Ray is right, add more oil next time and/or decrease beeswax. I use almond oil in my lip balm. Coconut is thicker than almond oil and IMO, works best with lip balm using beeswax. It's easier to adjust. It also depends upon the weather. In summer months I use more beeswax and visa versa for winter. I found these 2 recipes floating around beesource...I personally use Chef's recipe with a couple of slight alterations to make it "my" authentic recipe.
Here is what i make - (not sure who posted this one, but it was a beesource member)
1 Cup of oil it can be about any kind I have used Almond and olive
1oz of beeswax
1 Vitamin E tablet
Melt on low heat and add flavor if you want. We use a syringe to fill the tubes or tins. It came out nice and creamy and people love the stuff. This will make about 50 tubes
Here is Chef’s recipe:
1 oz. pure, Filtered Beeswax
1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil (sometimes I will use salad oil if I do not have enough almond oil)
1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
1/4 teaspoon Aloe Vera Oil
1 tsp teaspoon Peppermint Essential Oil
Last edited by Cyndi; 10-04-2008 at 08:04 AM.
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