Do you like making your own lip balm? Is your favorite flavoring vanilla? How about combining the two? Here is a recipe on how to Make Your Own Vanilla Lip Balm on the site Love to Know Crafts. Now for the vanilla flavoring, this recipe calls for vanilla extract. Now I have tried using vanilla extract in other lip balm recipes and it seems to make my recipes go funky after a certain time. I believe that it may be the alcohol in the extract. Does anyone out there have an alternative vanilla flavoring to use in place of the extract. Is there a liquid candy flavoring that work better? Any suggestions would really help.