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Sherry Bradford
Very nice feel and smell

This was my first lip balm. It was easy to do. I had some beeswax on hand but it was old and did not melt well. But I did get about 10% integrated. I popped it in the fridge for about 20 minutes and then capped. It set up great and tested great. I am anxious to try it tomorrow to see if the texture is as nice as it is right now. It smells nice. I think in my next batch I might add a bit more flavor fragrance though. Heat just seems to give scents a beating! But it is nice as is. I think the kit should have 25 pots though or instructions to have some other containers ready. But that is a minor thing and never bad to have a tad left over. I will incorporate the leftover into something. Maybe just use it on my feet after evening shower and put on socks. Bet my feet would feel fabulous!

Hard lumps of cocoa butter?

I like this kit, but I found that even through I melted and finely strained the cocoa and coffee butters, once the lip balm hardened there were small lumps in it. I tried remelting and straining, but it didn't help. Is there any way to avoid this?

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Jill! If the butters get overheated, this can result in graininess in your balms. Next time you make this recipe, I’d suggested tempering the butters like you would when you melt chocolate. That will help to prevent any graininess in your final product! Another trick is placing your balms in the freezer after they have been poured. This quick cool method can help avoid any separation which can feel lumpy.