Today it’s cloudy….. It hasn’t been cloudy in over a month, much less rained. It’s mid September and we are still in the 90’s, so anything that resembles the coziness of fall inspires me! I decided to experiment with lip balms today! I ventured outside my usual essential oil route and “infused” my oils instead! This turned out to be really simple using tea bags! I used grapeseed oil as my base because it is odorless. I found my Pumpkin Spice tea at target.
Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. sugar
- Heat above ingredients in a glass bowl placed in a pot filled with water (double boiler).
- Turn on stove to low-medium heat and heat oil, tea bags and cinnamon/sugar for 20 minutes.
- Remove tea bags.
- Add 1 TBSP of Beeswax
- Let beeswax melt completely then pour in containers!
- Allow to cool and use!
My first batch I used a Chai tea bag, a packet of Sweet Leaf (safe artificial sweetener), and liberally shook cinnamon in the mix. The sugar flavor didn’t come through, the Chai was strong for me (I can’t make it all the way through a Starbucks Chai Latte though), and the cinnamon made my lips feel funny (plumped them up, stay tuned for lip plumper post, ha!). Tailor this recipe to your own taste! It was fun and easy and so perfect for the season!
And while I’m at it-How about a bonus lip balm recipe that smells like fall to me?!
William Sonoma Lip Balm
**Both recipes make about 2 oz. (2 lip balm tins)
You can also simmer on the stove top a few sprigs of rosemary, a lemon and 2 tbsp. of vanilla extract in some water for that William Sonoma Smell in your home!