We received the cutest little lip slide tins in last week. Aren’t these little guys adorable? You can find them here. They’re just $88 for 200 pots and have an optional shrink wrap to ensure purity for your customers and a professional look for your products.
Not sure how to make lip balm? You can use a pre-mixed base (instructions here) or make your own from scratch. Here’s a very simple recipe that you can use to make lip balms (or even solid perfumes):
1oz. Olive Oil
.3oz of Lanolin or Mango Butter
.4oz of Shea Butter
.4oz of Beeswax
Flavor oil and Stevia for taste
Melt beeswax gently over a double boiler (or in the microwave if no double boiler is available but remember my microwave explosion accident? Be careful when heating wax in the microwave). In a separate container, heat the Lanolin oil and Shea Butter up until it is fully liquid. Add the olive oil to the melted Lanolin oil and Shea Butter. Combine the beeswax and all the oil, stir well. Add flavoring (if desired) and pour into the adorable lip slidey tins. Label, add a shrink wrap and you’re all done. The same recipe could be used to make solid perfume oil by adding up to 10% of a skin safe fragrance oil.
The photo above uses the lip safe Bramble Berry mica, Rose Pearl Mica.
Thanks for your note.
That's a great question because not all fragrance oils ARE skin safe. For example, potpourri and candle fragrances typically are not skin safe.
You should always check with your vendor for skin safety. And, if buying a fragrance oil in a retail store, make sure that the fragrance is clearly specified to be used in bath and body care products.
BrambleBerry.com's fragrances in their normal (non candle fragrance) line are all skin safe when used at 5% or less. Just like with essential oils, you never want to use skin safe fragrances undiluted on the skin.
How do I know which fragrance oils are skin safe?
The recipe is just over two ounces and the slidey tins hold around .25 oz so you should get 6 to 8 slidey tins out of this recipe. =)
These look wonderful!
i was wondering…how many pots of lip balm does this recipe yield? I'm hoping to make a test batch as well as 150 pots for wedding favours!
Hey Anne-Marie! I love the chocolate lip gloss. Here you go…a recipe for a small (test) batch.
2T apricot kernal oil
1T cocoa butter
6 chocolate chips
5 drops vanilla EO
oil from 3 vitamin E capsules
It makes 4 .25 oz size slider tins.
I hope you enjoy. It just has a hint of flavor (not enough to keep you licking it all off)but a great aroma. Glossy too!
A chocolate castor oil lip balm? Tell me more!
And Shades of Grey, if you can find a way to sell the cute lip tin filled products, then you won’t need to worry about your budget! Make a workable sales plan around the tins (example: add 1 store who agrees to display the lip balms at the counter with a nice sign) and you will be well within your budget, and then some. =)
These are fabulous! I’m so tempted to start making lip balms…how am I supposed to keep to a budget if you keep offering these really cute things??
I love the slider tins and use them all the time. Glad y’all are now carrying them! I have some chocolate lip gloss in mine right now – made with chocolate chips and added castor oil for gloss. Yummy!
cute! I bought some and am going to shellac with photos and give away as personalized gifts.