Archive for August, 2012

Freebie Friday!

Friday, August 31st, 2012

White Oval Lip Balm Tubes

It’s time for another Freebie Friday! So many of you have found this week to be an inspiration for facial creams after Joy’s three part series about her Night Serum Testing. This week has been rough for those that have been affected by Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac and we will keep sending our thoughts and prayers to those who have been affected.

Now, let us move on to the fun! Today we are giving away some Lanolin Lip Solutions, Root Beer Lip Balm Flavor and Oval Lip Balm Tubes!

This weeks winner is Whitney! Congratulations! Your treasure box will be sent out on Monday!

Remember, if you comment any time during the week, you are automatically entered into the Freebie Friday Drawing.

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UPS Shipping Alert! Tropical Storm Isaac Update

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I just received another notice from UPS about shipment disruptions due to recently downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac. I’ve attached the text of the email I received.

Severe weather due to Tropical Storm Isaac is causing some unavoidable service delays in Mississippi and Louisiana. No pickups, deliveries, or On-Call Pickup® service are available in the ZIP Codes listed below:

Affected ZIP Codes:

Mississippi
39069
39081
39096
39120 – 39122
39140
39165
39190 – 39191
39426
39452
39456 – 39456
39463
39466 – 39470
39501 – 39654
39657 – 39669
Louisiana
70001 – 70531
70533 – 70544
70548
70550 – 70580
70582 – 70589
70592 – 70598
70704 -70898

Expected Resolution: Once weather permits.

UPS is committed to making every effort to provide service to all areas where conditions permit safe access. We are closely monitoring local areas to ensure service resumes as soon as conditions permit. Please continue to monitor ups.com and check your package tracking for the latest delivery status information.

The UPS package guarantee does not apply when transportation networks are disrupted.

If you live in these areas, I hope your packages get to you safely. We hope that Tropical Storm Isaac doesn’t effect disrupt any more lives and that people are safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by Isaac.

If you need information regarding your package, please call our office (435.755.0863) between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. If you are needing assistance after hours, e-mail info@thesage.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Desert Summer Body Cream

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Summer can be very enjoyable but … when you live in a desert and other places around the world get half or more of your annual rainfall average in one rainstorm, you really need some extra pampering with an emphasis on the moisturizing. With this need in mind, I formulated this thick body cream that could deal with the low humidity of Utah.I have used small amounts of Lanolin in body creams and I enjoy the heavier body that creams with Lanolin have. As I was looking to make a cream that could feel luxurious and feel moisturizing, Lanolin was an excellent choice.

As I am making a thick cream, I wanted to use Emulsifying Wax as my emulsifier and Stearic Acid as my thickener. These ingredients help ensure the cream won’t separate and gives the body to cream.

I used Hydrovance as my humectant because I think summer lotions should keep skin well moisturized without being sticky. Since I like Hydrovance, I used it in my formula for fantabulous skin.

As I wanted to make this cream enjoyable for all skin types, I chose Avocado Oil. This oil is one of my favorite oils because it versatile and enjoyed by people with either oily skin or dry skin.

I added Ivy and Chamomile extracts to this lotion as I like these extracts for their skin soothing properties.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Lanolin
Emulsifying Wax
Stearic Acid
Hydrovance
Water
Avocado Oil
Ivy Extract
Chamomile Extract
Liquid Germall Plus
Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Jars for Cream

Recipe: (Makes 10.58 ounces or 300 grams)

