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Lip Balm Making

Recipes For Making Lip Balm:

Please feel free to print out these recipes.

Basically, the proportions will be as follows:

  • 40% of your recipe should be any cosmetic grade oil that is liquid at room temperature (sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, grapeseed, hemp seed, macadamia, olive, sunflower, etc.)
  • 25% of your recipe should be any cosmetic grade oil that is solid at room temperature (coconut, lanolin, palm, mango butter, shea butter, etc.)
  • 20% of your recipe should be cosmetic grade Beeswax (white or yellow, pellets or solid blocks)
  • 15% of your recipe should be any cosmetic grade oil that is brittle at room temperature (cocoa butter, palm kernel, etc.)

*The above measurements are "weights", so you can calculate your own recipe in ounces, grams, or pounds.

Directions: melt all carrier oils, honey, beeswax and butters over low heat. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then add the flavored oils, essential oils, vitamin E, etc. Stir until all ingredients are blended well and pour into containers. The easiest way to do this, is to purchase those inexpensive "pointy" paper drink cups (like the kind on the side of a water cooler). Cut off the point and use it as a funnel. Then you can just toss them out when you're finished!

You may have to "play around" with these recipes by adding a tiny bit more or less of the beeswax pellets. As with any of these recipes, if it comes out too soft, add a few more beeswax pellets; if it's too hard, add a little more almond oil (or other oil). They're really hard to mess up, so enjoy yourself and have fun.

LIP BALM RECIPE #1:
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Grated Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter
  • Sweeten to taste, if necessary
  • Any Flavored Oil To Taste
  • 1 Vitamin E Capsule (as a preservative) (optional)
LIP BALM RECIPE #2:
  • 3 oz. Almond Oil
  • Sweeten to taste, if necessary
  • 1/2 oz. Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
  • 1 Vitamin E Capsule (as a preservative)
  • 1-4 Drops Essential Oil (peppermint or tea tree or sweet orange, etc.)
LIP BALM RECIPE #3:
  • 2 Teaspoons Grated Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
  • 3 - 6 Drops Flavored Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil or mix 1/2 and 1/2
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Cocoa Butter
  • 1 Vitamin E Capsule (as a preservative)
LIP BALM RECIPE #4:

This one is positively excellent for dry, cracked lips - even helps heal cold sores (it's the emu oil....)

  • 1 oz. Emu Oil
  • 1 oz. Almond Oil
  • 1 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 1/2 oz. Shaved Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
  • 6 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lime Essential Oil
BODY LOTION BARS:

All Ingredients are measured by weight not by volume!

  • 1.5 oz. Beeswax
  • 1.0 oz. Cocoa Butter
  • 1.5 oz. Shea Butter

Melt above ingredients and add:

2 oz. of any one or combination of: Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Grapeseed, or Jojoba Oil

Stir the oil into the melted ingredients and mix well. Pour into small, hand-sized molds. Our guest size soap molds work well.

Remove from molds when the cooled bars are solidified. (Hint - after bars have cooled, place in freezer for about 10 minutes to aid in removal process).