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DIY flavored lip balm – a recipe and video tutorial for an all-natural homemade lip balm that is tinted with freeze dried fruit.
This lip balm is the ultimate goal for those of you who want to have something all-natural, without toxins and preservatives that might cause issues.
It uses freeze dried strawberries and raspberries to give it both a pretty pink color and a light fruit flavor!
The lip balm itself is simply amazing but with the addition of the fruit it is downright addicting.
It tastes like berry, gives a nice pinkish color to your lips, and is pretty easy to make!
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Lip Balm Recipe
Makes 1 tube
- 1 tsp/0.1 oz Beeswax
- 0.1 oz Shea Butter
- 0.1 oz Cocoa Butter
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 1/8 cup Freeze Dried Raspberries and Strawberries, ground into a powder
- 1 Lip Balm Tube
- Weigh and/or measure the ingredients and put them in a double boiler or a glass jar. If using a glass jar, set it in a pot filled 1/4 full with water.
- Turn the heat on and melt the ingredients.
- Quickly strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds and then immediately into the lip balm tube. The mixture will start to harden almost immediately so if for some reason this has happened you before you get it into the tube, simply heat until liquid again.
- Let solidify completely.
Note: This recipe is for 1 lip balm. You can easily multiply it to make more – these make fantastic gifts for friends and family.
I left a comment with questions over on the PP site but maybe I should repeat them here…
Firstly though – what a great idea to use the fruit, and of course to sieve the mixture. I was wondering about adding fruit juices and how that would effect (make a mess of) a balm recipe; the freeze dried fruit makes sense.
Adding the fruit though – would that present a spoilage problem?
How long does a tube keep? I know this depends on how fast it is used up, but how long have you had one and how did it hold up? (Oh bleh, will it mold?)
I am concerned with storage of course, body heat, can it go in the fridge or freezer, does it collect moisture if kept in the fridge, does it do weird things in the freezer…. Basically if I make it up ahead of time, how long can I store it before I gift it and then what time frame do I tell the giftee for a “use by” date?
Hey! So adding the fruit definitely lessens the amount of time you can keep these, but it’s not like it’s only a few weeks. I still have the ones I made for this post 9 months ago and they are still not moldy or anything, but the fruit flavor is pretty much gone. That flavor slowly faded away around the 6 month mark. The color is still there though. Now this is also keeping them out at room temperature in my bathroom (in super dry Colorado) too. Keeping it in the fridge most likely would extend the shelf life, and I’m not sure about the freezer. So I’d probably say only make it up to a month or two ahead of time if gifting, and to use within 1 year. You can also add a drop of two of Vitamin E and that would help extend the shelf life a bit as well since it acts as a natural preservative.
Double thanks! ????