This week I’m focusing on Argan Oil, an incredible lightweight oil that offers loads of benefits. Read all about it here.
Today I’m going to make a lip balm featuring Argan Oil and a couple of extracts to really pamper the lips. As with the facial moisturizer I made yesterday, I’ll pair Argan Oil with Marula Oil.
I’m going to use some Coffee Butter to flavor this lip balm with a dash of Sugar Baby to sweeten it. Join me in the workroom as I craft what I hope will be a real treat for the lips!
What You’ll Need
50-gram Test Batch
10 grams Beeswax
Fit lip balm tubes into Lip Balm Filling Tray. I use the tray even when doing a small batch, because it secures my lip blam tubes so they don’t tip over. I’m a real pro at tipping things over!
Weigh all but extracts and flavor oil into a microwave-safe container and heat using short time bursts. Stir after each heating until all that’s left to melt is the beeswax. A bit of stirring usually melts the rest of the beeswax.
Add extracts and flavor, stirring well.
Pour or pipe lip balm into tubes. Allow the lip balm to cool completely before removing the tubes from the filling tray.
Cap, label, and enjoy your lip balm!
My first inclination when testing this lip balm was to search for the coffee flavor. Alas, I did not use enough coffee butter to allow that flavor to come through. So if you love the idea of a coffee-flavored lip balm, try using 25% coffee butter and leaving out the shea butter.
As for the lip balm itself, I think I hit a home run! It goes on easily without a lot of drag, but it’s not overly soft, either. My lips feel luscious! I’m going to take this lip balm with me in my pocket today, and we’ll see how it does.
Give this formula a try – you won’t regret it!