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DIY Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm, Scrub and Tint

We believe that skin care does not need to be complicated and full of ingredients that you never heard of or can’t pronounce to be good for you and your skin – so we want to give you some ideas of how you can easily make products for yourself – and have some fun learning along the way! Happy Making!
DIY Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm, Scrub and Tint

Hey Beautiful! I know you come to Essentially Haitos for ALREADY MADE skin care – so you may be wondering why we keep writing these DIY posts. That’s a good question!

We believe that skin care does not need to be complicated and full of ingredients that you never heard of or can’t pronounce to be good for you and your skin – so we want to give you some ideas of how you can easily make products for yourself – and have some fun learning along the way! Happy Making!

Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

This year I’m making a DIY lip balm for family and friends for a little creative “thank you”. ‘Tis the season for everything pumpkin, so why not a little Pumpkin Spice for your lips? 

For this balm, because of the pumpkin theme, I’m using pumpkin seed oil – it’s rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids. In other words, it’s moisturizing, rejuvenating, and healing.

I’m also using coconut oil – a go-to for lip balms. It gives the balm a smooth consistency and helps it to melt evenly on your lips. It’s also packed with skin-healing goodness. 

One thing I’m not using is essential oils – and the reason is because I’m adding pumpkin pie spice to the balm – the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves in the spice blend can be irritating to some. So, adding essential oils would be a little much.

Without any further ado, here is my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm. Enjoy!

What You Need:

  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seed oil (find at local health food store or Amazon – you can also substitute another oil or more coconut oil)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp beeswax (again, health food store or Amazon)
  • 1 tsp (or less) pumpkin pie spice
  • Lip balm tins or other small containers (Walmart, Amazon or whatever you have at home)

How to Make It:

  • Measure the pumpkin seed oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and pumpkin pie spice in a heat proof container (a small mason jar, for example)
  • Heat in a double boiler (or in a small saucepan with water) until the coconut oil and beeswax is melted.
  • Carefully remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool slightly, stirring constantly.
  • As the lip balm cools, it will begin to thicken. Continue stirring.
  • Before the balm get too thick (i.e., not pourable), pour it into your containers.
  • Allow to cool fully, then put the lids on. Store in a cool, dry place until you are ready to use it.

Next up, Pumpkin Pie Lip Scrub

Lip balms add moisture and protect your lips from drying out. But, what do you do if your lips are already a dried-out mess (which happens to all of us when humidity and temperatures drop) – a great, moisturizing and protecting lip scrub of course!

I think I’ll give this one away, too, with the Pumpkin Pie Spice Lip Balm – hopefully my family likes pumpkin pie as much as I do!

A quality lip scrub offers so many nurturing benefits. This delicious pumpkin spice lip scrub will remind you of warm pumpkin pie, all while leaving your lips softer and a little fuller thanks to the dash of cinnamon in the pumpkin pie spice.

In this scrub, I use brown sugar for its scent and texture – but more importantly because sugar contains natural glycolic acids to smooth and humectant properties to draw moisture to your lips.

This scrub also contains our favorite natural skin care ingredient – raw honey – coconut oil, shea butter, along with the pumpkin pie spice. The surprise ingredient, however, is pumpkin puree (the stuff in a can – or you can all the way and make your own). Pumpkin is pretty amazing for the skin because it helps promote cell regrowth and it’s high in vitamins A and E. Plus it smooths and brightens the skin.

Ready to get making? Here’s what you need:

  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree (from a can or home-made)
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp shea butter (or just use more coconut oil if you don’t have shea butter)
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Small glass or plastic jars (Walmart, Amazon, whatever you have at home)

How to Make It:

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix thoroughly to combine. If using shea butter, use the back of a spoon to press the shea to combine it with the other ingredients.
  • Transfer to small containers.
  • You can refrigerate to extend the life; otherwise, once the scent goes “off”, discard unused portion. 

To exfoliate your lips, apply a small amount with a soft toothbrush, washcloth or clean fingertips. Gently massage for about 20 seconds in a circular motion. Rinse and apply Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm for extra nourishment and protection.

Berry-Merry Lip and Cheek Tint

Now that your lips are exfoliated, soft, and smooth – let’s add a little color with this super easy lip and cheek stain. Three natural ingredients are all you need to get your rosy glow on!

This recipe is one I am excited about. Because I love it, it’s easy to make, and it makes the prettiest color for your cheeks and lips. It’s lightweight and a perfect moisturizing swipe of color.

It goes on easily and feels somewhere between a balm and a gloss on your lips. To apply, use your fingertip to dot a small amount onto your cheeks or lips and blend into skin. Even if the stain starts a little strong, it’s easy enough to blend out and looks completely natural.

To get that gorgeous color, I use beetroot powder. You can buy it at a natural food store – and of course, Amazon. I bought mine in capsule form – I just pull the capsule apart and use what I need (and a little goes a long way). (The beetroot may look very pink/red – don’t be scared because the end result is very sheer – but you can tone it down with a pinch of cocoa or turmeric powder – have fun and experiment!)

Did you know that most blushes rely on carmine for red pigment, which comes from crushed-up bugs. I know it’s processed and safe, but it’s still kind of gross to think about.

Here’s what you need to make this pretty tint:

  • 1 tsp castor oil
  • 1 tsp shea butter
  • 1 tsp beet root powder
  • Saucepan
  • Small heat-safe container (measuring cup, jar, etc)

How to Make It:

  • Combine the castor oil and the shea butter in the heat-safe container.
  • Place in simmering water until the shea butter melts, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add beetroot powder, continue stirring.
  • As the tint cools, it will thicken.
  • Poor into small glass or plastic container to cool.
  • When completely cool, close and store in a cool location.

Because this recipe is 1:1:1 - you can easily scale it up or down. Make just enough for yourself – or plenty to share!

Hope you enjoyed these three easy DIY solutions to beautify your lips! Let us know if you like them in the comments – better yet, share a picture!

Have a great day!

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