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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.

Collect needed items:

Shea Butter
Jojoba Oil
Almond Oil
Olive Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Mixing Container (Microwave Safe)
Transfer Pipettes
Containers for finished product (I used the White Bottom Twist Tubes.)

Recipe Total in the Final Product:

Recipe in ounces:
0.53 ounces Shea Butter
0.88 ounces Beeswax
0.71 ounces Jojoba Oil
1.06 ounces Sweet Almond Oil
0.32 ounces Olive Oil
0.01 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil
0.02 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in grams:
15 grams Shea Butter
25 grams Beeswax
20 grams Jojoba Oil
30 grams Sweet Almond Oil
9 grams Olive Oil
0.3 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
0.7 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Recipe in Percentages:
15% Shea Butter
25% Beeswax
20% Jojoba Oil
30% Sweet Almond Oil
9% Olive Oil
0.3% Peppermint Essential Oil
0.7% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil

Weighing the oils.

Oils as they melt.

Filled lip balm tubes.

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.


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