Vanilla Cupcake Lip Balm Recipe

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I will start by saying this: there is no such thing as vanilla essential oil. Vanilla is extracted, so it is hard to find a good oil based extract to use in scenting and flavoring products because it breaks down when heated. If you use vanilla extract, it won’t blend well with the other oils. If you use an oil (even if it says it is an essential oil, it really isn’t) it might not smell very much. In fact, when I made this lip balm, I could barely smell it. However, you can just add more oil, if desired. I have made this lip balm with each of those fragrances, and the rose and lavender (It has 5 stars!) were very potent! You can also add a little bit of crayon to the first step for color, but I left it out for the vanilla.

Vanilla Cupcake Lip Balm

1 Tbs Coconut Oil

1 Tbs Shea Butter

1 Tbs Beeswax

2 Vitamin E Capsules

Vanilla Oil, as desired

In a small microwave safe measuring cup, microwave beeswax for 30 seconds. Stir and add shea butter and coconut oil. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time. Once ingredients are completely melted add the vitamin E and vanilla oil. I poked a hole in the capsules with a safety pin and squeezed it into the bowl.

Pour mixture into lip balm containers or tubes. For “cupcake” effect, add a few cupcake sprinkles to each container before it solidifies. It hardens quickly, and will be ready for use as soon as it does.

This is the basic recipe, but you can experiment with it as you wish. Try adding a little bit of cosmetic glitter or combine scents to make your own concoction.

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