I’ve been enjoying the combination of Grapeseed Oil and Liquid Shea Oil in lotion, a soap, and in a scrub that I made last week.
I’ll have to add some beeswax as well as some brittle oils and hard oils to make lip balm work, but I’ll keep as many of the ingredients as I can. I’m intrigued by the idea of including a humectant (Glycerin) in a lip balm. I’ve never done that before.
Strawberry Swirl will be my flavor of choice.
Gather these supplies and join me in the workroom.
What You’ll Need
100-gram Test Batch
20 grams Beeswax
Weigh all ingredients but Glycerin, Squalane Oil, and flavor into a microwave-safe container. Heat in short time bursts, stirring after each heating, until all ingredients have melted. The beeswax will be the last to melt; stirring will help it melt.
Once ingredients are fully melted, add Glycerin, Squalane Oil, and Strawberry Swirl Flavor Oil. Stir well to combine.
Pour melted lip balm into jars and allow to cool completely before labeling, capping, and enjoying.
I’ve never used Glycerin in a lip balm before, but I figured a humectant can’t hurt.
Using Grapeseed Oil in a lip balm gave me pause. I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but I figured I’d give it a chance. It’s not a huge percentage of the total oils, and it did just fine. The only complaint I have about this lip balm is that the flavor needed to be bumped up. I’d recommend going to 4% on the flavor oil, removing the 1% from one of the other liquid oils.
Have you ever used an ingredient you were not certain would work well? What were your results?