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How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

This article was co-authored by Laura Menendez. Laura Menendez is a Makeup Artist & Licensed Esthetician and the Owner of Laura London Makeup. With over seven years of experience in the makeup industry, she specializes in makeup for special events and photoshoots. Laura’s work has been featured in many national publications such as FHM. She is certified in Color Theory, Photography Makeup, and Mature Skin.

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When fall rolls around, pumpkin spice flavored drinks and food become all the rage. But did you know that there’s actually a pumpkin spice highlighter that you can use to give yourself a pretty autumnal glow? This golden peachy powder can give your skin a lovely luminous finish, but the trick is knowing where to apply it and what other makeup products to pair it with for a flawless look.

How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

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Makeup Artist & Licensed Esthetician Expert Interview. 17 March 2022.

    When you’re applying the highlighter to your cheekbones, sweep it up onto the temples, creating a “C” shape to illuminate that area as well. [6] X Expert Source

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Makeup Artist & Licensed Esthetician Expert Interview. 17 March 2022.

  • Using a fan brush helps diffuse the color so you achieve a more natural glow with the highlighter. If you want a more concentrated highlight, you can use a smaller, denser brush, such as an angled highlighter brush or a small blush brush.
  • Because the pumpkin spice highlighter is a loose powder, it’s important to tap the brush on the side of the container before applying it to knock off any excess. That way, you won’t wind up with pumpkin spice highlighter all over your face.
  • If you have a lighter skin tone, you can blend the pumpkin spice highlighter with a lighter shade of powder before applying it. This will create a glow that will better flatter your skin tone.
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    Makeup Artist & Licensed Esthetician Expert Interview. 17 March 2022. [8] X Research source

    • Be careful not to apply the highlighter all the way down to the tip of your nose. That area tends to get oily so you don’t want to make it look any shinier.
    • Highlighting your nose is going to draw attention to it, so if it’s not one of your favorite features, you can skip it.

    Laura Menendez
    Makeup Artist & Licensed Esthetician Expert Interview. 17 March 2022. Use a small brush to dab the pumpkin spice powder to the groove above your lip. [10] X Research source

    • You can use a fan brush to apply the highlighter above your lip, but if you find that it’s not precise enough, try using a small pencil brush with just a small amount of the pumpkin spice highlighter on it. Make sure to blend well, though, so the highlighter doesn’t look like a mustache.

    Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin spice. From candle scents to lattes, pumpkin spice can be found just about everywhere—and now you can use it as inspiration for your makeup look. Yes, you read that right. Pumpkin spiced-inspired makeup is the latest fall makeup trend. Want to get the look? Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial revealing the makeup products you’ll need and exactly how to apply them for the ultimate autumnal makeup look.

    HOW TO GET A PUMPKIN SPICE-INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK

    Ready to create a look that says, “pumpkin spice and everything nice?” Here’s how to get a pumpkin spice-inspired makeup look:

    Step #1: Prime your face

    As with any makeup look, you want to start by applying a makeup primer to prepare your skin for makeup application and keep your makeup in place once applied. For this look, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer.

    Step #2: Apply foundation

    Give yourself a flawless complexion by applying the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. Instead of using your fingers, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Makeup Blender to effortlessly blend your foundation.

    Step #3: Bronze and Highlight

    Add some warmth to your complexion by applying the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, sides of your forehead, jawline, and sides of your nose. Then, apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops in Golden Hour to your cheekbones for a warm, lit-from-within glow.

    Step #4: Add a touch of color

    The center of this pumpkin spice-inspired makeup look should be your eye and lip makeup. Still, you’ll want to add just a touch of color to your cheeks—but nothing bold enough to take away from the rest of the look. The L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Just Curious is the perfect subtle hue to grace your cheeks.

    Step #5: Define your eyebrows

    Think nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Evoke out the bold flavors of pumpkin-spice by giving yourself bold, beautiful brows. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara to boost the volume of your eyebrows.

    Step #6: Grab your eye shadow

    Ready to work some pumpkin into your look? Apply a rich orange eye shadow, like the darkest orange shade from the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Quads What Happens in Vegas palette, to your eyelid. Blend the eye shadow out using a fluffy brush, dragging the color up towards your eyebrow. Then, take a white eye shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow in Petite Perle, and apply it to the inner corner of your eye as a highlight. Take the same shadow and apply it on your lower lash line and beneath the arch of your eyebrow for an eye-opening effect.

    Step #7: Line your waterline

    Use a white or nude eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Nude, to line your waterline and instantly brighten your eyes.

    Step #8: Complete your eye makeup

    Finish your eye makeup look by adding some drama to your lashes. After all, is any makeup look complete without a few coats of mascara? Apply the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black to give your lashes intense length and voluptuous volume.

    Step #9: Paint your pout

    Of course, you’ll want your lips to reflect your pumpkin spice-inspo as well. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Tooth is the perfect color for this look. The orange-brown shade, which has an indulgent chocolate scent, will give your lips a long-lasting matte finish.

    Step #10: Seal the deal

    Almost finished! Now that you’ve created such a pretty, fall-appropriate look, you’ll surely want to stay spicy through the day, right? That’s why setting your makeup is a must! Spray the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray in “X” and “T” motions over your face to keep your makeup looking “just applied” all day long.

    Can’t get enough pumpkin spice? Neither can we! Head over to our article, How to Get a Pumpkin Spice Hair Color, for more pumpkin-spice beauty inspiration.

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    Fall is officially here, and so is Pumpkin Spice everything! For the past few years, pumpkin spice season has been a popular staple in fall trends. From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin spice seasonings, to even pumpkin spice-themed makeup (literally EVERYTHING). Pumpkin Spice makeup has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, so we had to put together our own makeup look interpretation of this ever-so-popular fall trend using Red Apple Lipstick products.

    What is Pumpkin Spice Makeup?

    If you have not heard of this trend before, you may be wondering what is pumpkin spice makeup. What does a pumpkin spice makeup look consist of? It is makeup using colors/shades inspired by pumpkin spice, which is a spice mix that is most commonly used to make, of course, pumpkin pie. This mix consists, in general, of a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. So, think of warm tone shades like oranges, reds, and browns, even golds and coppers, when choosing eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick shades.

    It’s easy to do and it looks stunning. Also, it’s a lot of fun! We have put together some of RAL’s beautiful shades of eyeshadows, blush, and lipstick that will perfectly fit this pumpkin spice makeup tutorial. This easy-to-follow makeup tutorial will be perfect to do for both day and nighttime during this fall.

    Completed Look

    Let’s have a look at the complete look before we get started. Click or press to open lightbox.

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    With autumn just around the corner, it’s just a matter of days before you start seeing pumpkin spice everything pop up everywhere. But even if you’re not ready to trade in your cold brew for a PSL quite yet, you can still get a head start in indulging in this perennial fall trend with a new pumpkin inspired mineral makeup powder.

    The product comes from Etsy seller FeatherRiverBody, and was first uncovered by PopSugar. It’s described as a “light orange with gold sparkle” and meant to be used either as a highlighter or all over the eyelid. According to the seller (and validated by almost 1000 five-star reviews), the product is long-lasting, doesn’t crease and is blendable and buildable. Although an orange sparkly powder may sound questionable, swatches provided by the seller on various skin tones prove that it’s actually a beautiful, wearable warm hue.

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    The highlighter is priced at $5—roughly the same price as a venti latte. Looks like our coffee drink of choice isn’t the only thing that’s about to get pumpkin-spiced.

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    It’s only fitting that pumpkin spice is most prominent during the Halloween season, especially since it lurks around and pops up everywhere like a villain in a horror film. Pumpkin spice can be found virtually anywhere come fall: candles, hand soaps, candy, Oreos…and, of course, the OG Starbucks drink. If it can be pumpkin-spiced, chances are it already has been.

    But while we’d be lying if we said that this obsession didn’t feel a little tired, there’s a PSL-inspired hair trend sweeping Instagram that we can actually get behind. After all, warm, cinnamon-tinged locks are a classic look that feels particularly fresh—no matter the weather outside.

    Laura Estroff of Kennaland Salon in Brooklyn explains the methodology behind the warm, spicy tones of this color (and its sister seasonal color gingersnap): “We’re seeing that pumpkin spice hair has more copper undertones whereas gingersnap tends to fall under the category of a brunette with red undertones,” she told Cosmopolitan as the Insta-trend was just starting to take flight.

    Choosing A Shade: Meredith Connors, stylist and head of education at ColorDesign, notes that despite the very seasonal moniker, this color has a timeless feel. “Undertones of copper, gold, and warm browns are available in all different levels of darkness or lightness, allowing pumpkin spice hair to appeal to everyone any time of year,” she says.

    Maintenance Level: High. These tones fade fastest, so it’s important to show yours some TLC with a color-saving shampoo. (Davines’s Alchemic Red, $27, is top-notch.)

    Goes Great With: “It’s the perfect transitional color for a brunette,” says Connors. “A little bit of warmth can create the appearance of natural highlights.”

    Similar Shades: Gingersnap, cinnamon, auburn, copper

    Price: $10-$30 for store-bought dye, $50-$200 at the salon

    Even if the words pumpkin spice are cause for hesitation, before your eyes roll into the back of your head, give this look a gander. (Psst: It’s even model-approved.)

    True Pumpkin

    This burnt coppery shade is true pumpkin spice.

    As if it wasn’t enough that every coffee purveyor out there releases its own iteration of a PSL (that’s pumpkin spice latte for those of you living under a rock), there is now a highlighter for your face called Pumpkin Spice Latte.

    There’s seasonally delightful and then there’s just plain too far.

    PopSugar found the “light orange with gold sparkle” highlighter that does double-duty as an eyeshadow on Etsy for $5 ― which makes sense because Etsy is the home of everything you could ever possibly want (avocado garland, anyone?).

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    The highlighter, with its subtle shimmer and golden hue, is actually attractive. It doesn’t smell like pumpkin spice or resemble the infamous latte flavor in any way but the namesake.

    We have to hand it to Heather Baker’s Etsy shop, Feather River Body. She’s got a genius marketing plan going and, even if you hate PSLs, the people that don’t will surely be all over this highlighter.

