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Black Cherry Lip Balm with Sea Buckthorn Oil

I will be honest with you. I have been dying to play with our new Sea Buckthorn Oil. I really like the color and I wanted to see it in a lip balm. I have seen other get a red-orange color to their lip balm and I was green with envy. Now that we have the Sea Buckthorn Oil, I can play with it too! Come join me in the kitchen as we explore the possibilities of this beautiful oil!

Now, the Sea Buckthorn Oil has a herbaceous odor to it. I didn’t want to use too much of the Sea Buckthorn Oil because I didn’t want the lip balm to taste herbaceous. I kept the percentage rate low to prevent much influence in the flavor but enough to get it some color. I think next time I might play with higher percentages in something I can get away with an herbaceous flavor.

I didn’t realize what the final color would be. I was expecting more of a red color, not an orange! This would be a fun addition to the Beloved Orange Lip Balm we made last week! What other flavors might you use with this vibrant color?

This lip balm was very smooth and creamy. It was also very polite in the flavor department. The Sea Buckthorn Oil is light, almost like Argan Oil. However, unlike Argan Oil, it can turn your skin color! Use lightly!

Collect needed items:

Palm Kernel Oil
Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil
Hydrogenated Soy
Castor Oil
Black Cherry Flavor Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Microwave safe container for weighing ingredients
Transfer Pipettes
Immersion Blender
Containers for the finished products


Recipe in Ounces
2 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
0.2 ounces Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil
2 ounces Hydrogenated Soy
2.5 ounces Beeswax
3 ounces Castor Oil
0.2 ounces Black Cherry Flavor Oil
0.1 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Grams
56.7 Palm Kernel Oil
5.7 Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil
56.7 grams Hydrogenated Soy
70.9 grams Beeswax
85.1 grams Castor Oil
5.7 grams Black Cherry Flavor Oil
2.8 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Palm Kernel Oil
2% Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil
20% Hydrogenated Soy
25% Beeswax
30% Castor Oil
2% Black Cherry Flavor Oil
1% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil

Weigh all ingredients except for the flavor oils into your microwave safe container. Microwave in short bursts until all ingredients are melted. The beeswax will take the most time to melt, but if you stir the lip balm after the other oils have been heated, it will melt quickly. Once the mixture is melted, add the flavor oils. Stir until all of the flavor has been incorporated. Fill tubes or jars. Cool. Label.

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Finished Lip Balm

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Lip Balm

Adding Flavor Oils

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