Saturday, September 11, 2010
Making Lip Balm
When the hot wind has gone, it's time to embrace the cool air, and that's when my skin starts to screaming.
It's time for me to go back to my beauty kitchen after living lotion-free for all Summer long. First thing is lip balms, we completely ran out of it - this time I made about fifteen tubes with sweet grape flavor. It smells delicious.
I actually love the look of lip balm tins or jars, it looks cute as a packaging, but I don't like the way of using it with the fingers, so I stick with tubes for now.
This recipe is my favorite. The consistency is perfect for me - not too thick, nor too greasy on my lips, and the whole thing is very easy to make.
This recipe makes about 14-15 tubes of .15 oz. lip balm tube. I ordered the tubes form here , and the oils here
.8 oz. Babassu oil or Coconut oil
.8 oz. Avocado oil
.8 oz. Bee Wax
.4 oz. Cocoa butter
2 tablets of Vit E
20 drops flavor oil
I use the standard size filling tray which fit .15 oz. tube for easy filling.
Start making....Ohhh...you're going to love it, it's very easy.
1. melt every thing together in microwave except Vit E and flavor oil which will be added in after all the oil and butter is melted....and that's it!
2. use plastic pipettes to fill the melting liquid into the tubes.
It's better to over fill the tube since the balm tend to sink creating a tiny dimple in the middle of the tube when it hardens. You can always scrape out the excess balm with the scraper.
Bring the excess balm to melting again and use the liquid to fill the dimple if it happens.
Scrape all the excess balm to get a perfectly smooth surface and let them cool down a bit then slowly slip the tubes out of the tray.
Nicely done! What I'm going to do next is to design the label...truly a fun part, but I have no idea when it's going to happen....