|What is another fun activity to do with the kids this summer? Making lip balms of course!
The Lip Solutions Gift Kits comes all complete with your choice of Lip Solutions (Vegan, Lanolin, Shea or Mango), pipettes, jars and lids, flavor oil, and LABELS! This is a fun project that the kids enjoy and means you will always be able to find a lip balm when you need one. We picked several lip solutions, added flavor and then the kids were off, filling their containers. We also had a few lip balm tubes and Lip Balm Slider Tin that the kids filled. Now the kids have one for them, one for a friend, one for them,, one for the other friend, one for them, one for me and another one just for them!
The Mango Lip Solutions Gift Kit includes:
Making the lip balm is easy. Open the jar of Lip Solutions, melt it in the microwave for approximately 1-1/2 minutes. Stir with a pipette. Add flavor oil, stir well. Use the pipette to transfer the lip balm from the Lip Solutions Jar into the small lip balm jars. Allow to cool. Cap and label! You now will have about 35 lip balms to share with your friends and family!
If you want to color your Lip Balms, consider getting our Oil Soluble Lip Colors. You will only need a small amount to color all of your lip balms. We tried this and made a wonderful brown color. (See bottom photo. We capped them with the clear caps.)
If you like your lip balms super sweet, more like a dessert, then you may wish to add a bit of Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil or Sugar Baby Flavor Oil to the mixture. We think all the flavor oils offered can stand alone without the additional sweetener, but some people prefer a sweeter lip balm. If you are one of those sweet types, then we have the sweetener you need.
So, choose your favorite Lip Solutions Kit and enjoy a fun kid friendly activity this summer!
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|I think we are lip scrub junkies here! Lip scrubs are easy to make, and are great additions to gift baskets, product lines and more. If you already offer body scrubs and lip balms, then you should try lip scrubs. They are easy, fun and even tasty!
Are you still worried about lip scrubs being complicated? Don’t worry about it! I’ll tell you why I chose the ingredients I did so you can see how easy they are. Let’s go have some fun!
Sugar: To have a lip scrub, one must use an exfoliant and sugar is the kinder exfoliant to the lips. (Plus it tastes good!)
Coffee Butter: To make a proper coffee lip scrub, it is a requirement to use this yummy butter!
Shea Butter: I love the texture that Shea Butter contributes to a finished lip scrub. The creamy feel and low odor of Shea Butter makes it an ideal ingredient to use.
Peach Kernel Oil: I enjoy using Peach Kernel Oil in a variety of lip products because it doesn’t feel a heavy or tacky feeling on the lips like Castor Oil can have.
Vitamin E Acetate: I wanted to extend the shelf life of this product by slowing the oxidation process. Vitamin E Acetate was my first choice!
I flavored this lip scrub with Natural Vanilla Oil and Coffee Flavor Oil. This scrub really doesn’t need the extra sweetener, so we can skip using the Sugar Baby or Sugar Kisses Flavors. Trust me, it is fabulously yummy without these extra flavors!
Let’s go make some now!
Collect needed items:
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Coffee Flavor Oil
Natural Vanilla Oil
Microwave safe container
Food Processor *See Notes*
10 mL Lip Balm Jars
Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces)
|Recipe in ounces:
2.29 ounces Sugar
0.35 ounces Coffee Butter
0.35 ounces Shea Butter
0.35 ounces Peach Kernel Oil
0.04 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
0.01 ounces Coffee Flavor
0.04 ounces Natural Vanilla Oil
|Recipe in grams:
65 grams Sugar
10 grams Coffee Butter
10 grams Shea Butter
10 grams Peach Kernel Oil
1 grams Vitamin E Acetate
3 grams Coffee Flavor
1 grams Natural Vanilla Oil
|Recipe in Percentages:
10% Coffee Butter
10% Shea Butter
10% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
3% Coffee Flavor
1% Natural Vanilla Oil
Weigh all of the ingredients into the food processor bowl. Gently pulse the ingredients together until thoroughly mixed. Once the scrub is mixed together, fill the jars and cap.
If you want to make a small batch, you can easily use a small personal blender like I did for these photos. I used a food processor attachment for a stick blender.
How do I use this?:
I’ve been asked over the phone about how I use a lip scrub, so here is how I use a lip scrub. Scoop a pea sized amount out of the jar. Using your finger, rub the scrub over your lips. Don’t scrub too much, or you can irritate your lips. Now you can either wipe your lips off, or lick them! Apply a lip balm and now you have pampered your lips!
This simple lip scrub reminds me of a sweet coffee treat and is a great way to get your coffee flavor fix without indulging on a large coffee. I hope you enjoy this scrub as much as I do!
|Summer is here and while I am getting plenty of quality outdoor time, my lips have definitely gotten dry. It must be all of the garden time. I wanted to make a lip balm that was able to handle the summer heat but was gentle enough that it wouldn’t hurt to apply onto my lips.
