Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mother Day's Lip Balm - Passionfruit Rose

Making a matching lip balm for Mom with Passionfruit Rose is easy. Ingredients like Mango Butter and Shea Butter are nourishing to the skin and help provide a barrier against environmental irritations.

This recipe uses:

1 oz. Mango
1 oz. Shea
.7 oz. Beeswax
.5 oz. Castor
.5 oz. Sweet Almond
Passionfruit Rose Flavor

Merlot Mica 
Rose Pearl

Measure out, by weight, the individual items. Melt the beeswax with the liquid oils in a double boiler. The beeswax takes significant time and energy to melt. Melting the beeswax in the microwave may take up to 10 minutes and is not recommended due to the extreme heat needed to melt the wax.
Add the Shea Butter and Mango Butter to the melted wax and oils. Allow the heat of the wax and oil to melt the butters. Stir well.

By weight, use 1 - 3% flavor. Start with the small amount (1%) and flavor to taste. Freeze some knives ahead of time and dip the frozen knife into your lip balm. The lip balm will harden instantly, allowing you to taste and try the product prior to pouring into containers.

Add color to preference. The list of Bramble Berry lip safe colorants is here.

Once the color and flavor is fully mixed in, pour mixture into lip balm containers, label and you're all done.