Lip Balm

Steve349December 23, 2011

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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thaugen(5)

I use a commercial calendula lip balm.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2011 at 6:25PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

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

    Bookmark   December 26, 2011 at 11:12AM
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Steve349

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

    Bookmark   December 27, 2011 at 8:43AM
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chinacat_sunflower(7)

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.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 3:49PM
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Steve349

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?

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 2:04PM
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noeylovesgardening

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!!!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2012 at 2:21PM
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dlmbrt

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.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:19PM
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kk1515

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)

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 9:04PM
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Steve349

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.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 3:23PM
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WyldViolet

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.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 12:18PM
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kaliaman

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.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 3:59PM
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