Making Lip Balm from Barbara’s Cupboard
|Barbara asked for lotion or lip balm recipes that used lanolin, but she wanted to mask the odor of the lanolin without using too much flavor.Today I’ll share a lip balm that I formulated to meet Barbara’s requirements. Since this was a simple request, I formulated a recipe that used only 2% lanolin. This allowed the lanolin to contribute texture without also contributing an overpowering odor.
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Weigh all ingredients into your microwave safe container. Microwave using short bursts of time, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds until all the ingredients have been melted. Do NOT microwave until the mixture is completely liquid as the mixture will be too hot to handle. The Beeswax and Cocoa Butter will be the last ingredients to melt and if you are patient, simply stirring will melt the remainder of the Beeswax and Cocoa Butter. Using a transfer pipette, fill your lip balm tubes and allow to cool. Try to not move the containers much until the lip balm has set to prevent accidental messes.
Yield: This recipe will fill 23 of the lip balm tubes.