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Lip Balm

Posted by Steve349 none (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 23, 11 at 11:40

I am planning on making lip balm to sell at our local Farmers Market. I would like to know if anyone here makes lip balm and what type of oil do you use? I plan on using Sweet Almond Oil, herbs, beeswax. Any advise for a novice?


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RE: Lip Balm

I use a commercial calendula lip balm.


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RE: Lip Balm

I use olive oil for the salves I make. But if you are a novice, find a recipe for making lip balm. There's tons of books and reference material out there - find a tested recipe to follow.

FataMorgana


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Thanks for the replies. I do have a tested recipe for herbal salve which I use sunflower oil. I have never used Sweet Almond Oil which I think for make for a better lip balm. I guess the best way is to make some and see how it works. Thanks again for your time and replies


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sweet almond, olive, and grape seed are all ones I've used successfully...avacado and walnut oil are wonderful, but do not keep well at room temperature.

shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter are solids at room temp, need about 1/4 as much beeswax as liquid oils.


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Thanks Chinacat, so if you say I need about 1/4 as much beeswax as liquid oil, you mean like 2 oz of oil would be 1/2 oz of beeswax..right?


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I think that coconut oil or almond oil. Almond is good for stronger or root herb balms, and coconut is good for less stronger herbs as it has little to no scent. You might find that olive/beeswax combo is an great alternative!!!


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I make a lip/tattoo balm. I use beeswax, apricot kernel oil, sesame oil, shea butter, and argan oil plus essential oils. All of the above are healing, and great for the lips too.


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thanks for the good lip balm tips, i've made salve but never lip balm even tho i sure want to try it.....am inspired by your suggestions! do you recommend buying the tubes for lip balm for just using small salve jars? (i already have small salve jars but would have to buy the tubes)


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kk151, I will be using the tubes. I havent made it yet, but will very soon. Drying some herbs now.
I found tubes on a website called etsy.com. Good luck.


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I prefer to use organic Olive oil, since Olive oil resists rancidity better than most other oils. Whatever oil/s you do end up using, just make sure they are food grade, and not just cosmetic grade, since people will end up ingesting it.


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Wow, your lip balm ideas sound amazing. One other addition that might be nice is a few drops of rosehip seed oil, its very healing to skin.


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