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
25-gram Test Batch
5 grams Beeswax
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.
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.