This sparkly princess lip balm is a continuation on a theme that started with my princess soap. It’s great for the little ladies (and the big ones), and smells pretty awesome (roses, lavender, and vanilla). Mmm.
The base of this princess lip balm is a blend of glossy coconut oil, smooth cocoa butter (USA / Canada), fragrant rose wax, and moisturizing sweet almond oil (USA / Canada), all thickened with honey scented beeswax.
To that base I’ve added a few drops of lavender and benzoin essential oils to complement the rose scent from the rose wax, and then some silver mica for some shimmer. A few drops of liquid carmine dye makes everything pink, though you can use red iron oxide instead, or just leave the lip balm uncoloured.
Like all lip balms this one comes together quickly and easily—simply measure, melt, stir, and pour. Voila!
Princess Lip Balm
8g | 0.28oz beeswax
9g | 0.32oz virgin coconut oil
1g | 0.03oz rose wax (don’t have it?)
6g | 0.21oz cocoa butter (USA / Canada)
16g | 0.56oz sweet almond oil (USA / Canada)
1g | 0.03oz Vitamin E MT-50 (USA / Canada)
2 blobs benzoin essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
1 pinch | 1/32 tsp silver mica (I use these cute measuring spoons to measure tiny amounts like this)
4–6 drops liquid carmine dye or a 1/64 tsp red iron oxide (optional)
Weigh out the beeswax, coconut oil, rose wax, cocoa butter (USA / Canada), sweet almond oil (USA / Canada), and Vitamin E MT-50 (USA / Canada) into a heat resistant glass measuring cup and melt in a pan of gently simmering water.
Once everything has melted, remove the measuring cup from the heat and stir in the essential oils, mica, and dye (if using) with a flexible silicone spatula. Once everything is uniformly mixed, carefully pour the liquid lip balm into nine lip balm tubes.
Let set and label, and that’s it!
If you don’t have rose wax, use 10g (0.35oz) of coconut oil and add a few drops of rose essential oil or rose absolute to the lip balm along with the other essential oils.
Don’t have some of the oils or butters called for in this recipe? Read this for information on how to make good substitutions.
Fills nine 4.5g (0.16oz) lip balm tubes.