The Easy Tricks of Making Dual Color Lip Balms 13


Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night because you dreamed of the coolest thing ever that you have to make? This dual color lip balm is the most recent project of mine that has woken me up in the middle of the night. Let me show you a tantalizing picture!

The Dual Color Lip Balm!

The Dual Color Lip Balm!

You probably looked at that and instantly thought, “Wow! That is so cool! I bet it required a fancy tool to make it.” I promise that it is much easier than it looks and you will impress every person who opens a tube of this lip balm. To make this tutorial easier, I’m using the Shea Butter Lip Solutions and the Big Lip Balm Tube. Feel free to use your favorite lip balm recipe and your favorite container!

How did I make this lip balm have two colors? I used a really simple tool that can be found at many places. It’s a common drinking straw! (Unused of course.) Let’s go have some fun making dual color lip balms and I’ll show you how a straw makes this amazing lip balm.

Ingredients
Shea Butter Lip Solutions
Buttercream Flavor Oil
Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color
White Oil Soluble Lip Color
Equipment
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Drinking Straws
Scissors
Spoons
Microwave Safe Containers
Microwave
Containers of your choice (I’m using the Big Lip Balm Tubes)
Filling Tray (optional, but highly recommended)

Recipe: (makes 170 grams or 6 ounces, fills approximately 20 tubes)

Pink Exterior

Recipe in Grams
140 grams Shea Butter Lip Solutions
5.9 grams Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
3 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
q.s. Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in Ounces
4.94 ounces Shea Butter Lip Solutions
0.21 ounces Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
0.11 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
q.s. Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in Percentages
94% Shea Butter Lip Solutions
4% Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
2% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
q.s. Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color

White Center

Recipe in Grams
30 grams Shea Butter Lip Solutions
1.3 grams Buttercream Flavor Oil
.7 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
q.s. White Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in Ounces
1.06 ounces Shea Butter Lip Solutions
0.05 ounces Buttercream Flavor Oil
0.02 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
q.s. White Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in Percentages
94% Shea Butter Lip Solutions
4% Buttercream Flavor Oil
2% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
q.s. White Oil Soluble Lip Color

Added Ruby Red to the melted lip balm.

Added Ruby Red to the melted lip balm.

I highly recommend a scale and time to make an initial test tube if you are using a different lip balm recipe, container or straw. Each item can impact the difference in your amounts needed to for the two colors of lip balm. The tubes and straws that I’m using needed 7 grams of the lip balm for the exterior color and 1.5 grams of the lip balm for the interior color. I did the rest of my calculations based on these numbers.

Colored and flavored lip balm.

Colored and flavored lip balm.

Let’s start by cutting the drinking straws to a length of 3.5 to 4 inches. The goal is to have the straw stick out of the tube about an inch so it will make easy removal of the straw later. I’m not worried about being exact because I’m not giving the straws away! Set the straws aside and load the filling tray with the tubes.

A small amount of lip balm is at the bottom of each tube.

A small amount of lip balm is at the bottom of each tube.

Melt the Shea Butter Lip Solutions and weigh 140 grams (4.94 ounces) into a microwave safe container. Add Blackberry Pomegranate, Sugar Baby and Ruby Lip Balm Color. Once the flavors and color have been added and mixed completely, add 0.5 mL to the bottom of each tube. We just need enough in the bottom so the straw can be pushed into the cooling lip balm and act like it is sealed. This keeps the center of our lip balm empty for the first round.

Straws after being placed in each tube.

Straws after being placed in each tube.

Once all the straws have been placed, gently pour the lip balm into the tubes around the outside of the straws. Allow the pink lip balm to cool completely. I usually let the lip balms sit for 5 to 10 minutes to cool. If the straws are removed prematurely, it will be difficult to get that gorgeous dual color lip balm.

Pouring lip balm around each straw.

Pouring lip balm around each straw.

While the pink colored lip balm is cooling, melt the Shea Butter Lip Solutions and weigh 30 grams (1.06 ounces) into another microwave safe container. Add Buttercream, Sugar Baby and White Lip Balm Color.

Pink exterior cooling.

Pink exterior cooling.

Gently remove the straws from the lip balm tubes. If you have a set of pliers on hand, this can help grasp the slick plastic of the straw and easily remove. It does help to twist as you pull up so you don’t pull the pink exterior up at the same time. Don’t worry about any nicks on the top!

Lip balm after removing the straws.

Lip balm after removing the straws.

You may need to reheat your center lip balm because you want it to be well heated. It needs to bond to the pink exterior and the screw in the center so the whole lip balm will move as one piece.

Filling the center holes with lip balm.

Filling the center holes with lip balm.

Using a transfer pipette, fill the centers of each lip balm. Since I’m using a tray, I’m not worried about filling the centers perfectly. Once the centers have cooled completely, I’ll scrape off the excess lip balm and then the tops will be beautifully smooth! Any extra lip balm from scraping the tray or left in my beakers will get turned into a mixed flavor lip balm and I’ll give it away for Valentines Day favors.

Scraping off the excess lip balm.

Scraping off the excess lip balm.

Remove the tubes from the trays and cap. A little twist of the whole tube will keep the edges of your lip balm smooth. If you have any jagged edges, quickly wave a heat gun over the lip balms to smooth out the edges. It will only take 1-3 seconds! You might melt the tops of your dual color lip balms and the colors will mix if the heat is kept on too long.

The tubes are ready to remove from the tray!

The tubes are ready to remove from the tray!

This lip balm was so much fun to make and I can see so many possibilities for dual color lip balms! Support your favorite school or team with their colors! Use for favors at a gender reveal party! You can even find heart shaped straws online for a heart shaped dual color lip balm.

Complete collection of finished lip balms!

Complete collection of finished lip balms!

What colors or flavors would you use to make a dual colored lip balm? Let’s brainstorm some ideas! When you decide to make a batch of dual color lip balms, share the picture with us! I’d love to see your lip balms!

Andee

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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13 thoughts on “The Easy Tricks of Making Dual Color Lip Balms

  • Laurie Porritt

    Andee
    Thanks for your creative ideas!
    Love the dual color lip balm! ~ My mind went all different directions!
    Reading the Spring Green Perfume Stick post right before reading this one I easily pictured it in dual color! Why not make dual color lotion bars to accentuate the fragrance blend?
    Anyway, heres some Brainstorming on combinations for dual color lip balm …..
    With spring and summer on the way my thoughts go to ice cream!
    Ice Cream lip balm

    Orange Creamsicle — outside orange butter lip balm (change the sugar baby flavoring to orange) Inside white lip balm flavored with Vanilla-Banilla
    Eskimo Pie Chocolate cream flavor outside / creamy white vanilla-banilla center
    Root beer Float Root beer flavoring outside/ vanilla-banilla center

    Fruit combos
    Peaches and cream Peach flavor and color outside/inside white vanilla-banilla
    Pina Colada Yellow outside with /white center ….. flavoring both lip balms with pina colada
    Caramel Apple Caramel Toffee outside/ green apple center
    Strawberry Swirl , Blackberry Pomegranate and Cucumber melon would be perfect flavors for dual color lip balms! How about a Lemon/Lime essential oil combo?
    So many fun project!

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  • Kristie

    I seen this post and got rather excited! Jumped right on Amazon and found heart shaped straws (eeeeeehawwww) not really I have never said that. Haha! I will post a picture on Brambleberry if it works out! Thanks for the awesome tips!

    Kristie

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