Lip Balm Recipe Help

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Nov 5, 2014
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I've been making a lip balm recipe that I really like, but I'd like to change it up a little. Could anyone offer me some guidance in doing so.
My current recipe is:
.34 oz. cocoa butter
.505 oz. beeswax
.435 oz. tallow
1.335 oz. coconut oil
1/8 tsp. vitamin E
about 1 tsp. essential oils

I'd like to make a new version without the cocoa butter and I'd like to add in shea butter and maybe an avocado oil or sweet almond oil as.
Is there a general formula that I should be following when I want to make adjustments?
I know that the shea butter is softer than the cocoa butter and the avocado and sweet almond would also make it softer. How much more beeswax would I need? Could I increase the tallow a bit instead of adding a lot more beeswax?

My favorite site to go to for lip balm wisdom is Majestic Mountain Sage. They have an awesome blog dedicated exclusively to lip balm-making with lots of guidance, ideas and formulas/recipes, many complete with step-by-step pictures. My 2 favorite lip balms that I regularly make were gleaned from there. Here a link to their blog:

Also- here is one of their lip balm templates:

IrishLass :)