    After all, the reviews don’t lie: Heather’s got nearly 1,000 reviews and a five star-rating.

    Pumpkin spice lattes may be basic, but Heather is going to be drinking hers all the way to the bank.

    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

    It’s like eating a pie that just won’t end. Just like immortality, it’s good in theory, but flawed in reality.

    Milano, we thought you were better than this.

    Of course. Of course there’s a pumpkin spice flavored vodka.

    This is everything that’s wrong with the world.

    Worst cup of tea ever.

    This is what happens when two food trends unite.

    A DIY pumpkin spice latte option?

    In this case the cinnamon and spice might actually be an improvement.

    Well, if it’s just a little pumpkin that’s okay.

    This is basically just pie, so it’s cool.

    It’s a natural move for the already incredibly sweet breakfast pastry.

    The sugar topping has been begging for some spice all these years, and now it’s complete.

    by Sarah Kester – October 01, 2021

    Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin spice latte, commonly referred to as PSL. It’s synonymous with the autumn season, much like cozy flannels, candles and changing leaves. And now, PSL lovers can kick their love affair up a notch by incorporating pumpkin into their skincare!

    “Most of the enzymes used in skincare come from fruits and vegetables such as pineapple, papaya and pumpkin,” explains NYC Dermatologist Hadley King, MD.

    “These proteolytic enzymes help to break down proteins, including keratin proteins, in the outer layer of our skin,” King says. Translation: this sloughs off dead skin, leaving skin softer, smoother and less discolored.

    Get ready to fall in love with these PSL beauty products the experts love.

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    Wake up on the bright side with the Sunrise Service Mask from Loops Beauty ( $30) . “The Sunrise Service mask is rich in baobab oil, pumpkin extract, flower extracts and a probiotic, designed to hydrate, moisturize, brighten, smooth, depuff and protect from free radicals,” says King.

    Made with pumpkin puree and green tea, the Eminence Organic Skin Care Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque ( $52) does a number on skin brightening. Plus, it smells just like pumpkin pie! “I love this mask because it directly targets environmental stressors and helps improve the skin’s natural moisture barrier,” says Denise Dixon, Author and Owner of the Cosmetology Institute of Las Vegas.

    Scrub

    Bring life back into dull skin with ExfoliKate Intensive Pore Exfoliating Treatment ($88). This exfoliating pumpkin scrub is made with with aloe vera. Worden says it’s super gentle and can be two to three times a week. Apply it in the shower to allow the steam to activate the enzymes.

    Cleanser

    Ever wanted to rub pumpkin butter on your face? Now’s your chance with Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter ($38) from Elemis. “It’s an amazing cleansing butter that takes off your makeup, dirt and oil and leaves your skin hydrated,” sa ys Taylor Worden, Celebrity Esthetician and Founder of Taylor Worden Skin .

    Highlighter

    PSL as a highlighter? Yes, please! Use this Pumpkin Spice Latte Highlighter from Sydney Grace ($8) for a soft, golden shimmer to make those cheekbones pop or use as an eyeshadow, says Kevin Maberly , Dermatologist at Tiger Medical.

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    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    Call me basic if you must, but the second November rolls around, you can catch me drinking pumpkin spice lattes around the clock. And yes, I also indulge in sweet-smelling candles , a heck of a lot of Thanksgiving pie and, of course, a pumpkin spice-themed manicure . From nails with coffee mugs perfectly painted on them to orange and brown gradients, I’m rounding up my favorite mani inspo for the season , below, so you can get in on the fun, too.

    Double Shot

    Grab a Frappuccino, ask for a shot of espresso and recreate this nail look for the ultimate fall aesthetic. With sweet treats, coffee cups and pumpkins galore, this mani is everything we want from this season.

    Pumpkin Patch

    Didn’t get to go pumpkin picking this season? Fear not, this gradient manicure makes for an equally adorable photo op. To recreate the look at home, just stick to orange, brown and beige polishes with similar undertones.

    Sugar and Spice

    While you may have yet to master making gorgeous foam designs in your coffee at home, creating the same concept on your nails is a lot easier. All you have to do is lay down a base coat, let it dry and then use a dotting tool and a light color to create swirls. We love the heart here, but feel free to make it your own.

    Gimme the Caffeine

    Can we just take a second to appreciate the calligraphy on this manicure? Even though we may not be able to replicate the handwriting, we’ll be sure to try out this yellow and orange color combo.

    Extra Foam, Please

    If you drink coffee every day (hi, yes, me), then you’re familiar with this milk and coffee swirl. And what better way to show your appreciation for pumpkin spice lattes than to create the drink on your manicure? Just paint your base a neutral shade and then start swirling a darker brown along the tips.

    Coffee-Colored Dreams

    Keep your look sleek and simple (with a dash of spice) by recreating this look. The brown polish gives the manicure a sophisticated edge, but the cream swirls add a fun dash of pumpkin spice flavor.

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    This simple Pumpkin Pie Spice combines cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice to create a comforting blend that can be used in countless ways.

    This post includes a recipe for making homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice, how to use your homemade spice blend, and ideas for gifting this blend (with a free printable).

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    After saving so much money by making and using my own Apple Pie Spice blend, I knew it was time to make homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice! Why spend up to five dollars for a few tablespoons of a spice blend when you can make it in bulk for so much cheaper? And with so little effort, too!

    If you love the warming spices found in pumpkin pie spice, you are going to love making your own.

    There are so many ways to use this spice blend. It can transform a boring bowl of oatmeal into something you look forward to eating in the morning. Such a small amount of spice goes a long way –and yet, it can take your food from meh to amazing. And this spice blend will do just that! Not only can you use it in recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice, but you can also use it whenever you want to amp up the flavor of a baked good or a breakfast recipe. Keep reading for plenty of ways to use this blend.

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    Pumpkin Pie Spice FAQs

    1 What is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

    Pumpkin Pie Spice is a delicious combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. This combination works especially well with recipes that have pumpkin in them.

    2 Is allspice the same as Pumpkin Pie Spice?

    No, but allspice is found in Pumpkin Pie Spice. Allspice has a strong, spicy taste (and aroma) that closely resembles nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. It’s warm and peppery so it can be used as a substitute for most of the spices in a pumpkin spice blend.

    While Pumpkin Pie Spice has a more well-rounded and robust flavor, allspice is a good spice to use in a pinch as a substitute.

    3 What can I substitute for Pumpkin Pie Spice?

    You can purchase Pumpkin Pie Spice in the store, but you pay a premium for the blend. This spice blend is not only cheaper to make from home, but you also have the ability to tweak and customize individual spices until you have them exactly how you like it.

    So if you don’t want to pay extra for the blend or are in a pinch and need it now, this recipe is a great substitute for the spice blend. You can scale up or down the recipe as needed.

    If you have apple pie spice blend in your spice rack, that’ll work. It’ll work even better if you add the apple pie spice along with a dash of nutmeg.

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    How to use Pumpkin Pie Spice

    There are so many ways to use this spice blend! Below are some ideas:

    • Add to your morning bowl of oatmeal or overnightoats, pumpkin pancakes, waffles, or French toast, or a morning Pumpkin Protein Shake.
    • Use in these PumpkinMuffins or this Pumpkin Bread.
    • Add to this Pumpkin Pieor these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars.
    • Use in Pumpkin CoffeeCake, Pumpkin Cookies, or any other pumpkin-filled treats.

    How to store

    Store your homemade spice blend in an airtight container out of any direct sunlight. I like buying re-usable spice jars (here are my favorite spice containers). Use any small glass jars; like WECK or Mason jars or any small bottle with a lid.

    Gifting homemade spices

    I’m all about gifting this cute spice blend to friends, family members, or co-workers. Add a homemade label (Download FREE printable labels here) on brown Kraft sticker paper and stick it on the top or side of a small glass jar. Here’s the exact label paper I use, it can be found here.

    The free printable also includes a few extra designed labels in case you want to gift a whole basket of spices. Or gift a spice with a few ingredients and a recipe to make a fun pumpkin treat.

    You can print the labels on paper, cut them out, and attach them with glue or double-sided tape. Or, if you prefer, you can use label stickers. Grab some jars or spice containers, tie on some twine, and gift away!

    Fall Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow Tutorial with Too Faced Natural Matte Palette

    I’m not the biggest fan of fall or pumpkin spice but I am a fan of this warm glowy eyeshadow look created with the Too Faced Natural Matte Palette*.

    Step 1: Apply eyelid primer (my fave for smoothing crepey lids is Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12 Hour Smoothing Primer*) all over the lid from lashes to brows with fingers and let set.

    Step 2: Using a Sonia Kashuk domed crease brush*, pat “Heaven” onto the moveable part of the lid (below the crease), and swipe under brow bone to create a brow highlight.

    Step 3: Using an IT Cosmetics crease brush*, place “Honey Butter” above the crease from the outer corner of the brew to the inner corner of the brow in a straight line (this helps to disguise the sagging hood by making the puffy part visually recede).

    Step 4: Using a Beauty Junkees Pro Pencil Brush*, apply “Chocolate Cookie” to the outer 1/3 of the eyelid from lashes to just above the crease in a sideways “V” shape.

    Step 5: Using an IT Cosmetics Precision Shadow brush*, pat “Nudie” onto the center of the eyelid.

    Step 6: Blend the shadows together to create seamless gradations of color using a clean crease blending brush like the Beauty Junkees Pro Blending Brush*.

    Step 7: Using the small pencil brush again, place “Sexpresso” along the lash line at the outer 1/3 of the eyelid, then angle the brush up toward the outer corner of the eyebrow and in at the crease to darken the outer “V”.

    Step 8: Blend using the same clean blending brush.

    Step 9: Place “heaven” at the inner corner of the eye to highlight.

    Repeat step 3 if needed to punch up the “pumpkin spice” vibe.

    Step 10: Using the small pencil brush again, apply “Nudie” to the lower lash line and connect it up into the upper shadow at the outer corner creating a soft wing.

    Step 10: Dip the Beauty Junkees Angled Push brush* into water, tap on a tissue to remove excess water, then tap into “Sexpresso” to create eyeliner. Push the brush against the upper lashes from inner to outer corner, and drawing the line out and up toward the brow to create a wing (you can lift your brow up with the other hand if needed).

