Cranberry Lip Balm


A couple of weeks ago I focused on Cranberry Seed Oil, and I liked it a lot. I did not get around to making a lip balm that week, so let’s see about doing that now.

The fatty acid profile of Cranberry Seed Oil promotes skin regeneration, and Cranberry Seed Oil’s naturally occurring tocopherols and highly unsaturated profile provide nourishment to the skin and superior moisturizing qualities.

Castor Oil is a staple in lip balms, giving richness and body to the formulation. Avocado Oil is great for any skin type. Coconut Oil will help give the finished lip balm an easily spreadable application.

This lip balm has me wishing we had a cranberry flavor oil, but we don’t, so I’ll go with Huckleberry Flavor Oil.

Want to make this with me? Join me in the workroom.

What You’ll Need

Supplies

Beeswax
Cranberry Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Avocado Oil
Coconut Oil
Mango Butter
Palm Kernel Oil
Huckleberry Flavor Oil

Equipment

Scale
Microwave-safe container
Spoon
Silicone Spatula
Lip Balm Filling Tray
Pipettes
Lip Balm Tubes & Caps

Formula

20% Beeswax
20% Cranberry Seed Oil
8% Castor Oil
8% Avocado Oil
15% Coconut Oil
10% Mango Butter
15% Palm Kernel Oil
4% Huckleberry Flavor Oil

25-gram Test Batch

5 grams Beeswax
5 grams Cranberry Seed Oil
2 grams Castor Oil
2 grams Avocado Oil
3.75 grams Coconut Oil
2.5 grams Mango Butter
3.75 grams Palm Kernel Oil
1 gram Huckleberry Flavor Oil

Instructions

Place lip balm tubes into the lip balm filling tray and set aside.

Weigh all ingredients but the flavor oil into a microwave-safe container. Heat using short time bursts, stirring after each heating, until all ingredients are fully melted.

When all ingredients are melted, stir in flavor oil.

You can use a pipette to fill the lip balm tubes or just pour into them, depending on how steady you feel your hand is.

Let the lip balm harden in the tubes before removing from filling tray. Here is a great tutorial on how to use our lip balm filling trays.

Ingredients before melting.

Pouring balm into tubes.

Notes

A filled tube.

My 25-gram test batch filled 6 of our Lip Balm Tubes. I did not use the filling tray for so few tubes; I just made my tiny test batch in a beaker and poured directly into the tubes.

This is a firm lip balm that glides on easily. The flavor at 4% is fairly weak; I think I’d bump it up a bit in the future.

Join me tomorrow as I take this same formula and substitute Red Raspberry Oil for the Cranberry Seed Oil.

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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