Orange Sunburst Lip Balm DIY
Recipe type: Lip Balm
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Serves: About 30 lip tints
This lip tint creates a vibrant orange color, that feels amazing on the lips.
  • Clear Lip Balm Tubes
  • 2 heaping Tbs. Sunset Orange Mica
  • 1.2 oz. Coconut Oil
  • 1.2 oz. White Beeswax
  • 1 oz. Organic Cocoa Butter Cubes
  • .8 oz. Avocado Oil
  • 3 mL Pineapple Flavor Oil
  • 3 mL Lip Smacking Sweet Flavor Oil
  • Droppers
  • Optional: Lip Balm Pouring Tray & White Spatula
PREP TRAY: If using the Lip Balm Pouring Tray, insert the lip balm tubes into the bottom of the tray. Concentrate all the lip balm tubes into one end. This makes it easy to scrape the lip balm into the cavities if needed. Place a few lip balm tubes at the opposite end to stabilize the tray. To see this tray in action, check out this lip balm video on Soap Queen TV.
  1. In a small, heat-safe container, add the coconut oil, cocoa butter cubes, white beeswax and avocado oil. Place in the microwave and melt using 30-60 second bursts. Beeswax has a high melting point, and takes quite a long time to melt. Be careful – because of the high melting point, the heat-safe container can melt or explode in the microwave if it gets too hot.
  2. Once everything is completely melted, add the Pineapple Flavor Oil and the Lip Smacking Sweet Flavor Oil and stir to combine.
  3. Add the Sunset Orange Mica, and stir to combine. Make sure to get rid of any clumps.
  4. Once the mixture is completely blended and smooth, begin pouring it into the tubes. If using the tray, don’t worry too much if some of the lip balm doesn’t make it into a tube. It can be scraped off the tray and used later! If necessary, remelt the lip balm in the microwave using 10-20 second bursts.
  5. Once all the balm has been poured, allow it to harden for several minutes in the tray. Then, scrape off any lip balm from the tray that did not go into a tube with the white spatula. You can also use a kitchen knife or soap cutter. Place the leftover balm back into the container, remelt and pour it into any empty, or partially full lip balm tube.
  6. SIX: If you'd like to give the balms a nice smooth top, turn the heat gun on low and melt the top of the balms for just a second or two. This will also help get rid of the little "dots" in the center of the balms. Allow the lip balms to fully cool and harden, at least 3 hours. Once fully cooled, pull the tubes straight down from the tray. Pulling the tubes out at an angle will damage the top of the balm. If you're a perfectionist, you can slice the top off the balm and melt the top with the heat gun to make it nice and smooth.
  7. Once the balm has cooled, put the caps on and enjoy. If you're selling this lip balm, check out this post to learn how to correctly label it. We have found this balm has held up well in temperatures around 75 ° F. If you live in an extremely hot climate, store the lip balm in a cool place to prevent it from melting in the tube.
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