    Step 11: Remove any fall-out with a soft brush or scotch tape.

    Step 12: Apply NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker* liquid liner to upper lash line by pressing the tip of the liner pen to the lash line. You don’t have to use liquid liner if you’re happy with the push brush liner, but I love how the dark black punches up the soft warm shadows!

    Step 12: Apply 2 coats of Bobbi Brown No Smudge mascara* to upper and lower lashes.

    Step 13: Use an old spoolie brush to gently lift, curl, and separate lashes before the mascara dries completely.

    It’s true, that was a pretty complicated eyeshadow tutorial but the results are worth the effort!

    Shopping Links for products used in this tutorial:
    Tarte Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-Hour Smoothing Eye Primer*: Ulta Sephora
    Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette*: Ulta Sephora
    NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker in Black*: Ulta Amazon
    Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara*: Sephora

    Other makeup:
    CHANEL Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect Foundation*: Nordstrom
    Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in “Orange Blossom”*: Amazon
    Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer in Medium/Deep*: Sephora
    Flower Beauty “Take A Brow” Kit*: Walmart
    Too Faced La Crème Lip Cream in “Spice Spice Baby”: Ulta Sephora
    Soap & Glory Pillow Plump XXL in Pinkwell*: Drugstore

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    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    Pumpkin Spice is the perfect blend of four spices you probably already have in your cabinet! Skip buying the bottled pumpkin pie spice and just make your own.

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    This morning I have the windows open in my office, and there is a light cool breeze. It is whispering to me that fall is right around the corner, which is great news, because I love fall recipes.

    At the heart of all great fall recipe collections is a wonderful selection of Pumpkin Recipes. Here at Simple Joy, we have been loving on that gourd for years. What we’ve been missing though is a super simple Pumpkin Spice recipe! That all changes today!

    This Pumpkin Pie Spice is made with four simple ingredients. We love it exactly as written and we love that you can make a smaller version very simply to use in all of your favorite pumpkin desserts. But one of our favorite things about all homemade spice mixes is that they are easy to tweak to your preference, and that holds true here.

    What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice

    • Ground Cinnamon
    • Ground Ginger
    • GroundNutmeg
    • Ground Cloves

    Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the printable recipe to get the full measurements.

    How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

    1. Combine all of the spices in a small bowl.
    2. Mix well to combine. We find that the ginger likes to clump, so you may want to sift the mixture with a metal sieve to make sure it is well distributed.
    3. Store in an airtight container in a dark cabinet for up to 6 months.

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    Allspice vs. Cloves

    Allspice and cloves are often used interchangeably. Many pumpkin spice mixes on the market have allspice instead of cloves. We chose to go with cloves here because it brings in just a little bit of sweetness that allspice doesn’t. That said, if you only have allspice, use that instead.

    Make a Smaller Batch

    This pumpkin pie spice recipe makes 11 tablespoons. That is perfect if you are going to share with friends. If you are just looking to make a few recipes this fall, make a smaller batch following the recipe below:

    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 tablespoon ground nutmeg
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

    This recipe will make a little over 8 teaspoons. This is a great amount for typically four fall desserts. You can see the ratio is 4:4:2:1. So you can really adjust this to any amount you’d like.

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    Recipes to Use Pumpkin Spice

    Most of my recipes that call for pumpkin use a combination of the spices used here. You can add up how much spice is used total and replace it with that much of this pumpkin pie spice substitute. Here are a few examples:

    • In my Pumpkin Fudge use 1 1/2 teaspoons of this mixture.
    • For our Pumpkin Bread recipe, use 2 teaspoons of this mixture.
    • In these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies use 2 teaspoons of this mixture.

    Some of these recipes don’t call for all four of these spices, that is okay! You can still use this swap. Remember that this doesn’t replace the salt that is called for in baking recipes.

    If you make this pumpkin spice or any of my other recipes, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    Learn how to make your own pumpkin pie spice in less than 5 minutes with just a few everyday ingredients. Perfect for baking all the fall treats!

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    When pumpkin season hits America, it hits big time. And if you’re into it, it’s pretty easy to get your fix: the flavor quickly pops up in coffee, pasta, cereal, and best of all, ALL the baked goods your heart could desire.

    It’s undeniable. Fall is pumpkin and pumpkin is fall.

    But, in so many cases, what we crave isn’t just that straight pumpkin fix. It’s the classic, warm, cozy spice blend that goes with it that makes you reach for the sweater and riding boots. What is that blend? Pumpkin pie spice.

    What’s in pumpkin pie spice?

    For something so intoxicating, this mixture is not complicated at all. Pumpkin pie spice is simply a blend of five common ground spices:

    • Cinnamon
    • Ginger
    • Nutmeg
    • Cloves
    • Allspice

    Of course, we can buy pumpkin pie spice in nearly any major grocery store beginning in September. (Or even August. Yikes!) But you always pay a premium for convenience. Plus it’s simply fun to kick off the season with a little DIY project. Especially one as easy as this.

    Literally just measure out the spices, blend well, and store in an airtight container.

    Fall, we are so ready for you!

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    How to store spice blends

    Pro Tip: Definitely store this in an airtight container, and place that container in a kitchen cabinet, drawer, or other area away from direct sunlight. Spices deteriorate when exposed to heat, moisture, and light, which cause them to lose freshness and flavor.

    If made with fresh spices and properly stored, this blend should easily last through a fall/winter season. As written, the recipe yields five tablespoons–enough for quite a few pumpkin treats–and is extremely easy to halve. Or double. Or triple! Only you know how much pumpkin pie spice you need in your life. You measure that with your heart.

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    Recipes using pumpkin pie spice

    Obviously you can use homemade pumpkin pie spice to flavor your favorite pie, but don’t let the fun stop there! You can use it in all sorts of ways all season long.

    • Pumpkin Spice Granola
    • Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Muffins
    • Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat Breakfast Bars
    • Bourbon and Molasses-Spiked Pumpkin Pie
    • Pumpkin Bread
    • Pumpkin Cupcakes
    • a sprinkle in tea or coffee

    Enjoy! If you make this Homemade Pumpkin Spice or any other recipe from Nourish and Fete, please rate it and leave a comment below. We love hearing from you, and other readers will benefit from your experience!

    No pumpkin recipe is complete without the spice. Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend is a mix of warm baking spices used not only for pumpkin pie but many of your favorite fall baked goods.

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    There’s always a chilly morning shortly after what was unknowingly your last summer hurrah where you step outside and first smell the unmistakable, earthy scent of fall. You know that soon the leaves will turn, the air will crisp, and by instinct, you crave comfort.

    While others are retrieving their chunky sweaters, extra throw pillows, and thicker blankets, I’m preheating my oven. For me, Autumn is prime baking season. It’s finally cool enough to turn on the oven and so many fruits and vegetables are ready to harvest: the last of the summer produce, apples, and, of course, pumpkins.

    No pumpkin recipe is complete without spice, and that’s where pumpkin pie spice comes in. While you can find premixed blends at the grocery store, you probably have everything you need in your pantry to make pumpkin pie spice at home. And by making it yourself, you know exactly what’s in it and can customize it to your own tastes.

    What Is Pumpkin Pie Spice?

    Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of warm baking spices used not only for pumpkin pie but many of your favorite fall baked goods (and even some savory recipes). Pumpkin pie spice adds the sweet, spicy aroma we expect when indulging in pumpkin desserts.

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    The Pumpkin Pie Spices

    You can adapt the blend to suit your preferences, but these are the essentials:

    • Cinnamon makes up the bulk of the spice mix. It’s warm and cozy, sweet and woody, and no pumpkin recipe is complete without it.
    • Ginger adds a sharp and spicy bite to the blend.
    • Nutmeg is warm and nutty and contributes richness to the mix.
    • Cloves are robust and fragrant, and a little goes a long way. They are bittersweet and help balance out the sweet spices.
    • Allspice is a spice in its own right, despite its name. Its flavor resembles a mixture of other spices, especially cloves and black pepper.

    How to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice

    Use pumpkin pie spice in your favorite pumpkin and fall recipes, like muffins and quick breads, cookies, homemade lattes, even ice cream. It doesn’t have to be pumpkin either, you can add it to apple pie, molasses cookies, or sprinkle some on your oatmeal.

    Don’t limit yourself to sweet recipes. It can bring warming richness to savory meals too. You could try it as part of a spice rub for a pork roast, in pumpkin or butternut squash soup, or add a dash to baked acorn squash. It tends to work best in recipes that have a little sweetness. Just remember, when adding pumpkin pie spice to savory recipes, a little goes a long way.

    You can use this mix anytime a recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice, or replace the spices listed in your favorite pumpkin recipes with an equal volume of this blend.

    If you’re modifying a sweet recipe that doesn’t already call for pumpkin pie spice, start by adding about a tablespoon and adjust from there. That’s usually the right amount of spice for most loaf cakes, muffins, and other baking recipes.

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    How to Customize Your Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

    When you make your own spice blends, you can adjust the amounts and customize the blend based on your tastes. If you prefer a cozier, milder flavor, you can increase the cinnamon. If you want it sharper and spicier, you can increase the ginger.

    You could also try including any of the following:

    • 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom for more of a zesty flavor.
    • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper to add some pungent spice.
    • 1/2 teaspoon of ground white pepper for mild spice.
    • 1 teaspoon of ground aniseed for a touch of licorice.

    How Much Does It Make and How to Store?

    This recipe makes 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) of pumpkin pie spice. But if you’re planning a fall baking marathon you can easily double it. The mix will last in an airtight jar for up to 6 months.

    A jar of pumpkin pie spice also makes a wonderful fall-themed gift for family, friends, and coworkers.

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    Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup is the versatile recipe that you’ll want to use all fall long! You can use it to spice up cocktails, or simply as a sweetener for your morning coffee. Made with real pumpkin and warming spices, this recipe comes together in just 20 minutes and keeps for up to one week.

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    When I discovered the glory that is pumpkin spice simple syrup last year, I threw it into a bourbon pumpkin smash and didn’t even think to make it its own recipe post…

    Not only is pumpkin spice simple syrup absolutely glorious in so many cocktails for fall, it’s also so perfect for your coffee or your iced tea!

