Making my own lip balm
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    Default Making my own lip balm

    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
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    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?

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    Default Re: Making my own lip balm

    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
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    Default Re: Making my own lip balm

    Thanks it was a good video (and funny). Well done.
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    Default Re: Making my own lip balm

    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

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    Default Re: Making my own lip balm

    "Normally I use a pipette", oops. So how orangey was it? Love the video and the commentary. Another winter project.
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    Default Re: Making my own lip balm

    I tried mixing honey and wax once and had the same problem.
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    Default Re: Making my own lip balm

    Quote Originally Posted by Fivej View Post
    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!
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