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Candy Corn Lip Balm Day 3

Today is the day! I am going to figure out this troublesome formula one way or another! Today I am going to trade the amounts of White Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil used on Day 2 so that there is a larger percentage of brittle oils in the recipe.
Soy Wax
White Cocoa Butter
Palm Kernel Oil
Coconut Oil
Castor Oil
Cherry Oil
Sesame Oil
Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil (optional)
White Lip Balm Color (optional)
Microwave Safe Container

Recipe: Yields 100 grams or 3.53 ounces.

Recipe in Grams
20 grams Soy Wax
18 grams White Cocoa Butter
15 grams Palm Kernel Oil
7 grams Coconut Oil
20 grams Castor Oil
10 grams Cherry Oil
7 grams Sesame Oil
3 grams Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil
q.s. White Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Ounces
0.71 ounces Soy Wax
0.63 ounces White Cocoa Butter
0.25 ounces Palm Kernel Oil
0.53 ounces Coconut Oil
0.71 ounces Castor Oil
0.35 ounces Cherry Oil
0.25 ounces Sesame Oil
0.11 ounces Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil
q.s. White Lip Balm Color
Recipe in Percentages
20% Soy Wax
18% White Cocoa Butter
15% Palm Kernel Oil
7% Coconut Oil
20% Castor Oil
10% Cherry Oil
7% Sesame Oil
3% Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil
q.s. White Lip Balm Color

Weigh all ingredients carefully in a microwave-safe container except for the Sugar Kisses and Lip Balm Color. Stir well between short microwave bursts. Add a small amount of White Lip Balm Color. Stir well. Add the Sugar Kisses and stir well. Put into lip balm tubes and let cool. Cap.

This formulation worked well for me. I achieved the desired firm lip balm without fractionation. I also discovered the root of my problem with fractionation. There were 2 things working against me. One, I have not used soy wax before in lip balm. Soy wax comes in small flakes and needs to be melted thoroughly and stirred well. The smaller pieces give you a false sense of security. You may notice that I have not used a thermometer in my recipes. This needs to change so that I can make more accurate products. We can all look forward to that in the future! The second issue is that once you add color to a lip balm solution it is extremely difficult to tell when your balm is melted thoroughly. Enter the modern marvel we call the thermometer.

This lip balm feels rich and tacky on the lips. You may have noticed that today I used black lip balm tubes instead of clear. I decided to focus on just the lip balm formulation and not trying to do 2 colors at once, this helped me tackle the solution to the problem. I chose black tubes with purple and orange caps because it seemed appropriate for Halloween. I hope that this blog has been educational for the newbies out there like me. Happy Halloween!


Finished product

Finished product

Adding the color

Ready to put in tubes

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