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paulmon
10-13-2019, 10:39 PM
I don't sell anything but I like making and giving away lip balm. It's cheap and people really like it. And because I make videos of everything I do, here it is:


https://youtu.be/5fONWDWPZSA

BeeDuto
10-19-2019, 09:23 PM
You ever add honey to your lip balms? I’ve tried twice and although it seems mixed in while sitting in the water bath it immediately separates out and settles to the bottom as soon as I start pouring it the mixture into the tubes.
Any idea how to keep it mixed within the rest of the meter ingredients?

JWPalmer
10-20-2019, 07:29 AM
You have heard the expression "oil and water don't mix"? Beeswax is oil based and honey is water based. Consider experimenting with an emulsifier like lecithin to keep things mixed.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecithin

minz
10-21-2019, 01:36 PM
Thanks it was a good video (and funny). Well done.

Fivej
10-27-2019, 01:51 PM
Excellent vid Paul. I plan on giving the women in my life kits to make lip balm this xmas. I hope you don't mind if I include a link to your youtube. J

JWPalmer
10-27-2019, 04:02 PM
"Normally I use a pipette", oops. So how orangey was it? Love the video and the commentary. Another winter project.

paulmon
10-28-2019, 06:53 AM
I tried mixing honey and wax once and had the same problem.

paulmon
10-28-2019, 06:54 AM
Excellent vid Paul. I plan on giving the women in my life kits to make lip balm this xmas. I hope you don't mind if I include a link to your youtube. J


Please do!