Formulating from your Cupboard – Day 6


Today we are featuring the last formulation of our Formulating from your Cupboard series. While I am sad to see this series come to a close, I am excited to share Formulation #5. Come join me for a lip balm that is sure to knock your socks off!

Finished Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm

The goal for Formulation #5 was to have a soft lip balm with minimal shine. This lip balm does have a softer texture that glides smoothly when applied to the lips. Soft texture? Check!

The other goal for this lip balm was to have minimal shine. While it does not have the matte appearance that Formulation #4 does, it is not what I would consider shiny.

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Beeswax

I also like how this lip balm stays on the lips without feeling heavy or greasy. It is light with great staying power. I think the icing on the cake in the recipe is the amazing honey flavor. Yummy!

Ingredients
Beeswax
Castor Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Cocoa Butter, White
Shea Butter, High Melt Point
Lanolin
Vitamin E Acetate
Honey Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

 

Original Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
80 grams Beeswax
52 grams Castor Oil
100 grams Sweet Almond Oil
60 grams Cocoa Butter, White
60 grams Shea Butter, High Melt Point
28 grams Lanolin
4 grams Vitamin E Acetate
16 grams Honey Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
2.82 oz Beeswax
1.82 oz Castor Oil
3.53 oz Sweet Almond Oil
2.12 oz Cocoa Butter, White
2.12 oz Shea Butter, High Melt Point
0.99 oz Lanolin
0.14 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.56 oz Honey Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Beeswax
13% Castor Oil
25% Sweet Almond Oil
15% Cocoa Butter, White
15% Shea Butter, High Melt Point
7% Lanolin
1% Vitamin E Acetate
4% Honey Flavor Oil

 

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weigh everything except the Vitamin E Acetate and Honey Flavor Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. If you still have a few stubborn beads of beeswax, remove the container from the microwave and stir. The heat in the solution should melt the beeswax.

Add the Vitamin E Acetate and Honey Flavor Oil to the liquid lip balm mixture. Stir well. For here you can either use a pipette to fill your lip balm tubes or use a filling tray. Use whichever is most convenient for you.

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

I like using a filling tray when making 50 or more tubes of lip balm because they are simple to use 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.

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

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 lip balm during this process. This is normal and to be expected.) Allow the tubes to cool then cap.

Almost Melted

Almost Melted

At this point you can label your lip balm. Now you can go back and compare all of the various lip balms that we made this week! Which one is your favorite? I want to know!
Taylor

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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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