Contemporary Mint Lip Balm 13


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.

Ingredients
Beeswax
Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
Shea Butter, High Melt Point
Babassu Oil
Castor Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Menthol Crystals
Blue Oil Soluble Lip Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
20 grams Beeswax
15 grams Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
10 grams Shea Butter, High Melt Point
15 grams Babassu Oil
9 grams Castor Oil
29 grams Rice Bran Oil
1 gram Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
1 gram Peppermint Essential Oil
Q.S. Menthol Crystals
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in Ounces
Beeswax
Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
Shea Butter, High Melt Point
Babassu Oil
Castor Oil
Rice Bran Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Menthol Crystals
Blue Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in Percentages
20% Beeswax
15% Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
10% Shea Butter, High Melt Point
15%Babassu Oil
9% Castor Oil
29% Rice Bran Oil
1% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
1% Peppermint Essential Oil
Q.S. Menthol Crystals
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Color

 

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!

 

 

Taylor

Finished Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Melted Lip Balm Solution

Melted Lip Balm Solution

Menthol Crystal

Menthol Crystal

Melted Lip Balm Solution

Melted Lip Balm Solution

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Contemporary Mint Lip Balm, 5.0 out of 5 based on 7 ratings
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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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13 thoughts on “Contemporary Mint Lip Balm

  • Madea

    I like this one too. Is this a more matte finish. I’ve had a request for a lip balm that is not shiny. The person doesn’t want to look like they put lip balm on. If not, how would I make a balm with a matte finish, but still softening?

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    • Andee

      This lip balm has a matte like finish. A higher percentage of butters like Shea Butter or Mango Butter will help maintain a matte finish. The Simple Shea Butter Lip Balm is an excellent example of a matte lip balm recipe that contains some oils that could cause a shiny finish. A high percentage of Castor Oil will add a shiny finish but as long as you stay under 10%, you should find a nice lip balm!
      I hope this helps!

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  • Andrea S

    I’m so glad you posted this. I’ve been curious about the menthol crystals and using them in a lip balm, but hadn’t checked into it yet. I will be adding them to my next order so I can try them out. Thanks!

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  • KinkyWitch

    I don’t know why, but I never think to add menthol crystals to my peppermint flavored lip balms! What a novel idea 😉 I must try this the next time I whip up a batch!

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  • Mesha

    I just added Babassu to my cupboard so I am delighted to learn another thing I can do with it 🙂

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  • Bonnie MoonBug

    Definitely going to try this! Been looking for a lip balm my husband will love and this one sounds perfect.

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  • Angela

    I’m having trouble with my menthol crystals separating when I make the lip balm. Any advice?

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    • Tina

      Try reserving some liquid oil and melting the two together. Then add to your whole mixture. Menthol is potent, a little goes a long way.

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  • andrew venditello

    how can i get a tester i love burts menthol feel but not enough

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    • Tina

      This lip balm was made several years ago. We don’t have any testers of this anymore. I do think that most mint and menthol items are over used and are more damaging to the lips than they are helpful. Please use this material lightly.

      Tina

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