Lemon and Basil Lip Balm 7


The Finished Lip Balm

The Finished Lip Balm

The skies are a beautiful blue with fluffy white clouds and bright sun. I am loving it! It is also making me ready for fresh flavors. I am dreaming of strawberries, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. Yum. I think I am ready to visit the local farmer’s market!

In the spirit of the growing season, I wanted to make a lip balm that takes two very popular flavors and blends them together for a delightful treat. Lemon and Basil with a hint of sweetness. With such fantastic weather, what could be better? Come join me in the blog kitchen for a creamy lip with fresh new flavor.

Ingredients
Castor Oil
Cherry Seed Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Beeswax
Mango Butter
Avocado Butter
Basil Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil, Argentina
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
20 grams Castor Oil
10 grams Cherry Seed Oil
10 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
15 grams Palm Kernel Oil
20 grams Beeswax
20 grams Mango Butter
3 grams Avocado Butter
0.3 grams Basil Essential Oil, Argentina
0.7 grams Lemon Essential Oil
1 gram Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.71 oz Castor Oil
0.35 oz Cherry Seed Oil
0.35 oz Apricot Kernel Oil
0.53 oz Palm Kernel Oil
0.71 oz Beeswax
0.71 oz Mango Butter
0.11 oz Avocado Butter
0.01 oz Basil Essential Oil
0.02 oz Lemon Essential Oil, Argentina
0.04 oz Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Castor Oil
10% Cherry Seed Oil
10% Apricot Kernel Oil
15% Palm Kernel Oil
20% Beeswax
20% Mango Butter
3% Avocado Butter
0.3% Basil Essential Oil
0.7% Lemon Essential Oil, Argentina
1% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weigh everything except the flavor oils in a microwave safe container. Heat everything gently until it is crystal clear. Add the Lemon Essential Oil, Basil Essential Oil and Sugar Baby Flavor Oil. 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!

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Note to self: The next time I make this lip balm, I would like to lower the percentage of Basil Essential Oil to 0.1% and increase the Lemon Essential Oil to 0.9%. While I enjoyed this flavor blend, I found the basil to be just a little too intense. Otherwise this lip balm was a huge hit. It was smooth, creamy and slightly sweet. I am sending over 100 samples of this lip balm to the shipping department. Try one for yourself!
Taylor

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Lip Balm

Melted Lip Balm

Putting warm lip balm into containers. Creating a little bubble will lessen the divot that occurs when the lip balm cools.

Putting warm lip balm into containers. Creating a little bubble will lessen the divot that occurs when the lip balm cools.

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Adding Flavor Oils

Adding Flavor Oils

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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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