Recipe in ounces:
0.21 ounces Lanolin
0.53 ounces Emulsifying Wax
0.32 ounces Stearic Acid
0.42 ounces Hydrovance
6.35 ounces Water
2.33 ounces Avocado Oil
0.16 ounces Ivy Extract
0.16 ounces Chamomile Extract
0.05 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.05 ounces Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Recipe in grams:
6 grams Lanolin
15 grams Emulsifying Wax
9 grams Stearic Acid
12 grams Hydrovance
180 grams Water
66 grams Avocado Oil
4.5 grams Ivy Extract
4.5 grams Chamomile Extract
1.5 grams Liquid Germall Plus
1.5 grams Cucumber Fragrance Oil
Recipe in Percentages
2% Lanolin
5% Emulsifying Wax
3% Stearic Acid
4% Hydrovance
60% Water
22% Avocado Oil
1.5% Ivy Extract
1.5% Chamomile Extract
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.5% Cucumber Fragrance Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the additives into the microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add additives once the temperature drops to 120° F in the mixing bucket. Blend until completely mixed. Pour into jars and allow to cool completely before capping.

Completely cooled cream on a finger.

Finished product

Putting in the Additives to cooled cream

Blended cream

Melted oils just out of the microwave

Notes:
This cream is thick and heavy, so it will take some time to massage into the skin. I like to apply creams like this one after I get out of the shower. Once it has been applied, your skin will feel soft and moisturized all day long Great for the desert where we feel like our skin dries out fast!

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Night Serum Day 3

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
This is the final day, Day 3 of my testing on the Night Serum formula. I ran 2 more tests today. I hope that these tests have been fun for you to read about. I find it interesting to see how much difference can be in a lotion by merely adjusting the percentages of ingredients that are used. The type of lotion that we use on our face is dependent upon skin type, humidity, and season. Which one would you choose?

Ingredients
Water
Cyclomethicone
Dimethicone
Hydrovance
Isopropyl Myristate
Conditioning Emulsifier
Orchid Extract
Squalane
Liquid Germall Plus
Green Tea Fragrance Oil
Vitamin E Natural
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: 200 grams or 7.05 ounces

Test 4

Recipe in Grams
84.4 grams Water
50 grams Cyclomethicone
30 grams Dimethicone
14 grams Hydrovance
8 grams Isopropyl Myristate
6 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
4 grams Orchid Extract
2 grams Squalane
1 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.04 grams Green Tea Fragrance Oil
0.02 grams Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Ounces
2.98 ounces Water
1.76 ounces Cyclomethicone
1.06 ounces Dimethicone
0.49 ounces Hydrovance
0.28 ounces Isopropyl Myristate
0.21 ounces Conditioning Emulsifier
0.14 ounces Orchid Extract
0.07 ounces Squalane
0.04 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.01 ounces Green Tea Fragrance Oil
0.01 ounces Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Percentages
42.2% Water
25% Cyclomethicone
15% Dimethicone
7% Hydrovance
4% Isopropyl Myristate
3% Conditioning Emulsifier
2% Orchid Extract
1% Squalane
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.2% Green Tea Fragrance Oil
0.1% Vitamin E Natural

Test 5

Recipe in Grams
84.4 grams Water
40 grams Cyclomethicone
40 grams Dimethicone
14 grams Hydrovance
8 grams Isopropyl Myristate
6 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
4 grams Orchid Extract
2 grams Squalane
1 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.04 grams Green Tea Fragrance Oil
0.02 grams Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Ounces
2.98 ounces Water
1.41 ounces Cyclomethicone
1.41 ounces Dimethicone
0.49 ounces Hydrovance
0.28 ounces Isopropyl Myristate
0.21 ounces Conditioning Emulsifier
0.14 ounces Orchid Extract
0.07 ounces Squalane
0.04 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.01 ounces Green Tea Fragrance Oil
0.01 ounces Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Percentages
42.2% Water
20% Cyclomethicone
20% Dimethicone
7% Hydrovance
4% Isopropyl Myristate
3% Conditioning Emulsifier
2% Orchid Extract
1% Squalane
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.2% Green Tea Fragrance Oil
0.1% Vitamin E Natural

Weigh out water, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Hydrovance, Isopropyl Myristate, and Conditioning Emulsifier in your microwave safe container. Microwave in short burst until Conditioning Emulsifier is melted. I found that stirring with a spoon in between your 15-20 second bursts really helps the water to not get over heated and explode in the microwave. The smaller the batch you make, the shorter microwave bursts you will want with more frequent stirring. Blend mixture with an immersion blender well. Allow to cool. Weigh the additives into your cooled serum. Stir well and squeeze into bottles! I used the 1 oz LDPE bottles with a disk top closure because I prefer squeezing my face lotions and serums. You can also use our PET jars.

