Category Archives: Lip Balms

Just for Him – Lime Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm... YUM!
Finished Lip Balm… YUM!

I love lip balms and I have made a lot of them. Not all have turned out the way I wanted but I have learned from them. I have also learned that personal preference is KEY! What I like is not the same as what my friends and family like. They can be completely opposite. Today I wanted to make some especially for men. In general, men like things that are firm, long lasting and don’t feel… dare I say oily?

Weighing Waxes
Weighing Waxes

This lip balm is perfect for men. It is very stiff. This lip balm will definitely pass the pocket test. It feels creamy during application but after application it feels like it isn’t going anywhere. This particular good for people who tend to work with intense focus. I can’t wait to try this lip balm during my various outdoor activities this summer.

Ingredients
Soy Wax
Candelilla Wax
Almond Butter
Deodorized Cocoa Butter
Castor Oil
Shea Oil, Semi Solid
Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
Lime Essential Oil, Expressed
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Big Lip Balm Tubes

 

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
24 g Soy Wax
30 g Candelilla Wax
54 g Almond Butter
20 g Deodorized Cocoa Butter
30 g Castor Oil
30 g Shea Oil
10 g Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
2 g Lime Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.85 oz Soy Wax
1.06 oz Candelilla Wax
1.90 oz Almond Butter
0.71 oz Deodorized Cocoa Butter
1.06 oz Castor Oil
1.06 oz Shea Oil
0.35 oz Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
0.07 oz Lime Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
12% Soy Wax
15% Candelilla Wax
27% Almond Butter
10% Deodorized Cocoa Butter
15% Castor Oil
15% Shea Oil
5% Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
1% Lime Essential Oil

 

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Weigh everything except the Lime Essential Oil into a microwave safe container. Heat in bursts until everything is almost completely melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until everything has completely melted. Add the Lime Essential Oil. Stir well. Pipette into containers or use one of our nifty filling trays! Label and enjoy.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Notes: I really liked this lip balm for days/activities where my hands get really dirty and I don’t want to be digging through my bag or pocket for a lip balm. It is really durable and I felt that it was almost 4 hours later when I was ready to reapply. That might be a record for me. Quick! Call Guinness World Records!

Adding Lime Essential Oil to hot lip balm
Adding Lime Essential Oil to hot lip balm

Teasing aside, I think this is a really great lip balm. Ladies and gentleman, I think we have a winner. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself!

 

Taylor

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Just for Her – Glossy Lip Balm

Waiting for Finished Lip Balm to cool
Waiting for Finished Lip Balm to cool

Valentine’s Day is next month and I am so not ready. Valentine’s is when my friends, gals and guys alike, ask for help making personalized products for their special someone. The problem is my thoughts are scattered! Come join me as I settle my thoughts so we can create the perfect gift baskets together!

Weighing Waxes
Weighing Waxes

I wanted to start with things for the gals and the first product I wanted to make is lip balm. Why lip balm you ask? Lip balms are great because they help create soft, kissable lips and give a soft, gorgeous shine. Heads up guys! By the end of this week, you can give a gift that will make her swoon.

The lip balm is perfect. It has a fun, flirty flavor, superb texture and amazing shine. You must try it. If you hurry, you might get one in your next order. I am sending over 200 samples to the shipping department!

I also wanted a hint of color in this lip balm and none on the lips. No color on their collars!

 

Ingredients
Candelilla Wax
Carnauba Wax
Mango Butter
Deodorized Cocoa Butter
Castor Oil
Shea Oil, Semi Solid
Macadamia Nut Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Ruby Lip Balm Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Slim Stick Lip Balm Tubes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
17 g Candelilla Wax
15 g Carnauba Wax
36 g Mango Butter
26 g Deodorized Cocoa Butter
36 g Castor Oil
40 g Shea Oil, Semi Solid
24g Macadamia Nut Oil
2g Vitamin E Acetate
4 g Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
0.60 oz Candelilla Wax
0.53 oz Carnauba Wax
1.27 oz Mango Butter
0.92 oz Deodorized Cocoa Butter
1.27 oz Castor Oil
1.41 oz Shea Oil, Semi Solid
0.85 oz Macadamia Nut Oil
0.07 oz Vitamin E Acetate
0.14 oz Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
8.5% Candelilla Wax
7.5% Carnauba Wax
18% Mango Butter
13% Deodorized Cocoa Butter
18% Castor Oil
20% Shea Oil, Semi Solid
12% Macadamia Nut Oil
1% Vitamin E Acetate
2% Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Q.S. Ruby Lip Balm Color

