Perfectly Coffee Lip Balm 14


Have you ever heard the song, “This One’s For The Girls” by Martina McBride? I’ve had this song stuck in my head and while I was testing this lip balm, I started singing this song with my own twist! “This is for all you coffee baristas, Pouring coffee just trying to enjoy, a cup, a cup of joe, Wondering when your break is gonna come.” Ok, as you can see, I was being quite silly. This coffee lip balm is perfect for any coffee drinker, whether they classify themselves as a connoisseur, addict, or aficionado.

When I made this lip balm the first time I didn’t use any flavor. The first batch still had the coffee flavor, but it tasted rather flat and one-dimensional. I made the batch again and this time I added the Sugar Kisses and “POW” the coffee flavor was now comparable to an actual cup of coffee. Wait a minute, you are probably asking how the Sugar Kisses enhanced the coffee flavor when it is just a sweetener.

Many times we will use a flavor to accent a flavor already present in our product. Have you ever made a lip balm with Cocoa Butter? If you add a flavor, you can accentuate the chocolate flavor of the Cocoa Butter. This is also true when baking. When making brownies you add vanilla, but you can’t really taste the vanilla in the finished product other than it smooths the chocolate into a fantastic brownie.

You can use the Coffee Flavor Oil will make a strong coffee flavored lip balm. You can use the Sugar Kisses Flavor or Vanilla Banilla Flavor to add a little “sugar and cream” taste to your coffee lip balm. Don’t worry, the vanilla will not be very noticeable unless you use more vanilla to make a vanilla flavored French Roast lip balm. You can even use different flavors to make a flavored cappuccino or latte. I think I want to try using Chocolate Cream as the flavor to make a Mocha Latte Lip Balm.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Beeswax
Coffee Butter
Cupuaçu Butter
Castor Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Flavor of choice ( I used Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil)
Equipment
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Spoons
Containers for the finished products (I’m using the I’m using the 10 mL Lip Balm Jars.)

Recipe:

Recipe in ounces for 50 tubes
2.2 ounces Beeswax
2.5 ounces Coffee Butter
1.5 ounces Cupuaçu Butter
1.5 ounces Castor Oil
1.5 ounces Macadamia Nut Oil
0.8 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
0.1 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.2 ounces Sugar Kisses Flavor
Recipe in grams for 50 tubes
63.0 grams Beeswax
71.0 grams Coffee Butter
43.0 grams Cupuaçu Butter
43.0 grams Castor Oil
43.0 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
23.0 grams Sweet Almond Oil
3.0 gram Vitamin E Acetate
5.0 grams Sugar Kisses Flavor
Recipe in Percentages
22% Beeswax
25% Coffee Butter
15% Cupuaçu Butter
15% Castor Oil
15% Macadamia Nut Oil
8% Sweet Almond Oil

To be added after:

1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Sugar Kisses Flavor

Recipe in grams for ten 10 mL jars
22 grams Beeswax
25 grams Coffee Butter
15 grams Cupuaçu Butter
15 grams Castor Oil
15 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
8 grams Sweet Almond Oil
1 gram Vitamin E Acetate
2 grams Sugar Kisses Flavor

Completely cooled lip balm.

Weighing the ingredients.

Melted lip balm.

Filled 10mL jars after cooling.

Weigh all ingredients except the Vitamin E Acetate and Sugar Kisses 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 mixture is melted, add the Vitamin E Acetate and Sugar Kisses Flavor. Stir until all of the flavor has been incorporated. Fill tubes or jars. Cool. Label.

Notes:
This lip balm is very firm and glides onto the lips for a long lasting, silky, barely there feeling. I asked Taylor what she thought about this lip balm. We both agree that this lip balm is a perfect lip balm for those who want a lip moisturizer with a silky feel, but don’t want a thick or heavy lip balm with gloss that feels like it is 4 million layers thick. This lip balm is a perfect lip balm for both guys and gals!

I prefer to use the Sugar Kisses flavor with this lip balm to accentuate the coffee with a little bit of sweetness. Using the Coffee Flavor Oil will make a strong coffee flavored lip balm. You can use the Sugar Kisses Flavor or Vanilla Banilla Flavor to add a little sugar and cream to your coffee. You can even use different flavors to make a flavored cappuccino or latte. I think I want to try using Chocolate Cream as the flavor to make a Mocha Latte Lip Balm.

How would you personalize this lip balm for you?

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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14 thoughts on “Perfectly Coffee Lip Balm

  • Zany

    I’ve been looking at Mokalata FO for Coffee Soap. Can’t help but wonder if it would work in this recipe? I think a nice dark brown color would make this lip balm irresistible.

    Cee

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    • Andee Post author

      This is a great idea. The Mokalata Fragrance Oil is not lip balm approved. I think you could duplicate the Mokalata with a blend of Chocolate Cream and Vanilla Banilla. You may have to increase the amount of Coffee Butter or add a little Coffee Flavor to make an espresso flavor. Hmmmm. This requires some testing!

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  • swifty

    Looks lovely! But we have nut allergies in the family – can you recommend subs for the Macadamia and Almond oils?

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    • Andee Post author

      You can use any oil in replacement for these oils.

      I would use either Coconut Oil Fractions or Colorless Jojoba to replace the Macadamia Nut Oil.

      To replace the Almond Oil I would use Apricot Kernel, Grapeseed, or Sunflower.

      You can also use Rice Bran or Sesame Oil to replace one or both oils. Golden Jojoba, Olive and Wheat Germ can replace the Almond Oil for a heavier feel to the lip balm.

      I hope this helps!

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    • Andee Post author

      Whoops! I’ll fix that link!

      The Cupuaçu Butter is listed in our Fixed Oils section.

      INCI: Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter

      This superfruit is related to cocoa butter (Theobroma Cacao) trees, but this oil has a different texture and odor. Cocoa butter is very chocolately and cupuaçu has an earthier, or warmer note. I really like it. I think it will blend with all my other scents when I just don’t want cocoa butter but I do want a very hard, smooth butter.

      Pronounce it as: coo-poo-ah-sue

      Use in soaps, lotions, lip balms and solid perfumes. I even just used it for a body butter without anything else. I really like how my hands feel about 15 minutes after application, not too greasy. Now doesn’t that surprise you? A hard butter that doesn’t leave a 24/7 grease ball after use. Now that’s cool!

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  • GotWickDotCom

    ps: if you want to go vegan, use candelilla wax instead of beeswax, but you would not be able to sub 1:1, the candelilla wax is much harder, so you would use less.

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  • cherrie

    the link is still broken to the cupuacu butter… what can i use in place of that?
    thank you.

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    • Andee Post author

      The link has been fixed. You can use either Cocoa Butter or Palm Kernel Oil as substitutes for Cupuaçu Butter.

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  • cherrie

    thank you for fixing the link, when I did a search for it in the catalog it didn’t pull it up…

    also I am wondering if it’s possible to cut the recipe in half to only make 25 tubes, and if so what method is best to
    convert the recipe. This will be my first try at lip balm and just want to be sure I get it right… Thanks again for all your help.

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    • Andee Post author

      When I like a recipe, I will determine the amount that is needed to fill the number of tubes I want. Then I take the amount and multiply the percentages of the formula to determine how much is needed. Like this 150 grams * .22 (for 22% Beeswax) Here is the recipe for you!

      31.5 grams Beeswax
      35.5 grams Coffee Butter
      21.5 grams Cupuaçu Butter
      21.5 grams Castor Oil
      21.5 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
      11.5 grams Sweet Almond Oil
      1.5 grams Vitamin E Acetate
      2.5 grams Sugar Kisses Flavor

      Good luck!

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