As long as I have been working here on the blog, I have always referred to old blog recipes to help me formulate my lip balms. Recently, I went to Taylor and asked,”How do I come up with my own lip balm formulations? I don’t even know where to start!”
She showed me a page on our website called Make Your Own Lip Balm. This recipe can be found in the Recipes section of our website, and often gets overlooked! Did you know that this recipe guide was published by Tina all the way back in 1998, 20 years ago? Holy Moly! I was still a little baby. I found this guide to be super helpful and it gave me an idea of where to start.
|An easy guide for creating your own lip balm recipes is this:
A little while back Linda left us this comment on the Banana Lip Scrub.
“I have not tried a Flavor Oil from MMS that my customers and I didn’t absolutely love! Banana flavor oil can be paired with Blackberry Pomegranate to create a flavor they’ll order over and over. These flavor oils made straight up are also the finest, long-lasting flavor ever. I love them.”
Her comment made me really want to try out the combination of these two flavors. Join me today in the blog kitchen for a fun lip balm that I formulated all by myself!
Sweet Almond Oil
Palm Kernel Oil
Banana Flavor Oil
Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Microwave Safe Container
Containers of your choice (I used the Clear 0.15 Lip Balm Tubes and White Lip Tube Caps.)
Lip Tube Filling Tray
|Recipe in Grams
167.83 grams Sweet Almond Oil
113.4 grams Coconut Oil
90.72 grams Beeswax, Yellow
68.04 grams Palm Kernel Oil
6.8 grams Banana Flavor Oil
6.8 grams Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
|Recipe in Ounces
5.92 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
4 ounces Coconut Oil
3.2 ounces Beeswax, Yellow
2.4 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
0.24 ounces Banana Flavor Oil
0.24 ounces Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
|Recipe in Percentages
37% Sweet Almond Oil
25% Coconut Oil
20% Beeswax, Yellow
15% Palm Kernel Oil
1.5% Banana Flavor Oil
1.5% Blackberry Pomegranate Flavor Oil
Lip balms are one of my favorite things to make because they are so dang easy to make! To make this lip balm I weighed out everything except for the flavor oils. Now the oils need to be melted, I use a microwave, but a double boiler pot on the stove can also be used.
Once the oils are all melted the flavor oils can now be added. Now the lip balm is ready to pour into the container of your choice! How easy it that? Once the lip balm has cooled, remove from the tray and cap the tubes, label and enjoy!
I made lots of samples so I could share with all of our adventurous makers. Don’t forget to request a sample with your next order!
I am in process of moving from Alaska to Pennsylvania to be near my family. I have decided to, at least for now, close my business. I posted this to my Facebook 0ave so customers could order before I close.
This week I received this note from a customer, Annie, who wrote to find out where she could get more Talkeetnagirl Lip Balms after my business closes.
“I don’t know what you do with your recipe but it’s truly magic. I’ve been gifted much fancier lip balms before but none have been as good as yours. Nothing else keeps my lips from drying out and getting painful cracks when I’m on the slope in the winter.”
The “slope” she refers to is the North Slope of Alaska, above the Arctic Circle where temps get -20 to -50 F in winter and wind chills -70F.
This is an amazing note for me!
MMS helped me learn a lot about lip balms when I started, so a tip of the hat for all the educational info on your site.
I am so glad to here this! It is our goal to provide our customers with educational information. Thanks for being a MMS customer. 🙂