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.
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!
White Cocoa Butter
Cranberry Seed Oil
Conditioning Emulsifying Wax
Microwave Safe Container
|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
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!
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.
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
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
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!
I love the labels. They make me giggle!
I made this recipe with one substitution, beeswax instead of soy, and it turned out ROCK hard! Like, I couldn’t even drag it across my lips! I had to melt it all down and add half again as much Shea butter just to make it glide-able. Were the percentages correct? I made a 100 gram batch using the percentages as gram weights, which has always worked very well in the past. What am I doing wrong?
I am not sure what happened. I have a sample at my desk and while I would agree that it is quite firm, it is not rock hard. Do you think there may be an issue with your scale? Maybe a tare was not selected? I have done this before so I ask.
Beeswax and soy wax are not interchangeable. Beeswax is very hard, soy wax is a softer wax. I would have used half as much beeswax. Maybe a touch more.
Some soy waxes are much softer than beeswax, others are harder. The type of soy wax will certainly give a different finished product. If you want to use a hard wax then we recommend reducing the Candelilla Wax as well. Substitutions can be tricky.
I do not know! I have made a couple of my older recipes using the same scale and they have turned out like they were supposed to lol! I will start over and see if I can correct myself…:)
Let us know how it turns out!