This tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing with clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of a beautiful copper shimmery tint! You’ll love this lip balm for everyday not just special occasions. And, because it contains lanolin, it’s perfect for dry or chapped lips!
Tinted Lip Plumping Lip Balm Recipe
.7 oz. sweet almond oil
.3 oz. castor oil
.2 oz. refined shea butter
.6 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
.1 oz. lanolin
1.5 mL clove bud essential oil
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Copper Penny Mica Powder (or lip safe bronze mica)
To make this tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe you’ll need a digital scale to weigh out ingredients as well as your choice of lip balm pots, tubes or tins along with a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the essential oil and measuring spoons for the mica. For this project I used 1/4 oz. clear glass thick wall jars with lined black dome lids from Container & Packaging Supply.
Weigh out the beeswax and shea butter into a double boiler. Heat until melted. Then weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted wax and butter until melted. Do the same with the sweet almond and castor oil, then remove from heat.
Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out the clove bud essential oil and stir into the melted wax, butter and oils.
Then, using measuring spoons, measure out the mica and whisk into the melted lip balm base.
Allow the melted lip balm to cool slightly, then mix again.
Pour the liquid plumping lip balm into your lip balm containers one at a time, remixing the base after each pour, then set aside to cool.
Once your lip balms have fully set up, screw on the caps and label as desired.
If you don’t want to use lanolin, there’s not really a like substitute that will perform or feel exactly the same. However, you can substitute the lanolin with either shea butter or coconut oil or a heavy oil like avocado, olive or shea nut oil without having to change the amounts needed for my lip plumping lip balm recipe.
If you’re creating this tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe to sell you’ll need to be sure to label your lip balms so that they meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.
If you like my tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe then you may also like my other lip balm recipes. You can find them all here. Or for more lip balm, homemade soap and other bath and beauty DIY’s be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.
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