Love Notes Lip Balm


lettersI am a hopeless romantic. Seeing pictures of flowers and hearing plans for candlelit dinners put stars in my eyes. That being said, I think one of the most romantic things ever are love letters. The thought of a billet-doux just sends me sighing longingly. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to celebrate with all of the romantics out there with a Love Notes Lip Balm. Come join me and we can share stories of the little things that make our hearts go pitter-patter.

Finished Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm

I love how creamy and flavorful this lip balm is. While I did tint the lip balm a soft satin pink color, I think this is a great lip balm for both men and women. It is sweet, fruity and easy to apply. Yummy!

Ingredients
White Cocoa Butter
Castor Oil
Almond Butter
Beeswax
Strawberry Swirl Flavor Oil
Ruby Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Lip Balm Tubes
Red Pearl Caps


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
60 grams White Cocoa Butter
128 grams Castor Oil
100 grams Almond Butter
100 grams Beeswax
12 grams Strawberry Swirl Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
2.12 oz White Cocoa Butter
4.51 oz Castor Oil
3.53 oz Almond Butter
3.53 oz Beeswax
0.42 oz Strawberry Swirl Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
15% White Cocoa Butter
32% Castor Oil
25% Almond Butter
25% Beeswax
3% Strawberry Swirl Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color

 

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weigh all of the ingredients except for the Strawberry Swirl Flavor Oil and the Ruby Lip Balm Color into a microwave safe container. Heat in 30 second increments until everything has melted. If the beeswax is being stubborn, remove the mixture from the microwave and stir well. This often will allow the beeswax to melt from the heat of the other oils. Once the oils have completely melted, add the Strawberry Swirl Flavor Oil and Ruby Lip Balm Color. Stir well.

Adding Almond Butter

Adding Almond Butter

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. I can make several hundred lip balms in the time it would take me to make 100 by hand. 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.

Adding Beeswax

Adding Beeswax

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 jar of lip solutions during this process. This is normal and to be expected.) Allow the tubes to cool and cap.

Heated Lip Balm

Heated Lip Balm

Now you can give your lip balm a pretty label or put it into a cute bag. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts!
Taylor

 

 

Adding Ruby Color

Adding Ruby Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stirring in Ruby Color

Stirring in Ruby Color

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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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