DIY Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm!

DIY Pumpkin Lip Balm

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. This DIY pumpkin pie lip balm is simple yet so much fun!

DIY Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm

1/4 cup Grapeseed oil (find it HERE)

2 tea bags of Pumpkin Spice Tea (find it HERE)

1 TBSP. Beeswax (find it HERE)

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. sugar


  1. Heat above ingredients in a glass bowl placed in a pot filled with water (double boiler).
  2. Turn on stove to low-medium heat and heat oil, tea bags and cinnamon/sugar for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags.
  4. Add 1 TBSP of Beeswax
  5. Let beeswax melt completely then pour in containers!
  6. 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

1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil (find it HERE)
1/4 tsp. Organic Pure Vanilla Extract (find it HERE)
1 TBSP Beeswax (find it HERE)
8 drops of Lemon Essential Oil (find it HERE)
8 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil (find it HERE)

**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!


Happy Fall!!!  xx, Jenni


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DIY Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. September 16, 2013 / 3:17 pm

    Will have to try them … My daughter loves pumpkin season and it sound like a good treat for her 😉 Thanks for sharing

  2. November 8, 2013 / 5:56 pm

    Where did you find the 1 oz lip balm tubes? The largest I’ve been able to find are 0.35 oz – I’d LOVE to have some larger ones. 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    November 26, 2013 / 11:57 pm

    I would recommend a double boiler or very low heat. I made this and before the 20 minutes were up, the bags burst!

    • November 27, 2013 / 7:35 pm

      Oh wow, I’m so glad you commented-I wrote this post a while back and have never noticed that I didn’t mention a double boiler! That’s how I did mine, just didn’t word my recipe right!! Thanks for catching that! Sorry your recipe didn’t work-my fault!

  4. Robbie Bible
    November 23, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    Sounds like you had a reaction to the cinnamon. A lot of people, including myself, are allergic. It will make your lips tingle and eventually affect your breathing. Nutmeg is the best I can do for that spice flav. Think, ”HITCH” Will Smith when he ate the nuts. Lol

  5. Laine
    October 8, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    What fun! I made these today, and I keep wanting to lick my lips! They’re just sweet enough – which is to say- only a hint of sweetness – and they smell delicious. They taste like pumpkin spice, too, definitely, though I think next time I make them, I might use 3 teabags. My daughters are all pumpkin spice mad, so I’ll pass them out tomorrow when everyone’s here for family dinner. And for me, I’m looking forward to the Williams Sonoma lip balm–that looks heavenly. Thanks, Jenni!

    • Jenni
      October 13, 2016 / 7:29 am

      Laine-You’re welcome!!!

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