Nuts for Bananas Lip Balm!


I love this label! Our lovely label department designed this cutie!

I love this label! Our lovely label department designed this cutie!

Okay, so I am a really big fan of bananas. Fresh, in smoothies or even banana bread, I like bananas. So when I heard we were releasing a Banana Flavor Oil, I went just a little bonkers. I started listing out all of the things I wanted to make with our new Banana Flavor. Goodness! It is a mighty long list. I won’t overwhelm you with banana flavored lip products but over the next several weeks, I will share my ideas with you. Today I wanted to make a simple lip balm featuring the yummy Banana Flavor Oil!

If you are nuts about bananas, try this recipe! It is smooth, creamy and bursting with flavor. I have a group of kids that I can’t wait to share this with! Their laughter is so infectious and I can already hear their squeals of delight. Come join in the fun!

Ingredients
Almond Butter
Mango Butter
Yellow Beeswax
Castor Oil
Banana Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
124.8 grams Almond Butter
113.4 grams Mango Butter
141.8 grams Yellow Beeswax
170.3 grams Castor Oil
17 grams Banana Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
4.4 oz Almond Butter
4 oz Mango Butter
5 oz Yellow Beeswax
6 oz Castor Oil
0.6 oz Banana Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
22% Almond Butter
20% Mango Butter
25% Yellow Beeswax
30% Castor Oil
3% Banana Flavor Oil

 

Finished Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm

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

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 then cap.

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.

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!

Weighing Ingredients

Weighing Ingredients

Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Flavor Oil to Melted Lip Balm

Adding Flavor Oil to Melted Lip Balm

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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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