Simple Shea Butter Lip Balm
|As the weather is changing, I have find my lips are trying to dry out and chap. The recent series, Starting with an Empty Cupboard, inspired me to make a lip balm and KISS (Keep it simple, Sue). I decided to go look at my newly filled cupboard and find some ingredients to make a simple, yet indulgent lip balm. Let’s see what fun ingredients I found!
Filtered Beeswax: I’ve been excitedly waiting for a chance to play with this new item. The filtered beeswax can contribute a yellow color to a lip balm. I would agree that this will contribute a light yellow color if used in combination with oils that are light in color.
Castor Oil: As I wanted a lip balm that could handle long segments of time between applications, Castor Oil was a perfect addition to the ingredients list.
Peach Kernel Oil: I can’t help myself! Peach Kernel Oil is my new favorite oil because it is feels nice and it just sounds luxurious. (To my ears anyway!)
Deodorized Cocoa Butter: I didn’t want to have a chocolate scent to the lip balm, so the best way around that is to use Deodorized Cocoa Butter.
Refined Shea Butter: I wanted to use Shea Butter as this gives lip balms a creamy texture that glides on easily.
Collect needed items:
Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces and filled 22 Black Lip Balm Tubes)
Weigh all ingredients except the Natural Vanilla Oil and Sugar Baby Flavor Oil 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 flavors . Stir until all of the flavor has been incorporated. Fill tubes or jars. Cool. Label.
Texture Notes: Those who I begged to test and review this lip balm told me that it was nice and creamy while tasting delicious! One of my knitting friends who got a tube told me that her husband swapped his tube of generic lip balm with her tube. After asking where her lip balm had gone, she was told, “The texture is much better and it feels nice on my chapped lips.” Needless to say, she didn’t get her lip balm back.