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« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2006 04:00:26 PM »

i'm making lip balm for Christmas this year on a very strict budget...so I used a soy/canola mix with Vitamin E (Smart Balance cooking oil!), beeswax ( i got it from Michael's in US), and peppermint extract (from seasonings isle in local grocery).

they worked out great! i had to add more beeswax to get the consistency i wanted, but other than that I have enough stuff left over to make some more! ( i made 16 4 oz containers!)

hmm, that's a lot of lipbalm! So it's a very economical craft to do...good to know Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2006 11:22:03 PM »

Thank you!  I'm allergic to petroleum so I can't use most lip balm or gloss.  I will have to try this   Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2006 08:21:34 PM »

"Santa" brought my family this lip balm for christmas.  Boy was it a hit!  thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2012 06:15:12 PM »

Old post, but I'll throw in what I know for posterity.
Other oils also work just fine, I prefer coconut if you can find it. It has a higher melting point, so if you are in an area with warmer temperatures you can make chap-stick that doesn't melt (mostly).
Other additional ingredients I add:
Coca-Butter the stick kind you can find at some 'natural' stores. 1 stick coca butter to 3 parts beeswax if adding.
Vitimin E oil, cause I like it.

Any oil based fragrance will work fine, add it at the end for the best results.

I also highly suggest tweaking the ratios to get a consistency you like, I make my hand cream with a very similar recipe.
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« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2012 01:26:23 PM »

Grin Awesome tute! Quick question though, where would one find those lip balm tubes.... I have been looking Smiley I am in the US"

I buy my supplies and tubes from Majestic Mountain Sage online.  They have everything for lotion, soap, and lip balm crafting.
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« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2012 10:55:21 PM »

I have yet to make my own lip balm, but this recipe sounds easy enough I might give it a shot.

I just wanted to add in on the flavoring questions, essential oils that you put in for scent won't add flavor, if you add extracts from the baking sections at the grocery store, that should add flavor. I also saw a recipe a while back where they added melted hard candy and those white chocolate candy melts (the ones Wilton makes) to add flavor to lip balm. Not sure if the added sugar would increase the likelyness that it will grow mold and get icky but that would definately improve the flavor.

And for anyone looking to know the side effects of different essential oils, just google aromatherapy websites. They always list the phsyical effects of contact with the oils in addition to the aromatherapy values.

And on that note, in addition to citris essential oils causing sunburns, you can just flat out burn your skin if you use too much. Genious me was adding lemon essential oil to a mud wrap a while back and not paying attention just did it till it smelt good and ended up with nasty burns on my tummy and thighs from the acid in the oils so pay attention to the recomended doses on the aromatherapy sites, a good rule of thumb is to not use more than 30 drops of any pure essential oil
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« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2013 07:35:07 PM »

Cool! Are those lip balm tubes easy to find?
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« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2013 01:26:55 AM »

I don't know lol. I've never tried making these, but would like to try at some point. I always have a dickens of a time finding lipbalm I like. And when I do find some, they inevitably stop making them lol

I have the exact same problem. I can't stand lip balm that's not minty and every time I find a good peppermint one, poof!, it's gone. I used to get peppermint candy cane lip smackers, but can't find them any more.

I think I'll just try this IF I can find those tubes. Hmmm...
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« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2013 05:35:17 PM »



I have the exact same problem. I can't stand lip balm that's not minty and every time I find a good peppermint one, poof!, it's gone. I used to get peppermint candy cane lip smackers, but can't find them any more.

I think I'll just try this IF I can find those tubes. Hmmm...

the regular/original flavor of burts bees is peppermint and its natural and lasts a really long time, the only downside is that it doesn't have spf, i think they make one that does have it, but i dont know what flavor it is
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« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2013 07:32:57 AM »

i'm making lip balm for Christmas this year on a very strict budget...so I used a soy/canola mix with Vitamin E (Smart Balance cooking oil!), beeswax ( i got it from Michael's in US), and peppermint extract (from seasonings isle in local grocery).

they worked out great! i had to add more beeswax to get the consistency i wanted, but other than that I have enough stuff left over to make some more! ( i made 16 4 oz containers!)

One thought to using soy/canola oil blend or either of the two straight is they have a short shelf life and will go rancid much quicker than other oils.  So they may smell like rancid oil much quicker than if you were using a different oil. 

I am a lip balm junkie and hate just about all commercial made ones and I spent a long time formulating a recipe.  I made several that I didn't like for this reason or that one.

29% Beeswax
29% Cocoa Butter
10% Coconut Oil
10% Shea Butter
19% Liquid Oil Of Choice Or Divided Among A Couple Different Liquid Oils *
 3% Flavoring

* Use liquid oils that are known to have a longer shelf life for best results.

I master batch my recipe without adding in the flavoring even though it's formulated as part of the recipe.  I pour it into a silicone muffin mold that I just used for my lip balm or food safe items.  Don't use one that has been used with soap/candle fragrance oils.   Then when I want to make a batch of lip balm I whack off the amount that I need, melt it and add the amount of flavoring appropriate for the size batch that I am making and pour it into tubes.


Personally I think 1 part beeswax and 2 parts liquid oil will be a bit on the soft side.  Maybe more appropriate for lip balm that is placed in a pot or a small slide lid tin rather than in a tube. 
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