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beachgurl

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Can I sub sal butter for jojoba in a lip balm recipe?? What are other acceptable subs for jojoba?
 

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I do not see why not. Are you subbing for liquid or solid jojoba? Sal butter has a firmness rating of 6, a bit softer than shea. :D

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Subbing for liquid jojoba. The recipe calls for 10% jojoba, but I like the sal butter.

Here's my prospective rundown:

20% Wax
20% Palm Oil
15% Butter
15% Castor
10% Jojoba oil (but I'd like to do Sal butter or some other oil)
10% Avocado
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 :lol: ) . 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?
 

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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:
 

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I ended up increasing the wax and it turned out wonderfully :)
 
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