Archive for the ‘Lip Balms’ Category

Creating Lip Tints – Sable Brown

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
I love lip products. Ask me how many lip balms I currently have in my purse. Okay, okay… I’ll just tell you. As of today, I currently have 3 lip balms, 2 lip tints, 3 lip glosses and 1 tube of lipstick stashed in my purse. If you ask anyone who sees me dig through my purse on a regular basis, they will tell you that this is a very small number. I love to have a collection of creamy, silky, smooth feeling lip balms at my fingertips. Today I am going to share how I make lip balms that have sufficient color to lightly tint the lips.

I will be using one of our lip balm solutions so we can keep it simple. Today I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions. If you want a more glossy product, I highly recommend using my personal favorite, the Mango Lip Solutions.

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Ruby Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Blue Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Coral Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
Silver Mica
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe: (Fills 10 regular lip balm tubes)

Recipe in Grams
42.5 grams Soy Lip Solutions
q.s. Ruby Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Blue Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Coral Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Silver Mica
Recipe in Ounces
1.5 oz Soy Lip Solutions
q.s. Ruby Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Blue Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Coral Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Yellow Lip Balm Color, Oil Soluble
q.s. Silver Mica

Recipe Note:
Q.S. means quantity sufficient. The amount of color varies from person to person until you find the amount you like. Some of the colors in this need so little that it can be difficult to weigh the amount needed! So we use Q.S. to say use as much as you need to achieve the right color, flavor, etc.

Weigh 1.5 oz of Soy Lip Solutions into a small microwave safe. Heat the material gently until it has melted. At this time, I added approximately the same amount of two large peas of Red Lip Balm Color and one medium pinhead of Blue Lip Balm Color. Stir the material well. Place one drop of the mixture of the lip tint onto a cool plate. This is what we call the plate test. This helps you to make sure you have the desired color.

After my first round of the plate test, I added one large pinheads worth of Coral Lip Balm Color and tested the color again. Then I added about one medium pinhead of Yellow Lip Balm Color and the tip of a pin of Blue. Play around with adding various amounts of color until you are satisfied with the finished color. My finished color works for me, but your personal preferences may change the amounts used.

Once I was satisfied with the color, I added the Silver Mica to give my lip tint a shimmer. For this particular batch, I added 1 of our .15 cc scoops to the mixture. Stir well and fill your desired containers. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Note:
I did not flavor this batch of lip tint, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t. Add your favorite flavor and take pleasure from your own unique lip tint that is personalized to suit you and your fabulous tastes!

Taylor

Finished Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm

Melted Soy Lip Solutions

Melted Soy Lip Solutions

Collection of Color and Silver Mica

Collection of Color and Silver Mica

Adding Red Color

Adding Red Color

Adding Red Color

Adding Red Color

Mixing REd Color

Mixing REd Color

Adding Blue Color

Adding Blue Color

Mixing Blue Color

Mixing Blue Color

Testing Colors

Testing Colors

Adding Yellow Color

Adding Yellow Color

Mixing the lip solutions

Mixing the lip solutions

Color Progress

Color Progress

Adding Silver Mica

Adding Silver Mica

Adding Silver Mica

Adding Silver Mica

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Melting Lip Solutions Using the Stove

Monday, August 11th, 2014
When melting a jar of Lip Solutions, I often recommend using the microwave to melt it quickly. However, I’ve now lived in places where I did not have easy access to a microwave. A recent question to our Technical Support Team reminded me that sometimes we don’t have access to a microwave and yet we still need to melt a jar of Lip Solutions. Let’s talk about how this can be easily resolved!

Today I’m going to use the Soy Lip Solutions to make a batch of lemon flavored lip balm.

Ingredients

Equipment

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
286 gram jar of Soy Lip Solutions
3 grams Lemon USA Essential Oil
6 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
10.08 ounces jar of Soy Lip Solutions
0.11 ounces Lemon USA Essential Oil
0.21 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
97% Soy Lip Solutions
1% Lemon USA Essential Oil
2% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil

Collect all the equipment you will need. I’ve used the Lip Solutions for many years now and I still forget one item or another. So while you are collecting your equipment and ingredients, I just hang out here!

Got everything? Good! Begin by placing the wire rack/perforated plate in the bottom of your pan. The goal is to prevent the jar from sitting on the bottom of the pan and prevent it from cracking due to uneven heat. The last thing you want is to have a broken jar of Lip Solutions that is no longer usable and leaves a mess in the pot.

