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  1. #1
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    Default Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    Never made lip balm, but this sounds like a good place to start with a small batch.

    Does anyone have any basic, non flavored/scented bees wax/ olive oil lip balm recipe they can point me to?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    I use almond oil but olive should work just as well.
    3 tsp shredded beeswax (.25 oz.) if you have an accurate scale you can go by weight
    7 tsp (.7 oz.) almond oil
    1 vitamin E capsule, I slit and squeeze out
    a drop or 2 of honey to sweeten
    warm very slowly over low heat, stir, pour into lip balm tubes
    makes about 6 tubes

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    I was just reading one today in the November 2010 issue of Bee Culture Page 69 and 70), if you get that mag.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    Here is one I use, it makes a tray of about 50 lip balm tubes


    Lip Balm Recipe One Full Tray

    80g Beeswax

    90 g Olive Oil

    30g Unscented Cocoa Butter

    50g Coconut Oil

    1 ml Vitamin E

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    Can I just ask how to best fill those little tubes without spilling and making a mess?! Thanks

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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Queenie View Post
    Can I just ask how to best fill those little tubes without spilling and making a mess?! Thanks
    If you are just doing a few tubes you can pour by hand from a glass measure cup with pour spout. If doing a lot order a tube filling tray. It holds 50 tubes at a time.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    Here is what the filler trays look like: https://www.thesage.com/catalog/Equi...almFillingTray

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    I use 1- oz. beeswax
    1- oz. coconut oil
    1- oz. olive oil
    1- oz. grapeseed oil.
    Put all in a glass measure cup and heat in microwave for 1 min. Stir again 1 minute stir repeat until melted.

    Quote Originally Posted by MapleME View Post
    Never made lip balm, but this sounds like a good place to start with a small batch.

    Does anyone have any basic, non flavored/scented bees wax/ olive oil lip balm recipe they can point me to?

    Thanks!

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    Homemaid, how many tubes/tins does your recipe make?

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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    This will fill about 17-19 tubes, or tins.

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    Homemaid, hate to ask this....are your measurements on the oils by fluid ounces or by weight?

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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by TimW View Post
    Homemaid, hate to ask this....are your measurements on the oils by fluid ounces or by weight?
    I weigh all of mine.

  13. #13
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    Default Re: Seeking Bees wax and Olive Oil Lip Balm recipe

    I use small pipetts for putting the liquid into the tubes. It isn't messy. They are super cheap. I bought my from www.thesage.com That is where I buy some of my lotion bar and lip balm supplies at. I use a digital kitchen scale that I bought for $20 at Walmart to weigh my ingredients.

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