This is a fabulous recipe and it is so incredibly simple you can do it with kids! I think it is great when you can include everyone from small children to teenagers to parents even grandparents. And everyone will enjoy the finished product!
For this particular project, I wanted to mix our Strawberry Swirl and Champagne flavor oils for the classic combination of strawberries and champagne. This flavor combo is absolutely scrumptious but keep in mind that there are lots of flavor oils out there. Try classic Peppermint, funky Banana or wild Chocolate Bacon. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
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Heat the Vegan Lip Solutions gently until liquid. Add Orchid Extract, Calendula Extract, Strawberry Flavor Oil, Champagne Flavor Oil and enough of the Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color to cover the end of a toothpick. Stir well. Use the plate test to check color and flavor. It is always easier to add a little more flavor or color than to try to remove. Pour into a Lip Balm Tube Filling Tray with Lip Balm Tubes. Allow to cool. Scrape of the top with a plastic putty knife and remove the tubes. Cap and enjoy!
|Imagine a sweltering hot day where your hair has frizzed into a halo around your head, your hands are wrapped around a rough and hard sphere while you sip the cool, sweet, mildly flavored liquid from inside. Fresh coconut is what I imagine when I used this lip balm. Don’t you want to come join me at some imaginary tropical locale with a coconut shack? You are more than welcome! Bring your friends too!
Difficulty Rating: EASY
Start to finish: Less than 30 minutes*
Are you ready to make your Cookoo for Coconuts lip balm? Let’s get started! First collect all of your ingredients. Set up your scale and equipment. Weigh all of your ingredients into your microwave safe container except for the flavor oil. Heat in the microwave until melted. This shouldn’t take more than two minutes. Take care not to overheat your lip balm. Once everything is completely melted and stirred well, add the coconut flavor oil. Stir the flavor in well. Pipette or pour the lip balm into your containers. Allow to cool. Complete should take no more than 20 minutes. Label and enjoy your exotic get away!
|The Chocolate Bacon lip scrub from Tuesday was so GOOD, I just had to make a lip balm to match. I wanted my lip scrub to last without scrubbing my lips raw yet keep the same great flavor on my lips! (That lip scrub is so good, my lips are pink and tender!) Come join for this great tasting, simple to make lip balm.
Because the salt really made the bacon flavor shine in the spotlight for the chocolate bacon lip scrub, I wanted to make sure in the lip balm the chocolate got its turn. To make the chocolate flavor more noticeable, I added some of the regular cocoa butter.
This lip balm is creamy, silky and loaded with lots of flavor! Yum. The best part is you can have your chocolate bacon without the calories. Whoot!
Weigh everything in a microwave safe container. Heat everything gently until it is crystal clear. Stir well. Cool slightly. You don’t want to put a superheated lip balm into containers. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely. Label and enjoy!
|I love chocolate. Dark and bitter or sweet and milky. Today you can buy so many flavor combinations with chocolate, it is crazy. Chili peppers, almonds, macadamia nuts, cashews, caramel, toffee, coffee, cherries, blueberries, goji berries, green tea and more! It can be overwhelming to buy a chocolate bar. One of the crazier combinations that I have fallen in love with is a chocolate bar with bacon and a touch of sea salt. Talk about yummy! Today I wanted to make a lip scrub that tastes much like this curious combination. Come join me!
Having grown up in Utah, I wanted to really showcase a unique product that comes from Utah. That is salt. If you have ever used salt that was harvested from Utah you are familiar with its unusual coloring. It is a soft peachy/white color with flecks of darker red throughout. It also has what is often described as having a sweeter flavor instead of the more bitter notes that iodized table salt can have. I wanted to use this salt today for the color and the exotic feeling it lends while still being a local product!
The flavor of this finished lip scrub is perfect! When I was making it, I worried that I had too much salt or that I didn’t have enough. It is so good, many of the pickier staff members have snagged a jar to keep in their pockets. My own sample that was taken home was enjoyed by the dog. Sigh… I have managed to keep about 30 to send to shipping for you to try! Request one in your order!
Weigh the Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax, Avocado Butter and Peach Kernel Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until liquid. In a separate container mix the sugar and salt, making sure they are distributed evenly. Add the salt/sugar mixture and Vitamin E Acetate to the melted oils. Stir well. Put into jars or pots for use. Enjoy!
|Imagine tart limes, sunny orange and sweet agave with a hint of saltiness. What do you get? A margarita of course! Today I wanted to share one of my favorite flavors while showing how easy it is to use one of our lip balm bases.
These bases make everything from wedding favors to kids activities a cinch. No mess and no worry all in an affordable package. And the best part is you can choose any flavor you want! How cool is that?
If you need to make several hundred lip balms, consider one of our filling trays. They make it so fast and easy. I was able to make 650 of these delightful lip balms for our shipping department in 3 hours! This was from start to finished label! Isn’t that incredible? Visit this post for a great tutorial on how to use these fantastic trays.