Test 4
In Test 4 we decreased the water, increased the Cyclomethicone, increased the Hydrovance, and decreased the Conditioning Emulsifier as compared with Test 1. This formula was more fluid, much more transparent (because of the decrease in Conditioning Emulsifier), and had a creamy feeling with a long-lasting massage time.

Test 5
In Test 5 we increased the Dimethicone, increased the Hydrovance, decreased the Isopropyl Myristate, and decreased the Conditioning Emulsifier as compared with Test 1. This formula was more fluid, much more transparent, had a decrease in the velvety feeling, but took longer to rub in than Test 4.

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Night Serum Day 2

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Here we are on the second day! I have to say that this is the most adventuresome thing that I have done yet and I have really been enjoying it. This is my favorite day because Test 3 was my personal favorite! I like a good fluid, light lotion on my face in the summer. I increased the water, decreased Dimethicone, decreased Hydrovance, decreased Isopropyl Myristate, and decreased the Conditioning Emulsifier as compared to Test 1.

Ingredients
Water
Cyclomethicone
Dimethicone
Hydrovance
Isopropyl Myristate
Conditioning Emulsifier
Orchid Extract
Squalane
Liquid Germall Plus
Green Tea Fragrance Oil
Vitamin E Natural
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: 200 grams or 7.05 ounces

Test 3:

Recipe in Grams
106.4 grams Water
40 grams Cyclomethicone
20 grams Dimethicone
10 grams Hydrovance
8 grams Isopropyl Myristate
8 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
4 grams Orchid Extract
2 grams Squalane
1 gram Liquid Germall Plus
0.4 grams Green Tea Fragrance Oil
0.2 grams Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Ounces
3.75 ounces Water
1.41 ounces Cyclomethicone
0.7 ounces Dimethicone
0.35 ounces Hydrovance
0.28 ounces Isopropyl Myristate
0.28 ounces Conditioning Emulsifier
0.14 ounces Orchid Extract
0.07 ounces Squalane
0.04 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.01 ounces Green Tea Fragrance Oil
0.01 ounces Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Percentages
53.2% Water
20% Cyclomethicone
10% Dimethicone
5% Hydrovance
4% Isopropyl Myristate
4% Conditioning Emulsifier
2% Orchid Extract
1% Squalane
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.2% Green Tea Fragrance Oil
0.1% Vitamin E Natural

Instructions
Weigh out water, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Hydrovance, Isopropyl Myristate, and Conditioning Emulsifier in your microwave safe container. Microwave in short burst until Conditioning Emulsifier is melted. I found that stirring with a spoon in between your 15-20 second bursts really helps the water to not get over heated and explode in the microwave. The smaller the batch you make, the shorter microwave bursts you will want with more frequent stirring. Ask me how I know! It is said in the Blog Kitchen that I’m following in Taylor’s footsteps. I promise I did clean the microwave! Blend mixture with an immersion blender well. Allow to cool. Weigh the additives into your cooled serum. Stir well and squeeze into bottles! I used the 1 oz LDPE bottles with a disk top closure because I prefer squeezing my face lotions and serums. You can also use our PET jars. Stay tuned for Day 3!

Joy

Melted and mixed ingredients

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UPS Shipping Alert!

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I just received a notice from UPS about shipment disruption in Louisiana due to severe weather. I’ve attached the text of the email I received.

Severe weather due to Tropical Storm Isaac is causing some unavoidable service delays in Louisiana. No pickups, deliveries or On-Call Pickup® service are available in the ZIP codes listed below.

