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Mulled Apple Cider Lip Balm

Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider

Every family with children knows that kids can have some hilarious one liners and mixed up words. I was definitely one of those children. I have always had an affinity for books and as a child some of my holiday favorites were Little Women, Hans Brinker and Eight Cousins. All of these books were written long ago and have different vocabulary than modern literature. I remember stopping my mother in the kitchen and asking her if we could make muled cider. That little question made her laugh until she had tears in her eyes. That was when I learned it was mulled not muled.

Collected Ingredients

Collected Ingredients

While it isn’t often my family made spiced apple cider, I love starting a pot of cider on the stove. I can then make my mother laugh about the silly things us kids used to say while we watch leaves swirl across the lawn and the pot of cider steam. I am hoping we will be able to make some mulled apple cider this Thanksgiving but I also wanted to send everyone home with this particular family memory. Today we are going to make a mulled apple cider lip balm! While the lip balm won’t be hot, it certainly will be just as spectacular!

Ingredients
Soy Lip Solutions
Green Apple Flavor Oil
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes

Recipe:

Recipe in Grams
285 grams Soy Lip Solutions
5.5 g Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.5 g Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Ounces
0.63 lbs Soy Lip Solutions
0.2 oz Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.02 oz Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
Recipe in Percentages
97.8% Soy Lip Solutions
2% Green Apple Flavor Oil
0.2% Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil

Adding Flavors

Adding Flavors

Start with the lip solution base of your choice. I will be using our Soy Lip Solutions base, but there are many to choose from. Select your favorite. You can even create your own! Heat the base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Green Apple Flavor Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil. Stir well.

Gently flooding the lip balm filling tray

Gently flooding the lip balm filling tray

From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be using a filling tray because they are a simple and fast method of filling a lot of tubes at one time. If you are using a filling tray, insert your tubes into your tray. Flood the tray with your melted lip balm. Allow the mixture to cool. Scrape off the excess. I like to use a plastic putty knife. Remove the tubes from the tray and cap.

Scraping Excess Off

Scraping Excess Off

If you are going to pipette the lip balm into the tubes, fill the tube until you get a dome of liquid material at the top. Wax shrinks when it cools and doing this helps insure that you get a very pretty top. Fill all of your tubes making sure they are domed on the top before they cool. (You may need to reheat your jar of lip solutions during this process. This is normal and to be expected.) Allow the tubes to cool and cap.

Finished Lip Balm. YUM!

Finished Lip Balm. YUMMY!

Now you can give your lip balm a pretty label or put it into a cute bag. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts! I think one will have a permanent home in my pocket this winter season. Happy holidays!

Taylor

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