Lip Balm Flavors

elle110March 8, 2004

Quick question. Do any of you guys make lip balm? I am very perplexed by the flavoring process. I have flavor oils but they don' really have a flavor just smell. I add 2t Flavor oil per 8oz of balm but hardly any fragrance after they are done.

I did try adding more one time but that was to much and it burned your lips.

How can I get my Balms to have a stronger Fragrance and is there any way to get an actual flavor? (I am using very high quality FO)

Thanks

Michelle

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sriston

I was wondering the same thing. I want to make some lip balms, and I ordered two flavor oils. They are horrible. Smell great, but I tasted them (to see what they would taste like) and I nearly choked. They were awful. I wrote and asked and they said the smell "fools" you into thinking it has a flavor. I am not sure if I buy that. At any rate, I am not going to use them in my lip balms (if I ever get around to making them). I just can't bring myself to now that I know how awful and bitter they taste. I have purchased good tasting lip balm, and I am sure that my nose was not fooling me into thinking that it tasted good!
Susan

    Bookmark   March 9, 2004 at 12:38AM
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elle110

I agree, I have had good tasting lip balm as well. Mine doesn't taste bitter in the balm, it has no taste and I am ok with it not tasting but once it is balm it hardly has a smell either. I am using the amount recommended per batch.

It's a pain because people love lip balm but they have to at least smell something

Michelle

    Bookmark   March 9, 2004 at 8:33AM
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Hazel_SC

I had gotten some flavor oils from a company in Canada called Cranberry Lane. They do have a web site, I think it's cranberrylane.com.
I never did end up making anything with them, but I tried them & they smelled wonderful & tasted sort of sweet (although I didn't taste much, just a tiny bit).
With the exchange rate the prices were pretty good, specially on small stuff.
I used to get my bath bomb supplies from them before I could find them elsewhere.

Hazel

    Bookmark   March 9, 2004 at 1:53PM
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chinacat_sunflower

: ) I've had some luck with just using food-grade flavorings in small batches, and was thinking about trying a batch with some kind of cordial blended in (the booze would cook off quickly, I'm more concerned about the extra sugar encourging creepy stuff to grow on it)

but most of my balms just taste from the drop of clove oil I use.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2004 at 9:29AM
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jaylicious

I had a bad experience too, I just bought my first load of products from Just a Soap to make lip balm and I got chocolate flavor oil and vanilla and honey flavor oil to save experimenting with regular essential oils like peppermint. But big mistake! They taste, bitter and nasty and smell equally bad. Good job I only made a little bit 'cos I had to bin it all! I know you can sweeten lip balm with powder sugar but that'll only make you lick it off more quickly. Maybe I've got to experiment with the peppermint after all. Has anyone got any tips? Vanilla absolute is so expensive I am loathe to waste any?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 3:31PM
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sara-s

I have had good results with flavors from www.thesage.com. I use their "Sugar Kisses" which is just an oil with a sweetener. Then I add it to their honey flavor oil or their vanilla flavor oil. That gets a very pleasant taste, not just a smell. BTW, you can also mix their vanilla oil with any range EO, (plus some sugar kisses) to get a nice Creamsicle flavor.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 9:15PM
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