Introduction: Essence of Coffee Oil Lip-balm

Jackie Chiles: You put the balm on? Who told you to put the balm on? I didn't tell you to put the balm on. Why'd you put the balm on?

This is the part two to Vital Essence of Coffee Oil Ibble

Step 1: Stuff

2 1/2 Tlbs Essence of Coffee oil
0.3 oz Bees Wax
1 Tlbs Coconut Oil
10 drops Tea Tree Oil
5 drops Vitamin E

Plastic cup
Spoon for stirring
Ice Cold Spoon for testing
Double boiler
Tubes or pots or something for the finished product

Don't use the u-bet coffee syrup it is water based and we all know oil and water don't mix.

You can also substitute vegetable shorting for the bees wax to make it vegan but don't do that. 

Step 2: The One Page Page

This is the one print page to save ink if you can follow directions without all the pictures

Essence of Coffee Oil Lip-balm


0.3 oz Bees Wax
1 Tlbs Coconut Oil
2 1/2 Tlbs Essence of Coffee oil
10 drops Tea Tree Oil
5 drops Vitamin E

1.  Heat up the double boiler.  Put a metal spoon in the freezer.

2.  Weigh the bees wax.  Melt in the double boiler.

3.  Add the Coconut Oil and let it melt.

4.  Remove from heat and add the Coffee Oil, Tea Tree Oil and Vitamin E

5.  Replace on double boiler to re-melt if the oil was too cold and it started to harden.  Test on back of the spoon that was in the freezer.  

6.  Pour into Plastic disposable cup.  And poor into tubes or pots.  

7.  Label

Step 3: Heat

1.  Heat up the double boiler.


Yes i still need to clean that stove.


Step 4: Weigh

2.  Weigh the bees wax.  Melt in the double boiler.  Put a metal spoon in the freezer.  


Step 5: Add

3.  Add the Coconut Oil and let it melt.


Step 6:

4.  Remove from heat and add the Coffee Oil, Tea Tree Oil and Vitamin E


Step 7:

5.  Replace on double boiler to re-melt if the oil was too cold and it started to harden.  Test on back of the spoon that was in the freezer.  For a harder balm add more was softer more oil this is the point to tweak it.  The spoon will harden the wax instantly so you check.  


Note:  Oil and wax are essentially the same its just the melting point that separates what we call them. 

Step 8:

6.  Pour into Plastic disposable cup.  And poor into tubes or pots.

Look at the picture comments for tips.

Step 9:

7.  Label

If you go to the Caryola factory they show you how they make crayons and invite everyone down front and give them a freshly made crayon and then tell them how the Amish farmers wives would wrap the labels on the crayons.  Then they would give you a label and and a dab of glue and finish the story about the bees wax and the Amish wives only working durn the winter because they were working on the farm durning the summer.  After the story he would then check your work and and find out who got the Crayola name on the outside and not covered by the overlap.  Most of the people have got it wrong and a few get job offers but turn him down when when they find out that the farmers only got 10 cents per box of crayons.  

I told you that story to say be carful about putting on the labels its harder than it looks.  Unless you don't mind them not matching. 

Step 10: Essance of Coffee Lip Balm

No rats were harmed in making this lip balm.  The rat tends to bite so nobody wanted to try and put some on his lips.

Comments

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mstyle183 (author)2012-02-15

i have beeswax from an art project.. i wonder if this could be used for this.. where did you buy this?

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turbobug (author)mstyle1832012-02-15

I get mine from the bee's. I got one pound from removing the cappings and harvesting the honey. The bees wax you would be ok to use along as it has not been collored or sented. Several online places carry bees wax, Betterbee, Mannlake, ebeehoney.com. The coffee oil is good for the lips but doesn't have much sent or flavor. Im working on improving that.

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