Guys- I’m SUPER excited about this one!
Not only are lip balms easy to make, but this flavor oil is ridiculously good! It smells (and tastes) just like the real deal (well, without the booze, of course)!
AND- making these little lip balms got even easier (who knew that was even possible?) by using lip balm base rather than combining your own ingredients! Bulk Apothecary has done it for you!
Just scoop, heat, flavor and pour.
That’s it. You’re going to love it!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Unscented Lip Balm Base
- Rum & Coke Flavor Oil
- Aluminum Empty Round Lip Balm Tins
- 1.2” Round Brown Kraft Lip Balm Labels
No lie- it’s pretty tasty!
Start by scooping some lip balm base into a microwave-safe dish or measuring cup. I used a small spouted measuring cup for this recipe which makes pouring the finished product into the tins really simple!
You can work with whatever amount of base you’d like (depending on how many tins you’ll be filling), but I scooped out roughly 3 tablespoons.
Pop the lip balm base in the microwave and heat until you reach a smooth liquid.
Now it’s time for the flavor oil. I like to really taste my lip balms so I’m heavy handed with my flavor oils. You can start with a small amount and work your way up until you like the scent/flavor when rubbing a tiny amount on your lip.
I started with one teaspoon, tasted it and ended up adding another teaspoon, using 2 teaspoons total.
Carefully pour the mixture evenly into the tins. For reference, my 3 heaping tablespoons of lip balm base filled 9 tins.
Allow the lip balm to completely cool. You’ll know that its set when it appears solid and white.
Print out your labels and adhere one to each lid to complete your lip balms.
Aren’t they adorable?! I just love them! And did I mention that they taste delicious?!
Don’t forget to take a look at all the lip balm and chapstick supplies at Bulk Apothecary for even more possibilities. ENJOY!
Thank you. I may give this a try!
I recently bought the lip balm base and love the feel and texture of it. I wish the base was a little softer for the rectangle tins I purchased. Can I add another oil to the base to soften it slightly?
You can add some jojoba or avocado oil to soften it a bit.
Does it harm or deflavor the oil any depending upon the temperature of the base when you add it? I always worry about this and then it becomes hard too quick for me to finish pouring.
Is it legal to make an sell this stuff? Or is it only to make for gifts?
We recommend contacting your local authorities for advice on selling this lip balm.
I see other recipes use sweeteners, did you need to use any?
Sweeteners were not used intentionally to preserve the shelf life.
What is the shelf life of this lip balm?
It does have a shelf life; if you add zinc to it, the shelf life would be 2 years.
If you use a flavour oil in lip balm do you still need a fragrance oil?
Do you have to use this base? Can we just buy the flavoring and add it to our own lipbalm base?
You can absolutely just use the flavor in your own base! This is just for people who might need or want a full recipe.