Add enough water to the pot to fill the pot till is is about one third full. Your jar of Lip Solutions should not be submersed more than 2 inches. If you need to pull out your measuring tape and mark the side of the jar, go ahead and do it! Then you can add water to the pot until you have reached the mark on the side of your jar. If you add too much water you could cause the water to splash and get inside the jar of Lip Solutions. Remove the lid from the jar of Lip solutions and place the jar in the pot. Turn the stove burner heat on to medium low and allow the water to gently heat. The water will have eventually heated enough to simmer, but not enough to be at a rolling boil. The Lip Solutions will melt as the surrounding water heats. Do not leave the stove unattended to prevent any accidents!

As this method takes time, I HIGHLY recommend using this time to clean the kitchen, label items, knit or any other small tasks that are not attention hungry projects. Do not start a project that needs all or most of your attention. My jar of Lip Solutions had melted in about 10 minutes, but times will vary based on your stove, size of your pot and amount of water.

Once the Lip Solutions is mostly melted (a few small solid chunks), turn off the heat and remove the jar from the water. Stir until the remaining chunks have melted. If you overheat the lip balm, this will cause your pipette to melt, bend and no longer work! Then you will need to wait for it to cool completely and Add any of your desired flavors, extracts and/or colors. I added the Lemon Essential Oil and Sugar Baby Flavor. After stirring well to ensure the flavors had been mixed in completely, I filled my lip balm tubes and allowed the filled tubes to cool before capping.

Don’t forget to check the consistency of your lip balm with the Plate Test before you fill your lip balm containers. This will save you from discovering that your lip balm is too soft or too hard!

Andee

Placing the perforated plate in the saucepan.

Placing the perforated plate in the saucepan.

The perforated plate and water in the saucepan.

The perforated plate and water in the saucepan.

Placing the jar of Lip Solutions on the perforated plate.

Placing the jar of Lip Solutions on the perforated plate.

The Lip Solutions is starting to melt!

The Lip Solutions is starting to melt!

The Lip Solutions is mostly melted!

The Lip Solutions is mostly melted!

The Lip Solutions is completely melted.

The Lip Solutions is completely melted.

Now we are ready to add our flavors and other desired additives!

Now we are ready to add our flavors and other desired additives!

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Summer Fun with the Kids: Lip Solutions Kit

Friday, June 27th, 2014
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!

Tonya

Collecting the supplies to make lip balms!

Collecting the supplies to make lip balms!

Filling the lip balm jars.

Filling the lip balm jars.

Carefully filling some lip balm tubes.

Carefully filling some lip balm tubes.

All of the finished lip balm!

All of the finished lip balm!

Brown lip balm made with the Oil Soluble Lip Colors.

Brown lip balm made with the Oil Soluble Lip Colors.

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Coffee Lip Scrub

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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!

The finished lip scrub on my finger.

The finished lip scrub on my finger.

Ingredients weighed into the food processor bowl.

Ingredients weighed into the food processor bowl.

Let’s go make some now!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Sugar
Coffee Butter
Shea Butter
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Coffee Flavor Oil
Natural Vanilla Oil
Equipment
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Microwave safe container
Food Processor *See Notes*
Spoons
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:
65% Sugar
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.

Notes:
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!

Enjoy!

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Strawberries and Champagne Silky Smooth Lip Balm

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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!

 

Collect Needed Materials:

Ingredients
Vegan Lip Solutions
Orchid Extract
Calendula Extract
Strawberry Flavor Oil
Champagne Flavor Oil
Ruby Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Lip Balm Tube Filling Tray
Lip Balm Tubes
Pipettes
Toothpick

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
10.08 ounces Vegan Lip Solutions
.2 ounces Orchid Extract
.2 ounces Calendula Extract
.1 ounces Strawberry Flavor Oil
.1 ounces Champagne Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Grams
285 grams Vegan Lip Solutions
5.6 grams Orchid Extract
5.6 grams Calendula Extract
2.8 grams Strawberry Flavor Oil
2.8 grams Champagne Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
94% Vegan Lip Solutions
2% Orchid Extract
2% Calendula Extract
1% Strawberry Flavor Oil
1% Champagne Flavor Oil
Ruby Lip Balm Color

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!
Taylor

Finished Lip Balm

Vegan Lip Solution

Adding Orchid Extract

Adding Calendula Extract

Adding Strawberry Swirl Flavor Oil

Adding Champagne Flavor Oil

Ruby Lip Color on a toothpick

Added Color

Pouring Lip Balm into Filling Tray

Filled Lip Balm Tray

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Cookoo for Coconuts Lip Balm

Friday, May 16th, 2014
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*

Ingredients
Beeswax
Virgin Coconut Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Castor Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Coconut Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
40 grams Beeswax
50 grams Virgin Coconut Oil
30 grams Palm Kernel Oil
56 grams Castor Oil
20 grams Fractionated Coconut Oil
4 grams Coconut Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
1.41 oz Beeswax
1.76 oz Virgin Coconut Oil
1.06 oz Palm Kernel Oil
1.98 oz Castor Oil
0.71 oz Fractionated Coconut Oil
0.14 oz Coconut Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Beeswax
25% Virgin Coconut Oil
15% Palm Kernel Oil
28% Castor Oil
10% Fractionated Coconut Oil
2% Coconut Flavor Oil

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!

