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    • nightsky224
    • By nightsky224 7th Dec 17, 7:42 PM
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    Advice on DIY Lipbalms
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    • 7th Dec 17, 7:42 PM
    Advice on DIY Lipbalms 7th Dec 17 at 7:42 PM
    I decided to make lipbalm as little Xmas gifts. I already have shea butter and coconut oil and I had some soy wax that I looked up and I could use instead of bees wax.

    I have ordered the tubes and they should arrive tomorrow.

    I have played around with it and made some up to test it and added a bit of peppermint. Only thing is now it's set it seems a bit soft.

    And ideas what I add more or less of to make it a bit firmer?
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    • nightsky224
    • By nightsky224 7th Dec 17, 7:49 PM
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    https://wellnessmama.com/25459/imitation-burts-bees-lip-balm/

    This is the recipe I'm following
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    • superpup
    • By superpup 7th Dec 17, 8:29 PM
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    I think beeswax is the ingredient that makes it firmer but if you don't want to use it I'm not sure what else you could use. Maybe google for alternatives?
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    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 7th Dec 17, 8:34 PM
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    Increase the proportion of soy wax.

    Or replace tubes with little pots, whichever is easier for you.
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    • nightsky224
    • By nightsky224 7th Dec 17, 10:04 PM
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    Thank you I'll add more soy wax, I have orders the tubes so think best to see if I can get that to work esp as I have ordered 50!!

    I'm only using the soy wax as I already have some, would of gone for bees wax otherwise
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    • nightsky224
    • By nightsky224 15th Dec 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 15th Dec 17, 12:49 PM
    Just an update I just couldn't get it to work with the soy wax. I would of needed to buy tins but was really keen on tubes. So I bought some bees wax and it turned out really well. Very pleased. Going to make nice table presents !!!128077;
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    • By moneyistooshorttomention 15th Dec 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 15th Dec 17, 4:00 PM
    Increase the proportion of soy wax.

    Or replace tubes with little pots, whichever is easier for you.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    I have sometimes made lip balm and I put it in pots (so they are glass with metal lid) - so would use this recipe, but wouldnt use tubes (because they're plastic).

    I've found the little pots that sorta "sample size" jams come in to be a good size to use. So one can either recycle them or I know the Body Shop certainly used to sell similar ones.
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