Candy Corn Lip Balm Day 1 13


Here we are with another fun Halloween recipe! This blog is inspired by some of my favorite Halloween memories as a child. I always enjoyed going out trick-or-treating and getting gobs of candy in my little bag. Then I would go home and dump out my bag and sort through what was the “good” candy and the “lame” candy and put them into appropriate piles. My mom always had candy corn out as a treat for us (my 2 brothers and I) during the Halloween season and we would grab a handful after we got home from school. After remembering the candy corn from my childhood, the wheels started turning in my head and Candy Corn Lip Balm was born.

I should warn you that this blog has truly been a trial for me. What was supposed to be easy and fun quickly turned into a mistake here and a mistake there. What was initially supposed to be a 1-day blog has turned into a 3-day blog. Arrgghh!

Ingredients
Soy Wax
Coconut Oil
Hemp Butter
Palm Kernel Oil
Castor Oil
Sesame Oil
Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil
White Lip Balm Color
Yellow Lip Balm Color
Ruby Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Toothpicks
Cup of tea (or glass of wine)

Recipe: 200 grams or 7.05 ounces.

Recipe in Grams
20 grams Soy Wax
18 grams Coconut Oil
7 grams Hemp Butter
15 grams Palm Kernel Oil
20 grams Castor Oil
7 grams Sesame Oil
3 grams Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil
q.s. White Lip Balm Color
q.s. Yellow Lip Balm Color
q.s. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
Soy Wax
Coconut Oil
Hemp Butter
Palm Kernel Oil
Castor Oil
Sesame Oil
Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil
q.s. White Lip Balm Color
q.s. Yellow Lip Balm Color
q.s. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
20% Soy Wax
18% Coconut Oil
7% Hemp Butter
15% Palm Kernel Oil
20% Castor Oil
7% Sesame Oil
3% Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil
q.s. White Lip Balm Color
q.s. Yellow Lip Balm Color
q.s. Ruby Lip Balm Color

Instructions
Carefully weigh all ingredients in a microwave-safe container in 2 separate 100 gram batches (one batch will be colored orange and one batch will be colored white) except for the Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil and the Lip Balm Colors. Stir between short bursts in the microwave. To make orange lip balm, mix small amounts of Ruby Lip Balm Color and Yellow Lip Balm Color until the desired color is achieved. Stir well. To make white lip balm, mix a small amount of White Lip Balm Color into the melted 100 gram batch. Stir well. Add the Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil into each batch. Stir well. Pour the white lip balm mixture into lip tubes first, being careful to fill only half of the lip balm tube. Fill the other half of the lip tubes with the orange lip balm mixture. Cap with a yellow cap.

Note: If you want to know how your color will turn out, do the plate test. This is achieved by using a glass or stoneware plate and pipetting a few drops of lip balm on the plate. Wait for it to solidify and then decide if this is the color that you want. You can also test the consistency of your lip balm by doing the plate test.

I also recommend melting and filling the lip tube with the white portion first before beginning to melt the 2nd 100 gram batch. By the time I finished filling each lip tube half way with the white solution, the orange solution had started to solidify in the melting container! It is best to do one color at a time.

This lip balm formula is too soft to be used in tubes and felt grainy on the lips, although it did melt after a few seconds of rubbing my lips together. This can happen when the lip balm is not melted completely. I did the plate test but I did not notice any problems with fractionation. I had already put color in the melted balm when I did the plate test. This is a good reminder to slow down and not test too many things at one time. I am new at using Lip Balm colors, particularly this intense, and I was in a hurry to get this project done. Whoops!

I ended up making a second batch of lip balm and poured it into jars instead. This worked better for the soft lip balm, but it was still fractionated and grainy. I really want to put the Candy Corn Lip Balm in a tube with a yellow cap because it looks better that way rather than in a jar. Tomorrow I am going to try to firm up the balm and fix the issue with the fractionation.

Joy

Finished product

Soy Wax up close

Weighing ingredients

Plate test

Putting balm into tubes

Putting balm into jars

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13 thoughts on “Candy Corn Lip Balm Day 1

  • Tami Thornton

    Well… I realize there are often snags when trying something for the first time, and I appreciate you sharing your “mistakes” as we all have them as well while we work out the kinks!! However, these lip balms look so cute! What a fun favor for a Halloween Party… for a special item to add during sept/oct!!
    The tricky part for me would be only filling 1/2 way…

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  • Dawn Roth

    Who wrote this? 😉 Didn’t see a signature! Good luck with your next batch Joy! Hope you are still having fun learning!

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  • Leslie

    When you do the seperate pouring is that going to result in two layers that are just sitting one on top the other? Or will the heat from the second pour be enough to melt the top of the first pour enough for the layers to bond together?

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    • Andee

      Leslie,
      These layers will bond together if poured at the temperatures that will keep the lip balm clear.

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  • Madea

    Try melting the waxes first and then add the oils to the melted wax. When those are melty, take it off the heat and stir in the solid oils and butters. Like you mentioned, it might be better to do each color separately so you don’t have to remelt and encourage graininess. I haven’t used soy wax before, is it harder or softer than beeswax?

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    • Andee

      Madea,
      Soy wax is softer than beeswax, which can lead to a higher percentage of wax and brittle oils needed to have a firm lip balm. Soy wax is also prone to causing graininess if not melted completely.

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    • Andee

      Mesha,
      In my experience, Hemp Butter does not have a strong taste/odor in lip balms. I enjoy using it for the silky feel that it contributes without making a lip balm seem excessively greasy. I hope this helps!

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