The 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.
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.
Soy Lip Solutions
Honey Flavor Oil
Lemon USA Essential Oil
Microwave Safe Container
|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
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.
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.
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!
MMS honey flavor oil is the best! Just in case someone is wondering how to add honey to the batch — for my Bit O’ Honey Lip Balm, I use local honey at 1%. Manuka honey is also a good choice, but more expensive. The trick to incorporating it is to add it when all the other ingredients are liquid. Then give it a good stir every 15 minutes for an hour during cool down. Fridge for at least an hour or overnight. Reheat, add flavor the next morning, and pour at 160°F or less.