Affected ZIP Codes:
70036
70038
70039
70057
70067
70070
70072
70081
70091
70357
70358

Expected Resolution: Once weather permits.

UPS is committed to making every effort to provide service to all areas where conditions permit safe access. We are closely monitoring local areas to ensure service resumes as soon as conditions permit. Please continue to monitor ups.com and check your package tracking for the latest delivery status information.

The UPS package guarantee does not apply when transportation networks are disrupted.

If you live in these areas, I hope your packages get to you safely. We hope that Tropical Storm Isaac doesn’t effect disrupt any more lives and that people are safe. If you need information regarding your package, please call our office (435.755.0863) between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. If you are needing assistance after hours, e-mail info@thesage.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Night Serum Day 1

Monday, August 27th, 2012
I love a good night serum for the face. We are going to do a 3-day study of this serum formula. We will be using the same ingredients each day, but we will change the percentages of the ingredients to see how the opacity, thickness, and so forth changes.Today we are doing 2 formulations. The first one (Test 1) I am using as a baseline in which I compare all of the other formulations to. I chose what I found to be an interesting combination of ingredients. Cyclomethicone is known for its ability to dry quickly and spread onto the skin easily. Dimethicone adds a nice glide to lotion and leaves the skin velvety. Isopropyl Myristate helps to reduce greasiness. I chose Conditioning Emulsifier because it adds to that nice velvety skin feel and since I am using a limited amount of oils in this recipe, I did not need a really strong emulsifier.

Hydrovance is a great product to use instead of Glycerin. It helps your lotion soak in fast without a greasy feeling and it is heavenly. I tried Hydrovance the first time I made a hand cream and it was amazing how moisturized my hands were but with no grease. Orchid Extract is a great choice for a night serum because of its skin friendly properties. Squalane was chosen for its lubricating properties and it helps reduce greasiness. Finally, I chose Vitamin E Natural because it is also a great night serum product with all of the antioxidant power!

Ingredients
Water
Cyclomethicone
Dimethicone
Hydrovance
Isopropyl Myristate
Conditioning Emulsifier
Orchid Extract
Squalane
Liquid Germall Plus
Green Tea Fragrance
Vitamin E Natural
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: 200 grams or 7.05 ounces

Test 1

Recipe in Grams
92.4 grams Water
40 grams Cyclomethicone
30 grams Dimethicone
10 grams Hydrovance
10 grams Isopropyl Myristate
10 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
4 grams Orchid Extract
2 grams Squalane
1 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.8 grams Green Tea Fragrance
0.2 grams Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Ounces
3.26 ounces Water
1.41 ounces Cyclomethicone
1.06 ounces Dimethicone
0.35 ounces Hydrovance
0.35 ounces Isopropyl Myristate
0.35 ounces Conditioning Emulsifier
0.14 ounces Orchid Extract
0.07 ounces Squalane
0.04 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.03 ounces Green Tea Fragrance
0.01 ounces Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Percentages
46.2% Water
20% Cyclomethicone
15% Dimethicone
5% Hydrovance
5% Isopropyl Myristate
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
2% Orchid Extract
1% Squalane
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.2% Green Tea Fragrance
0.1% Vitamin E Natural

Test 2

Recipe in Grams
92.4 grams Water
50 grams Cyclomethicone
20 grams Dimethicone
14 grams Hydrovance
8 grams Isopropyl Myristate
8 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
4 grams Orchid Extract
2 grams Squalane
1 grams Liquid Germall Plus
0.8 grams Green Tea Fragrance
0.2 grams Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Ounces
3.26 ounces Water
1.76 ounces Cyclomethicone
0.71 ounces Dimethicone
0.49 ounces Hydrovance
0.28 ounces Isopropyl Myristate
0.28 ounces Conditioning Emulsifier
0.14 ounces Orchid Extract
0.07 ounces Squalane
0.04 ounces Liquid Germall Plus
0.03 ounces Green Tea Fragrance
0.01 ounces Vitamin E Natural
Recipe in Percentages
46.2% Water
25% Cyclomethicone
10% Dimethicone
7% Hydrovance
4% Isopropyl Myristate
4% Conditioning Emulsifier
2% Orchid Extract
1% Squalane
0.5% Liquid Germall Plus
0.2% Green Tea Fragrance
0.1% Vitamin E Natural

