Manly Balm Lip Balm 4


Now that I’ve shared the Manly Lip Balm Flavor Blend, let’s head over to the blog kitchen and make a batch of lip balm that will be perfect for the guys. Our goal is to make a lip balm that won’t feel glossy or sticky on the lips, yet leaves a longer lasting “moisturizing” feel. With this challenge in mind, I decided to ask for some help choosing the oils for the recipe.

Finished tubes of the Manly Lip Balm.

Finished tubes of the Manly Lip Balm.

With a suggestion that I use the Make Your Own Lip Balm guide from our recipe archives, I was quickly able to choose the Beeswax and White Cocoa Butter. A few recommendations were given from our Technical Support Team for High Melt Point Shea Butter as my solid oil because this butter has been noted to help prevent fractionation.That left my liquid oil to be chosen, and I found myself wondering what would work best. After asking for comments, I decided I would use Avocado Oil. While I wanted to use Avocado Oil for the appeal to all skin types and the indulgent moisturizing feel it gives, you can easily mix this recipe up to choose your favorite oils. It truly is more of a “guideline”!

That left my liquid oil to be chosen, and I found myself wondering what would work best. After asking for comments, I decided I would use Avocado Oil. While I wanted to use Avocado Oil for the appeal to all skin types and the indulgent moisturizing feel it gives, you can easily mix this recipe up to choose your favorite oils. It truly is more of a “guideline!”

Ingredients
Beeswax
Cocoa Butter, White
Shea Butter, High Melt Point
Avocado Oil
Menthol Crystals
Peppermint Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Clove Leaf Essential Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Containers of your choice


Lip Balm Recipe: (Makes 10.08 ounces or 285.7 grams, Fills 50 Oval Lip Balm Tubes)

Recipe in Grams
57.3 grams Beeswax
42.8 grams Cocoa Butter, White
71.4 grams Shea Butter, High Melt Point
108.6 grams Avocado Oil
2.8 grams Menthol Crystals
2.8 grams Manly Lip Balm Flavor Blend
Recipe in Ounces
2.02 ounces Beeswax
1.51 ounces Cocoa Butter, White
2.52 ounces Shea Butter, High Melt Point
3.83 ounces Avocado Oil
0.1 ounces Menthol Crystals
0.1 ounces Manly Lip Balm Flavor Blend
Recipe in Percentages
20% Beeswax
15% Cocoa Butter, White
25% Shea Butter, High Melt Point
38% Avocado Oil
1% Menthol Crystals
1% Manly Lip Balm Flavor Blend

Flavor Recipe: (Makes 1 oz or 28.4 grams )

Recipe in Grams
9.4 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
9.4 grams Eucalyptus Essential Oil
4.8 grams Clove Leaf Essential Oil
4.8 grams Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.33 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil
0.33 ounces Eucalyptus Essential Oil
0.17 ounces Clove Leaf Essential Oil
0.17 ounces Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
33% Peppermint Essential Oil
33% Eucalyptus Essential Oil
17% Clove Leaf Essential Oil
17% Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

To start, weigh everything except your flavor essential oils and the Menthol Crystals into a microwave safe container. Heat gently in the microwave. Once the oils have completely melted, add the Manly Lip Balm Flavor Blend and Menthol Crystals. 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 ensure 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 and cap.

Now you can give your lip balm a label. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts!

Notes: I would note this lip balm as strongly flavored. I would highly recommend making a test batch first before deciding if you want to adjust the flavor. This lip balm had rave reviews from my testers, and some felt it was too strong, some thought it wasn’t strong enough, and the majority thought the flavor was just right. I felt like Goldilocks with all those opinions buzzing around my head!

Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “Manly Balm Lip Balm

  • Eleanor Thorne

    Hi Amanda!

    I got a sample of this in my last order, and I thought the strength of the flavor was just right. The menthol was a bit strong, but overall, a very nice lip balm! Well done! The oval lip balm container was fun. It added some interest in its unusualness. I don’t mind using that shape at all, but I find I do prefer the round tubes. (But, I’m pretty small. I could totally see my male friends and relatives liking it!)

    The balm itself is nice and moisturizing, too! This recipe definitely on my list to try out. Wahoo!

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  • Jenny

    Yum! This sample just arrived in my order and I am in love! It’s minty, it’s spicy, and herbal all at once! Going to make these for fall. Thanks!

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