Making Lip Balm from Lisa’s Cupboard
|Tackling the “What is in your cupboard? Challenge.” has encouraged me to think outside the box. Today, we will finish playing in Lisa’s cupboard. Here are the limited ingredients in her cupboard.
After looking at Lisa’s ingredients, I decided that I wanted to make a lip balm that could also double as a lotion bar. I used a good number of the soap making oil in her cupboard for this recipe, but I think this makes a fantastic lip balm. The lip balm has wonderful glide and I think it will be a great lip balm for the upcoming fall.
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Recipe Total in the Final Product:
Weigh all ingredients except the Peppermint Essential Oil and Sugar Baby Flavor Oil 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 will be the last ingredient to melt and if you are patient, simply stirring will melt the Beeswax. 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.
Notes: This lip balm does not contain a brittle oil like Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa Butter or Cupuaçu Butter. Since we have a higher percentage of liquid oils and Beeswax, the lip balm has turned out just fine. If you live in a warmer climate, you may want to use the High Melt Point Shea Butter to help prevent fractionation of the lip balm as it travels around in your pocket.