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All natural lip balm recipe

Here’s a fabulous Natural Lip Balm Recipe (Formula) from one of my fave places to get super ingredients; (Ingredientstodiefor.com) ::

Making your own, natural, Beeswax lip balm is fun, easy, and satisfying. You can make them using only the ingredients that you want, with none of the ingredients that you don’t want, letting you take control of what you put on your skin, as well as what you eat because, let’s face it … lip balm goes away because we lick it off and we don’t need to eat a bunch of synthetic chemicals or things that are not so good for us.

As a general rule you’ll want to use:
20% Beeswax or OliveWax
25% Oils / Butters that are solid at room temperature (Palm Fruit, Babassu, Coconut, Tucuma Butter, Shea Butter)
15% Oils/ Butters that are brittle at room temperature (Cocoa Butter, Cupuacu Butter, Mango Butter)
40% Oils that are liquid at room temperature (Avocado, Olive, Castor, Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel)

These are just some of our favorite oils / butters for a natural lip balm recipe (formula) but, the beauty of making your own natural lip balm is that you can use whatever oils / butters that appeal to you and your target market.

You can adjust your recipe (formula) to make them more firm in the summer and more soft in the winter, as you see fit, based on your chosen packaging. The best carrier oils to give your lip balm some shine are Olive Oil and Castor Oil but, be careful as too much Castor Oil can make them sticky. Coconut and Olive Oils will help your lip balm to have some residual moisturizing benefits. If you’d like to add some butter to your natural lip balm recipe (formula) that will give it residual moisturizing benefits, as well.

One of the nicest things about making your own natural lip balm is that you can easily modify them to suit your taste. To do this … after you’ve finished melting everything and before you fill your containers, dip the tip of a stainless steel spoon into the lip balm and give it a couple of minutes to harden, then test it and see how you like the texture. If it’s too hard reheat it and add more liquid oils to soften it, if it’s too soft reheat it and add more beeswax, or brittle oil / butter to make it harder. It’s that simple.

 

Directions:
Add the solid ingredients to the pot first, using a heavy bottom stainless steel pan, to control and distribute heat evenly, or a double boiler. Allow the solids to melt, then add the liquid oils, stirring to combine them, remove from heat. Test the consistency.  Once it’s exactly what you want, add your essential, or flavor, oils, pour into lip balm tubes and allow to cool.  You’ll want to work fast, at this step, because your lip balm will start to cool, in the pot, so you’ll have to re-heat it gently to get it all poured, or you can just have one small container ready, that you can scrape any left over into, that won’t look as nice, for your personal use.  Don’t try to use a pipette, or some other squeezable dispenser as it will harden almost immediately and create a lot of waste (never reheat soft plastics with product in them as the chemicals in the he plastic can leach into your product).  Once cool, apply the caps, and you’re done.   You can also choose from a wide variety of essential oils, or flavor oils, to suit your taste. Natural Lip Balms won’t need preservative because you’ll use them so fast but, they will need anti-oxidant protection to keep the oils from going rancid.  The best choice for this is Vitamin E, or Cranberry Seed Oil, which will prevent rancidity and are both healing, and nurturing, to the skin.

Enjoy making your own natural lip balm, and have fun making all different types by adjusting which essential oils you use in the formula; like peppermint/cinnamon for lip plumper, or vanilla/citrus for a dreamcicle flavor, or how about bergamot/ginseng for something different? What’s your flavor?

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Recipe for Rose Lotion

Rosewater & Glycerin Hand Lotion

This lotion is great for those that prefer a less oily type.

I’ve adapted it from various attempted recipes over the years.
I love the way it feels as the cornstarch really works as an oil absorber,
and almost feels like an exfoliant the first few times you use it.
I’ve tried making this into both a sprayable type lotion and a cream type lotion.
Both ways are great, it just depends on how you intend to use it
…more water for thinner, and less water for thicker product.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tsp – 1 Tbls melted beeswax (depending on how thick you prefer)

  • 1 Tbls cocoa butter melted

  • 2 Tbls Vegetable Glycerin

  • 2 Tbls Cornstarch

  • 1 Cup Distilled or Purified Water

  • 2 – 4 Tbls (more if you like thinner) Rose water (I usually use 3)

Mix first three ingredients together in heat proof glass bowl – place in a water bath or use double boiler.
Warm waters and add cornstarch, blend thouroughly,
Add oil/wax mixture slowly to water mixture and blend well.
Make sure to completely cool.
Once everything is the right consistency, add essential oils if you prefer, but no more than 10 dps of essential oils total for this recipe. Mix well, and put into clean jars or spray bottles.
Note: If the lotion is too thick – thin with water or rose water using one tablespoon at a time, stirring thoroughly.

Also, If it is too thin, add melted wax into warmed oils/water mixture
(blast in microwave on low setting for 15-20 sec. intervals.
And always, always, add your essential oils last, after you have the consistency you desire in the lotion.
A thinner lotion you can use as a sprayable type, and a thicker lotion can be used as a cream.
By adjusting the wax/oil/water ratio you can create the type best suited to your purpose.
Try making both the spray type and the cream type and decide which works best for you.

If you’d like an even easier recipe, try this one: (though it’s a bit thinner than the above recipe)

1 1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup emulsifying wax
1/4 cup rosehip seed oil (or any oil you prefer, olive, safflower, sunflower, emu, etc.)
24-36 drops rose essential oil

In a pyrex measuring glass I combine the rosehip seed oil and emusifying wax and microwave for approx. 1 minute until it is all melted. The temperature on this reads about 155 degrees.
How to Make Hand Lotion
I have found that a coffee mug  holds almost exactly 1 1/4 cup of water, so I fill is up and microwave that for 1 minute or until about 120 degrees. While that is heating up, I add the essential oil into my melted wax/rosehipseed oil mixture.
How to Make Hand Lotion
Then pour the hot water into the wax/rosehipseed oil mixture and watch it turn milky white. At this point the temperature is about 125 degrees. I then pour the hot lotion into wide mouth pint size jars and let cool overnight. The next morning you’ll have a fresh jar of homemade natural hand lotion!
How to Make Hand Lotion
Oh and of course, you’ll need decorative labels to put on your jars, which you can download here. Remember, when you print these out onto Avery Sticker Project Paper in Adobe Reader, it often automatically reduces the size of the original document, make sure that you click on the setting to print these at full size. These labels fit on the wide mouth pint jars. Enjoy your new soft skin!

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for the great pics and label downloads!!!!

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