School is now in session. And I have found memories of taking a PB&J sandwich in my lunch. When I saw this Peanut Butter and Jelly lip balm recipe from Free Bath Recipes. If you make this lip balm recipe for your kids and their friends it will become a favorite of children because it actually looks and tastes just like peanut butter & jelly.
This lip balm recipe is a bit harder to make than most recipes because the colors are separated in the tube for a unique look. If you have the patience to make this lip balm, then you will have something that makes great stocking stuffers and gifts for the special children in your life. They absolutely love this one! But one you get the hang of making it, it will be very simple to make a batch in no time.
This recipe will make 6 .15 ounce tubes or 4 .25 ounces containers of lip balm.
1/4 Ounce Beeswax
1/4 Ounce Cocoa Butter
1/4 Ounce Sweet Almond Oil
1 ML Peanut Butter & Jelly Lip Balm Flavor
1 ML Lip Balm Sweetener Or Liquid Stevita
Purple Lip Balm Colorant
Red Lip Balm ColorantBlue Lip Balm Colorant
Yellow Lip Balm Colorant
A Sheet Of Thin Copy Paper & Scissors
First cute some strips of paper that are slightly wider than your lip balm tubes or tins. Place these strips of papers in the middle of your tubes or tins, they will be used as dividers to keep your colored bases separated when you pipe them into your containers. For tubes, you can curve the paper like an S around the middle with the lower part of the S being a bit larger than the top part of the S. This makes a very lovely design in your lip balm tubes. Melt the Beeswax, Cocoa butter and Sweet Almond oil in a double boiler. Let cool for 5 minutes then add the flavor oils and sweetener or Stevita. Divide the mixture into 2 parts and color one part purple until is desired color resembling grape jelly. In the second part, add 2 drops each of red and blue colorant and 4 drops of yellow colorant. Mix well and the balm should be a light brown tone that resembles peanut butter. If it does not, add a few more drops of yellow.This take times to mix to desired color, so the base may cool as you are trying to achieve the peanut butter color. If it does, place back in the double boiler and re-melt. You may also have to do the same with the purple balm, just do not use the same containers for each color. Once you have the desired colors, re-melt again until both base mixtures are hot enough to pipe into tubes. Now using two pipes, pipe purple on one side of your tube or tin and your peanut butter colored balm on the other side each at the same time. As you add the colors together, your paper strips will keep them from mixing together so long as you pipe them at the same time and of the same amount each.I hold a pipette full of each base in each hand and squeeze together as I fill my tubes and tins.You may accidentally mix the colors together as you are learning to make this lip balm recipe. If so, that’s ok too, you will have a more marbled looking lip balm, which is still very attractive.Once you have filled your tubes and tins, let them cool for a few minutes before removing the paper strips. Carefully grab the edges of the paper strips and pull the paper straight up. If you let them cool too much the paper will rip, if this happens you can heat your tins in the oven for a minute, tubes in the microwave for about 5 to 10 seconds to re-melt the base so that the paper will remove better.