 

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Weigh everything except the Vitamin E Acetate, Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil and Ruby Lip Balm Color into a microwave safe container. Heat in short spurts until everything is almost melted. Stir the lip balm until the waxes have fully melted. This method helps prevent super heating your lip balm.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Once everything has melted, add the Vitamin E Acetate and Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil. If you want the finished lip balm to have a pink color, add a little of the Ruby Lip Balm Color. (I ran out of toothpicks so I used the tip of a clean thermometer. I guess I need to create a shopping list!) If you want to see what it looks like, try the plate test!

Taylor

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

 

 

 

 

 

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

 

 

 

 

 

Melting Lip Balm
Melting Lip Balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fully melted lip balm
Fully melted lip balm

 

 

 

 

 

Testing texture and color
Testing texture and color

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Ruby Lip Balm Color
Adding Ruby Lip Balm Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Ruby Lip Balm Color
Adding Ruby Lip Balm Color

 

 

 

 

 

Testing Color
Testing Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding more color
Adding more color

 

 

 

 

 

Testing color again
Testing color again
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Sue’s Cupboard – Simply Luxurious Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm

PeppermintSue e-mailed in asking for help to create an easy lip balm recipe that she could put together and give away as gifts. Her request? “Can you make a nice chocolate peppermint lip balm that feels luxurious, but doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg to make it?” Sue, I’m so excited to work on your challenge for you! I have the perfect recipe to share with you and I’m sure you will love it!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Beeswax
Castor Oil
Peach Kernel Oil
Cocoa Butter
Refined Shea Butter
Peppermint Essential Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Lip Balm Tubes

Recipe: (Makes 100 grams or 3.53 ounces and fills 22 Black Lip Balm Tubes)

Recipe in ounces:
0.71 ounces Beeswax
0.35 ounces Castor Oil
0.95 ounces Apricot Kernel Oil
0.53 ounces Cocoa Butter
0.88 ounces Shea Butter, Refined
0.09 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
0.02 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil Oil
Recipe in grams:
20 grams Beeswax
10 grams Castor Oil
27 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
15 grams Cocoa Butter
25 grams Shea Butter
2.5 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
0.5 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Beeswax
10% Castor Oil
27% Apricot Kernel Oil
15% Cocoa Butter
25% Shea Butter
2.5% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
0.5% Peppermint Essential Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the Peppermint Essential Oil and Sugar Baby Flavor Oil into your microwave safe container. Microwave in short bursts until all ingredients are melted. The beeswax will take the most time to melt, but if you stir the lip balm after the other oils have been heated, it will melt quickly. Once the mixture is melted, add the flavors . Stir until all of the flavor has been incorporated. Fill tubes or jars. Cool. Label.

Andee

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Stocking Stuffers – Chocolate Bacon Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm
Finished Lip Balm

I love stuffing Christmas stockings with all kinds of goodies. Candies, trinkets and even really good gag gifts. However there are some years I am just lacking inspiration. Let’s call it creators block. This year, let me help you avoid creators block. Today we will be making Chocolate Bacon Lip Balm. Not only is it funny, it is useful! Be careful. You may have family members begging for more!

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Though the flavor combination may sound strange, it has a very loyal following. If you want to try this recipe but don’t want Chocolate Bacon, choose from our large selection of lip balm flavor oils. This lip balm recipe is perfect for showcasing your favorite flavors. It is rich, creamy, smooth and so easy to make. If you can use a cake mix, you can make lip balm!

