Christmas Cupboard Gifts – Deb 6

Deb emailed in asking for help formulating a mint lip balm that is tingly when she applies it. Let’s take a look at her cupboard and see what we can do for her!

Deb has Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Hemp Seed Oil and Beeswax. In her formulation, we will use, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil and Beeswax. This lip balm is firm with a smooth glide. Wow, Deb, you are in for a treat! This recipe will fill 100 tubes.


Recipe in Ounces
2.31 ounces Beeswax
.7 ounces Shea Butter
2.01 Hemp Seed Oil
3.02 Castor Oil
2.01 Coconut Oil
Recipe in Percentages
23% Beeswax
7% Shea Butter
20% Hemp Seed Oil
30% Castor Oil
20% Coconut Oil

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave container. Heat gently until liquid. Pour into lip balm tubes or jars.

Deb, for a strong mint flavor, I would start with a 0.7% usage rate of the Peppermint Essential Oil. Enjoy!


Capped Lip Balm Tubes.

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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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6 thoughts on “Christmas Cupboard Gifts – Deb

  • Deb

    Wow, that was FAST!! Thanks for the help! I’ll try it this afternoon if I get a few more things done (if not today, hopefully tomorrow), and see how tingly it is!! 🙂

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  • Deb

    I got some made today and it’s wonderful!!! Your estimate for the peppermint was perfect, it’s VERY refreshing on my lips!! LOL I do want to mention it made 50 tubes, not 100 but I don’t know if you were meaning a different size tube or not…not sure if there are other sizes. (yes I’m new to lip balm, but loving it!!) :-)) Thank you so much for your help, it made it so easy for me to whip some out, out of what I usually have on hand, which is great cause it saved me the time of trying to figure out what would be best to use. I can’t seem to find time to do everything I need to, so this helped a lot! 🙂

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  • Taylor Post author

    I am so glad I was able to help. You are right. That batch would make 50 tubes. Sorry, I am doing the new math. Lol. 😉

    I am also glad that the Peppermint was spot on. Yay! It makes my day when I formulate just what people are looking for!



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