Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe
Learn how to make this delectable apple and pumpkin spice lotion recipe. This DIY body moisturizer combines two favorite fall scents — apple and pumpkin spice — to create an amazing fragrant blend for homemade lotion. Create this warm and cozy skin care product to care for your dry skin. Or give these as DIY fall gifts.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Lotion for Fall
This luxurious homemade apple & pumpkin spice lotion recipe is perfect for the fall season! It contains rosehip seed oil prized for its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as skin nourishing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters.
Not only does this moisturizer keep skin hydrated, but you’ll also love the light warming sensation you get from the addition of cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils. In addition, when you use this this homemade pumpkin spice lotion you’ll also smell like yummy pumpkin pie spice with a touch of apple.
Ready to explore yet another way to use pumpkin spice this fall? Make this spicy fall lotion with my recipe below!
Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
Need a fresh new way to care for your skin this autumn? Add this warm and cozy fragrance to your fall skin care routine.
To create this homemade pumpkin spice lotion recipe I used the Crisp & Candied fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden. I wasn’t overly fond of this scent in the beginning as it was overly sweet for me. However, the addition of the cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils gave it more of a spicy punch and I was really pleased with the resulting scent.
As the focus of this homemade lotion recipe is on not only on its skin nourishing properties but also on the fragrance, I highly recommend using refined ingredients so you get a true scent. This keeps the fragrance from being overpowered or masked by the natural scent of unrefined ingredients.
Pumpkin Spice Moisturizer Ingredients
The ingredients for this recipe will yield approximately 6 oz. of apple and pumpkin lotion by weight. Here is what you’ll need to make this autumn body moisturizer:
- .25 oz. cocoa butter, refined
- .25 oz. beeswax
- .25 oz. stearic acid
- 1.9 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil, refined
- .75 oz. grape seed oil
- .75 oz. rosehip seed oil
- .35 oz. shea butter, refined
- .05 oz. Phenonip
- 10 drops vitamin E
- .15 oz. Nature’s Garden Crisp & Candied fragrance oil
- 25 drops cinnamon essential oil
- 5 drops clove essential oil
- 10 drops ginger essential oil
- .25 oz. Cyclomethicone
- .8 oz. aloe vera gel
- .5 oz. distilled water
- .1 oz. pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract
How to Make Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion
Here is how to make pumpkin spice lotion with apple fragrance notes:
1. To create this apple and pumpkin spice lotion, begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, beeswax, shea butter, stearic acid and coconut oil with a digital scale.
2. Combine the ingredients in a double boiler. Then heat until melted through.
3. Next, weigh out and add the rosehip seed and grapeseed oils. Mix to combine then remove from heat.
4. Check the temperature of the melted ingredients. When the temperature reaches between 140°-155°F, weigh out and add the Phenonip. Mix into the lotion base.
NOTE: Phenohip is a preservative and is necessary need to prevent the growth of mold, bacteria and fungus in your lotion formulations. This is a necessary ingredient as this homemade lotion recipe contains water. Alternately, you can substitute the Phenonip with Optiphen, which is paraben free. However, you will need to add it at around 120°F.
5. Now weigh out and add the fragrance oil, essential oils and vitamin E and stir to combine.
6. Once the oils start to thicken to and turn a creamy color weigh out and add the Cyclomethicone, distilled water, aloe vera gel and vanilla extract.
7. Whisk until thoroughly combined then pour into your container or containers of choice.
8. Allow the product to cool completely, then screw the lids onto your containers. The lotion will thicken as it cools.
How to Make Lotion without Palm Oil
Should you wish to make this DIY apple and pumpkin spice lotion recipe palm free, you may substitute the stearic acid (most commonly derived from palm sources) with beeswax bringing the total amount of beeswax used to .5 oz. and omit the stearic acid all together.
Can I Make This Body Moisturizer Vegan?
You can make this lotion vegan by using a vegetable based emulsifying wax in place of the beeswax and/or stearic acid! You can also substitute the beeswax with a vegetable based emulsifying wax if you don’t need the skin protection of beeswax.
If you love my DIY pumpkin spice lotion, then be sure to try these other uses for pumpkin spice essential oil. Not only will you learn how to make pumpkin spice essential oil blends, but I also teach you how to use pumpkin spice for natural home fragrances as well as other homemade skin care products.