Replenishing

I’ve been looking through other blogs for recipe inspiration when it comes to practically anything I make. I try not to replicate but rather make my own based on my understanding of how the recipe makes a product work. I’m sure some would rather just get the recipe and follow precisely but I’m enjoying this stage of perfecting recipes and making them to be what I personally LOVE.

When it comes to lip balms, it’s hard to make a small recipe on a scale because a few of the ingredients are X amount of drops and those don’t even register on a scale.

This time, I decided to calculate volume so the following recipe should prove easy to follow. It’s fairly quick to do so I was able to make one of these small batches before work.

You’ll notice I always make these in a water bath. It’s because beeswax doesn’t melt well in the microwave. It litterally takes far longer to melt beeswax in the microwave than in the double boiler. Anyway, the following recipe makes just over 4 lip balms of 5ml.

You’ll need

  • 1 TBS Beeswax (including pigmented beeswax)
  • 1 TBS Cocoa butter
  • 1 TSp Shea butter
  • ½ TSP Coconut oil
  • .5 ml Vitamin E
  • 20 drops Chocolate flavour oil
  • 8 drops Strawberry flavour oil

When everything is melted together, pour into lip balm containers. When they’ve cooled down a little and the top is caving in, top them up. That’s it! You’ve just made a bunch of lip balms!

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