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Easy Pumpkin Spice & Hot Cocoa Lip Balm

With cooler weather comes the demand for pumpkin spice from the masses, warmth from sweaters and hot cocoa, apple picking and the need to arm yourself against harsher conditions.  I’ve got you covered in at least 3 of those areas.  Both of my easy DIY lip balms smell and taste incredibly yummy with the simplest of ingredients so you can feel good about applying it to your lips.  Particularly with lip balm, it’s important to use the cleanest most natural formula possible as we tend to inadvertently eat some of the product.  I like to obtain local wax from a trusted beekeeper when I can but if I can’t find it, I use this raw beeswax that hasn’t been bleached.  With just 3 ingredients each {honey being the optional choice here}, these lip balms encapsulate all the delicious scents and warmth of autumn all while nourishing your lips, just like my classic 2 ingredient lip balm.

If you’re a chocolate lover, you’ll love the decadence of spreading hot cocoa on your lips and if you’re a pumpkin spice fan, you’ll love that not only does this one smell of your favorite latte, the infused spices have a natural plumping quality to them.  And don’t worry, both glide on clear and the possibilities for special tailoring either one is endless.  To review questions from my last lip balm video, I would just avoid mint or vanilla extracts as they tend to be drying.  Rather, opt for quality essential oils that are safe to use in beauty products.  To boost the scent of my pumpkin spice lip balm, sometimes I like to add 2-4 drops each of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove on top of my DIY pumpkin spice.  Making your own pumpkin spice ensures that you never have to run out again with endless applications for things you never even considered needed its attention {I’m looking at you, pumpkin spice rubbed shrimp}.

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Easy Pumpkin Spice & Hot Cocoa Lip Balm
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Serves: 3-4 lip balms

Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
  • 1 tb coconut or pumpkin oil
  • ½ tb beeswax {add more if using honey and essential oils}
  • ½ ts pumpkin spice
  • Optional: 1-2 ts honey and essential oils
Hot Cocoa Lip Balm
  • 1 tb coconut oil or cacao butter
  • ½ tb beeswax {add more if using honey and essential oils}
  • 1 ts unsweetened cocoa or cacao
  • Optional: 1-2 ts honey and essential oils

  1. For both lip balms, melt the beeswax and cocoa/cacao or pumpkin spice low and slow in a double boiler or in the microwave.
  2. Allow to cool for 30-60 seconds and stir in desired oil.
  3. Stir in honey and essential oils, if using.
  4. Decant into containers of your choice {I used sterilized makeup pots in this video and tubes in my last lip balm video}
  5. Allow to set and enjoy.


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9 thoughts on “Easy Pumpkin Spice & Hot Cocoa Lip Balm

  • brian says:

    i not make stuff like that..i would end up eating it on accidentally on purpose.

  • thehautecookie says:

    wow wow wow. u make lip balm too?! what can you NOT do??? you are so amazing! xO!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    I always think people who can make nifty stuff like this are so much more clever than I am. I’d love to try it.

  • Jackie says:

    i was wondering if i can just replace the pumpkin spice for just cinnamon, i have ground cinnamon but i don’t have nutmeg also can i just use petroleum jelly? I cant buy beeswax because Im only 12 and my parents prefer me doing DIYS with things at home

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Hi, Jackie! Do keep in mind that cinnamon can tend to irritate the skin when used in larger quantities {it can redden or plump the lips} I would recommend doing a patch test to see if you’re sensitive to it. I personally don’t recommend using petroleum jelly as it’s an unsustainable by-product of oil refining, not making it the best choice for you or the environment. I personally love un-petroleum if I’m looking for a similar product. In the end, it’s up to you/personal choice.

  • Marci says:

    I tried this recipe (but on the stove top with make shift double boiler – not microwave), it was fun and I love it! On the 2nd batch I added a little stevia and sweet almond oil, love that too! I have already given some away as gifts! Thank you for sharing it and making it not complicated!!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thanks for letting me know, Marci. Huge hugs!!

  • Lisa says:

    I made your hot Cocoa lip balm in 1 oz jars. Love the texter of the balm and love how it feels on my lips they alwys get so dry this time of year. I am also sending my niece several jars of this lip balm .

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Sounds yummy, Lisa! Happy holidays!!

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