Instructions
Weigh out water, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Hydrovance, Isopropyl Myristate, and Conditioning Emulsifier in your microwave safe container. Microwave in short burst until Conditioning Emulsifier is melted. I found that stirring with a spoon in between your 15-20 second bursts really helps the water to not get over heated and explode in the microwave. The smaller the batch you make, the shorter microwave bursts you will want with more frequent stirring. I might have had a little accident the first time I weighed out my ingredients. I might have also had Conditioning Emulsifier pieces get all over the inside of the microwave after the water got over heated and caused the explosion. Whoops!Blend mixture with an immersion blender well. Allow to cool. Weigh the additives into your cooled serum. Stir well and squeeze into bottles! I used the 1 oz LDPE bottles with a disk top closure because I prefer squeezing my face lotions and serums. You can also use our PET jars.

Test 1
I felt that this was the thickest and heaviest of all of the formulas. It had a really nice velvety feeling on the skin. For me personally, this one was not my favorite. I have combination skin and it is the summer so I prefer lighter more fluid lotions on my face in the summer. I might choose this one during the winter when it is dry and cold though.

Test 2
This formula had more Cyclomethicone, less Dimethicone, more Hydrovance, less Isopropyl Myristate, and less Conditioning Emulsifier than the original one. It still felt velvety but that extra Hydrovance helped it soak in quicker on the face and the overall serum was more transparent.

Finished product

Weighing ingredients

Melted and mixed ingredients

Weighing the additives into cooled serum

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Rating: 5.0/5 (4 votes cast)

Freebie Friday!

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Lilies Soap Mold


It’s time for another Freebie Friday! This week has been lots of easy recipes for self pampering. I think that is perfect especially considering the school year is starting for so many people.

Today we are giving away Transparent Melt & Pour Soap, Blueberry Seeds and a Lilies Soap Mold! Can you say scrubby soap?

This weeks winner is Carmen! Congratulations! Your treasure box will be sent out on Monday!

Remember, if you comment any time during the week, you are automatically entered into the Freebie Friday Drawing.

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Green Tea Lip Scrub

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
I wanted to make a lip scrub featuring our green tea butter. I was actually inspired by the Blueberry Lip Scrub Andee made a few weeks ago. I guess you could say that I am extremely adventurous. I especially want to know if there will be any green tea flavor. Come join me for this experiment!

 

I was really happy with the finished texture of this product. This scrub did have a mild green tea note. I like it but I think I will remake this recipe with some of the green powder for a stronger green tea flavor. I found people who prefer mild oolong or green teas really enjoyed the flavor of the scrub. I really like an intense green tea flavor which is why I consider adding Matcha Green Tea. Maybe we can do this variation tomorrow. How does that sound?

I used two of our newer fixed oils that I find just dreamy. The Peach Kernel Oil and Cherry Seed Oil are light, dewy and pampering. They also make this lip scrub easier to apply to the lips. Personally, I like following this scrub up with Joy’s Buttercream Lip Oil Treatment. The two products together make a killer pair. Try both today!

Ingredients
Green Tea Butter
Cherry Oil
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Sugar
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
44 grams Green Tea Butter
4 grams Cherry Oil
20 grams Peach Kernel Oil
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
130 grams Sugar
Recipe in Ounces
1.56 ounces Green Tea Butter
0.14 ounces Cherry Oil
0.7 ounces Peach Kernel Oil
0.07 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
4.58 ounces Sugar
Recipe in Percentages
22% Green Tea Butter
2% Cherry Oil
10% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
65% Sugar

 

Weigh all of the ingredients into the food processor bowl. Gently pulse the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Once the scrub is mixed together, fill the jars and cap.

