Chapped lips are the worst! I think I reapply lip balm 50 times a day! So here’s how to make homemade lip balm that will keep your lips soft and kissable all season long. To get ready for chapped lip season, this year we switched up the recipe and added my new favorite ingredient (hint, it’s honey!).
Honey is amazing when added to a homemade lip balm—it’s a fantastic natural humectant, meaning it can draw moisture into skin (or lips in this case) and stop chapped, dry lips in their tracks. It also has proven wound healing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties that will help to heal sore, split lips. I know my lips have split from dryness before and it’s so uncomfortable.
And who doesn’t love the taste of pumpkin pie? It’s my favorite dessert, hands down. (Then again I admit to being a nut for all things pumpkin spice.) Last year I made pumpkin spice lip gloss, and it became one of my favorite parts of the season. Next up was this pumpkin spice face mask and pumpkin spice face scrub.
This time we made an edible lip scrub and a tasty lip balm. If you need a pumpkin spice fix, feel free to skip the latte and just eat the lip scrub! With honey, brown sugar and cinnamon, it’s totally edible. However, you won’t get all the best benefits if you eat it—save it for your lips if you can!
Edible pumpkin lip scrub
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Combine ingredients together in a small bowl and transfer to a covered jar or container. I’ve even reused clean Lush lip scrub containers—they’re the perfect size! This makes more than you need for a single use so keep the extra in a cool, dry spot or give to friends (they’ll love you).
Apply to lips with your finger and gently rub back and forth. Finish with an application of pumpkin pie lip balm. This combination of super hydrating scrub and moisture makes sure that you get every single dry skin flake off, while nourishing the new skin underneath to stop any more flaking from happening.
Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm
- 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon beeswax
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
- Lip balm container
In a double boiler combine the almond oil and beeswax until melted together. Remove from heat and stir in the honey and pumpkin pie spice. Make sure to blend it in thoroughly—you want that pumpkin spice to be evenly mixed in to the balm, not in lumpy chunks. Once mixed, carefully pour the mixture into a lip balm container. Let it harden and cool. Of course, you can scale up your recipe if you want to make stocking stuffers for your friends and family—that way everyone can enjoy how amazing this natural lip balm is!
This is the first time I’ve used honey in a lip balm recipe, and it’s divine. It smells heavenly, keeps the texture smooth and soft and, of course, tastes pretty good too. Making homemade lip balm is becoming my favorite fall tradition. That way I can enjoy my pumpkin spice all winter long!
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Photos by Ana Stanciu83