Semi Solid Shea Oil Lip Balm


Finished Semi-Solid Shea Oil Lip Balm

Finished Semi-Solid Shea Oil Lip Balm

Making my own personal care products brings about an immense feeling of satisfaction. I take great pride in gifting friends and family with products I can say I made. There is just something amazing and incredible about the entire experience. It is like finishing your first knitted scarf, your first sewn pillowcase or even getting dinner on the table all by yourself. You just can’t wait to share!

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Beeswax

Today is one of those days. While we are taking the week to feature a spectacular fixed oil, today is a great recipe where simple and magnificent blend to make a unforgettable lip balm. Due to how easy this lip balm is to make, this makes a perfect activity to kids and teenagers. As schools start up around the country, consider activities that allow kids to bond and express their creativity. Lip balms certainly are simple!

Weighing Olive Butter

Weighing Olive Butter

Besides featuring the Semi-Solid Shea Oil, I also wanted to showcase Olive Butter. It is a smooth, creamy product that I find absolutely sublime in lip balms. Trust me. This is one item you will want to try for yourself. You will find yourself wanting to use it everywhere!

Additionally I used our Root Beer Flavor Oil. It makes me feel like a kid again without requiring sticky fingers. Talk about totally awesome! Can anyone else hear what we have all said at one point or another? “Mooommm! You are so weird.” Who would have thought that phrase would come back to haunt me.

Ingredients
Beeswax
Olive Butter
Palm Kernel Oil
Semi-Solid Shea Oil
Castor Oil
Root Beer Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
40 g Beeswax
50 g Olive Butter
30 g Palm Kernel Oil
54 g Semi-Solid Shea Oil
20 g Castor Oil
6 g Root Beer Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
1.41 oz Beeswax
1.76 oz Olive Butter
1.06 oz Palm Kernel Oil
1.90 oz Semi-Solid Shea Oil
0.714 oz Castor Oil
0.21 oz Root Beer Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Beeswax
25% Olive Butter
15% Palm Kernel Oil
27% Semi-Solid Shea Oil
10% Castor Oil
3% Root Beer Flavor Oil

 

Weighing Palm Kernel Oil

Weighing Palm Kernel Oil

Weigh everything except the Root Beer Flavor Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. If you still have a few stubborn beads of beeswax, don’t be alarmed. Simply remove the container from the microwave and stir. The heat from the liquid oils should melt the beeswax.

Add the Root Beer 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 Castor Oil

Weighing Castor Oil

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 Semi-Solid Shea Oil

Weighing Semi-Solid Shea Oil

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.

Adding Flavor Oil

Adding Flavor Oil

Now label your tubes of lip balm. Allow your creativity to flow! You imagination is your limit. Enjoy your Root Beer flavored lip balm!
Taylor

Ready to transfer to tubes

Ready to transfer to tubes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filling Lip balm Tubes

Filling Lip balm Tubes

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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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