to copy anyone, but all the other recipes didn’t call for actual pumpkin. That really wasn’t a surprise as most pumpkin pie scented goodies and products really are just the spices that are in pumpkin pie and not the actual pumpkin.
The thing is, pumpkin is rich in antioxidants and it is great for your skin, so I figured to make these lip balms more authentic, I wanted to add in a bit of actual pumpkin to them. (In case you are wondering, I haven’t had any issues with the balms spoiling, I think because the bees wax kind of keeps it safe).
If you are trying to get all the pumpkin things you can, why not try making these pumpkin pie lip balms for yourself and your friends? This recipe makes about 8 balms in tubes so you will have plenty to share!
You can get the lip balm tubes from Amazon. I was lucky and able to find them at my local co-op, but I have never seen them anywhere else. Beeswax can be purchased on Amazon as well, or you might try looking at natural grocery stores, too. I find the online prices are usually a bit better, though.
You will need to make a double boiler for this. I usually just use a glass measuring cup and an old pot for my crafting. It works well. Use a bamboo skewer to stir. You will also want to get a grater that you just use for crafts as the beeswax can be tricky to remove. Alternatively, you can purchase beeswax granules.
Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm
6 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
3 Tablespoons Grated Beeswax
2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Spice
1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Puree (find out how to make your own here)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (find out how to make your own here)
1. Add the beeswax and coconut oil to your measuring cup. Place it in a pot with water and bring it to a simmer. Stir, and allow the wax and coconut oil to melt.
2. Once it is well melted, add in your pumpkin puree. Using a small whisk or fork, mix it in vigorously until it is no longer separated.
3. Add in your spices and vanilla extract. Mix it all well. Allow to sit for a few minutes to settle any bubbles that may have formed. Give a gentle stir.
4. Grab the measuring cup with a potholder and pour into your tubes. Don’t overfill them, but try to get it right to the top.
5. Allow to set up before moving the tubes. It should set up completely in about 15 minutes, but you will see it solidifying almost right away. Cap them once they are cooled.
Don’t they look lovely and delicious smelling? This recipe makes 3-4 tubes of lip balm.