When the seasons are changing and winter is in the air, your lips need extra moisturizing care. Say hello to Sunflower Lecithin! This fabulous ingredient acts as an emollient and helps bind water to the skin. It’s a great way to hold moisture on your lips.
Let’s go to the workroom and mix up a batch of Sunflower Lecithin & Honey Lip Balm to give our lips some special pampering.
20% Beeswax, Light
50-gram Test Batch
10 grams Beeswax, Light
1.2 ounces Beeswax, Light
Weigh all ingredients except Sunflower Lecithin and Honey Flavor Oil in a microwave-safe container or double boiler. Heat gently until all ingredients are melted completely. Stir well.
Add Sunflower Lecithin and Honey Flavor Oil. Stir well again, then use a pipette to put the liquid lip balm into lip balm tubes. Make sure you have a rounded top, as the lip balm will shrink as it hardens.
Once lip balm is cooled completely, place lids on the tubes, label, and enjoy!
I was not sure what to think about using Sunflower Lecithin in a lip balm. It’s smell is a bit earthy. Fortunately, Honey Flavor Oil is a perfect complement. The finished lip balm smells and tastes like honey, so no worries!
The 50-gram test batch filled 11 of our regular lip balm tubes.
When I tried a bit of the balm on my chapped lips, I was impressed at how readily it absorbed. It made the dry, chapped portions feel moisturized without being overly waxy. I’ll call it a definite win!
I am confused as to why this formula needs the lecithin; what is in it that needs to be emulsified or is the lecithin in this lip balm formula for another reason?
Since this formula does have the lecithin; can real honey be added and if so at what percentage?
Hi Juanita. The sunflower lecithin is used as an emollient in this formula, not as an emulsifier. Hope this helps!
Great recipe, thanks for sharing! I’m trying to create something similar but I’m new to formulating and was unsure about including lecithin. Can I just double check that including lecithin won’t mean I have to include a preservative? Just wondering how long the balm might last without one. Many thanks
Hi Gloria! You don’t need a preservative in lip balm because there is no water in it. Hope this helps! Denise