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    You can pour it in as your sweetener and OMG it packs a flavorful punch.

    I personally love it in my iced coffee (not to mention it saves me the trip to Starbucks to spend money on a PSL, you know?)!

    The simple syrup is so simple to make. It comes together quickly and you simply store it in your refrigerator until you use it all up!

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    Trust me, you will run through it REALLY quickly. The flavor is so authentic. You can use 100% canned pumpkin puree that you get from the store, or you can even use homemade pumpkin puree if you happen to have it on hand.

    I’m actually going to be posting about making your own pumpkin puree soon! So be sure to keep an eye out for that 😉

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    This Recipe’s Must-Haves

    The recipe itself all comes together in a saucepan! Just make sure you have one that has a lid because you need to cover the syrup to let the flavors build in the syrup. Don’t forget the wooden spoon to stir it all together!

    I use my fine mesh strainer all the time for simple syrup making. It gets all the chunks and such out so you don’t have to worry about them floating around in your syrup!

    Finally, you will want to have an airtight container like mason jars handy to add the simple syrup to once it is done steeping.

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    For some killer pumpkin cocktail recipes: Pumpkin Bourbon Hot Chocolate / Bourbon Pumpkin Smash / Pumpkin Pie Mimosa / Pumpkin Bang

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    How To Make Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

    Boil

    First, you will add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and bring it all to a boil. You’ll only need to stir it once or twice, so don’t worry about fussing over it while it heats up.

    Steep

    Once the mixture is boiling, you remove it immediately and cover it. Then you just let it sit for about 15 minutes so that all the flavors really get into the syrup.

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    Strain

    After steeping, it’s time to strain! This gets the thick pumpkin puree bits out of there, so all you are left with is the simple syrup.

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    How do I store simple syrup?

    To store the simple syrup, be sure to let it cool to room temperature first. Then add it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.

    How long can I store simple syrup?

    Simple syrup can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week (if it even lasts that long!).

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighterClassic Pumpkin Spice is one of the most common scents of the fall season. Loved by many, it reminds us of a freshly baked pumpkin pie cooling on the window sill.

    It can be hard to find a ready-made scent that smells like the real deal. You don’t have to reach for synthetic fragrances or ingredients. Essential oils are a perfect choice for a natural, pumpkin pie scent.

    Here is how to make your own pumpkin spice blend to use in your diffuser, DIY recipes, or as a perfume if you wish. This homemade pumpkin spice essential oil blend is a real treat!

    This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy here.

    Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend Recipe

    Shopping for pumpkin spice blends was actually tougher than I thought. Few essential oil companies sell a pumpkin spice type of essential oil blend. Hint: these are the ones that do.

    This is especially true if you’re looking for this favorite scent when it is not in season. What if you want pumpkin spice in February? Well, easy! You’ll just have to blend your own.

    You can quickly make this pumpkin spice blend at home. Do it once as a master blend, and use it often!

    A master blend simply means to create a larger amount of a blend you like. This way, you don’t have to re-blend it anytime you want to use it.

    Ingredients

    • 20 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
    • 20 drops Ginger Root essential oil
    • 15 drops Nutmeg essential oil
    • 15 drops Clove Bud essential oil
    • 10 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
    • 5 drops Cardamom essential oil

    Directions

    1. Add all essential oils into an empty 5 ml amber glass bottle. This size bottle will hold the blend perfectly.
    2. Tighten the screw cap and gently shake the bottle to blend the oils. Do not shake too roughly.
    3. Use 5-6 drops in your essential oil diffuser.

    Notes

    Nutmeg and clove have very strong scents. It is important to use equal parts nutmeg and clove, to keep the blend balanced.

    Adding orange essential oil makes sure the blend smells sweet and is not overwhelmed by the stronger spices.

    This blend should have a very mild and pleasant scent. You may even find yourself wanting to make more of it again to get you through the winter season, too.

    It is great for diffusing, adding to DIY recipes, and even for perfuming your body.

    Where To Buy Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend

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    Which one of these Pumpkin Spice Blends is best?

    Do you love pumpkin spice but don’t feel like doing your own blending? No worries, I’ve got your back!

    The following essential oil companies offer fabulous ready-made pumpkin spice essential oil blends. But hurry! Some of them are available for a limited time only! Score them today so you never go without your favorite scent.

    • Plant Therapy:Pumpkin Spice blend, 10 ml for $12.95. Also available as part of the “Feels Like Fall” set. *** PERSONAL TEST WINNER ***
    • REVIVE:Pumpkin Pie blend, 10 ml for $16.
    • Rocky Mountain Oils:Pumpkin Spice Latte, 5 ml for $24.95

    Here is a comparison and evaluation between the three:

    Pumpkin Pie from Plant Therapy

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    Pumpkin Pie blend from Plant Therapy
    Get it here

    This pumpkin spice blend smells amazing! It seems to have just the right balance between Cinnamon and Clove. It also smells light and airy, with just the right amount of Orange…. which I love! This is definitely my personal test winner and a fabulous choice to diffuse in your home to create that special fall atmosphere!

    Pumpkin Pie from REVIVE

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    Pumpkin Pie essential oil from REVIVE
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    At REVIVE, their Pumpkin Pie blend smells herbaceous yet sweet. I think it’s the Cardamom and Vanilla notes I can make out the most. It smells a little bit sweeter than the other oils tested in this round. If you love Vanilla though, this could very well be the blend choice for you! Also, it would work well in a fall-themed DIY candle or to easily scent your potpourri.

    Pumpkin Spice Latte from Rocky Mountain Oils

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    Rocky Mountain Oils’ Pumpkin Spice Latte blend
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    Rocky Mountain Oils’ version of a Pumpkin Spice blend smells deep, rich, and definitely right on point! I can’t make out one dominant scent over another, which is a great indication of a well-balanced scent. With the addition of Coffee essential oil (which is not included in the other two blends), it does smell stronger and somewhat darker than the other oils in this test. That said, if you love the “latte” part of Pumpkin Spice, you won’t be disappointed with this blend. I’ll be using mine for a seasonal DIY sugar scrub and to diffuse on our door steps for Halloween.

    Final Thoughts

    I hope that with my essential oil pumpkin spice blend recipe and ready-made blend comparisons, you finally found the right blend. If you’ve never tried a Pumpkin Spice scent in your diffuser, DIY recipe or home decoration – you might just want to try it out!

    About Emma Carter

    As I’m getting started with essential oils for more natural well-being in my life, I hope to provide you with many valuable resources, tips, tricks and reviews to help you do the same. My essential oils journey has evolved over the past 5 years and I am now also studying to become a Certified Aromatherapist!

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    By Jennifer Taylor

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    Fall has officially begun, meaning pumpkin spice season is in full swing. Personally, you can’t get enough of this delicious fall flavor, but your wallet feels differently.

    Due to the overwhelming popularity of pumpkin spice everything, many retailers charge a premium for this delicacy. However, there are plenty of clever ways to indulge — a lot — this season without breaking your budget.

    For example, Starbucks charges approximately $5.45 for a grande pumpkin spice latte. While you might spring for at least one this season, making it a regular habit can add up fast. Instead, you can buy an entire 11-ounce bag of Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Light Roast Ground Coffee at Target for $7.49 and a 28-ounce Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Coffee Creamer for $4.69 — just slightly more than the cost of two PSL lattes.

    If Dunkin’ is more your style, plan to spend around $2.09 for a medium cup of pumpkin coffee when visiting one of the brand’s retail locations. Alternately, you can stop into Target for an 11-ounce bag of Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice Medium Roast Ground Coffee, priced at just $7.19.

    No doubt, you’ll be craving a pumpkin muffin from Panera this season, but at $2.19 each, you’ll need to control yourself. However, Whole Foods sells a Limited Edition Spiced Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix for $4.79 that yields a dozen servings, allowing you to indulge guilt-free.

    Of course, the Dairy Queen Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat is also on your radar, but even a small will likely cost you more than $6. Don’t stress, because you can get a box of six Organic Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches at Whole Foods for just $4.99.

    Moving on to main courses, the BoneFish Grill has a seasonal swordfish and pumpkin ravioli special, priced at just under $25. No doubt, this is delicious, but if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, Trader Joe’s sells a 9-ounce package of honey roasted pumpkin ravioli for just $3.69. If you’re fully committed, top it off with a 14.5-ounce jar of the brand’s Pumpkin Alfredo sauce, priced at $3.49.

    Back to dessert — pumpkin spice cake donuts from Krispy Kreme are a highlight of the season, but at $1.99 each, they can add up fast. However, the King Arthur Baking Company sells a Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Mix that yields 12 full-sized delicacies for $7.95 — and since they’re baked, not deep-fried, they’re also healthier.

    If you’re craving pumpkin cupcakes, you could buy six premade at Albertson’s for $3.99. While that’s not a bad price, Target sells Pillsbury Moist Supreme Perfectly Pumpkin Premium Cake Mix for $1.89, which yields 24 cupcakes, allowing you to really stretch your dollar.

    It’s never too early in the day for fall’s favorite flavor, which is why IHOP’s four-stack of pumpkin spice pancakes — priced at $11.99 — always hits the spot. However, you can get an entire box of Great Value Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix for $1.67 at Walmart, making it possible to enjoy them every morning, if you so desire.

    Retailers might charge a premium for all things pumpkin spice, but thankfully there’s no shortage of affordable substitutions. This makes it possible to enjoy the taste of fall from dawn ’til dusk, without overspending.

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    This recipe is very simple and inexpensive. You can replace the cream and milk with Non fat dairy creamer if you like or even lactose free dairy.

    This recipe can be doubled or tripled by maintaining only 6 tablespoons of pumpkin spice powder.

    • You will need:
      6 ounces of light cream
      4 ounces of low fat milk
      4 tablespoons of pumpkin spice powder
      4 ounces of hot(not boiling ) filtered water.
      2 tablespoons of organic Coconut palm sugar( optional)
      8 ounce bowl

    Directions:

    Add all of the pumpkin spice powder and hot filtered water to the bowl and mix until COMPLETELY dissolved. this will be between pasty and watery flavoring for the infusion part.
    Add to a saucepan the light cream and milk then add 4 tablespoons of the pumpkin spice liquid
    mix all together well.
    tun on med heat until all is starting to simmer. then lower heat to a low low simmer and cover for 15 minutes. stirring regularly.