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

 

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Weigh all of the fixed oils into a microwave safe container. If you are using the Chocolate Bacon Wax, add that now. If you are using a liquid flavor oil, do not add it until all of the oils are fully liquid. Heat the oils gently. Use 30-60 second bursts. This prevents you from super heating your oils. Super heated oils take a while to cool and can cause burns. Your safety is of the utmost importance. Once everything is melted and you have add your flavor oil, stir well.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I like to use a filling tray because they are simple and fast. I am particulary fond of this method when I will be making 50 or more tubes of lip balm. 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 and cap.

Weighing Beeswax
Weighing Beeswax

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. This method is great if you are planning on only doing a few lip balm tubes at a time.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Now you can give your lip balm a pretty label or put it into a cute bag. Now stick it into your stockings! Happy holidays!

Taylor

 

 

Weighing Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
Weighing Chocolate Bacon Flavor Wax
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Honey Citrus Tea Lip Balm

LemonsThe weather has been bitter cold of late. I dread having to get the mail or go shopping for groceries. This is a bone deep cold that makes the joints ache and the teeth chatter. My problem is that I have grown bored of my regular repertoire of hot drinks. I am sick of hot chocolate, weary of coffee, disinterested in tea and horror of horrors, uninspired when it comes to Chai lattes. So I have turned to my last option, Honey Citrus Tea.

Finished Lip Balm. YUM!
Finished Lip Balm. YUM!

Honey Citrus Tea actually has no tea in it. It is a mix of fresh lemons, clover honey and hot water. It is wonderful for soothing throats and making one feel at home. Sometimes, I even add some cinnamon or ginger for a change. It really spices things up. Come join me for this cozy tasting lip balm.

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Honey Flavor Oil
Lemon USA Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
286 g Soy Lip Solutions
2.8 g Honey Flavor Oil
1.4 g Lemon USA Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 lbs Soy Lip Solutions
0.1 oz Honey Flavor Oil
0.05 oz Lemon USA Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
98.5% Soy Lip Solutions
1% Honey Flavor Oil
0.5% Lemon USA Essential Oil

 

Adding Flavors
Adding Flavors

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Honey Flavor Oil and Lemon Essential Oil. Stir well.

 

Filling Lip Balm Tray
Filling Lip Balm Tray

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be 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 and cap.

Scraping Excess Off
Scraping Excess Off

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! Happy holidays!

Taylor

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Apple Pie Lip Balm

ApplePieThanksgiving is just around the corner and I am so excited for our Thanksgiving feast. Every family has something that just shines at the dinner table. Some families have glorious golden stuffing while others have the creamiest potatoes. My family specializes in pie. Pumpkin pie, banana cream pie, pecan pie, blueberry pie and apple pie. We can have pies taking up one entire table! My three favorites are classic pumpkin pie, caramelized pecan pie and crisp apple pie. Yum!

Finished Lip Balm
Finished Lip Balm

This lip balm is inspired by my family’s apple pie. I’ll even see if I can share our recipe just in time for Thanksgiving. It is fabulous and have some secret ingredients that you may not expect but allow the bright flavor of fresh apples to shine through. In the mean time, let’s play around this making an apple pie lip balm!

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
Green Apple Flavor Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
285 g Soy Lip Solutions
1.4 g Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
2.8 g Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.3 g Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 oz Soy Lip Solutions
.05 oz Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
0.1 oz Green Apple Flavor Oil
.01 oz Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
98.4% Soy Lip Solutions
0.5% Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
1% Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.1% Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

 

Adding Flavor Oils
Adding Flavor Oils

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Green Apple Flavor Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil and Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil. Stir well.

Filling Lip Balm Tray
Filling Lip Balm Tray

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be 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 and cap.

Cooled Lip Balm
Cooled Lip Balm

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

Finished Lip Balm
Finished Lip Balm

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! Happy holidays!

