Sometimes we all need a bit of love and care for our lips - especially in the cold weather. Applying a layer of lip balm will give you an invisible shield against the elements as well as moisturising your lips.
Making lip balms is really easy and results in a great end product where you know exactly what it is made of.
Using a combination of a base oil and melted butter and wax you can create your own products and recipes.
We have included a selection of butters, oils, flavour oils and jars in order to get you started.
Plus if you are looking for a premade base, we have one of those too. Simply add your own flavours and personalise it for you.
A basic Lip Balm Recipe would be
45g Oil - try Sweet Almond or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
15g Beeswax - white or yellow
15g Butter - Shea or Cocoa are ideal
Added extras can include Natural Vitamin E (2g), and or a few drops of a Flavour Oil.
Melt the beeswax, butters and oils in a double boiler. Leave the melted mixture to cool for 5 minutes and then pour into Lip Balm Pots. They will be ready 24 hours later.
We also offer a ready made Lip Balm Base which isuses Shea Butter and Sunflower Oil as its base - just melt and pour.
You can make lip balms with absolutely no flavour at all, but we have offered a selection of tantalising flavours in case you wish to try.
Flavour Oils will add an aroma to your lip balm but not a definitive taste. They are designed to be "lip safe" fragrances really so you will get a general fragrance of the lip balm.
Stir them into the melted oils and produce some sensational products.
Recommended usage: 2-3% although do check the IFRA statement to see what the maximum usage is.
THE FLAVOUR OILS ARE BEING DISCONTINUED ONCE CURRENT STOCKS HAVE RUN OUT
The base oil tends to be a less expensive oil such as Sweet Almond Oil as this makes up the majority of the product. A butter of your choice can be added and also other oils such as Natural Vitamin E oil.
Finally the beeswax will harden the base. We provide beeswax in a pellet form making it easier to weigh and it melts quickly.