Firm and Glossy Lip Balm 5

Finished lip balm.

I love lipsticks, lip balms, and lip glosses. I have stashes in my purse, my car, on my desk, and through out my house. What can I say? I am an addict.I love this Firm & Glossy Lip Balm recipe for the texture and appearance. This is an incredible lip balm that is firmer and creates a soft glossy shine. Want to add a little shimmer to this fantastic lip balm? Try adding a little bit of Ultrafine Iridescent Glitter for that perfect shimmer. Ooh la la.

Collect needed items:

Candelilla Wax
Carnauba Wax
Tamanu Oil
Avocado Butter
Mango Butter
White Cocoa Butter
Emu Oil
Castor Oil
Shea Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Cranberry Flavor Oil
Oil Soluble Lip Colors (if desired)
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Transfer Pipettes
Immersion Blender
Containers for the finished products (I’m using the 10 mL Lip Balm Jars.)


Recipe in grams for 50 tubes
24 grams Candelilla Wax
21.3 grams Carnauba Wax
13.3 grams Tamanu Oil
26.6 grams Avocado Butter
26.6 grams Mango Butter
37.3 grams White Cocoa Butter
26.6 grams Emu Oil
26.6 grams Castor Oil
32 grams Shea Oil
32 grams Apricot Kernel Oil
2.7 gram Vitamin E Acetate
16 grams Cranberry Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
8.4% Candelilla Wax
7.5% Carnauba Wax
4.7% Tamanu Oil
9.3% Avocado Butter
9.3% Mango Butter
13.1% White Cocoa Butter
9.3% Emu Oil
9.3% Castor Oil
11.2% Shea Oil
11.2% Apricot Kernel Oil
0.9% Vitamin E Acetate
5.6% Cranberry Flavor Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the Vitamin E Acetate and Cranberry Flavor Oil into your microwave safe container. Microwave in short bursts until all ingredients are melted. The Candelilla Wax and Carnauba Wax will take the most time to melt, but if you stir the lip balm after the other oils have been heated, they will melt quickly. Once the mixture is melted, add the Vitamin E Acetate and Cranberry Flavor Oil. Stir until all of the flavor has been incorporated. Fill tubes or jars. Cool. Label.

Notes: The Candelilla Wax and Carnauba Wax are both hard waxes that have high melt point temperatures. Make sure you heat the mixture until it is crystal clear. This will prevent your lip balm from fractionating due to the waxes that had not been melted completely.

Collect needed items.

Weighing ingredients.

The waxes are almost completely melted.

Adding flavor to the melted lip balm.

Filling the lip balm jars.

Mixing color into the melted solution.

Filled jars cooling.


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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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5 thoughts on “Firm and Glossy Lip Balm

  • Zany

    Hiya Taylor,

    I LUV this! How much oil soluble lip color did you use? Also, I have some MMS Warm Red Mica — can I use that instead?



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  • bluebutterflz

    Hi, I know this is just in a random spot but I was wondering if you might have a natural eye cream you might be able to share. I didn’t see anything under your recipes and would really love to learn how to make one. I have a ton of mini jars I would love to use… I just recently made your cuticle cream. Loved it! Well thought I would pass that on!

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  • bluebutterflz

    Hi Andee! Well I would love something that might be a “natural or mostly natural” anti wrinkle cream. Something eye safe, moisturizing, and definitely not greasy feeling. I’ve gotten pretty good at making lotions and creams but when it comes to the eyes I’m not sure what would work and be safe. Suggestions?

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  • Taylor Post author


    Sorry I have been so long to respond. This move has been chaotic! I put about a small pin-heads worth of oil soluble color on a tooth pick and stirred it into my lip balm. You can put the Warm Red Mica in your lip balm. I think the Warm Red Mica would look beautiful. I just made a Cucumber Melon lip balm with the Blue Mica. It looks so pretty. Best of luck to you!


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