Back in December, I shared a recipe for small batch homemade lip balm. I flavored it with peppermint and the lip balm was a hit. Everyone I shared it with has asked for some more! Since then, I have really wanted to experiment with new flavors but just haven’t gotten around to it. I finally decided to make a summer flavor.

Strawberry have been on our brains here at Threaded Together but I decided to change it up a bit and go with a strawberry lemonade flavor. I looked at essential oils but decided to go a much less expensive route and try food extracts this time.  What resulted was a subtle summery flavor.

Strawberry Lemonade lip balm

I also made a few changes in the small batch recipe. I wanted to see if I could make the lip balm a little heartier so that it would not melt as easily. I have found that leaving it in your pocket on a warm day is not the best idea! I still won’t leave it in my pocket or car on a hot summer day, but I think I like the extra added beeswax better.  

 

Small Batch Strawberry Lemonade Lip Balm
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  2. 1 tbsp and 2 tsp of beeswax
  3. 4 tsp strawberry extract
  4. 2 tsp lemon extract
Instructions
  1. Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together.
  2. Add the extract. I recommend adding the extract one teaspoon at a time to determine what type of flavor you would like. For strawberry lemonade, add the extracts 2 strawberry for every 1 lemonade (2:1 ratio).
  3. Using an eye dropper, drop into the container of your choice.
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When she isn't making a mess in her kitchen or her craft room for Threaded Together, Jennifer writes about family travel at TwoKidsandaMap.com and is the Internal Community Relations Director for TravelingMom.com. After sixteen years in the South, her family relocated to Denver, Colorado where they are getting used to the cold weather, snow and big city living. She likes to read, craft and look for adventures with her children.
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