Making lip butters is fun! It's also fairly easy and lends itself to much experimentation and personalization with little worry of totally ruining a batch.
I like to use a recipe that includes:
- 1 part Wax
- 2 parts Vegetable Butter
- 1 part Liquid Oil
So a specific recipe for an 8 oz. batch would look like this (all measured by weight):
- 2 oz. Beeswax
- 4 oz. Shea Butter
- 2 oz. Olive Oil
However, you can mix and match oils. Instead of using Shea Butter, you could use another semi-solid oil such as Mango Butter or Illipe Butter. If you wanted to use another liquid oil, any liquid oil will work - from Almond oil to Hempseed oil. Essentially, you just have to make sure that the solids help to equal out the liquids so that the mixture will be a soft, easily spreadable butter.
To use the flavor oils, you'll want to use 1% to 3% by weight, so the recipe above, with 8 oz. of oil, would use 0.08 oz. to 0.24 oz. flavor by weight. Add the flavor oil after all the ingredients are melted and stir in thoroughly. Have fun!