    This will get the flavors to begin to infuse in the Milk and cream. once complete bottle and refrigerate Use in your coffee lattes or fraps all year.

    Notes: Increasing the amount of tablespoons of liquid pumpkin spice will give your creamer a more warm and spicier taste.

    You HAVE to try this easy Pumpkin Spice Buttercream on your next dessert! This homemade buttercream is so tasty, it’s good enough to enjoy with just a spoon.
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    Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe

    Whipping up a favorite buttercream frosting recipe for you today! Pumpkin style!! Well, I’ve got a simple and out of this world delicious buttercream that is perfect for this season. It’s got Pumpkin Pie Spices which make it perfectly festive over brownies, cakes, cookies and just about everything! Hope you enjoy.

    Try my Peppermint Buttercream Frosting recipe too! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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    How to Make Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

    You’ll need just a few delicious items to get started. You’ll also need just a couple splashes of milk which is not photographed.

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    Whip it all up and you get this amazing aromatic buttercream just begging to be eaten.

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    Pax literally could not keep his little fingers out of it, ha! Enjoy!

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighterClassic Pumpkin Spice is one of the most common scents of the fall season. Loved by many, it reminds us of a freshly baked pumpkin pie cooling on the window sill.

    It can be hard to find a ready-made scent that smells like the real deal. You don’t have to reach for synthetic fragrances or ingredients. Essential oils are a perfect choice for a natural, pumpkin pie scent.

    Here is how to make your own pumpkin spice blend to use in your diffuser, DIY recipes, or as a perfume if you wish. This homemade pumpkin spice essential oil blend is a real treat!

    This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase through these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Read my full disclosure policy here.

    Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend Recipe

    Shopping for pumpkin spice blends was actually tougher than I thought. Few essential oil companies sell a pumpkin spice type of essential oil blend. Hint: these are the ones that do.

    This is especially true if you’re looking for this favorite scent when it is not in season. What if you want pumpkin spice in February? Well, easy! You’ll just have to blend your own.

    You can quickly make this pumpkin spice blend at home. Do it once as a master blend, and use it often!

    A master blend simply means to create a larger amount of a blend you like. This way, you don’t have to re-blend it anytime you want to use it.

    Ingredients

    • 20 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
    • 20 drops Ginger Root essential oil
    • 15 drops Nutmeg essential oil
    • 15 drops Clove Bud essential oil
    • 10 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
    • 5 drops Cardamom essential oil

    Directions

    1. Add all essential oils into an empty 5 ml amber glass bottle. This size bottle will hold the blend perfectly.
    2. Tighten the screw cap and gently shake the bottle to blend the oils. Do not shake too roughly.
    3. Use 5-6 drops in your essential oil diffuser.

    Notes

    Nutmeg and clove have very strong scents. It is important to use equal parts nutmeg and clove, to keep the blend balanced.

    Adding orange essential oil makes sure the blend smells sweet and is not overwhelmed by the stronger spices.

    This blend should have a very mild and pleasant scent. You may even find yourself wanting to make more of it again to get you through the winter season, too.

    It is great for diffusing, adding to DIY recipes, and even for perfuming your body.

    Where To Buy Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend

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    Which one of these Pumpkin Spice Blends is best?

    Do you love pumpkin spice but don’t feel like doing your own blending? No worries, I’ve got your back!

    The following essential oil companies offer fabulous ready-made pumpkin spice essential oil blends. But hurry! Some of them are available for a limited time only! Score them today so you never go without your favorite scent.

    • Plant Therapy:Pumpkin Spice blend, 10 ml for $12.95. Also available as part of the “Feels Like Fall” set. *** PERSONAL TEST WINNER ***
    • REVIVE:Pumpkin Pie blend, 10 ml for $16.
    • Rocky Mountain Oils:Pumpkin Spice Latte, 5 ml for $24.95

    Here is a comparison and evaluation between the three:

    Pumpkin Pie from Plant Therapy

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    Pumpkin Pie blend from Plant Therapy
    Get it here

    This pumpkin spice blend smells amazing! It seems to have just the right balance between Cinnamon and Clove. It also smells light and airy, with just the right amount of Orange…. which I love! This is definitely my personal test winner and a fabulous choice to diffuse in your home to create that special fall atmosphere!

    Pumpkin Pie from REVIVE

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    Pumpkin Pie essential oil from REVIVE
    Shop here

    At REVIVE, their Pumpkin Pie blend smells herbaceous yet sweet. I think it’s the Cardamom and Vanilla notes I can make out the most. It smells a little bit sweeter than the other oils tested in this round. If you love Vanilla though, this could very well be the blend choice for you! Also, it would work well in a fall-themed DIY candle or to easily scent your potpourri.

    Pumpkin Spice Latte from Rocky Mountain Oils

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    Rocky Mountain Oils’ Pumpkin Spice Latte blend
    Check Price Here

    Rocky Mountain Oils’ version of a Pumpkin Spice blend smells deep, rich, and definitely right on point! I can’t make out one dominant scent over another, which is a great indication of a well-balanced scent. With the addition of Coffee essential oil (which is not included in the other two blends), it does smell stronger and somewhat darker than the other oils in this test. That said, if you love the “latte” part of Pumpkin Spice, you won’t be disappointed with this blend. I’ll be using mine for a seasonal DIY sugar scrub and to diffuse on our door steps for Halloween.

    Final Thoughts

    I hope that with my essential oil pumpkin spice blend recipe and ready-made blend comparisons, you finally found the right blend. If you’ve never tried a Pumpkin Spice scent in your diffuser, DIY recipe or home decoration – you might just want to try it out!

    About Emma Carter

    As I’m getting started with essential oils for more natural well-being in my life, I hope to provide you with many valuable resources, tips, tricks and reviews to help you do the same. My essential oils journey has evolved over the past 5 years and I am now also studying to become a Certified Aromatherapist!

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    Two of the most common spice mixes are apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice. The combination of spices that make up each blend is so commonly used (because they are complimentary) when baking with apples and pumpkin that the blends are packaged and sold alongside “regular” spices in the baking aisle of the supermarket. They are frequently called for in recipes without much explaination of what each mix actually is, so when you encounter them on a list of ingredients you have two choices: use the mix or make your own.

    Apple pie spice typically consists of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, with cinnamon making up the bulk of the mixture. Pumpkin pie spice usually includes cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, again with cinnamon making up most of the mix. The beauty of mixing your own is that you can tweak the ratios to ensure that you get the precise flavor you want every time. As cardamom becomes more popular, it is appearing in small amounts in some of these spice mixes (Trader Joe’s pumpkin pie spice uses it this year, for instance) as well. I like a bit in my pumpkin pie spice and am a fan of including a bit of ginger in my apple pie mix.

    Pumpkin Pie Spice
    1/4 cup ground cinnamon
    2 tbsp ground ginger
    2 tsp ground cloves
    1 tsp ground nutmeg*
    1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

    Apple Pie Spice
    1/4 cup ground cinnamon
    1 tbsp ground allspice
    2 tsp ground nutmeg*
    2 tsp ground ginger
    1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)

    Combine all ingredients for desired mix and blend well. Store in a small, airtight container. Feel free to experiment with amounts to get a blend that works for you.

    *If using freshy ground nutmeg, you might want to cut back a little bit because the flavor can be quite strong. Since you’re going to be storing the mix anyway, it is not crucial to use freshly ground here. I personally find it to be a bit overwhelming if there is a ton of nutmeg in something.

    What’s not to love about this coffee-inspired hue?

    With fall in full swing, perhaps it’s time to give your hair a seasonal refresh with a trendy fall hair color , like pumpkin spice. This coppery hair color is inspired by the delicious pumpkin-spice flavored coffee drinks served at your favorite café. If you’re worried that pumpkin spice hair is too orange, think again. Pumpkin spice hair is a warm brown hair color that has red and copper undertones reminiscent of fall leaves. It can also range in depth and tone to be flattering for multiple skin tones.

    If you want to try pumpkin spice hair yourself, keep reading for all the details on how to find the right shade of pumpkin spice hair for your skin tone , how to get the color and how to keep your color spicy through the entire fall season.

    The Best Shade Of Pumpkin Spice Hair Color Based On Your Skin Tone

    One of the best things about pumpkin spice hair is that it’s customizable — meaning you can create a unique shade that’s flattering on you. Use your skin tone as a guide to find the most complementary shade of pumpkin spice hair for you.

    If you have a fair skin tone, opt for pumpkin spice hair with copper and orange tones. If you have a dark skin tone, go for pumpkin spice hair with honey and deep amber tones. You can also add in golden blonde highlights for additional dimension. If you’re heading to the salon, ask your colorist about adding balayage highlights to brighten up your pumpkin spice hair.

    Keep in mind that adding highlights to your hair will require bleaching. The darker your base shade, the more work will be necessary to achieve your desired end result. Plus, pumpkin spice hair isn’t exactly low maintenance — root regrowth will be noticeable. So, you’ll want to budget time for regular touch ups if you want to keep your pumpkin spice hair looking fresh.

    How To Get Pumpkin Spice Hair At Home

    Since this shade is customizable, a professional colorist can help you get the look you want. But you can also get an all-over pumpkin spice hair color at home if you’re into DIY hair coloring. Remember, the L’Oréal Paris Haircolor Concierge is available to you to help you pick the most flattering shade for you.

    The L’Oréal Paris Féria in Power Copper is a bright pumpkin spice color that looks beautiful on a wide range of skin tones. It provides shimmering, dimensional color without being too harsh on your hair.

    If you prefer a slightly more muted option, try the L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Fade-Defying Shine Permanent Hair Color in Lightest Auburn which provides a shiny color that’s fade-resistant for up to eight weeks. Be sure to follow the instructions on the package to get the best results for your pumpkin spice hair color.

    How To Take Care Of Pumpkin Spice Hair

    Once you’ve achieved your desired hair color, it’s important to use color-safe hair care products to ensure that your hair remains in pristine condition. For your wash routine, try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Conditioner . This duo is safe for color-treated hair and works to repair damage that can occur as a result of bleaching and coloring by strengthening weak hair bonds from the inside out.

