|Creamsickle Flavor Lip Balm
1˝ oz beeswax pearls
1 oz cocoa butter
1˝ oz shea butter (natural)
2 ozs. avocado oil
1-2 teaspoons vanilla and orange flavor oil
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon titanium dioxide white (micronized is recommended)
1 teaspoon vitamin E liquid (optional, but recommended, as a preservative)
Recipe makes 6 ozs - All ingredients are weighed.
In a very small pan,
add the beeswax and melt over the lowest setting.
Once melted add the cocoa butter chunks and shea butter, let melt and
simmer 15-20 minutes, and
then add the avocado oil. Heat through. Add the
Vitamin E oil.
Remove from stove and pour into a glass measuring cup for easy pouring
into lip balm containers. Add the flavor oil, or
if you would like to make more than one flavor with
this recipe, separate into different glass jars or cups and then add
flavor oils. Adjust the amount of flavor oil accordingly.
Stir in the titanium dioxide white
and pour into lip balm containers. Some of the titanium dioxide
will settle to the bottom, so work quickly and stir often. If the mixture starts to
harden, place in the microwave for a few seconds to re-melt and then
continue. If using lip balm tubes, top them off by filling a pipette
with lip balm and dropping it to fill the tube.
Titanium Dioxide White is a white pigment and an opacifier and is
widely used in the cosmetics industry. We've tested the recipe above
to find it gives a good SPF factor. SPF also depends on how often a
product is applied and reapplied. It also gave the lip balm a very
creamy feel. Titanium Dioxide is not a chemical and less likely to
irritate. Avocado oil, which was also used, is known for its natural
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