My, My, My Key Lime Pie


I am super excited to share this recipe with you today. The idea to make this Key Lime Pie Lip Balm sprung into my head as I was eating a cup of key lime pie yogurt. Key Lime Pie is one of my favorite desserts and since I am too busy to make it, the yogurt gets me by. ♬Not too tart, not too sweet. My baby loves to watch me eat her Key Lime Pie!♬

Finished Key Lime Pie Lip Balm

With the last day of school fast approaching, all the child wranglers out there need a few projects to help keep the kiddos busy and I think this would be the perfect recipe. This recipe has only a few ingredients and it is super easy to make. Plus, this lip balm tastes like dessert in a tube. What kid isn’t going to be excited about that?

We have two different kinds of Lime Essential Oil, one is steam distilled and the other is expressed. For this recipe I chose the Expressed Lime Essential Oil because I felt that it smelled perfectly tangy and green like lime zest. For the sweet part, I chose the Cheesecake Flavor Oil since it is amazing by itself or mixed with lime, strawberry, or caramel. There are so many possibilities when using the Cheesecake Flavor Oil.

For this recipe, I wanted to highlight the Semi-Solid Shea Oil. I haven’t made any recipes using this oil before and I think this lip balm recipe is the perfect way to showcase it! In our catalog, you can find three different physical forms of Shea; solid, liquid, and semi-solid. Within those three physical forms of Shea, there are different varieties such as refined or unrefined. Our Liquid Shea Oil is very light in color and has no scent, while our Unrefined Shea Butter is a slightly dark cream color and has a distinctive smell. Semi-Solid Shea Oil is very light in color so it won’t change the color of your formulation. I think all forms of Shea feel nice on the skin and certainly gives skin a smooth feeling.

I am thrilled to ship samples of this lip balm! As I was making my test batch of this lip balm, Andee walked into the kitchen and said, “Dang, that smells good!!” It really does smell, and taste, amazing so I can’t wait for all Adventurous Makers to try this yummy lip balm.

Ingredients
Beeswax, Light
Sweet Almond Butter
Palm Kernel Oil
Semi-Solid Shea Oil
Castor Oil
Lime Essential Oil, Expressed
Cheesecake Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Filling Tray


Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
90.72 grams Beeswax, Light
113.4 grams Sweet Almond Butter
68.04 grams Palm Kernel Oil
122.47 grams Semi-Solid Shea Oil
47.63 grams Castor Oil
4.54 grams Lime Expressed Essential Oil
6.8 grams Cheesecake Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
3.2 ounces Beeswax, Light
4 ounces Sweet Almond Butter
2.4 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
4.32 ounces Semi-Solid Shea Oil
1.68 ounces Castor Oil
0.16 ounces Lime Expressed Essential Oil
0.24 ounces Cheesecake Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Beeswax, Light
25% Sweet Almond Butter
15% Palm Kernel Oil
27% Semi-Solid Shea Oil
10.5% Castor Oil
1% Lime Expressed Essential Oil
1.5% Cheesecake Flavor Oil

1. Weighing the Solid Ingredients

1. Adding the Semi-Solid Shea Oil

4. The lip balm in the filling tray

  1. The first step in making this lip balm is to weigh out all of the ingredients except for the Lime Essential Oil and Cheesecake Flavor Oil.
  2. Microwave in short bursts and stir well. Alternative heating methods are OKAY!
  3. Once everything is melted the flavors can be added. Stir Well.
  4. Now the lip balm is ready to pour into the container of your choice. I chose our Lip Balm Tubes that hold 0.15 ounces.
  5. The last step is to label. I can’t tell you how many lip balms I have lying around without labels and I have no idea what they are!

I am going to send a bunch of samples down to the shipping department. If you get one in your next order, please let me know what you think about it. Enjoy!

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About Katy

I am a twenty something goofy, cat-loving, outdoor enthusiast. I enjoy gardening, fishing, and camping. A few of my favorite fragrances are Juicy Pear, Love Spell, and Jacob. I can't lie, I am a bit of a newbie in the soap making world but I am ready to learn and so excited!

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