Salty Margarita Lip Scrub

I think salt is amazing. Add a little to food and the flavors pop on your palette. Add salt to oils and you have an easy body scrub. Add salt to watercolors and get beautiful effects. Add salt to ice and you can make ice cream! Salt is truly amazing. 

So when Andee approached me the other day and asked me to make a margarita lip scrub with some salt, I immediately said YES! There was no way I was going to pass up a chance at making a lip scrub using the beautifully multicolored salt from Utah. After all, why not use items that are available locally?!

I used my Sweet & Salty Chocolate Bacon Lip Scrub as a starting place for creating this recipe. I did change around a few items to create a creamy and smooth base that I could then add the sugar and salt to. I think the addition of salt makes this flavor oil seem all the more true. Yummy! I will be sending over 50 samples to shipping department to go out with orders. (That is if I can keep my coworkers from taking all of the jars home. You had better hurry quick!) Request one in your next order to try how good this is for yourself!

 

Ingredients
Beeswax
Mango Butter
Sunflower Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Margarita Flavor Oil
Salt
Sugar
Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
2 grams Beeswax
36 grams Mango Butter
20 grams Sunflower Oil
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
4 grams Margarita Flavor Oil
6 grams Salt
130 grams Sugar
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
0.07 oz Beeswax
1.27 oz Mango Butter
0.71 oz Sunflower Oil
0.07 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.14 oz Margarita Flavor Oil
0.21 oz Salt
4.59 oz Sugar
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
1% Beeswax
18% Mango Butter
10% Sunflower Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Margarita Flavor Oil
3% Salt
65% Sugar
Q.S. Blue Oil Soluble Lip Balm Color

Weigh the beeswax, Mango Butter and Sunflower Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. In a separate container mix the sugar and salt, making sure they are distributed evenly. Add the salt/sugar mixture, Margarita Flavor Oil and Vitamin E Acetate to the melted oils. Stir well. Put into jars or pots for use. Enjoy!

 

Notes: Much to my chagrin, I discovered I had not added the color until after the salt and sugar were added. As you can see from my photos it made mixing so difficult, I had to dump my product into a plastic bag. I HIGHLY recommend that you add any desired colors to the liquid oils prior to adding the salt/sugar mixture. It will make your life much easier.
Taylor

Beautiful Lip Scrub with Crystal Spatula

Beautiful Lip Scrub with Crystal Spatula

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Sugar

Weighing Sugar

Weighing Salt

Weighing Salt

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Adding Vitamin E and Flavor Oil

Adding Vitamin E and Flavor Oil

Adding Sugar/Salt Mixture to Oils

Adding Sugar/Salt Mixture to Oils

Mixing Scrub - Wait! Where is the color?

Mixing Scrub – Wait! Where is the color?

Adding the color

Adding the color

Color ready to mix in

Color ready to mix in

Struggling to mix in color

Struggling to mix in color

All mixed!

All mixed!

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2 Comments

  • LuAnn says:

    So, just curious, will the salt cause pain for chapped lips? I notice it’s a pretty small amount, but was wondering how that would be! Sounds and looks great though!!

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    • Tina says:

      LuAnn,

      The salt isn’t a great issue but I certainly wouldn’t apply a scrub to split lips. Chapped may be a personal thing because when my lips are chapped they are not deep wounds, just more like a sunburn. I think you will find the scrubs should be used on healthy lips that just have dry skin that is not sloughing off.

      Tina

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