    To enhance your color and add shine to your hair, add the L’Oréal Paris Le Color Gloss One Step In-Shower Toning Gloss in Copper into your hair care routine too. This at-home hair gloss treatment works to tone your color, boost shine and deeply condition the hair in just one easy step.

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    I have a new makeup trend alert for you and this one is just in time for fall and all things pumpkin. If you need more than a steaming Pumpkin Spice Latte to curb your appetite for the orangey goodness that takes the world by storm this time of year, you are in luck because I am talking about something totally new and totally perfect for fall – Pumpkin Spice makeup.

    Don’t worry, you are not going to look like an Oompa Loompa or, maybe even worse, a jack-o-lantern. Have no fear, lovelies, this makeup trend gives you just the right amount of fall color to get you in the mood for the new season while still looking incredible.

    Pumpkin Spice makeup costs as Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Pumpkin Spice makeup can be found in powder form, mineral makeup, or even pigmented eyeshadow for about the same cost as your beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, so typically around five dollars.

    My favorite form would have to be the pumpkin highlighter, which is a gorgeous shimmery orange that lasts all day long without settling into your fine creases. Want a little more color for a bold pop or just want to take up more space on your lid? Use it as an eyeshadow! It’s your face so have it your way.

    As with any good makeup, these pumpkin products are buildable and blendable so you can layer it on for extra drama or take it down a notch for just a hint of orange with a single swipe of your brush. How bold and daring you go is completely up to you and in your control so just play around with it and see what the best level for you is depending on the look that you are going for.

    Pumpkin highlighter paired with a smoky brown eye

    Want to know my favorite way to wear the newest Pumpkin Spice trend in makeup? I love the look of the pumpkin highlighter paired with a smoky brown eye. So warm and sultry looking. Or you can even wear it alone and let the color take center stage.

    Now I feel like I really should warn you: this may not be a color that is great for everyone (sorry ginger friends), but you should definitely try it out and see if it is one that you can rock.

    Major makeup brands have a few options for Pumpkin Spice makeup so you can pick up some next time you are at the mall, or you can find some great products on Etsy. I love finding new brands to try and a lot of times you can find great organic makeup for crazy cheap prices when you look outside of the big retail stores so don’t be scared to venture out.

    Aren’t you so ready for fall? It is my favorite season. I can almost feel it in the air and this Pumpkin Spice makeup is only making us all the more ready for it. Bonfires, football games, apple picking, Halloween… they will all be here before you know it so you better start perfecting this new makeup trend now!

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    Pumpkin pie spice is a very popular spice mix that you can use to make many delicious desserts. It’s very easy to make at home, it consists of only 5 ingredients that are easy to get and probably already in your pantry. Homemade pumpkin pie spice is cheaper than the store-bought and has much better flavor (especially if you ground your spices) not to mention that you know what goes in it.

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    What goes into pumpkin pie spice:

    Pumpkin pie spice consists of only 5 spices: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice. Cinnamon flavor is most pronounced.

    What ratio of spices is best:

    The most important spice is cinnamon, it adds warmth and slightly sweet flavor. I’m adding 3 tablespoons of cinnamon to my mix. Then I’m adding all the other spices in similar but much smaller amounts, 2 teaspoons each.

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    How to make homemade pumpkin pie spice:

    1. Measure out the spices.
    2. Mix the spices together.
    3. Store in a tightly-closed container, away from light and heat sources.

    -> For the best flavor ground the spices yourself. You can do it using a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder. The spice mix made this way is so flavorful, really amazing.
    -> Don’t make big batches dough, spices lose their flavor quickly so it’s better to make a new batch than to use a flavorless one.
    -> You can omit these spices that you don’t have on hand, except cinnamon. You can also change the spice ratios to your liking.

    Pumpkin pie spice uses:

    • Anywhere you would add cinnamon.
    • You can spice up your oatmeal, yogurt or latte.
    • It’s often added to pies, quick breads, cookies, and cakes.
    • Homemade pumpkin pie spice makes also a great gift. You can put it in small decorative jars and use homemade labels.

    Recipes with pumpkin pie spice:

    • How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter Pumpkin Pancakes
    • How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter Pumpkin pie apple ring pancakes
    • How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter Pumpkin roll
    • PUMPKIN PANCAKES
    • PUMPKIN PIE APPLE RING PANCAKES
    • PUMPKIN ROLL
    • How to apply pumpkin spice highlighterCarrot layer cake
    • How to apply pumpkin spice highlighterPumpkin cranberry muffins
    • carrot layer cake with cream cheese frosting (instead of spices listed)
    • pumpkin cranberry muffins (instead of just cinnamon)

    try also these recipes:

    The difference between these two spice mixes is not significant. Pumpkin pie spice is rather cinnamon heavy and mildly spiced, and the gingerbread spice mix is more balanced, it also contains more spices like cardamom, coriander, star anise, making it more ‘Christmassy’.

    Both spices are heavy on the cinnamon. Pumpkin pie spice consists of 5 spices: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice but apple pie spice of only 3: cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

    Yes, you can, they taste very similar.

    You can substitute pumpkin pie spice with cinnamon and just add any spices, that are on the ingredients list, that you have on hand. You can also substitute it with gingerbread spice mix or apple pie spice.

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    With the start of autumn come vibrantly colored leaves, cooler temperatures, and the ubiquitous pumpkin-pie-spiced-everything! But you don’t have to trek to the nearest coffee shop or ice cream parlor to enjoy this seasonal taste treat—you can savor this flavor in the comfort of your own kitchen. With Mountain Rose Herbs’ organic pumpkin pie spice blend, you can easily craft your own seasonal creations at home.

    You can make your own pumpkin pie spice from scratch with cozy spices commonly found in most pantries: organic cassia cinnamon powder, organic ginger root powder, organic nutmeg powder, and organic allspice powder, to name a few. But if a well-balanced, ready-to-go blend is what you seek, our signature time-tested recipe is handcrafted in small batches at our headquarters in Eugene, Oregon to offer the perfect autumnal accent for your home culinary adventures!

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    Our Top 10 Uses for pumpkin spice

    1. Mix into cookie batter (especially sugar cookies!). Swap out the spices in our vegan sugar cookie recipe for our pumpkin pie blend instead.
    2. Season roasted veggies. We especially love it on sweet potatoes, carrots, and of course, winter squash!
    3. Dust on popcorn. Or for extra bonus points at your next movie night, try this chipotle honey popcorn recipe, which features our spicy pie blend.
    4. Stir into coffee or tea. Dust some of this powder on your next cuppa joe or mug of tea. We especially like it in one of our many black teas!
    5. Add to a craft cocktail, like this pumpkin-y take on a classic Old Fashioned.
    6. Spice up overnight oats. This blend is a delicious addition to many breakfast staples, and we especially love it in a bowl of elderberry overnight oats.
    7. Sprinkle on pancakes. These spices will complement the warmth of butter (or vegan butter alternative) and syrup any morning.
    8. Liven up holiday sweets. This popular blend makes an appearance in this chocolate bark recipe, which makes a festive gift for friends and family.
    9. Whisk into pasta sauce. We especially love these warming flavors in a sage brown butter sauce atop fresh fettuccine or cheesy ravioli.
    10. And last but not least, use in pumpkin pie. Rather than buying pre-spiced pumpkin pie filling in a can, match your filling to your family’s taste buds by starting with unflavored canned (or freshly baked) pumpkin and adding pumpkin pie spice blend to taste.

    How do you like to use pumpkin pie spice? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

    The world might be on pause right now, but not even a pandemic can stop pumpkin spice season. Get in the mood for fall with these delicious vegan pumpkin spice drinks that are sure to make you feel cozy. Choosing plant-based milks for all your holiday drinks means that you’re not supporting the cruel dairy industry. Kick off the festive season with these animal-friendly options:

    Starbucks Coffee Creamer

    While the pumpkin spice lattes in Starbucks’ U.S. stores aren’t vegan, you can now enjoy this seasonal flavor at home with the chain’s Non-Dairy Pumpkin Spice Flavored Creamer, made with almond milk and oat milk.

    Chameleon Organic Coffee

    Get your morning buzz with Chameleon’s Pumpkin Spice Oat Milk Latte.

    Peet’s Coffee

    Peet’s Coffee has a vegan autumn menu that’s to die for. For pumpkin lovers, the chain offers the following options. Just be sure to request oat, almond, soy, or coconut milk.

    • Pumpkin Latte
    • Pumpkin Chai Latte
    • Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Mocha
    • Pumpkin Javiva (Ask for the “Reduced Calorie, Dairy Free” version.)

    The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

    The main rule when ordering flavored drinks from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is to ask for flavored syrup instead of powder. Thankfully, this works with the shop’s pumpkin-flavored fall beverages. Here’s how:

    • Iced: Order a Pumpkin Cold Brew Almond Milk Latte.
      • You can also ask for soy, oat, or coconut milk instead.
      • Ask for vanilla bean sauce or vanilla syrup instead of vanilla powder.
    • Hot: Order a Pumpkin Latte. (Just ask for soy, almond, or coconut milk.)

    Whole Foods Market

    Visit the coffee bar at your local Whole Foods Market to find out whether it offers a pumpkin spice latte. If so, make sure that you order it with one of Whole Foods’ many vegan milk options and confirm with the barista that the flavoring is vegan.

    Local, Independent Coffee Shops

    If you’re lucky enough to have an indie coffee shop nearby, be sure to check out its menu. Cafe Andreini in Arroyo Grande, California, for example, offers a pumpkin spice latte that can be made vegan if you request a dairy-free milk. Cheers for supporting vegan-friendly small businesses!

    Starbucks (With a Hack)

    Vegan pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks are currently available only in Europe, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t order one here in the States—well, sort of. Here’s a vegan Starbucks hack, courtesy of @vegan_secretmenu:

    • Order a vanilla latte from Starbucks.
    • Choose soy, almond, or coconut milk.
    • Add pumpkin spice topping.

    Voilà! A Starbucks “PSL” right here in the U.S.