Taylor

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Sparkling Apple Juice Lip Balm

Sparkling Juice
Sparkling Juice

‘Tis the season of sparkling juices with fancy labels packaged in green wine bottles. I remember seeing these as a little girl while shopping with my mother. I loved the look of all of the beautiful bottles, expertly stacked to dizzying heights. I even remember the rare occasion when my parents would buy a bottle.  I remember thinking my little green Tupperware® cup had never held something that tasted so good. (To this day, sparkling juices taste better in Tupperware®.)

Lip Balm Solution
Lip Balm Solution

This lip balm is a lot of fun because you are not limited to just apple. Try making one with Black Cherry, Peach, Grape, Orange or even Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oils! Even add a little bit of cinnamon for a sparkling cider twist! Join me for a tasty lip balm!

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Champagne Flavor Oil
Green Apple Flavor Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
286 g Soy Lip Solutions
6 g Champagne Flavor Oil
3 g Green Apple Flavor Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 lbs Soy Lip Solutions
0.2 oz Champagne Flavor Oil
0.1 oz Green Apple Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
97.9% Soy Lip Solutions
2% Champagne Flavor Oil
1% Green Apple Flavor Oil

 

Adding Flavor Oils
Adding Flavor Oils

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Green Apple Flavor Oil and Champagne Flavor Oil. Stir well.

Pouring Lip Solutions into filling tray
Pouring Lip Solutions into filling tray

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be 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 and cap.

Scraping Excess Off
Scraping Excess Off

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.

Finished Lip Balm. YUM!
Finished Lip Balm. YUMMY!

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! Happy holidays!

Taylor

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Spiced Apple Cider Lip Balm

Hot Apple Cider
Hot Apple Cider

We have had a bout of bitter cold weather. I am miserable. My joints ache and I feel as if I can never get warm enough. When the weather gets like this, my drink of choice is Spiced Apple Cider. It is homey, it is sweet and most importantly, it is hot. Today we get to make a lip balm that tastes just like spiced apple cider. Yum! Join me. We can giggle in the kitchen and have a great time.

Finished Lip Balm
Finished Lip Balm
Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Green Apple Flavor Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

 

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
285 grams Soy Lip Solutions
5.5 g Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.5 g Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 lbs Soy Lip Solutions
0.2 oz Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.02 oz Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
97.8% Soy Lip Solutions
2% Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.2% Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

 

Collected Ingredients
Collected Ingredients

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Green Apple Flavor Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil. Stir well.

Adding Flavors
Adding Flavors

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be 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 and cap.

Mixing Flavors into Lip Balm
Mixing Flavors into Lip Balm

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.

Pouring into filling tray
Pouring into filling tray

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! Happy holidays!

Taylor

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Peppermint Bark Toffee Lip Balm

Peppermint Bark Toffee Photo Credit Whoa Foods
Peppermint Bark Toffee
Photo Credit Whoa Foods

The holiday season is upon us and the stores have laid out all of the winter treats. Peanut brittle, candy canes, chocolate covered jelly sticks, divinity, caramels and peppermint bark fill the shelves to near bursting. I can’t shop without some tempting treat calling my name.

This week, I will be sharing some fun lip balms that taste like these delectable treats without the calories.

Collected Ingredients
Collected Ingredients

One of my favorite holiday treats is brittle toffee coated in layers of milk and white chocolate sprinkled with bits of peppermint candy canes. Peppermint Bark Toffee is absolutely superb! Come join me as we make the calorie free version of this sweet.

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

 

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
285 g Soy Lip Solutions
3 g Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
3 g Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil
0.85 gPeppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 lbs Soy Lip Solutions
0.1 oz Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
0.1 oz Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil
0.03 oz Peppermint Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
97.7% Soy Lip Solutions
1% Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil
1% Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil
.3% Peppermint Essential Oil

 

Adding flavors to melted lip balm
Adding flavors to melted lip balm

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil, Chocolate Cream Flavor Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. Stir well.

 

Verifying everything is mixed well.
Verifying everything is mixed well.

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be 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 and cap.

Gently flooding the lip balm filling tray
Gently flooding the lip balm filling tray

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.

