Officially made SuuExTM brand Face Lube. Lip Spackle for the Smart Mouth.
I never knew making lip balm could be fun, easy, and a pain in the ass at the same time. Seriously, it took me 3 tries to get a texture I liked, and it still a bit TOO solid. Hence: Lip spackle. However, I know what goes into it, I put it there myself. Now I have 9 jars to go through before I try again.
It is a pain in the ass. But easy. And fun. I started making my own because I have skin reactions to almost all lip balms that make my skin slough off, and my method is as follows:
1. Put some olive oil in a clean dry yogurt cup.
2. Add some beeswax
3. Microwave until liquid
5. Pour into tubes and let harden
I think my method could be vastly improved by doing steps 1 and 2 on a scale so as to achieve a consistent olive oil/beeswax ratio, but nooooooo I always just wing it, which means that sometimes I have 100 tubes of soft oily lip balm, and sometimes I have 100 tubes of hard waxy lip balm. Someday, I'll wise the fuck up and use a scale.
I discovered that the more "addictive" balms on the market are really dangerous. I kicked Carmex about 10 years ago because of the Salicylic Acid, and I was using that since I was 14. I started on Blistex Lip Medex and I've been hooked ever since. I couldn't find it a few weeks ago up here in NH, so I bought EOS, which is all natural and remarkably nice, but expensive. So I was using it for a couple of weeks, saw they made an medicated brand and got it....DON'T. It's full of phenol, which I discovered is what makes the others so addicting, because it dries your lips on contact. Without the minty menthol feeling of the Blistex and all the cocoa butter and lanolin that goes into it, I didn't feel it. On the EOS I did, and it was painful. So I vowed since then to not use anything with phenol and petrolatum in them, which is hard. Stuck on EOS, and somebody suggested I make my own.
It's too thick, but it stayed on my lips all night. They're soft and completely unirritated by anything the mass market could sneak in. I'm sold. I just need to tweak the recipe now to make it a bit softer. Probably less beeswax.