Lip Smacking Sweet- This clear sweetener is the perfect addition to any lip balm recipe. Use it in combination with other lip flavors or use it on it's own. Your lips will love the sweet taste!
The recommended usage rate is 1-3% when used with another flavor and up to 6% without flavor. Does not contain aspartame.
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I use this alone for my lip balm and lipsticks, it's just amazing. Just few drops is all you need to get that lip smacking sweetness.
What exactly is the sweetener? I want my balms to be all natural so need to know if this would work or not. Thanks
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Laurie! Our flavor oils are synthetically made so they fall under Trade Secret laws. This means the vendor does not give out ingredient information. Though our Lip Smacking Sweet Flavor Oil does not contain aspartame, it would not be considered natural. To learn more about what's in a flavor/fragrance oil check out our What is a Fragrance Oil Made Of? blog post. To label your lip balm that contains this flavor all you have to do is put "Flavor Oil" on the label. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
I have been using this sweetener for a couple of years, as I purchased quite a bit. My biggest problem is that it beads up in the hot oils, like it has water in it. I have tried it in many batches, but it always acts like it's a water base. I always pour it anyway, but I get little beads of it that sweat out too, so I don't know what to do. And it is definitely bitter if you use too much, learned that one the hard way! The flavor is fine as long as you stay within the guidelines.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi LuAnn! I'm sorry you're having problems getting this flavor oil to mix into your batches. In our tests & recipes the Lip Smacking Sweet Flavor Oil blends in with ease as seen in the Exfoliating Kisser Scrub tutorial. We have found that it can be harder to mix in when your oils are super hot. Try to continue mixing the oil in until the oils cool down to about 120 degrees. I will email you personally to help troubleshoot!
Trust me on this! Anytime I use too much it sweats out of the balm over time and has a weird kind of.. almost spicy flavor? Anyway, using just a wee bit in a batch gives it a nice sweet hint.
Great product. It adds a natural tasting sweetness to my lip balms. Not bitter at all and incorporates easily.
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