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Lip balm formulation challenge: create your own natural lip balm with two ingredients!

Hello my readers, how are you getting on with your previous formulations? Have you made any others since then? Do you have challenges or victories? If so, let me know about them. You can also post your photos and I will try to advice you (if you need it). The last emulsion workshop was so much fun (and informative), it was so great having you.
A student made this beautiful body cream at the recent workshop.

To those that haven’t taken a class with me, what in the world are you waiting for? If you cannot attend due to distance, you can always take the online version.

Image from whatsupmoms.
I am back this fine afternoon with another formulation challenge. You will learn to formulate your very own lip balm with just two ingredients!! I am sure your friends will thank me for keeping you away from theirs. ¬†Plus, I don’t want you walking around with dull, chapped lips LOL. I cannot stress enough that keeping all parts of the body, lips included can improve and maintain their suppleness and glow. Before we go on, you can subscribe to my blog and social media pages to stay updated on new formulae.
For your lip balm formulation, you will need:
  • Scales (if you want accurate and reproducible results)
  • Glass, ceramic or good grade plastic bowl
  • Spatula or stirring spoon/rod
  • Lip balm container
  • Cocoa butter
  • Essential oil
To make 25 g of lip balm, measure out:
  • 24 g Cocoa butter
  • 1 g essential oil
Melt your butter in a double boiler and add in your oils. Pour into your container and leave to cool. I should mention at this point that I would stay away from citrus essential oils for facial products to avoid photosensitivity. I like peppermint essential oils for the tingle and sweet scent.
I like to drink a little water before application /reapplication to soften my lips and increase moisturisation. How do you use your lip balm? Do you prefer your balm in a roll up tube, pot or jar?

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