Flat White Coffee Lip Balm 9


FlateWhiteCoffeLBWhen I was in college, I would get up on Saturday mornings to go have coffee and breakfast with my best friend. Today we are hundreds of miles away, living different lives. While it is no longer practical for us to chat over breakfast, we send emails, letters and instant messages. I miss those mornings. In the spirit of nostalgia, I wanted to make a lip balm to celebrate those long morning chats. Come join me for the perfect coffee lover’s lip balm!

Ingredients
Coffee Butter
Cocoa Butter, White
Beeswax
Castor Oil
Buttercream Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
124.8 grams Coffee Butter
113.4 grams Cocoa Butter, White
141.8 grams Beeswax
170.2 grams Castor Oil
17 grams Buttercream Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
4.4 oz Coffee Butter
4 oz Cocoa Butter, White
5 oz Beeswax
6 oz Castor Oil
0.6 oz Buttercream Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
27% Coffee Butter
20% Cocoa Butter, White
20% Beeswax
30% Castor Oil
3% Buttercream Flavor Oil

 

Weighing Coffee Butter

Weighing Coffee Butter

Weigh all of the oils except for the Buttercream Flavor Oil 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 Buttercream Flavor Oil. Stir well.

Adding White Cocoa Butter

Adding White Cocoa 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. 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.

Ready to Pour into Tubes

Ready to Pour into Tubes

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

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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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9 thoughts on “Flat White Coffee Lip Balm

  • Kelly

    Looks great! I’m puzzled about the name, though – why is it called ‘Flat White’ Coffee Lip balm?

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    • Taylor Post author

      Kelly,

      A Flat White is a coffee with steamed milk and no sugar. It is the name of the drink much like a latte, cappuccino or mocha. I hope this helps and sorry for the confusion!

      Cheers!
      Taylor

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    • Tina

      Kelly,

      I’m so glad I am not the only one to ask that! I swear the coffee shops must think I am coffee illiterate. A good barista is awesome though because they PATIENTLY explain.

      Tina

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    • Tina

      The tubes which are rated at 0.15 ounces will have 110 tubes from the weight side of this recipe. Use the percentage side to figure a recipe for the number of containers you wish to fill.

      Tina

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  • Beth S. with Little Bug Bar Soap

    I just received a sample of this lip balm in my last shipment from the Sage. It smells absolutely divine! And I just wanted to say THANK YOU to the Sage for always including such fun little treats in my packages. You guys are so sweet!

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    • Taylor Post author

      Beth,

      I am so glad you enjoy your little goodies! We always want to have a little something in your box that just brightens your whole day!

      Cheers!
      Taylor

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