|Today is the day! I am going to figure out this troublesome formula one way or another! Today I am going to trade the amounts of White Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil used on Day 2 so that there is a larger percentage of brittle oils in the recipe.
Recipe: Yields 100 grams or 3.53 ounces.
This formulation worked well for me. I achieved the desired firm lip balm without fractionation. I also discovered the root of my problem with fractionation. There were 2 things working against me. One, I have not used soy wax before in lip balm. Soy wax comes in small flakes and needs to be melted thoroughly and stirred well. The smaller pieces give you a false sense of security. You may notice that I have not used a thermometer in my recipes. This needs to change so that I can make more accurate products. We can all look forward to that in the future! The second issue is that once you add color to a lip balm solution it is extremely difficult to tell when your balm is melted thoroughly. Enter the modern marvel we call the thermometer.
This lip balm feels rich and tacky on the lips. You may have noticed that today I used black lip balm tubes instead of clear. I decided to focus on just the lip balm formulation and not trying to do 2 colors at once, this helped me tackle the solution to the problem. I chose black tubes with purple and orange caps because it seemed appropriate for Halloween. I hope that this blog has been educational for the newbies out there like me. Happy Halloween!
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