Contemporary Mint Lip Balm
|Yesterday I shared one of the recipes I have been using to give to friends that I run into as I explore the city of Beijing. However, I flavored the entire batch with Rose. I find that there are some who don’t want the floral rose as a flavor. So I decided to make another lip balm with a slightly different formulation for them. Come join me for this other recipe!
I wasn’t looking for something that would be as glossy or creamy. I wanted more of a work horse formulation. I wanted something that would be more acceptable among men. Men don’t look for a creamy, smooth gliding and shiny lip balm. They want something helps prevent chapped lips. I think this is perfect for that!
I wasn’t worried so much about color and I find Beeswax is a more available in my own cupboard. Based on your needs, you can use Soy Wax, Calendula or even Carnauba Wax. I personally prefer beeswax. Perhaps it reminds me of my father and the smell of him when he came in from tending the beehives.
I also used Babassu Oil in this recipe. It is very smooth and creamy. Also it adds a softness and silkiness to the finished product. It is perfect because it balances the world of luxury oils and the world of economical oils. I love it when awesome oils such as this are at an affordable price!
I also used Rice Bran Oil. Rice Bran is a lighter oil which helps the lip balm from feeling heavy or greasy. Perfect for a workhorse lip balm. What oils would you use?
I also added a small amount of Menthol Crystals. Menthol Crystals add a cooling and tingling sensation to the lips. I have many people ask me for a strong mint flavored lip balm. I find adding a small amount of menthol crystals to a lip balm with peppermint makes them happy without worrying about exceeding the usage rate of the Peppermint Essential Oil.
Weigh everything except Sugar Baby Flavor Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Blue Lip Balm in a microwave safe container. Heat everything gently until it is crystal clear. Add the Sugar Baby Flavor Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Blue Lip Balm. I used a toothpick to add the Blue Lip Color. With this ingredient, a toothpick amount is all you need. A little goes a long way. Stir well. Pour into containers and allow to cool. Label and enjoy!