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Christmas Cupboard Gifts - Beth

Over our break, I received an email from Beth. Her first order from us was on its way and she had some questions. Beth, welcome to the adventure and fun of making your own toiletries and cosmetics. Beth is located in Florida and was concerned about our Shea Butter Lip Solution melting while in your pocket. Excellent question. During the summer and even down south in the winter, this is a major concern for many people. I mean, who wants an oil stain in their pants pocket? I’ll pass, thanks. Beth, you can use to the Shea Butter Lip Solutions as is, or if you want it firmer, you can add some beeswax. How simple is that? How would you know what you want? The plate test! We finding adding up to 1 oz of beeswax gives a lot firmer varitaion. Add small amounts at a time and plate test after each addition.

Now Beth also sent me a list of what is in her cupboard. Shall we take a look and have some fun? Let’s head off to the kitchen for some fun! In Beth’s cupboard, there is; Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Lanolin, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Beeswax, dried Calendula Petals, Plumberry Spice Fragrance Oil, Honey Harvest Fragrance Oil, Tassi Lavender Fragrance Oil, Shea Butter Lip Solution and Vitamin E Oil. I think we should make a lip balm recipe that Beth could also use as a base for a solid perfume. Are you ready? Let’s go!

Recipe:

Recipe in Ounces
2.01 ounces Beeswax
0.50 ounces Shea Butter
1.00 ounces Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
2.51 ounces Castor Oil
1.00 ounces Coconut Oil
1.50 ounces Cocoa Butter
0.50 ounces Sunflower Oil
1.00 ounces Olive Oil
Recipe in Percentages
20% Beeswax
5% Shea Butter
10% Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
25% Castor Oil
10% Coconut Oil
15% Cocoa Butter
5% Sunflower Oil
10% Olive Oil

Weigh all of the oils into a microwave container. Heat gently until liquid. Pour into lip balm tubes or jars. This recipe will make 50 regular tubes.

Beth, to make a flavored lip balm, add the flavor oil of your choice and pour into tubes or jars. To make a solid perfume, add the fragrance oil of your choice and pour into tubes or jars. Be sure to check the usage rates on your flavor or fragrance oils. Enjoy!
Taylor

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