Lip Balm Tray

These lip balm trays have been tempting me ever since their arrival. Finally I gave in and here’s how easy they are!

The tray when combined with a pre-mixed solution making for lip balm in minutes without dirtying half the kitchen. Although the tray isn’t the easiest thing to clean.

1 jar of Lip Solution

Pipette

3-5ml of lip safe flavor oil

50-55 Lip Balm Tubes

1 matching Tray

1 Scraper

Wax Paper (optional)

After removing the jar lid place the jar in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until the solution is melted. I’d recommend gently stirring or swirling the jar when the solution gets to be almost all liquid. You REALLY don’t want to burn the wax in the solution cause that won’t make very nice smelling lip balm. And be careful not to burn yourself on the hot jar!

While that’s heating start preping your tray. I always put down a layer of wax paper to protect my work surface and it makes clean up a ton easier. Pop the lip balm tubes into the bottom of the tray and you’re ready. I hope you pre-washed your tray and scraper! You’re ready.

Measure out 3 to 5ml’s of flavor oil of your choice using the pipette. I used Mint Julep. Using the pippette I stirred in the oil and then slowly!! poured the solution over the the tray. Some splashed over the edge and I needed to use the scraper to help move the liquid into all the tubes. There was enough left in the jar to make a few more tubes but I’ll leave it there until I need more lip balm.

Once cooled scrape the over filled tray. Start pulling out the tubes and scraping the over filled tubes so the balm is level. If there isn’t enough balm over fill there will be a hole in the middle. Pop the lids on and you’re done. No messy tube clean up! I love how easy this was to make. I might start mixing up my own jar solutions. This was a brilliant easy project.

2 Responses to Lip Balm Tray

  1. Timothy says:

    Just out of curiosity, do they have any medicinal properties that will help when your lips are chapped?

  2. cheryl says:

    This solution has a nice combination of oils and waxes that provide a barrier between the sensitive skin on your lips and everything that comes in contact with them. Since this solution is vegan it is not as sturdy as my formula that contains bees wax and lanolin that was a replacement for my favorite Carmex. The original Mint Julep formula is still available in my etsy shop.

    The ingredients in this solution with some descriptions found around the internet:

    castor seed oil – contains fatty acids and in small amounts is a great alternative to petroleum-derived lubricants.

    palm kernel oil – an edible plant oil derived from the kernel of the oil palm. Palm kernel oil is composed of fatty acids and considered a skin-conditioning agent, esterified with glycerol just like any ordinary fat. It is high in saturated fatty acids, about 80%. The oil palm gives its name to the 16-carbon saturated fatty acid palmitic acid found in palm kernel oil, palm oil, and coconut oil.

    avocado oil – valued for its regenerative and moisturizing properties
    coconut oil – heat stable oil that is solid up to 76 degrees. Slow to oxidize and resistant to rancidity, lasting up to two years due to high saturated fat content.
    skin moisturizerand reduces protein loss when used in hair.

    aloe barbadensis leaf extract – commonly called Aloe vera. May be useful in the treatment of wound and burn healing, minor skin infections. Aloe vera is also used for soothing the skin, and keeping the skin moist to help avoid flaky scalp and skin in harsh and dry weather. Aloe Vera may also be used as a moisturizer for oily skin. Some studies, for example, show that aloe vera promotes the rates of healing.
    carnauba wax – a plant based was also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera. Used in cobination with another wax to thicken cosmetics. Considered vegan.
    candelilla wax – a plant based wax derived from the leaves of the Candelilla shrub.Has a low melting point and is used as a thickener. Considered vegan.

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