Learn how to make pumpkin spice body butter with an exciting twist. Not only is this homemade body moisturizer a delightfully fragrant way to nourish and hydrate skin, but it also gives your skin shimmering golden highlights! Do more with your skin care products this fall. Make this DIY body butter to rock at your next Halloween party or autumn celebration. Or create this luxe fall skin care product to give as homemade gifts throughout the season.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Body Butter
This golden glitter, pumpkin spice body butter recipe will have everyone raving about how amazing you smell! A must have for seasonal holiday parties, not only does this moisturizing pumpkin spice body butter smell just like everyone’s favorite pumpkin pie, but it also makes skin pop with glitzy eco-friendly glitter!
Plus, this fun sparkly pumpkin spice body butter is a vegan friendly moisturizer so everyone can join in on the fun. Keep reading to learn how to create this party perfect body butter below!
Pumpkin Spice Body Butter Recipe
This moisturizing body butter recipe doesn’t just smell fabulous, it also looks amazing on skin! The eco-friendly glitter gives every skin tone lovely highlights perfect for parties or everyday dazzle. If you’ve never made a DIY pumpkin body butter with glitter, then you’re missing out. Don’t wait to try this project. It has ALL the fall vibes that your life has been missing.
In order to recreate my original glitter body butter you will need a digital kitchen scale. A scale is necessary to make this pumpkin spice body butter recipe as you’ll be weighing out all of the ingredients with the exception of the vitamin E oil.
If you are planning to make more homemade bath and body recipes in the future, I highly recommend purchasing a Baker’s Math scale. Weighing ingredients is not only more accurate than using liquid measurements, but it also allows you to easily re-size a recipe by a percentage. This allows you to easily figure out the correct percentage of essential oils, fragrance oils and preservatives that you will need when changing a recipe or developing your own custom formulations.
Glitter Body Butter Ingredients:
If you’re ready to completely indulge in your favorite autumn fragrance, then gather these ingredients together to make this amazing pumpkin spice body butter for fall:
- 1.25 oz. refined shea butter
- 1.5 oz. kokum butter
- .25 oz. candelilla wax
- 1 oz. pumpkin seed oil
- .3 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
- .4 oz. biodegradable gold glitter
- .05 oz. pumpkin spice fragrance oil
- 1/2 mL vitamin E oil (optional)
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Body Butter
Here is how to make pumpkin spice body butter for a fragrant way to care for skin this fall:
1. Begin by weighing out the shea butter, kokum butter and candelilla wax.
2. Combine these ingredients in a double boiler and heat over medium to medium-low heat until melted.
TIP: If you don’t have a double boiler, or want an alternate method, you can also combine your ingredients in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or a glass scientific beaker and heat in a microwave until melted at 40% power. I’ve found that glass beakers come in super handy especially when making cream eyeshadows and lip balms!
3. Once melted, remove from heat.
4. Next, weigh out the pumpkin seed oil and stir into the melted butters and wax.
5. Follow with the fragrance oil and kaolin clay, weighing each ingredient first, then mixing into the body butter.
6. Then, using a plastic graduated transfer pipette, measure out 1/2 mL (or about 10 drops) of the vitamin E oil and mix in.
7. Finally, weigh out the glitter. (I used eco-friendly biodegradable glitter from The Sparkle Party.) Use .4 oz. of glitter for a bold look or half the amount for a more subtle appearance. (Alternately, if glitter isn’t your thing, you can simply omit it entirely.)
8. Whisk the glitter into the body butter mixture with a fork until well combined.
9. As the body butter starts to thicken, remix, then spoon into an eco-friendly 4 oz. brown paperboard jar with a lid.
TIP: You can find these recyclable, renewable and biodegradable brown paperboard containers at SKS Bottle & Packaging in a variety of sizes.
10. Once your pumpkin spice body butter fully solidifies, cap and label your container as desired for personal use or gifting. Washi tape and scrapbooking/planner stickers are a simple and easy way to add a bit of pizazz to your jars.
Can I Sell Homemade Body Butter?
If you want to recreate my pumpkin spice body butter recipe to sell, you’ll need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your product. You’ll find that the book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale, is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.
In addition to GMP, you’ll also need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your products. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your products.
If you like my golden glitter pumpkin spice body butter recipe, then you may also like my recipe for making a fun, kid-approved unicorn glitter butter! Scented with a sweet candy crush fragrance oil, this lavender colored unicorn glitter butter leaves a lovely layer of iridescent sparkly glitter on skin wherever it’s applied! You can find my unicorn glitter butter recipe here.
If you prefer glitter on special occasions only, then some of my other homemade body butter recipes may be of interest to you. You can browse my full collection of homemade body butter recipes here.
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