The goal of this lip balm is to make a fun, springtime moisturizing lip product in a matching suite with soap and lotion. If you missed the Mother’s Day Soap project, click here to review it.
.5 oz. Cocoa Butter
.5 oz. Coconut Oil
.6 oz Olive Oil
.6 oz. Avocado Oil
.5 oz. Beeswax
.5 oz. Mango
Flavor: Passionfruit Rose Flavor
Colors: Cellini Blue, Cellini Red, Apricot Blush and Shamrock Green
Containers: Heart & Daisy lip balm pots and chapstick tubes
Step One: Melt the Beeswax, Avocado Oil and Olive Oil in a double boiler. As proven during the microwave-blowing-up-incident, beeswax takes prolonged heating time not well suited for microwaves.
Step Two: When the beeswax mixture has been fully melted, slowly add small chunks of Cocoa Butter. The smaller the chunks, the easier the melting will be. Stir, stir, stir until the Cocoa Butter is melted. If the Cocoa Butter simply refuses to melt, heat on very small spurts in the microwave or double boiler.
Step Three: Add the Mango Butter and Coconut Oil and stir until all the chunks are melted.
Step Four: Add the flavor, Passionfruit Rose (or another lip safe flavor). Suggested usage rate is 1-2% by weight or to taste.
Step Five: Add lip safe color. Mix in well.
Step Six: Pour the colored and flavored balm into your choice of containers. We used Chapstick Tubes and the Daisy and Heart lip butter pots for this Mother’s Day lip balm project.
Optional Steps:Layers! Prepare each lip balm color separately. We used Cellini Red, Apricot Blush, Cellini Blue and Shamrock green.Once the colors are prepared and flavored, use a dropper and pour layers.
Tip: Are you having a hard time getting rid of those little holes in the middle of your lip balm tubes? Check out this quick-fix post!
How do you make the lib palm tinted ( dark berry color or dark red) and glossy???
Becky with Bramble Berry says
If you were looking to get the lip balm in this recipe tinted to a Dark Berry or Dark Red color, I would try using either the Brick Red Oxide or the Burgundy Pigment (both of which are lip-safe).
Softer lip balm recipes tend to make the lip balms a bit more glossy, and one recipe that I really like is:
2.25 oz. Beeswax
3.15 oz. Coconut Oil
1.4 oz. Sweet Almond Oil
4 oz. Avocado Oil
.25 oz Flavoring Oil
This one comes out super soft, glossy and moisturizing. If you wanted to harden it up a bit, you would just add a little bit more of the Beeswax.
We also have this lipstick recipe that works really well and is glossy:
I hope this helps! =)
-Becky with Bramble Berry
Again a very nice recipe 🙂
Is it OK to use food flavors? Can they be considered as lip safe?
You can if they are oil soluble – most of them tend to be water soluble so keep that in mind before using a large amount of it =)
Couple things going on:
1. Cocoa butter cannot be subbed for Mango Butter in any recipes because the consistency is so different.
2. Cocoa Butter generally needs to be tempered when adding it to any recipe because of its unique crystalline structure. Here's an article about tempering Cocoa Butter: https://www.brambleberry.com/Cocoa-Butter-P3218.aspx with instructions
Yesterday I tried to make this recepie, I could not find mango butter so I used extra cocoa butter. It came out with prills any idea why??
Great ideas and feedback everyone! Those ideas all work great! (and I'm sorry I missed your question until now – yikes. My bad…)
I did a SoapQueen.TV episode on making lip balms and demonstrate a cutting method, a 'extra layer' of pouring method and the heat gun method:
Pour your balms a little cooler to avoid the holes. If it gets too cool to pour, heat for a few more seconds in the micro and go again.
Barb Miller at Miller's Homemade Soaps says
You can fix holes in your balms by waiting until the holds appear and then waving a heat gun set on low over them. The heat gun will remelt the top of the balm. I usually add a little more balm and then let them cool again. Works great for lip balms and solid lotion bars!
Wonderful recipe..and thanks for the tip about the microwave and beeswax. I do it all the time in the micro and use a pyrex measuring cup and so far so good..but I probably won’t take anymore chances now that I’ve seen the results.. Another thing, I notice is there are holes in the lip balm tubes..I always get this and can’t figure out why..I top it off after it cools a little and still get those holes..Any tips on how to avoid those holes in the lip balm tubes.?
Anne-Marie, I noticed that I misspelled your name in my comment. Sorry!
I hope the cupcake awesomeness at MS made up for it!
Lovely! Is it possible to flavour each layer separately as well?
I am totally headed to Martha’s site now to check out the cupcakes. I’ve not had a cupcake since last weekend and I’m in full withdrawal mode =)
Off topic – I saw on Martha Stewart this morning that it is cupcake week and thought of you, Ann-Marie.
There’s more about it at marthastewart.com.
I thought you might want to check out the scrumptious cupcakes there!
[email protected] Birch says
I’m a Mama who would love some fun lip balm like that!!!! Very cute!
Suds to Love says
Fun cute colors! I made lip balm yesterday for Mother’s Day gifts and I used a very small amount of the Apricot Blush and Passionfruit Rose.