You know when a good friend introduces you to something so good, it feels like it has turned into an addiction. Yeah. I am suffering from the effects of a well intentioned friend. My new addiction, you ask? Caramel Lattes. Well, today I am going to give into that addiction and make a lip balm worthy of those liquid delights. Come join me!
Palm Kernel Oil
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
Microwave Safe Container
|Recipe in Grams
10 grams Soy Wax
20 grams Candelilla Wax
20 grams Palm Kernel Oil
10 grams Conditioning Emulsifier
80 grams Castor Oil
20 grams Coffee Butter
36 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
4 grams Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
|Recipe in Ounces
0.35 oz Soy Wax
0.71 oz Candelilla Wax
0.71 oz Palm Kernel Oil
0.35 oz Conditioning Emulsifier
2.82 oz Castor Oil
0.71 oz Coffee Butter
1.27 oz High Melt Point Shea Butter
0.14 oz Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
|Recipe in Percentages
5% Soy Wax
10% Candelilla Wax
10% Palm Kernel Oil
5% Conditioning Emulsifier
40% Castor Oil
10% Coffee Butter
18% High Melt Point Shea Butter
2% Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. If the wax is slow to melt, remove the container from the microwave and stir.
This often allows the surrounding oils to melt the wax. When the mixture is completely melted, add the flavor oil. Mix well.
From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I like using a filling tray because they are simple and fast. If you are using a filling tray, insert your tubes into your tray. Flood the tray with your melted lip balm. Allow the mixture to cool. Scrape off the excess.
I like to use a plastic putty knife. Remove the tubes from the tray and cap.
If you are going to pipette the lip balm into the tubes, fill the tube until you get a dome of liquid material at the top. Wax shrinks when it cools and doing this helps insure that you get a very pretty top. Fill all of your tubes making sure they are domed on the top before they cool.
You may need to reheat your container of lip balm during this process. This is normal and to be expected. Allow the tubes to cool and cap.
Now you can give your lip balm an elegant label or put it into a cute bag. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts!