Subbing for liquid jojoba. The recipe calls for 10% jojoba, but I like the sal butter.
Here's my prospective rundown:
20% Palm Oil
10% Jojoba oil (but I'd like to do Sal butter or some other oil)
10% Frac. Coconut
I'm trying to increase the item's profit margin without sacrificing quality (maybe these finance courses will be helpful some day ) . I have jojoba wax, which I might use for this one as the actual wax portion instead of my normal beeswax and then throw the sal in place of the jojoba oil because I already have it on hand and I believe on a per ounce basis, sal is actually cheaper than jojoba oil but they share many of the same beneficial properties. Will it work?
Are you planning to package them in pots, tins or tubes? I certainly no pro here so until one comes by I will tell you what I think. :roll:
Your recipe as written is 45% oils. This looks like a very soft balm. You could always make a small test batch just to check for firmness and how it feels on your lips. This is where a very accurate 0.01 gram scale comes in handy. If you wish for it to be firmer, add (take note) more wax.
You definately do not want to hear from a customer later that the tube/tin of lip balm melted in purse/pocket and stained everything. :shock: