Developing Vegan Lip Balm

Behind the Scenes

Written by
Cindy Novack
Published on
February 13, 2023 at 10:58:12 AM PST February 13, 2023 at 10:58:12 AM PSTth, February 13, 2023 at 10:58:12 AM PST

We had been getting so many requests for a vegan lip balm base and we wanted one too so we decided to formulate our own unique blend! We knew that creating a unique blend would take a lot of research, time and testing but it was worth it! In this post we’ll take you through the process of formulating our lip balm base.


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There’s a few questions that we wanted to address when beginning this project. What problems do we want to address? What goes into a lip balm formulation? And how can we make this affordable?


What problems do we want to address?

  • - Dry lips
  • - Chapped lips
  • - Long shelf life
  • - Lasting lip protection


What goes into a lip balm formulation?

  • - Oils and/or Butters
  • - Wax
  • - A way to extend shelf life of the product


And how can we make this affordable?

  • - Using readily available materials
  • - Not using any super costly oils or butters


We tested each oil and butter on our lips individually to see what felt the best and had long lasting moisture. 



SHOP OILS & BUTTERS!


We then narrowed it down to the following oils and waxes for the perfect combination.


Hydrogenated Soybean Oil - Regenerates cells, helps strengthen moisture barrier and provides environmental protection


Coconut Oil - Absorbs easily and helps moisture deep down 


Avocado Oil - Absorbs easily, increases collagen production, reduces inflammation, regenerates cells and antioxidants


Tocopherol Vitamin E - extends shelf life and has antioxidant properties


Aloe Leaf Juice - soothing, moisturizes and binds moisture to the skin


Candelilla Wax - seals and protects, skin conditioner and stabilizer


Rice Bran Wax - softens, preserves moisture, increases elasticity and provides uv protection


All these come together to create the perfect Aloe & Avocado Vegan Lip Balm!


SHOP NEW VEGAN LIP BALM HERE!