 

*Labeling may take a bit longer.
Taylor

Finished Lip balm

Finished Lip balm

Empty Beaker

Empty Beaker

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Lip Balm

Melted Lip Balm

Adding Flavor Oil

Adding Flavor Oil

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Chocolate Bacon Lip Balm

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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!

 

Ingredients
Castor Oil
Cherry Seed Oil
Peach Kernel Oil
Cocoa Butter
Beeswax
Avocado Butter
Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
44 grams Castor Oil
20 grams Cherry Seed Oil
20 grams Peach Kernel Oil
30 grams Cocoa Butter
40 grams Beeswax
40 grams Avocado Butter
6 grams Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
Recipe in Ounces
1.55 oz Castor Oil
0.71 oz Cherry Seed Oil
0.71 oz Peach Kernel Oil
1.06 oz Cocoa Butter
1.41 oz Beeswax
1.41 oz Avocado Butter
0.21 oz Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
Recipe in Percentages
22% Castor Oil
10% Cherry Seed Oil
10% Peach Kernel Oil
15% Cocoa Butter
20% Beeswax
20% Avocado Butter
3% Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax

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!
Taylor

Finished Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Beeswax

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax

Weighing Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax

Melted Lip Balm Solution

Melted Lip Balm Solution

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Chocolate Bacon Sweet and Salty Lip Scrub

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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!

 

Ingredients
Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
Avocado Butter
Peach Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Salt
Sugar
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
6 grams Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
36 grams Avocado Butter
20 grams Peach Kernel Oil
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
6 grams Salt
130 grams Sugar
Recipe in Ounces
0.21 oz Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
1.27 oz Avocado Butter
0.71 oz Peach Kernel Oil
0.07 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.21 oz Salt
4.59 oz Sugar
Recipe in Percentages
3% Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
18% Avocado Butter
10% Peach Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
3% Salt
65% Sugar

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!
Taylor

Finished Lip Scrub

Finished Lip Scrub

Weighing Chocolate Bacon Wax

Weighing Chocolate Bacon Wax

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Oils

Melted Oils

Measuring Salt

Measuring Salt

Adding Vitamin E Acetate

Adding Vitamin E Acetate

Ready to Mix

Ready to Mix

Mixed Lip Scrub

Mixed Lip Scrub

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Margarita Lip Balm Samples

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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

Ingredients
Shea Butter Lip Solutions
Margarita Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for Lip Balm
Lip Balm Filling Tray

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
285.76 grams Shea Butter Lip Solutions
5.67 grams Margarita Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
10.08 oz Shea Butter Lip Solutions
.2 oz Margarita Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
98% Shea Butter Lip Solutions
2% Margarita Flavor Oil

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!

 

Taylor

Finished Lip Balm

Melted Lip Solution

Adding Flavor Oil

Stirring In Flavor Oil

Filling Lip Balm Tube Tray

Filled Lip Balm Tray

Filled Lip Balm Tray

Tray Scraped Off

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Lemon and Basil Lip Balm

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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.

 

Ingredients
Castor Oil
Cherry Seed Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Beeswax
Mango Butter
Avocado Butter
Basil Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil, Argentina
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
20 grams Castor Oil
10 grams Cherry Seed Oil
10 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
15 grams Palm Kernel Oil
20 grams Beeswax
20 grams Mango Butter
3 grams Avocado Butter
0.3 grams Basil Essential Oil, Argentina
0.7 grams Lemon Essential Oil
1 gram Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.71 oz Castor Oil
0.35 oz Cherry Seed Oil
0.35 oz Apricot Kernel Oil
0.53 oz Palm Kernel Oil
0.71 oz Beeswax
0.71 oz Mango Butter
0.11 oz Avocado Butter
0.01 oz Basil Essential Oil
0.02 oz Lemon Essential Oil, Argentina
0.04 oz Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Castor Oil
10% Cherry Seed Oil
10% Apricot Kernel Oil
15% Palm Kernel Oil
20% Beeswax
20% Mango Butter
3% Avocado Butter
0.3% Basil Essential Oil
0.7% Lemon Essential Oil, Argentina
1% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil

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!
Taylor

The Finished Lip Balm

The Finished Lip Balm

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Lip Balm

Melted Lip Balm

Adding Flavor Oils

Adding Flavor Oils

Putting warm lip balm into containers. Creating a little bubble will lessen the divot that occurs when the lip balm cools.

Putting warm lip balm into containers. Creating a little bubble will lessen the divot that occurs when the lip balm cools.

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