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.
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!