It is hard not to want to make all your recipes with rose petals now that they are in bloom in everyone’s garden. After enjoying my rose and olive castile soap I decided to put rose petal infused olive oil in a lip balm recipe. I have read that shea butter and raspberry seed oil have nice sun protection factor or SPF so it seemed like a good idea to include it into my recipe but I still recommend wearing a nice floppy hat on a hot sunny day.
Here is my recipe…. I made it on the soft side because my daughter said she prefers a softer balm.
Rose Petal Lip Balm
22 grams beeswax
16 grams cocoa butter
16 grams aloe butter
20 grams of shea butter
12 grams of raspberry seed oil
6 grams of apricot kernel oil
4 grams or less vitamin E oil
20 grams of rose petal infused olive oil
This is a very simple and straight forward recipe after you have made your rose petal infused oil. First measure all of your ingredients on your scale. I like to weigh everything in grams. Melt the beeswax in pourable Pyrex large glass measuring cup set in a double boiler. I poured in some of the liquid oils at this point.
I set the measuring cup on a metal trivet in the bottom of my large pot of boiling water. If you have a microwave please use it in short intervals only as you do not want to overheat the beeswax. Heat one minute, stir, heat 40 seconds, etc.
After the beeswax is melted, add the cocoa butter and aloe butter and the last of the liquid oils except for the vitamin E oil. I stir in the shea butter last. Add your vitamin E oil at the very end so it doesn’t evaporate out. Stir well. Quickly pour your melted mixture into what ever containers you like. I happened to have some oval tubes. I also have this handy dandy lip balm holder that saves a lot of time and energy. But if you don’t have one just use a large elastic band to keep your tubes upright as you are filling them.
I really had fun making up these pretty labels on Publisher. I then sent them to my local printer to have them done up on some sticky label paper.
Next time I would like to use SKS packaging’s small cardboard tubes.
See link below to marvel at them.
I thought I would leave this batch unflavoured because I find the flavouring often makes your lips chapped, which is not what I am going for. I thought it might be fun to infuse the batch with a single strand of a real vanilla bean. It smells wonderful but I should have infused the oils longer because I can’t taste the vanilla at all. I also decided not to add any sweetener like honey because I have trouble mixing it into the melted butters and oils. But please do experiment.
These lip balms are pure moisture. The oils and butters feel like you have rose petals kissing your lips.
(How to clean up afterwards)
I suggest that you heat the glass Pyrex glass up again on the stove and then wipe it out with a paper towel to get the greasy parts off. I then add a splash of white vinegar and let it sit for a bit before washing with hot soapy water.