I received a note yesterday from a Soap Queen reader who noted that I hadn’t clarified the amount of color in the recipe posted yesterday. She was a concerned that I was turning Mom’s lips blue, or green or just an unflattering tone of Apricot.
She has a point. Moms all over America getting green colored, Passionfruit Rose lip balm might be a wee bit worried about the color of their lips.
What’s “extreme“? In order to turn your lips any sort of shade of smurf blue, you’d need at least 5 to 6 Tablespoons of Cellini Blue and 1 Tablespoon of Titanium Dioxide in 2 ounces of lip balm base. Adding just teensy bits of color will only provide an interesting look and variation to your balm. In order to really make lipstick, you need a lot of color.
To achieve the colors below, it doesn’t take much color – one quarter teaspoon of color in an ounce of lip balm will get you a nice color without staining or coloring the lips.
Soap Queen commenter, Love Michie, asked: “Is it possible to flavor each layer individually?”
This is a *great* idea! You can easily individually flavor and color layers for a unique blend or to make four lip balms in one.
If you missed my lipstick tutorial from February, you can head here to learn more about making a lipstick.