Lemon Cookie Lip Balm 4

I had such a great time yesterday when making the Lemon Poppy Seed Soap, I just had to make a lip balm to go with it. Ok. Maybe those fabulous looking soaps have inspired me to make a Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie inspired line. We will have to see what will come out next! 

For this Lemon Cookie Lip Balm, I couldn’t add poppy seeds. (Ouch!) However, I didn’t want to miss out on the slightly nutty kick that the poppy seeds contribute. Instead, I added a small amount of Black Pepper Essential Oil to the flavor blend I had already made. I had to go around the office to ask people what they thought. My favorite response that made me laugh stated “Wow, that is so good…. Mnn…  I just might eat the lip balm!” I hope you get the opportunity to try this lip balm. This lip balm can be summed up by a Wow!

Collect needed items:

Soy Butter
Castor Oil
Coconut Oil
Lemon Essential Oil, USA
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Black Pepper Essential Oil
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for the finished products (I’m using the White Lip Balm Tubes and White Lip Balm Tube Caps.)


Recipe in ounces for 50 tubes
2.82 ounces Soy Butter
2.42 ounces Beeswax
2.82 ounces Castor Oil
0.50 ounces Lanolin
1.51 ounces Coconut Oil
0.15 ounces Lemon Essential Oil, USA
0.15 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
4 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil
Recipe in grams for 50 tubes
79.8 grams Soy Butter
68.4 grams Beeswax
79.8 grams Castor Oil
14.3 grams Lanolin
42.8 grams Coconut Oil
4.25 grams Lemon Essential Oil, USA
4.25 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
4 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
28% Soy Butter
24% Beeswax
28% Castor Oil
5% Lanolin
15% Coconut Oil 

To be added after:
1.5% Lemon Essential Oil, USA
1.5% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
4 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil

Weigh all ingredients except the flavor oils 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 Sugar Baby Flavor Oil,  Lemon Essential Oil, USA and Black Pepper Essential Oil. Stir until all of the flavor has been incorporated. Fill tubes or jars. Cool. Label.


Finished Lip Balm

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Adding Flavor Oils

Flooding Lip Balm Trays

Filled Lip Balm Tray

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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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4 thoughts on “Lemon Cookie Lip Balm

  • Simona

    Dear Taylor,

    I knew that lemon essential oil is photo-toxic, and it should not be used on the skin prior to sun exposure. Is this essential oil you are using any different? I am concerned in using it (the same goes for Orange EO) in my lip balms, exactly because of this issue. Are there studies saying that it can be safely used in lower concentrations (like in this recipe, 1.5%)?

    Thanks for your feedback – I love lemons and if there are studies telling me that I can use them in my daily lip balms… I would be IN HEAVEN!

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  • Taylor Post author


    Citrus oils are strong solvents. They remove the natural oils in
    the skin when used neat (100%) or in high concentrations. When
    the protective oils on the skin are removed the skin will dehydrate
    because there is nothing stopping the water loss of the skin.
    Sun exposure makes this worse. Since lip balm is made of oils,
    and the flavor is a very low usage rate, the problem is minimized.
    Should you increase the amount of lemon? No. I have used it at
    the maximum amount suggested. Why do I say suggested?
    Because you don’t need my permission to do anything. You will
    do what you are going to do whether I advise for or against the action.

    The key here is: what is meant by photo-toxic? Using oils and
    understanding what they can and can not do is important. Reading
    without any application of knowledge is nothing. Experience is everything.
    You might try this and decide that you would rather use 1% lemon
    because you live in a windy location. Someone else may try it and
    decide that a more subtle amount of lemon is preferred and they use
    only 1/2%.

    Simona, please do not try to order Lemon Oil to be shipped to Romania.
    It is illegal for your friend to ship such a thing to you. Fines and jail
    time can result. There are some experiences you need to be able to
    learn from others. Shipping is one of them. If you use too much flavor
    in a lip balm no one will die. Any irritated lips will heal and the irritation,
    if any, will go away when usage stops. Illegal shipping has brought down
    airplanes and this is not something you should play with.

    I’m off my soap box now and back to the blog kitchen.

    Best Wishes,


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  • Lisa

    Hi! I have a question that I guess is kind of lip balm related… well flavor oil related. 🙂 I have been eyeing some of the MMS flavor oils for my lip balms, but I’m wondering if they can be used for other products as well. I know fragrance oils cannot be used in lip products, but can flavor oils be used in body butters, lotion bars, and MP soap? )I have yet to venture into cold process, so that wouldn’t really apply for me at this time, but it may be good to know for later if you just want to throw that answer in there too ;)) Thanks!

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  • Taylor Post author

    Flavor Oils use the sense of smell and sense of taste. These two senses work together to create the entire picture. Fragrance Oils is dependent on one sense and that is smell. We don’t pick up a bar of soap and lick it to receive the full intent. A chocolate dipped sea salt caramel does not have the full impact by odor only. Keep the fragrance for items that need scent only and the flavor oils for products that will use the both the scent and taste senses.


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