A lip butter is a cross between a body butter and a lip balm. It is more moisturizing than a lip balm and has a whipped texture rather than a hard wax type texture.
You can fully customize this by replacing the oil, butter and flavour oil we list with any of your choice, you may need to adjust the amounts of oil to butter depending on which butter you use, as some are softer than others.
This is an anhyrdrous formula, meaning that you do not need a preservative. We’d advise a shelf life of 6-12 months, but you can do your own testing. This may change depending on oil choice.
Remember that you need to stability test and obtain a CPSR before gifting or selling your finished products.
This is a super easy beginner friendly recipe.
- Stirring rods
- Small dishes or beakers for ingredients
- Small containers of choice
- PPE – Gloves, mask, apron, hairnet
- 74% Shea Butter, refined - Moisturising, anti-inflammatory, heals and prevents chapped lips.
- 24% Jojoba Oil - hydrates chapped lips, forms a barrier locking in moisture.
- 1.5% Flavour oil - For pleasant taste and scent
- 0.5% Vitamin e (Tocopherol 70%) - antioxidant, relieves chapped dry lips, promoting healing.
Recipe for a 50g batch
- 37g Shea Butter
- 12g Jojoba Oil
- 0.75g flavour oil
- 0.25g Vitamin e (Tocopherol 70%)
- First adhere to GMP and clean down your workspace and equipment.
- Weigh out all your ingredients ready in small dishes or beakers.
- Add your oil and butter to a beaker and heat in a bane marie to melt.
- Leave to cool and when firmer, whip with a hand mixer
- Allow to cool to 40 degrees C or lower and add your flavour oil and vitamin e
- Mix well until fully incorporated and a lovely whipped texture.
- You can now either pipe or spoon into jars.
To use your lip butter, rub onto dry lips until absorbed.
You don’t need to heat this, you can just whip the oil into the butter, but heating allows it to combine better and produces a fluffier butter (in my experience). Its also worth noting that heating gently in a bane marie then rapidly cooling will help prevent graininess.
Disclaimer: These formulas and recipes are experiments created for the purpose of sharing on Patreon and YouTube. Revega does not make any claims as to their qualifications or the efficacy of the the formulations which are listed here for entertainment purposes and accepts no responsibility for how you use these. We are self taught and offer these videos from our years of knowledge and experience in making our own cosmetic products.
Remember that if you intend to use one of these formulations for your own product range, do your own research, experiments, adjustments and tests before using, gifting or selling.