Waiting for the lip balm to cool
Waiting for the lip balm to cool

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! Happy holidays!
Taylor

 

 

Cooled lip balm
Cooled lip balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scraping the excess off
Scraping the excess off

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Lip Balm. YUM!
Finished Lip Balm. YUM!
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Famous Java Juice Lip Balm

Finished Lip Balm
Finished Lip Balm

Here at last, here at last, thank heavens it is here at last! What am I talking about? Why, the famous Java Juice Lip Balm recipe! I have been begging the R&D team for the ability to share this fabulous recipe and they have finally given permission. Wahoo! Come join me for a great recipe. I am very partial to this recipe. It is creamy but very firm, great tasting and it is vegan! I think this lip balm is popular with both men and women because it has a smooth after-feel but is not glossy. It is also very durable. Once applied, it isn’t moving.

Weighing Soy Wax and Candelilla Wax
Weighing Soy Wax and Candelilla Wax

It passes the pocket test with flying colors and I can’t wait to give it away! (Our graphic department even came up with a really cute label for it!) If you want one of our famous Java Juice Lip Balms, request one in your next order!

Ingredients
Soy Wax
Candelilla Wax
Coffee Butter
White Cocoa Butter
Castor Oil
Cranberry Seed Oil
Shea Oil
Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
12 grams Soy Wax
15 grams Candelilla Wax
28 grams Coffee Butter
10 grams White Cocoa Butter
5 grams Castor Oil
10 grams Cranberry Seed Oil
15 grams Shea Oil
5 grams Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
Recipe in Ounces
0.42 oz Soy Wax
0.53 oz Candelilla Wax
0.99 oz Coffee Butter
0.35 oz White Cocoa Butter
0.18 oz Castor Oil
0.35 oz Cranberry Seed Oil
0.53 oz Shea Oil
0.18 oz Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
Recipe in Percentages
12% Soy Wax
15% Candelilla Wax
28% Coffee Butter
10% White Cocoa Butter
5% Castor Oil
10% Cranberry Seed Oil
15% Shea Oil
5% Conditioning Emulsifying Wax

 

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until everything is liquid. If you have a few stubborn pieces of wax, remove the container from the microwave and stir until melted. Pour the lip balm into your containers. If you are using tubes, you can either pipette the lip balm into the tubes, or you can use one of our fabulous filling trays! Allow the lip balm to cool. Cap and enjoy!

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

The lip balm recipe really showcases the Coffee Butter, but there are a few other ingredients I want to talk about.

The first one is Soy Wax. Soy Wax has a melting temperature similar to beeswax but is far more brittle. This is nice when formulating firmer products when you don’t want to raise the melting temperature.

Weighing Oils
Weighing Oils

Next is Castor Oil. In my opinion, Castor Oil is a must in any lip balm formulation. Castor Oil provides that smooth, satin glide that we all like. Check out the label of your favorite lip balm. You just may find castor on the label.

I also used Cranberry Seed Oil. Cranberry Seed Oil is one of the special luxury oils that

Melting Lip Balm
Melting Lip Balm

seems to be overlooked. I mean, we are all familiar with cranberries. It just doesn’t seem as exotic as Kukui Oil or Shea Butter. Overlook no longer! Cranberry Seed Oil is high in essential fatty acids that are great for the skin.

The last ingredient I wanted to touch on was Conditioning Emulsifying Wax. This

Melted Lip Balm
Melted Lip Balm

may seem like a really strange ingredient in a lip balm. Here is why this recipe uses Conditioning Emulsifying Wax. Conditioning Emulsifying Wax adds emolliency. It adds a nice, velvety feel to the finished lip balm.

I will be sending over 100 of these lip balms to the shipping department. Request one in your next order! You don’t want to miss out!

Pouring in my Java Juice Lip Balm
Pouring in my Java Juice Lip Balm

Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

Allowing my lip balm to cool.
Allowing my lip balm to cool.

 

 

 

 

 

Removing the upper tubes
Removing the upper tubes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finished Lip Balm!
Finished Lip Balm!
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