Yield: This recipe will fill 15 of the 10mL Lip Balm Jars.

Notes: If you want to make a small batch, you can easily use a small personal blender like I did for these photos. I used a Cusinart Attachment.

Taylor

Finished Lip Scrub

Empty food processor

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Sugar

Mixed Scrub

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Rating: 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Buttercream Lip Oil Treatment

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Here in Utah we are always in need of something to put on our lips because it is so very dry here. So I came up with a recipe that is a treat for your lips! I used ingredients that I enjoy but are also simple and cost effective for those that don’t have a large amount of ingredients in their cabinet. I wanted to come up with something that could be used daily for men or women that helps gently break up the dry skin on the lips without leaving the tackiness of a lip gloss.Sweet Almond Oil and Avocado Oil are great for this recipe because they are in the moderate range of oils as far as heaviness feels. I have really come to love Sweet Almond Oil in that it soaks in quickly without very much residue.

Buttercream is a great flavor oil. It also smells really good when you are pipetting this recipe into the lip pens. It reminds me of eating buttercream frosting, cake, and ice cream at a birthday party. You can’t help but love Vitamin E Acetate. I enjoy putting it in a lot of things that I make at home because it is just so good for your skin.

Ingredients
Aloe Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Deodorized Cocoa Butter
Avocado Oil
Beeswax
Buttercream Flavor Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Lip Brush Pens

Recipe: Yields 100 grams or 3.53 ounces.

Recipe in Grams
30 grams Aloe Butter
25 grams Sweet Almond Oil
20 grams Deodorized Cocoa Butter
15 grams Avocado Oil
5 grams Beeswax
4 grams Buttercream Flavor Oil
1 gram Vitamin E Acetate
Recipe in Ounces
1.06 ounces Aloe Butter
0.88 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
0.71 ounces Deodorized Cocoa Butter
0.53 ounces Avocado Oil
0.18 ounces Beeswax
0.14 ounces Buttercream Flavor Oil
0.04 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
Recipe in Percentages
30% Aloe Butter
25% Sweet Almond Oil
20% Deodorized Cocoa Butter
15% Avocado Oil
5% Beeswax
4% Buttercream Flavor Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate

Instructions:

Weigh out all ingredients into your microwave safe container except for the Buttercream Flavor Oil and Vitamin E Acetate. Melt in the microwave in short bursts until the beeswax is completely melted, stirring frequently. You will have to wait for the mixture to cool quite a bit before adding the flavor oil and Vitamin E. Because this mixture is a little more fluid with very little Beeswax I did not have to get very technical about when to add the rest of the ingredients because it takes so long for the ingredients to solidify. Once the container felt lukewarm to the touch I added the flavor oil and Vitamin E.

I ended up filling 54 of our new and improved Lip Brush Pens. Wow! I grossly underestimated how many containers I needed and I was running up and down the stairs a few times to get just a few more Lip Brush Pens from the warehouse. Needless to say, I was glistening (women don’t sweat-we glisten!).

I chose the Doe Foot tip and it is really wonderful. It is a porous, velveety tip that is perfect for your more fluid recipes. Those tips require a little bit of muscle to put in to the top of the pen but once they are in they are not going anywhere. The bottom of the Lip Brush Pen makes a clicking sound when you are turning it so you know when you are pushing your product up into the tip. I have used many, many kinds of lip gloss, lipsticks, etc. over the years (I L-O-V-E anything cosmetic related) and this container is a very nice high-end choice. I can’t stop using my Lip Brush Pen. I love the sound of the click and the taste of the Buttercream. Have fun trying this out at home!

Joy

Finished product

Empty Lip Brush Pen

Upright with cap off

Weighing ingredients

Melted ingredients (too hot to add fragrance and Vitamin E)

Filling the Lip Brush Pens

 

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Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)