Lip Balm with Wheat Germ Oil


I’ve been playing with Wheat Germ Oil in different formulations. I’ve made a salve for rough hands and some soap featuring Wheat Germ Oil.

Have you read about wheat germ? With the content of beta carotene and Vitamin E, this oil is great for soaps, lotions, and other skincare products. We can even improve on this whole scenario since our wheat germ oil is expeller pressed without the use of solvents! Isn’t that great?

And you know MMS likes to improve upon greatness, so we only carry ultra-refined wheat germ oil. Ultra refining improves the odor! If you have used wheat germ oil before and eliminated it from your line of oils due to odor, try again! This oil will truly impress you. Our wheat germ has a slightly nutty scent but is practically odorless.

To the Wheat Germ Oil, I’ll add Castor Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Lanolin, Aloe Butter, and Shea Butter. Joining me in making this lip balm?

What You’ll Need

Supplies

Wheat Germ Oil
Castor Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Beeswax
Cocoa Butter
Lanolin
Aloe Butter
Shea Butter
Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil

Equipment

Scale
Microwave-safe Container
Spoon
Lip Balm Slider Tins

Formula

18% Wheat Germ Oil
9% Castor Oil
9% Sweet Almond Oil
20% Beeswax
15% Cocoa Butter
5% Lanolin
10% Aloe Butter
10% Shea Butter
4% Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil

25-gram Test Batch

4.5 grams Wheat Germ Oil
2.25 grams Castor Oil
2.25 grams Sweet Almond Oil
5 grams Beeswax
3.75 grams Cocoa Butter
1.25 grams Lanolin
2.5 grams Aloe Butter
2.5 grams Shea Butter
1 gram Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil

12-ounce Batch

2.16 ounces Wheat Germ Oil
1.08 ounces Castor Oil
1.08 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
2.4 ounces Beeswax
1.8 ounces Cocoa Butter
0.6 ounce Lanolin
1.2 ounces Aloe Butter
1.2 ounces Shea Butter
0.48 ounce Caramel Toffee Flavor Oil

Instructions

Weigh all ingredients but the flavor oil into a microwave-safe container. Heat using short time bursts and stirring after each heating until ingredients are melted. You could also do this step in a double boiler.

Add the flavor oil to the mixture, and stir well.

Pour into tins and allow the lip balm to harden completely before adding the lids.

Ingredients before melting.

Pouring into Lip Balm Slider Tins.

Notes

I’m loving the Caramel Toffee Flavor in this lip balm. The Wheat Germ Oil does not impact the lip balm at all in terms of scent. The lip balm is smooth and feels fantastic on my chapped lips!

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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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