    Califia Farms

    California-based Califia Farms is making all our pumpkin spice dreams come true. Check out the company’s lineup of pumpkin-flavored goodies:

    • Made with almond milk, the Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew Coffee is sure to satisfy.
    • Take your black coffee to the next level with the Pumpkin Spice Creamer.

    The popular vegan brand has two limited-time, seasonal options, Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer, and the Unsweet Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer.

    nutpods

    The Pumpkin Spice Creamer from nutpods is made with coconut cream and almonds, and it’s just 10 calories per serving.

    Trader Joe’s

    Whether you’re a coffee fiend or not, Trader Joe’s has you covered. In addition to the pumpkin-flavored seasonal eats, the grocery store chain offers two pumpkin spice beverage options that’re equally satisfying:

    • Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage
    • Pumpkin Spice Coffee (It comes ground or in single-serve Keurig-friendly cups.)

    Pro tip: Enjoy either in a mug with a cinnamon stick. They’re both delicious and aromatic, and they’ll make you feel all kinds of fall fancy. You can even add Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage to black coffee:

    To keep all the pumpkin spice possibilities in your back pocket, pick up a bottle of Pumpkin Pie Spice from Trader Joe’s. Sprinkle a bit in your soy latte or on your vegan ice cream to get that pumpkin flavor anytime, anywhere.

    Laird Superfood

    Real pumpkin and organic spices help make Laird Superfood’s Pumpkin Spice Superfood Creamer a perfect 10. Add a scoop to hot coffee for an at-home, delicious, vegan-friendly pumpkin spice latte.

    If you’re not a coffee person but still love pumpkin spice, consider these seasonal teas:

    • The Republic of Tea’s Pumpkin Spice Black Tea
    • Tazo Chai’s Pumpkin Spice Tea
    • Celestial Seasonings’ Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea

    Make Your Own at Home

    You can make your own pumpkin spice latte by following the recipe below:

    Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte

    1 1/2 cups nondairy milk
    2 Tbsp. nondairy creamer
    2 Tbsp. canned pumpkin
    1 Tbsp. agave nectar
    2 tsp. vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish
    Instant coffee granules equivalent to 1 serving size
    Cinnamon, for garnish
    Nutmeg, for garnish

    • In a saucepan, stir together the nondairy milk, creamer, and canned pumpkin and warm over medium heat until the mixture begins to steam.
    • Reduce the heat and bring to a simmer. Whisk in the agave nectar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and instant coffee.
    • Pour into a mug and garnish with the pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

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    I’m making DIY lip balm to gift to friends and family and since pumpkin spice chapstick is always a crowd pleaser, I making this DIY pumpkin spice lip balm.

    In the last few years, pumpkin spice has dominated fall. From lattes to candles, the pumpkin spice trend is definitely in. And it seems like I see pumpkin spice advertised earlier and earlier each year. This year it started in August!

    While I love all things fall, I was always skeptical about pumpkin spice. I mean, pumpkin pie is awesome and I use pumpkin pie spice regularly for cooking. However, a few years ago I came up with this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Lip Scrub Recipe. It really started my love affair with all things pumpkin spice.

    Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm Recipe for Fall

    This year I’m making some DIY lip balm to gift to friends and family. I know that pumpkin spice is a general crowd pleaser, so I decided to do a pumpkin spice DIY lip balm.

    Before I create my recipes, I like to take stock of what is already on the internet. As I was looking at recipes, I found that many people are making pumpkin spice lip balms with essential oils in them. The types and amounts of essential oils in these recipes were quite scary to me.

    Should essential oils be used to create pumpkin spice?

    Essential oils like clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg are potent. One whiff will tell you that! These essential oils are considered hot oils, meaning they can be irritating to the skin. The skin on the lips is even more sensitive. That means it is imperative to put gentle, nourishing essential oils in your DIY lip balm (or just leave out the essential oils altogether). Hot oils have no place in lip balms unless they are in EXTREMELY low dilutions and/or the lip balm is handcrafted by a professional.

    Safe, Nourishing Ingredients in Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

    I decided to make my own recipe without essential oils. Natural spices of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg are powerful enough to carry their own aroma and flavor. It would really be overkill to add the essential oils.

    For this recipe, I am using one of my favorite nourishing oils: pumpkin seed oil! It’s rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids. That means pumpkin seed oil is moisturizing, rejuvenating, and skin-healing.

    Coconut oil is another go-to of mine for DIY lip balms. I find that it gives the balm a smooth consistency and helps it to melt evenly on skin. Coconut oil is also full of essential vitamins and fatty acids.

    To make this recipe a true pumpkin spice DIY lip balm, I am using pumpkin pie spice. If you don’t have any in your pantry, you can make your own Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice with this recipe. While it takes some mixing to get the spice to incorporate fully, it is one of the safest ways to introduce the flavor and aroma.

    Here is my recipe for pumpkin spice chapstick. Enjoy!

    by Rudy Sanchez on 10/11/2021 | 2 Minute Read

    The fall is usually a time of festivities as students return to campus, kids hit the apple orchards, and your favorite coffee shop stocks up on your favorite non-Dune-related spice. And then there’s Halloween, of course, a holiday full of revelry and partying, something beer brand Natural Light is well acquainted with as a popular go-to for blowouts and hangs.

    The folks over at Natty, however, are getting into the spirit of the season by changing up their branding and packaging for a limited time.

    “Natural Frights” is the same beer that Natty serves up all year, but now comes served with a Halloween theme consisting of a dark label that features holiday staples like tombstones, bare and twisted trees, as well as a bat. Autumnal bands of colors are stack along the bottom and a kind reminder of “Same beer. Just spooky.”

    It’s not unusual for a beer brand to get into Halloween; it is a party holiday, after all. But Natty Light’s sticking just to dressing up, unlike Bud Light Seltzer, which went a little overboard with their fall offering, going so far as to offer flavors like pumpkin spice, toasted marshmallow, apple crisp, and maple pear.

    Natural Light is releasing the Halloween “Natty Frights” nationwide in 12, 18, and 30 packs and will be available while supplies last.

    Rudy Sanchez

    Rudy Sanchez is a product marketing consultant based in Southern California. Once described by a friend as her “technology life coach,” he is a techie and avid lifelong gamer. When he’s not writing or helping clients improve their products, he’s either watching comedies on Netflix, playing the latest shooter or battle royale game or out exploring the world via Ingress and Pokémon Go.

    Table of Contents

    How much pumpkin pie spice do I use instead of individual spices?

    How much pumpkin pie spice do I use instead of individual spices? To use pumpkin spice instead of individual spices, add up the volume (likely, teaspoons) of individual spices and use that amount of pumpkin spice.

    What does pumpkin pie spice replace?

    If a recipe requires 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute with: ½ teaspoon cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon each any of two spice (ginger, nutmeg, or cloves in preference order) ¾ teaspoon cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon any of ginger, cloves, or nutmeg in preference order (as per availability)Oct 20, 2021.

    How do I use pumpkin pie spice extract?

    Try it in sweet treats like pumpkin bread, cookies, baked apples, streusel toppings and candied nuts. Or use it to add a twist to vinaigrettes, risotto, pasta and sweet potatoes.

    Is pumpkin pie spice the same as pumpkin spice?

    “Pumpkin spice” or “Pumpkin Pie Spice” doesn’t actually contain pumpkin – it’s really just a blend of warming spices usually found in pumpkin pie recipes. You can find pumpkin pie spice in the store, or make your own mix of cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger, mace and nutmeg.

    Can I use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon?

    Substitutes for Cinnamon can range from spices with similar flavor profiles, such as nutmeg and allspice, to a whole blend of spices. Alternatively, apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice blends often contain cinnamon and can serve as a good substitute in a pinch.

    Can I use pumpkin pie spice instead of nutmeg?

    Since it contains nutmeg and other similar spices, you can easily replace nutmeg with pumpkin pie spice in equal quantities in most recipes. Pumpkin pie spice is a spice blend made with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. It has a similar taste to that of nutmeg and can be swapped in at a 1:1 ratio.

    Can I substitute allspice for pumpkin pie spice?

    The fact that allspice is one of the ingredients in pumpkin pie spice is one reason that it makes a good allspice substitute. Pumpkin pie spice is a one to one substitute, so you would use exactly the same amount of it that your recipe specifies for allspice.

    How do you mix all spice?

    In order to make 1 teaspoon, simply combine 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves and ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg. That’s it! Combining cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in the right proportions creates the perfect homemade recipe for an allspice substitution.

    Can I substitute apple pie spice for pumpkin pie spice?

    If you can’t find pumpkin spice or want to discover another fall flavor, consider using apple pie spice. A combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves can function as a suitable pumpkin spice substitute.

    How do you extract the flavor from a pumpkin?

    Infuse a very strong vodka or grain alcohol with the pureed roasted pumpkin for a week or six. Filter the the liquid off with a coffee filter. Optionally, reduce the the liquid extremely carefully (probably outside for safety reasons) until it becomes reasonably concentrated.

    What is pumpkin extract?

    Nature’s Flavors Organic Pumpkin Flavor Extract is just about as pumpkin perfect as it gets. Ideal to flavor your fall foods, incorporate the taste of pumpkin into your pumpkin fillings, pumpkin flavored beverages, and more. Pumpkin flavor so good, it’s easy to fall for.

    What is in tones pumpkin pie spice?

    It is generally a blend of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and sometimes allspice. It can also be used as a seasoning in general cooking.

    How much pumpkin is in pumpkin spice?

    “There’s no pumpkin content in pumpkin spice on its own,” Ethan Frisch, a spice expert and owner of sustainable spice trading company Burlap and Barrel. Instead, it’s a blend of typically four to five other spices you probably have in your cabinets: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice.

    Is pumpkin spice just cinnamon?

    What is this? Pumpkin Pie Spice is just a combination of those yummy “warm” spices that we all reach for in our fall and holiday baking. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger -that’s it! Plus, when you make it at home, you know for sure that those spices are all that’s in it -nothing else!Sep 10, 2018.

    What’s the difference between allspice and pumpkin pie spice?

