Just for Her – Glossy Lip Balm 4


Waiting for Finished Lip Balm to cool

Waiting for Finished Lip Balm to cool

Valentine’s Day is next month and I am so not ready. Valentine’s is when my friends, gals and guys alike, ask for help making personalized products for their special someone. The problem is my thoughts are scattered! Come join me as I settle my thoughts so we can create the perfect gift baskets together!

Weighing Waxes

Weighing Waxes

I wanted to start with things for the gals and the first product I wanted to make is lip balm. Why lip balm you ask? Lip balms are great because they help create soft, kissable lips and give a soft, gorgeous shine. Heads up guys! By the end of this week, you can give a gift that will make her swoon.

The lip balm is perfect. It has a fun, flirty flavor, superb texture and amazing shine. You must try it. If you hurry, you might get one in your next order. I am sending over 200 samples to the shipping department!

I also wanted a hint of color in this lip balm and none on the lips. No color on their collars!

 

Ingredients
Candelilla Wax
Carnauba Wax
Mango Butter
Deodorized Cocoa Butter
Castor Oil
Shea Oil, Semi Solid
Macadamia Nut Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Ruby Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Slim Stick Lip Balm Tubes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
17 g Candelilla Wax
15 g Carnauba Wax
36 g Mango Butter
26 g Deodorized Cocoa Butter
36 g Castor Oil
40 g Shea Oil, Semi Solid
24g Macadamia Nut Oil
2g Vitamin E Acetate
4 g Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
0.60 oz Candelilla Wax
0.53 oz Carnauba Wax
1.27 oz Mango Butter
0.92 oz Deodorized Cocoa Butter
1.27 oz Castor Oil
1.41 oz Shea Oil, Semi Solid
0.85 oz Macadamia Nut Oil
0.07 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.14 oz Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
8.5% Candelilla Wax
7.5% Carnauba Wax
18% Mango Butter
13% Deodorized Cocoa Butter
18% Castor Oil
20% Shea Oil, Semi Solid
12% Macadamia Nut Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color

 

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weigh everything except the Vitamin E Acetate, Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil and Ruby Lip Balm Color into a microwave safe container. Heat in short spurts until everything is almost melted. Stir the lip balm until the waxes have fully melted. This method helps prevent super heating your lip balm.

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Once everything has melted, add the Vitamin E Acetate and Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil. If you want the finished lip balm to have a pink color, add a little of the Ruby Lip Balm Color. (I ran out of toothpicks so I used the tip of a clean thermometer. I guess I need to create a shopping list!) If you want to see what it looks like, try the plate test!

Taylor

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

 

 

 

 

 

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

 

 

 

 

 

Melting Lip Balm

Melting Lip Balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fully melted lip balm

Fully melted lip balm

 

 

 

 

 

Testing texture and color

Testing texture and color

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Ruby Lip Balm Color

Adding Ruby Lip Balm Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Ruby Lip Balm Color

Adding Ruby Lip Balm Color

 

 

 

 

 

Testing Color

Testing Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding more color

Adding more color

 

 

 

 

 

Testing color again

Testing color again

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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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4 thoughts on “Just for Her – Glossy Lip Balm

  • Cee

    Thank you for this recipe! I’ve been struggling with subbing Candelilla and Carnauba Waxes for beeswax in my lip balms. Can’t wait to try this! Since I want a bit of “stain” for the lips, I’ll be testing beet root powder for the color. I already have the Pomegranate FO. YUMMY!

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    • Taylor Post author

      Cee,

      Candelilla and Carnauba are both challenging ingredients. I find it is hard to change from using Beeswax all the time. This recipe is a great way to start practicing and becoming familiar with these items.

      Let us know how your variation work out for you.

      Best,
      Taylor

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  • Debi Baird

    Thanks for showing the evolving color. You guys are the best! So much inspiration.

    I recently purchased the lip balm colors and am playing with them. I made glossy purple balms (no color transfer to lips) for a Monster High b-day party a couple weeks ago. I used MMS mini lip balm tubes, because 7-yr old girls loooovvvve miniatures.

    I am also using the mini-tubes to dispense lotion bars for little chapped cheeks. There are so many ways to use those little lovelies.

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