"Rustic" lip balm recipe

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Spicey477

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Hi all, I am hosting an Outlander event at my library (I'm a librarian) and I was going to give out some lip balms as giveaways to the guests at the event. I have made a few sweet lip balms in tubes, but I am trying to wrack my brain to think of a more rustic recipe in terms of smell/flavor to sort of go with the whole 18th century Scotland thing. Anyone have any ideas? I would like to stick with beeswax, solid oil, brittle oil, liquid oil make up then just add a bit of EO and/or taste (I have MMS Sugarbaby).

TIA!
 

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I would think rustic would be a unflavored balm made with unrefined beeswax so its kind of sweet. The one I make with local beeswax is nicely flavored without being artificial.
I went very simple with mine, beeswax and enough liquid oil of choice to reach the desired texture.
 

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I agree with either unflavored or something very light. Maybe a touch of peppermint or a light honey.
 

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Thanks all! So, honey...I thought that would separate itself from the rest of the ingredients? Also, Susie, just those 2 ingredients? Very interesting!

I did make a batch last night with eo's Light Patchouli, Lavender, Mandarin and Bergamot. It is...rustic...smelling (thank you Patchouli, even though I put less of you than the others! :) )

Thank you all for the tips! :)
 

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Honey will separate unless you use a emulsifier. Thats why I use "raw" beeswax, it has a slight honey scent and flavor. My favorite balm so far has been beeswax and olive oil, it has a nice texture and lasts a long time.

I don't think I'd like EO's in a balm unless it was peppermint or some kind of mild herbal blend.
 
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Yes, I meant honey flavor not regular honey. Sorry if any confusion.
 

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I recently was given some lavender EO lip balm and I LOVE it. I didn't think I'd like so I never used lavender EO in a lip balm, but it is great!
 

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