    Is allspice the same as pumpkin spice? Not at all. Ground allspice (along with some other spices) is a standard ingredient to make pumpkin spice. If ever you come across any recipe that requires a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and/or cloves, replace it with equal amounts of this spice blend.

    Can I use pumpkin pie spice instead of cloves?

    Clove Substitute: Pumpkin Pie Spice It’s a great way to get that clove flavor if you don’t have a separate bottle of cloves. Keep in mind that pumpkin pie spice is not just for pie: It can be used in savory dishes as well, especially ones that benefit from the addition of ginger.

    What poison smells like cinnamon?

    This fake cinnamon contains a chemical, coumarin, which is used for making rat poison, according to the German Federal Institute of Risk Assessment. Coumarin can damage liver and kidneys in humans even if taken in relatively small doses.

    How to apply pumpkin spice highlighter

    Servings: 80 servings

    • Prep Method: Baking

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    Ingredients

    Pumpkin Puree (see recipe below) 4 cups
    Baking soda 2½ teaspoons
    Baking powder 2½ teaspoons
    Salt, kosher 2 teaspoons
    Cinnamon 2 teaspoons
    Flour

    white whole wheat

    Instructions

    To prepare 4 cups of Pumpkin Puree you will need 3.5 pounds of fresh pumpkin:

    Using serrated knife cut off the stem of the pumpkin.

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    Cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds

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    Spray the flesh side of the pumpkin with pan spray and place facing flesh side down on parchment-lined baking sheets.

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    Roast the pumpkin at 325° F for approx. 45 minutes or until the pumpkin is fork-tender.

    Remove from the oven and scoop out the pumpkin puree. Note – if any large lumps are present, pulse the puree in the food processor until smooth.

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    Spread puree on sheet trays and cool in the walk-in on the top shelves at the back of the cooler. Note – store pumpkin at 41° F or lower until use.

    This step may be done in advance and puree held in the cooler or freezer. Completely thaw before use.

    For the Harvest Spice Pumpkin Bars:

    Combine all ingredients, except the powdered sugar, using the VCM or large mixing bowl or mixer.

    Mix until ingredients are well combined.

    Pour the batter into baking sheets lined with parchment paper and sprayed with pan spray.

    Bake at 350° F until bars are baked through, approx. 25 minutes.

    Allow bars to cool completely. Sprinkle lightly, almost dusting, with powdered sugar and cut each sheet pan into 8×10 squares for service.

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    Recipe Notes

    Nutrition Facts per Serving (35g)

    This recipe has not been tested or standardized by Healthy School Recipes. The outcome, allergen information, and nutrient data may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.

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    Though Labor Day literally JUST happened and summer weather is definitely still in full swing here in New Orleans, the unstoppable force that is Pumpkin Spice Everything has already become ubiquitous in seemingly every facet of life. In case you missed it, here are this year’s top five new pumpkin spice creations according to me, your ultimate authority on pumpkin spice.

    Totally unnecessary? Yes. I can’t tell you why someone thought it was a good idea to make glittery Oompa Loompa powder to smear on our faces, but it is 2016 and obviously we ran out of good ideas.

    Pumpkin Spice Cheerios-

    Cheerios have long been a staple food item for me. I have come to love Honey Nut, Ancient Grains, even the more questionable Fruity Cheerios. So far, I have only heard good things about the newest addition to the Cheerios fam, and I can’t wait to pick them up whenever I finish eating my family size box of Honey Nut Cheerios.

    On August 25th, I was taking an innocent stroll down the refrigerated aisle in Winn Dixie when I saw Nestle Toll House Pumpkin Spice Cookie Dough. Was it aggressively early to see such an item? Yes. Am I going to buy it as soon as the temperature drops below 90 degrees? Also yes.

    If wearing pumpkin spice is more your speed than eating it, but you’re not quite ready to smear it on your face, Zoya has the product for you. With 7 pumpkins spice inspired shades to try, you’ll be on your way the pumpkin patch in no time.

    And my personal favorite,

    Welcome to 2016, folks.

    • 2016
    • Autumn
    • fall
    • PSL
    • pumpkin
    • pumpkin spice
    • seasonal
    • SOS
    • trend

    You probably have everything you need in your spice rack!

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    Nothing screams fall quite like pumpkin pie spice. This blend of ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice adds a cozy, spiced note to lattes, muffins, milkshakes, pancakes and, of course, pie! There is no pumpkin in the blend itself, but the spicy, aromatic notes are the perfect foil for the creamy, sweet filling of a pumpkin pie and other pumpkin desserts—it’s no wonder people can’t get enough. But what happens if you don’t have any pumpkin pie spice? Don’t worry—you can make your own pumpkin pie spice substitute!

    The spices that make up pumpkin pie spice are staples of the everyday spice rack. You can easily mix up your own, and it can be used in any recipe that calls for pumpkin pie spice or even apple pie spice. For recipes that rely on the warm notes of ground cinnamon, you can also swap in the blend (more on that below!). And when it’s time to make pumpkin pie itself, Ree Drummond has you covered with a homemade pumpkin puree that she says is “so worth the effort!” Flavor it with pumpkin pie spice!

    What is pumpkin pie spice made of?

    Most pumpkin pie spice blends are comprised of a big dose of ground cinnamon followed by smaller increments of ground ginger, nutmeg and allspice, though some blends call for cloves in place of or in addition to the allspice. A standard recipe for pumpkin pie spice calls for 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons each ground ginger and nutmeg and 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice—add 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves if you like or already happen to have some. Whisk together, then store in an airtight container, such as an empty spice jar. This mix can be your go-to pumpkin pie spice substitute—use it as a one-for-one swap.

    I thought I’d continue my pumpkin spice spree with this delightful Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm. Not only does it smell of pie and leave your lips smooth and glossy, but it also contains real pumpkin oil, which gives it a wonderful mandarin hue.

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    Pumpkin seed oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the very pumpkin that inspires this lip balm. High in zinc, protein and carotenoids, I’ve heard it called “skin food”. Zinc and protein help the skin repair and heal, and carotenoids help with an overall healthy glow. Pumpkin seed oil also has a rather nice nutty smell that complements the pumpkin spice scent blend beautifully.

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    A gentle blend of cinnamon, clove, and benzoin essential oils add a fall-inspired spice hit to the lip balm. It’s fairly subtle, but I really don’t recommend increasing the amount of essential oils until you’ve tried it this way first. Cinnamon is a rather stimulating essential oil, and too much can be irritating. I tested this lip balm on myself and a handful of girlfriends and they all liked the wee tingle this lip balm gave them, but if you’ve got super-sensitive lips this is definitely something to be aware of.

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    So, whether you’re in need of a Thanksgiving hostess gift or you’re just completely hooked on pumpkin spice and need something to tide you over between lattés and spice bread, this lovely lip balm is just the thing 🙂

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    Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

    2020 update: Given the irritation potential for this essential oil blend, I’d recommend using a pumpkin spice flavour oil (NOT fragrance oil) rather than the essential oil blend. Please refer to supplier documentation for maximum usage rates for the particular flavour oil you’re using when used in leave-on products; 0.1–0.2% should be more than enough to adequately scent the product.

    Weigh the beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter (USA / Canada), pumpkin oil, and Vitamin E MT-50 (USA / Canada) into a heat resistant glass measuring cup. Place the measuring up in a small, shallow pot of barely simmering water to melt everything together.

    Once melted (that’ll take about ten minutes), remove the oil mixture from the heat and stir in the essential oils using a flexible silicone spatula. Quickly pour the melted mixture into lip balm tubes and let set up before labelling (I use these cute labels) and using.

    This recipe will fill eight or nine 4.5g (0.16oz) lip balm tubes.

    If you don’t have pumpkin oil you can use sweet almond oil (USA / Canada), apricot kernel oil, or any other carrier oil that absorbs at an average speed and doesn’t have an overwhelming scent or flavour. Read this post for more information on making carrier oil substitutions!

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    Ha, I can’t believe u sent me exactly what was next on my menu! I make lip balm! I really like all you posts, thanks for sending them 🙂

    Thanks for reading, Sheila!

    This is beyond perfect timing! I was going to make 4 types of lip balms today as favours for the baby shower this Saturday, and I was going to just adapt your “Cranberry Lip Balm” and make it more pumpkiny/less minty by adding cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg EOs to the clove/cardamom. I may still add a touch of mica or colour for fun 🙂 Is there a reason that I SHOULDN’T use nutmeg and ginger EOs in addition to the cinnamon and clove? Usually they’re both in pumpkin spice blends.

    Awesome! Happy baby shower 🙂 I only left them out in an attempt to keep both the ingredients list and the potential irritation factor down. Both cinnamon and ginger can be quite stimulating EOs, so do be careful there 🙂

    Good to know! I added a drop of each anyway. While I can’t use any of these essential oils while pregnant apparently, my Mom said there wasn’t much tingle so I think it was a good balance 🙂 They were the first type to be gone, btw! I also made “lemon cream”, “chocolate orange” and “mint chocolate”. The chocolate ones were slightly less popular, probably because the dark brown colour may have made people think their lips would turn brown 😉

    Awesome! Sounds like everything was a hit—wish I could have been there 🙂

    Oh, this sounds lovely!! If I’m out of benzoin, do you suppose I could infuse my pumpkin seed oil with a vanilla bean?

    Hi Laura! Go for it and let me know how it works out 🙂 Sounds delicious!

    I am so delighted I found your blog! You have so many wonderful recipes I want to try out, and this one sounds super yummy, so I think I’ll start here. Thank you for all of your experimentation and your willingness to share 🙂

    Thanks, Beverly! Have fun 🙂

    What would you recommend to substitute in for the pumpkin seed oil? I would love to make it this weekend and do not have that on hand. However I do have olive, sunflower seed, apricot kernel, grapeseed, camellia seed, hemp seed and avocodo (seems a bit nutty to me now that I actually write it down!). Would you recommend one of them as a replacement?

    I almost didn’t see it either, but the substitution suggestions are at the bottom of the recipe 🙂

    “If you don’t have pumpkin oil you can use sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, or any other carrier oil that absorbs at an average speed and doesn’t have an overwhelming scent or flavour.”

    Luckily I had pumpkin seed oil on hand though!

    Thank you!! I should have paid closer attention 😉