Here are our two favorite recipes from Majestic Mountain Sage where we bought all of our ingredients.
Vanilla Twist Lip Gloss
- 1.6 ounces Aloe Butter (3 TBSP.)
1.6 ounces Avocado Butter (3 TBSP)
1.6 ounces Beeswax (3 TBSP)
.8 ounces Mango Butter (1 1/2 TBSP)
Flavors (or choose your own combination)
For a little shimmer you can add
2 - .15cc scoops of Ultrafine, Iridescent Glitter (please do not use the Fine Glitter, it is too large)
- Microwave safe glass beaker/measuring cup or Double Boiler
Lip Balm Containers for filling
InstructionsWeigh the fixed oil ingredients into either a double boiler or glass beaker. If you choose to use the microwave pay special attention to your mixture as things get HOT very quickly in the microwave. I recommend using short bursts of time. Heat for 20 to 30 seconds at a time and stir well so pieces will melt completely without excessive heat. Once all your ingredients are melted remove from microwave or heat source and add flavor oils and desired color. Using a pipette carefully transfer your lip gloss into your containers.
Cocoa Mint Lipbalm
- .25 ounces Beeswax (1 1/2 teapoons)
.33 ounces Shea Butter (2 teaspoons)
.33 ounces Regular Cocoa Butter (2 teaspoons)
.40 ounces Sweet Almond Oil (2 1/2 teaspoons)
2 mL Vitamin E Acetate (I squeeze about 4 vitamin E gel capsules into the mixture) optional
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Instructions:Weigh all ingredients, then melt the oils and Beeswax in microwave. Add the essential oil and pour into prepared containers. Let them cool, then cap. This quantity fills 4 (MMS) lip balm tubes and 3 (MMS) lip Balm Jars, with just enough remaining for your anxious family members to sample.
You can substitute whatever flavor essential oils you prefer. Our personal favorite is orange.
Now I know there are simpler recipes using petroleum jelly but really who wants a byproduct of the petroleum industry on their lips? Blech!
Next we want to try make our own lotions and soaps.
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