Collect Needed Materials
Gently heat the jar of Shea Butter Lip Solution in a microwave until liquid. You will want it to be clear. A haze means the oils are not completely melted. Add the Margarita Flavor Oil and stir well. Pour into a lip balm filling tray complete with tubes. Allow the solution to cool. Using a plastic putty knife, remove the top layer of solution. Remove tubes from tray and cap. Enjoy!
|The skies are a beautiful blue with fluffy white clouds and bright sun. I am loving it! It is also making me ready for fresh flavors. I am dreaming of strawberries, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. Yum. I think I am ready to visit the local farmer’s market!
In the spirit of the growing season, I wanted to make a lip balm that takes two very popular flavors and blends them together for a delightful treat. Lemon and Basil with a hint of sweetness. With such fantastic weather, what could be better? Come join me in the blog kitchen for a creamy lip with fresh new flavor.
Weigh everything except the flavor oils in a microwave safe container. Heat everything gently until it is crystal clear. Add the Lemon Essential Oil, Basil Essential Oil and Sugar Baby Flavor Oil. Stir well. Cool slightly. You don’t want to put a superheated lip balm into containers. Pour into containers and allow to cool completely. Label and enjoy!
Note to self: The next time I make this lip balm, I would like to lower the percentage of Basil Essential Oil to 0.1% and increase the Lemon Essential Oil to 0.9%. While I enjoyed this flavor blend, I found the basil to be just a little too intense. Otherwise this lip balm was a huge hit. It was smooth, creamy and slightly sweet. I am sending over 100 samples of this lip balm to the shipping department. Try one for yourself!
When I make lip glosses, I always have people asking me “Is it hard to make? Do I need a million ingredients?” The answer is NO! Lip glosses are really easy to make and are used for many simple makeup routines. Come with me and let’s make a lip gloss worthy of YOUR makeup routine!
This lip gloss will not tint or color the lips due to the small amount of color being used. It will give shimmer and shine as we are using Castor Oil and Silver Mica.
Collect needed items:
Recipe: (Makes 1 ounce or 28 grams. Fills approximately 14 lip brush pens.)
Begin by weighing the Carnauba Wax and Castor Oil. After measuring the ingredients, microwave using short time bursts until the wax is melted. Add flavors. Now the color and mica can be added. I used the tip of a clean pipette and pulled it across the top of the color and then used that pipette to stir the mixture until the color was completely mixed in. I then used a new pipette and put the tip into the mica to scoop a small amount into the lip gloss. Using the pipette I used for the color, I stirred the mixture to decide if it needed more mica or not. Once you are satisfied with the color, fill the brushes while the mixture is still warm. Leave them standing upright until they have cooled. After the mixture has cooled, then you can put the tips and caps on. If the mixture gets into the small metal tube before it is completely cooled, the metal can cause the mixture to solidify over the opening and material will be difficult to advance into the brush.
I hope you enjoy making this delightful lip gloss that is a perfect addition to your purse or makeup bag!
I love making lip glosses because they are so simple to make and yet are one bit of makeup that I will regularly wear. Since I’m a total Java Junkie, I created this yummy lip gloss that isn’t overpoweringly coffee and yet still mildly coffee flavored. Think latte or cappuccino and now you have imagined the flavor for this yummy lip gloss!
This lip gloss is easy to make. It does not tint or color the lips because of the small amount of color used. That being said, this lip gloss will give shimmer and shine to the lips since we are using Castor Oil and Silver Mica. Let’s go have some fun!
Collect needed items:
Recipe: (Makes 1 ounce or 28 grams. Fills approximately 14 lip brush pens.)
Note: Q.S. means quantity sufficient. You do not need much Silver Mica or Oil Soluble Lip Balm Colors. This recipe needs so little that we can’t measure it! So we use Q.S. to say use as much as you need to achieve the right color, flavor, etc.
Begin by weighing the Carnauba Wax, Castor Oil, and Coffee Butter. After measuring the ingredients, microwave using short time bursts until the wax is melted. Add flavors. Now the color and mica can be added. I used the tip of a clean pipette and pulled it across the top of the color and then used that pipette to stir the mixture until the color was completely mixed in. I then used a new pipette and put the tip into the mica to scoop a small amount into the lip gloss. Using the pipette I used for the color, I stirred the mixture to decide if it needed more mica or not. Once you are satisfied with the color, fill the brushes while the mixture is still warm. Leave them standing upright until they have cooled. After the mixture has cooled, then you can put the tips and caps on. If the mixture gets into the small metal tube before it is cooled, the metal can cause the mixture to solidify over the opening and material will be difficult to advance into the brush.
Color Note: While the Coffee Butter contributes minimal color, I wanted a little more of a “coffee” color. To achieve that I used approximately 3 parts Yellow, 2 parts Coral and 2 parts Black.
I hope you enjoy making this delicious lip gloss!