Lip balm

Recipe

 

Texture

While any vegetable oil can be used, the choice of the vegetable butter will slightly impact the texture. Shea has a perfect texture, coco brings a nice smell but is softer and will result in a more shiny appearance than shea butter.

The white clay is facultative: it brings  some firmness, and makes the result more mat and discrete.

You can also add a teaspoon of honey.

Color

You can add natural colors such as anthocyanins extracts from fruits and vegetables. They will bring a discrete pinkish or reddish hue to your lipstick.

Preservation

Grapeseed extract can be used for preservation purposes, thanks to its richness in antioxidants.

 

Preparation

Steps:

  • Melt the beeswax and the butter together, add the oil.
  • Facultative ingredients: add here the clay or the honey, and mix.
  • Let it cool down to 40°C (in order to prevent burns)
  • Add the essential oils (and grapeseed extract)
  • pour it rapidly into the countainers – it hardens quite fast
  • Leave it cool for a few hours in a fridge.

With 100 mL, you can prepare 5 to 8 lipstiks !

 

Note: packaging from commercial lipsticks can be reused after thorough cleaning with alcohol.

 

Please tell me what you think of this recipe !

 

 

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