June 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm #248556
I just did the most fun day course in home made creams and potions. I was hoping for some recipes for lip gloss or lip balms. Does anyone have any that they can recommend???June 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm #416783
I thought I had a recipe but all I have is ingredients without amounts. Bees wax with almond oil or coconut oil. Sorry. I thought I had more than that. I’m sure there are others out there that can do much better.June 21, 2009 at 11:11 pm #416784
Here you go Brigitte. :hug:
Aussie Soap SuppliesJune 23, 2009 at 10:00 am #416785
Homemade recipe for avocado lip balm, here is what you need :
Pure avocado oil
Beeswax or Candelilla wax (vegatable wax)
Essential oil (not a must), but I like putting sweet orange oil and lavender oil in, these 2 scent mix well and calms me down. If you like minty taste, you can of course put peppermint oil.
Heat ABOUT 1 tablespoon of avocado oil and 1 small teaspoon of wax, once they are melt together, you can let it cool, Then add essential oil to lukewarm mixture, stirr well, pour into an empty lipbalm container.
** More wax in the mixture will make the lipbalm stays on your lips better.
A basic formulae for lip balm
Basically, the proportions will be as follows:
â€¢ 40% of your recipe should be any cosmetic grade oil that is liquid at room temperature (sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, grapeseed, hemp seed, macadamia, olive, sunflower, etc.)
â€¢ 25% of your recipe should be any cosmetic grade oil that is solid at room temperature (coconut, lanolin, palm, mango butter, shea butter, etc.)
â€¢ 20% of your recipe should be cosmetic grade Beeswax (white or yellow, pellets or solid blocks)
â€¢ 15% of your recipe should be any cosmetic grade oil that is brittle at room temperature (cocoa butter, palm kernel, etc.)
* The above measurements are “weights”, so you can calculate your own recipe in ounces, grams, or pounds.
Too be honest, I usually just melt almond (or whatever oil grabs my fancy or is in the cupboard) and add slightly lesser amount of the beeswax. In winter I put less beeswax in and in summer more. It remelts quite well so you can play around a bit, remelting and adding stuff. I have even put the scrapings ofmy favourite lipstick colour in.
I don’t like scented lipbalm but have added ‘taste’ oils from aussie soap supplies – just be aware a little goes a loooonnnng way.June 23, 2009 at 1:04 pm #416786
Thanks! These look fantastic!! Will let you know how I go!
Any advice on favorite oils???
Finding lanolin hard to source…may have to mail order it.
What is cosmetic grade beeswax??? I have some a local beekeeper sells…should I worry???June 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm #416787
Oh, another thing! I am hearing a lot of contradiction about use of preservatives. The lady running the course used a small amount of borax and also suggested friars Balsam (a benzoic tincture??). Kinda though they sounded a bit fierce in a ‘natural’ product, but she said you need something to stop the product going rancid and these were the best of the bunch.June 23, 2009 at 1:57 pm #416788
Brigitte, if your product contains just oils and waxes, you don’t really need a preservative. The oils may go rancid if kept for a long time, but if you use it up within a few months, you should be ok. When making lotions and creams that contain liquids like water and milk, then you absolutely need preservatives to keep them safe.
Lanolin is available through chemists but you may have to order it in because you want the pure lanolin.
I would use the beeswax you have (cause it smells nicer), just heat it up to a high temperature to kill any bacteria that may be present or order cosmetic grade through Aussie Soap Supplies. When making lotions and potions, everything needs to be scrupulously clean and sterilised.June 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm #416789
Jackie French has some really great recips in her book Best off.June 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm #416790
Thanks! So what do others use as a preservative??????June 24, 2009 at 11:20 am #416791
Are there any *gloss* recipes as opposed to “balm”?June 27, 2009 at 3:17 am #416792
I avoid using preservatives where-ever I can. That said I do add a pinch of borax to my favourite face cream as it contains rosewater. I also only keep out enough to last a few days, the rest stays in the fridge as it tends to seperate in the 40 degree heat:confused:.
The higer the oil content in your lip stuff the more shiny on your lips. I love almond oil and wheatgerm oil in mine but have used almost everything I can lay my hands on. I dont bother nowadays with specific ‘gloss’ but this is an old recipe I have:
* Paraffin wax
* Coconut oil
* Petroleum jelly
* Candy melts (to color the gloss and make it taste sweet)(Idont put thisin)
* Oil-based candy flavoring (if you want a special flavor)
* Wax paper
* Ziploc bag
* Small container (recycle old makeup containers or 35mm film containers, or look in stores that carry beads, crafts, or fishing tackle)
Grate some paraffin wax onto wax paper. Measure 1/4 teaspoon grated wax into the plastic bag. Add 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon petroleum jelly, and 1 candy melt. Add 1/8 teaspoon oil-based candy flavoring if you like.
Seal the bag and carefully put it in a bowl of hot tap water to melt ingredients, about 3-5 minutes. (Use tap water! Never use a microwave or stove to heat the water).
Once all the ingredients are melted, remove the bag from the water. Squish ingredients around in bag to mix; work quickly! Clip off a tiny corner of the bag and squeeze gloss into the clean container. Let it set for an hour, or put it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.Use a cotton swab instead of your finger to apply gloss. Your lip-gloss should last a long time. If it changes color, odor, or texture, though, throw it away
Here are a few recipes too with nice information: http://www.skin-care-recipes-and-remedies.com/lip-gloss-recipes.htmlJune 27, 2009 at 3:39 am #416793
I have another recipe that I make from time to time. It’s very good in winter, and if anyone wants to give it a whirl, it’s very easy. It sets up hard, but can be used in an old Chapstick container, or you can purchase the lip tubes from http://www.heirloombodycare.com.au/ I got the recipe from a very good Soap Book, by Melinda Coss.
CHOCOLATE AFTER-DINNER MINT LIP SMACKER
10ml Melted Beeswax
10ml Melted Cocoa Butter
10ml Sweet Almond Oil
5ml Shea Butter
4 drops honey
2.5ml vitamin E Oil
1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil.
Melt the beeswax, shae, cocoa butter and almond oil in a double boiler over a low heat. Add the cocoa and stir. Stir in the honey and the vitamin E oil. Add the peppermint E.O. Pour into containers and put in the fridge to harden…although it will harden on it’s own at room temp.
Not a preservative other than natural Honey and Vitamin E. Not complicated either, and if you can stop licking at it!!! it’s GREAT for cracked lips! 😀 😆June 30, 2009 at 9:29 am #416794
Oh yum! These recipes are amazing! Okay, have most of the ingredients to start brewing! Hubby says I need a cauldren…hmmm…is there a witch smilie??? :confused:
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