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  1. K

    cocoa and coffee butter balms

    itsmeroro, thanks for your replies. I definitely do write down all my trials so I can keep track. I will try volume ratios instead of the weight now and see if that helps!
  2. K

    cocoa and coffee butter balms

    I typically only use weight for measuring my ingredients....but I am doing trials and only making about 0.5oz of balm at a time. My scale was having a hard time measuring that small of quantities ..not as sensitive as I would like. So I just measured densities (weight per volume (g/ml)) of...
  3. K

    cocoa and coffee butter balms

    thanks for your reply! I think that maybe my problem with the hardness is due to the fact that I am adding cocoa butter AND beeswax. I wanted a mocha coffee lip balm. I did my measurements by weight at first, but since I was making such small batches I changed to volume (I just calculated...
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    cocoa and coffee butter balms

    yep, tried less beeswax....also tried less cocoa butter...tried more coffee butter etc. I have done SO MANY trials with many different ratios, but they still come out both greasy and hard. It is the coffee butter that is making this so difficult.
  5. K

    cocoa and coffee butter balms

    I actually am adding cocoa powder for color...and that isn't getting rid of any of the greasiness at all. I do realize that the coffee butter is in a vegetable oil already, so I lowered my liquid oil in my recipe to account for that. I just don't understand why it isn't softer when it is...
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    cocoa and coffee butter balms

    Hello, I have been experimenting with making a lip balm with beeswax, coffee butter, unrefined cocoa butter and almond oil. For what I have read so far, it seems like they say if your lip balm is too hard, add more oils, and if it is too greasy add more beeswax. My problem is that they are...
  7. K

    Hi from Florida

    Just wanted to say HELLO to everyone as a newbie to this forum. For the past year I have been running a bath and body company that makes shower gels, lotions, creams, mists, and butters. I am still developing products and thought that I could really use some help with my latest lip balm...
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