Macadamia Lip Balm

I had so much fun making this lip balm, I forgot to take pictures for my first six batches! This lip balm is a wonderful, non-fractionating type for the pocket. This is a lightly flavored lip balm. My intention was to have a smooth, buttery lip balm that kept a balmy mixture on the lips like a high end, long-lasting lipstick.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Macadamia Nut Oil
Beeswax
Soy Butter
Kukui Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Cheesecake Flavor Oil
White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble (Optional)
Equipment
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Mixing Spoons
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products (I’m using the Rectangular Slider Tins)

Recipe:

Percentages
30% Macadamia Nut Oil
20% Beeswax
30% Soy Butter
18% Kukui Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
1% Cheesecake Flavor Oil
Touch of White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Grams
30 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
20 grams Beeswax
30 grams Soy Butter
18 grams Kukui Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Acetate
1 grams Cheesecake Flavor Oil
Touch of White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble

Weigh all ingredients except the Vitamin E Acetate and Cheesecake Flavor into your microwave safe container. Microwave in short bursts until all ingredients are melted. The beeswax will take the most time to melt, but if you stir the lip balm after the other oils have been heated, it will melt quickly. Once the oils have been melted, add the Vitamin E Acetate and Cheesecake Flavor. Once all of the ingredients have been mixed together, I added a touch of White Lip Balm Color to the melted lip balm. Stir until all of the color has been incorporated into the mixture.

Set your rectangular lip balm tins out to pour the lip balm into them. This lip balm can cool quickly, so make sure you don’t dawdle in pouring. You may have to reheat the lip balm to continue pouring.

Notes:
Each tin held between 8 to 9 grams of lip balm and still were able to be closed without scraping off the top surface. I filled 12 to 13 tins with each 100 gram batch

I was able to test several flavors for consideration as new products. If you get one of these samples, I would love to hear your opinion about these flavors. The flavors I tested were Butterscotch, Red Licorice and Pomegranate. We have had several requests for these flavors, so now we looking for your opinion.

Collect needed supplies.

Collect needed supplies.

Weighing ingredients.

Weighing ingredients.

Beeswax is almost completely melted.

Beeswax is almost completely melted.

Adding Cheesecake Flavor.

Adding Cheesecake Flavor.

What if you want to make a different sized batch than the 100 gram batch I made? Simply decide how much lip balm you want to make, either in ounces or grams. Once you have determined the amount of lip balm to make, multiply that weight by each percent to get the necessary weight for your ingredients. For example, if you want a 10 ounce batch, multiply the final weight by the percentage. When multiplying percentages, think of your percentages as parts of a dollar: 30% is 30 pennies and therefore 0.3, 18% is 18 pennies and therefore0.18, and so on.

Your math should look like this.

Amount of Lip Balm to Make
10 ounces
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Written as Percentage or Decimal
30% or 0.3
20% or 0.2
30% or 0.3
18% or 0.18
1% or 0.01
1% or 0.01

Final Ingredient Weight
3 ounces
2 ounces
3 ounces
1.8 ounces
0.1 ounce
0.1 ounce

Percentages confuse you? Try reading the Ratios, Percentages and Parts Per… post.

Recipe with Size Variations Examples:

10 ounces to fill 50 tubes
10 * 30% = 3 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
10 * 20% = 2 ounces Beeswax
10 * 30% = 3 ounces Soy Butter
10 * 18% = 1.8 ounces Kukui Oil
10 * 1% = 0.1 ounce Vitamin E Acetate
10 * 1% = 0.1 ounce Cheesecake Flavor Oil
Touch of White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
13 ounces to fill 50 Size 33 Jars
13 * 30% = 3.9 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
13 * 20% = 2.6 ounces Beeswax
13 * 30% = 3.9 ounces Soy Butter
13 * 18% = 2.34 ounces Kukui Oil
13 * 1% = 0.13 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
13 * 1% = 0.13 ounces Cheesecake Flavor Oil
Touch of White Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble

Aloha!

Don’t forget to submit your blog or video posts to win the MMS Perfumer’s Kit. Remember, this kit is worth $280! Submissions are due by January 1st for posts during December.

Andee

Touch of white color sliding off the spoon.

Touch of white color sliding off the spoon.

Filling tins.

Filling tins.

Finished lip balms.

Finished lip balms.

Mixing the color into the lip balm.

Mixing the color into the lip balm.

Filled tins as they are cooling.

Filled tins as they are cooling.

Click on the image to see which flavor was used.

Click on the image to see which flavor was used.

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8 Comments

  • Amy Warden says:

    Can you explain what you mean by “non-fractionating”?

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    • Andee says:

      Amy,
      I mean that the lip balm will not partially melt in the pocket. Fractionating is when a portion of a oil or oil only balm melts. Not all of the oils have melted. Palm Oil is a great example of an oil that fractionates easily. I tested the lip balm by placing it in several pockets of staff members and it didn’t melt!
      Hope this helps!

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  • yahabah says:

    HELP! I have a 2 questions and don’t know where to ask it. I finally made lip balm with color and flavor. Using the color was a mess, how do you mix the color into the lip balm? I colored everything around me. Also, I got the shampoo kit. It came with the scent but no color. I used the lip balm color in the shampoo base. Will that cause the hair to change color? I didn’t know there was colorants for different bases. I am making so many mistakes but I’m kinda having fun. Thanks, Yahabah

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    • Andee says:

      To add color to the lip balm you should use a toothpick or a drinking straw. If you have the Professional size, just add 1 drop. The lid allows dispensing.

      The small jars only need you to touch the colorant to your instrument (toothpick or straw) and stir the color into the lip balm. No need to touch the color with anything else.

      I never use the oil soluble colors for shampoo. This would require the “soapy” part of the shampoo to work on my lip balm color. You should use the water soluble colors for shampoo.

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  • Carolyn says:

    Did you discontinue the cheesecake flavor oil or is it the buttercream you’re using?

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    • Andee says:

      We did discontinue the Cheesecake Flavor, but the Buttercream Flavor also makes an awesome cheesecake flavor!
      Andee

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      • Carolyn says:

        So there is no cheesecake flavor oil?

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        • Andee says:

          That is correct. Our Buttercream Flavor is one of our most popular flavors and we heard from many of our customers that they preferred using the Buttercream to give a cheesecake flavor. Due to low sales, we discontinued the Cheesecake Flavor. I hope this helps!

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