Summer Days Lip Balm

To me summer is time out in the sun with parades, bonfires and fireworks. That means a long and busy day with much of it being out in the sun. Well, Utah is dry, dry, dry! After being outside all day, most people want to retreat inside with large glasses sweating while ice clinks inside. One thing I have found that helps is applying lotion and lip balm throughout the day to prevent that painful dryness that you feel as you climb into bed. So, let us head to the blog kitchen to whip up a lip balm? See you there!

First, I decided to make this lip balm using Soy Wax. Now I have found Soy Wax can be a little temperamental but it is perfect for the summer because it takes a little bit for it to melt. So if you live in terror of your lip balms failing the pocket test, Soy Wax is here to the rescue!

Second, I used Palm Kernel Oil. Palm Kernel is a great oil to use during summer when it gets so hot. If you are like me and tend to leave your lip balms in the car, Palm Kernel Oil will help it stay in place. Well….. until it melts anyway. ;-) Palm Kernel Oil also adds a medium weight feeling while stretching your dollar so it can do more.

Next, I added a tiny amount of Lanolin. Now, for those of you who do not like the smell of Lanolin, don’t worry. The usage rate is very low. So it would be highly unlikely that you will be able to smell it in the finished product.

I also used Macadamia Nut Butter. This creamy butter makes the finished lip balm a dreamy concoction! Macadamia Nut Butter is a wonderful mix of light, smooth, and long lasting glide perfect for the lips. Try some for yourself today!

Last, I used Castor Oil. I consider Castor Oil to be Queen of liquid oils for lip balms. Castor Oil has long lasting, durable glide. It is makes makes lips stick glide so smoothly when being applied.

 

Ingredients
Soy Wax
Palm Kernel Oil
Lanolin
Macadamia Nut Butter
Castor Oil
Champagne Flavor Oil
Ruby Lip Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
20 grams Soy Wax
15 grams Palm Kernel Oil
1 gram Lanolin
25 grams Macadamia Nut Butter
38 grams Castor Oil
1 gram Champagne Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Color
Recipe in Ounces
0.70 oz Soy Wax
0.52 oz Palm Kernel Oil
0.03 oz Lanolin
0.88 oz Macadamia Nut Butter
1.34 oz Castor Oil
0.03 oz Champagne Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Color
Recipe in Percentages
20% Soy Wax
15% Palm Kernel Oil
1% Lanolin
25% Macadamia Nut Butter
38% Castor Oil
1% Champagne Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Color

Weigh everything except Champagne Flavor Oil and Ruby Lip Color in a microwave safe container. Heat everything gently until it is crystal clear. Add the Champagne Flavor Oil and and a quantity sufficient of Ruby Lip Color to tint the lip solution. Stir well. Cool slightly. You don’t want to put a superheated lip balm into containers. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely. Label and enjoy!
Taylor

FInished Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm

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Ruby Lip Color

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Colored Lip Solutions

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Cooling Lip Balm

Cooling Lip Balm

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4 Comments

  • birdies says:

    I really like soy wax in lotion bars….I’ll have to try this.
    Thanks

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  • ping says:

    I am going to try the Champagne with your soy lip solutions – yum!

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  • How would you replace beeswax with soy wax in a recipe? Is it a 1:1 replacement? I’ve been asked about bee-free lip balm but haven’t had the chance to experiment with soy yet.

    Thank you! :-)
    -Cheyenne

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    • Tina says:

      Generally it is a 1:1 replacement. Depending on your formulation you may have some graininess in the finished lip balm because soy wax is not as smooth as beeswax. You can replace the beeswax with a few different waxes to minimize the problems that soy wax alone can contribute. Your options (and their approximate melt points) are: Soy Wax (156°F), Carnauba Wax (182°F), Candelilla Wax (160°F), Stearic Acid (156°F). I think I will add this information to the catalog.

      Best wishes!
      Tina

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