Light Coconut Lip Oil

I love light, treatment style lip oils. They are perfect for when your lips are super dry and water just isn’t cutting it. Light lip oils are not heavy or tacky. They are great for chapped lip because they allow the lips to slide over each other instead of catching. Doesn’t that sound great? Let’s head off to the kitchen!I started this formulation with Aloe Butter. It has a dreamy texture and a lower melt point allowing for light, smooth gliding during and after application. The Aloe Butter also prevents this formulation from being so liquid it leaks out of the Doe Foot Pen.

Next I used Macadamia Nut Oil. This is a light to medium weight oil. Popular in massages, it adds nice glide without feeling overwhelmingly heavy.

At this point, I still needed something a little more solid to keep it from leaking all over the place. Cocoa Butter is a perfect choice, especially considering it will melt on the skin! I chose to use Deodorized Cocoa Butter so it would not interfere with any flavors I might choose to use.

My formulation was still to high in liquid oils so I added Beeswax. This does two major things in this formulation. First, it keeps it viscous enough to stay in the pen and second, once applied, it gives a protective coating to the lips. This makes it perfect for dry and/or cracked lips.

Lastly, I used Vitamin E Acetate. Vitamin E Acetate is an anti-oxident. It prevents your oils from oxidizing or in the case of a lip product, tasting funny. Vitamin E Acetate is a wonderful product to use, particularly if you are using oils with a shorter shelf life.

Ingredients
Aloe Butter
Macadamia Nut Oil
Deodorized Cocoa Butter
Rosehip Oil, Organic
Beeswax
Coconut Flavor Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Doe Foot Pens

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
30 grams Aloe Butter
25 grams Macadamia Nut Oil
20 grams Deodorized Cocoa Butter
15 grams Rosehip Oil, Organic
5 grams Beeswax
4 grams Coconut Flavor Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Acetate
Recipe in Ounces
1.05 oz Aloe Butter
0.88 oz Macadamia Nut Oil
0.70 oz Deodorized Cocoa Butter
0.52 oz Rosehip Oil, Organic
0.17 oz Beeswax
0.14 oz Coconut Flavor Oil
0.03 oz Vitamin E Acetate
Recipe in Percentages
30% Aloe Butter
25% Macadamia Nut Oil
20% Deodorized Cocoa Butter
15% Rosehip Oil, Organic
5% Beeswax
4% Coconut Flavor Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate

Weigh everything except Coconut Flavor Oil and Vitamin E Acetate in a microwave safe container. Heat everything gently until it is crystal clear. Add the Coconut Flavor Oil and Vitamin E Acetate. Stir well. Cool slightly. You don’t want to put a superheated lip gloss into containers. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely. Label and enjoy!

Taylor

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14 thoughts on “Light Coconut Lip Oil”

  1. I like the looks of this recipe. I love your guys’ coconut flavor oil.

    Do you think I could sub any soft butter in place of the aloe butter, like shea butter? I’m allergic to aloe, so I can’t use it.

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    1. Genny,
      I would recommend soft butters like Coconut Oil, Almond Butter, Macadamia Nut Butter, or even Shea Butter. Any butters or oils that are soft like real butter at room temperature will work in this recipe! I hope you enjoy!

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  2. This sounds wonderful. My daughter saw this recipe and is now begging me to make it. It looks like I will be ordering some doe foot pens in the near future.

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    1. It is mildly shiny. Think of a more natural “glow” like will hydrated lips. Does this help?

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      1. I’m looking to make some lip gloss using the doe foot pens. What would I use to make it shiny? Mica would help, but how do you get that glossy texture that is found in commercial lip glosses?

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        1. The answer is … Castor Oil! Castor Oil gives that viscous and shiny, texture and look that is signature to commercial lip glosses. Replacing the Macadamia Nut Oil with Castor Oil will give a light to mid weight lip gloss. If you want a lip gloss that has more gloss, replace the Rose Hip Oil with Castor as well. Good Luck!

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  3. What do you suggest as a substitution for the beeswax? Would candelilla wax be too hard?

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    1. I would use Soy Wax. I think Candelilla would be too hard and it would require cutting the wax amount in half.
      I could be worth a try though.
      Tina

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      1. I’ll have to try a small test batch of both, and see which works the best. I’ll try to remember to report back!! Thanks for always answering!

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  4. Can you tell me how is the coconut flavor oil made?
    I don’t want anything with synthetic flavoring in my lotion or lip balm
    Thank you

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    1. Ally, The Coconut Flavor oil is considered synthetic. You can make a soft coconut flavored lip balm by using the Virgin Coconut Oil as part of your lip balm mixture. It is very important to make sure the lip balm will set up because Coconut Oil has a very low melt point. Sufficient beeswax or other wax to firm the mixture is very important.

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