A common question to come up when creating a lip balm recipe is “What can I use to flavor lip balm?” There are so many choices that sometimes it is hard to decide! You can go with scrumptious flavoring oils, essential oils, or certain foods. It all depends on what you are trying to make. Some people prefer to go the simple, natural route with specific food ingredients or essential oils. Other people like to go with the yummy and complex flavorings. No matter what your style is we have some options for you!
What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Flavor Oils
First, we have our flavoring oils! These are all of the flavorings that we had formulated specifically for lip balm. So, check out our flavor oils and find your favorite.
If you like the taste of freshly ripened black cherries, then this is the perfect flavoring for you. Our Black Cherry BOOM Flavoring oil has a bold cherry aroma that will have your mouth watering.
Next, we have the scrumptious Blue Raspberry Slushie Flavoring. This flavor oil has an aroma that is exactly like blue raspberry slushies you can get from the theatre!
Also, we have a flavor oil that is perfect for lovers of bubblegum. Our sweet Bubblegum Flavoring has a delicious aroma of bright, juicy bubblegum that is perfect for lip balm.
Another yummy flavor to try is the Buttercream Cupcake Flavoring. This one will transport you straight to the bakery with its inviting aroma of delicious buttercream and light fluffy vanilla cupcake.
The Chocolate Bon Bons Flavoring is perfect for dessert lovers. This flavor oil has a rich, creamy aroma of chocolate fudge bon bons. Yum! If you want to use this in a recipe, then take a look at our Brown Sugar Lip Scrub Recipe.
Another great flavoring that you can use in lip balm is the Coconut Flavoring. This aroma is a perfect summer scent with its fresh coconut aroma, which was perfect for our Crazy for Coconuts Lip Balm Recipe.
Also, you can use the sweet scent of the Creme Brulee Flavoring, which makes a scrumptious addition to your lip balm recipes. This flavor is exactly like a rich and creamy creme brulee!
Plus, we have a wonderful flavor oil for anyone that enjoys vanilla. Our French Vanilla Flavoring has an aroma of a sweet, creamy French vanilla that has rich notes that are hard to pass up.
Another great idea for lip balm is a Margarita flavored lip balm! The delicious Frozen Margarita Flavoring tastes like a lime margarita that will have your mouth watering. Great for cute party favors if you are looking for simple bachelorette party ideas!
Our Green Apple Blast Flavoring is a scrumptious scent that is perfect for lovers of green apples. This flavoring has an aroma of tart green apples, but it has an extra blast of delicious goodness. Such a wonderful flavoring for lip balm!
If you prefer something more exotic, then the Guava Flavoring Oil may be for you! This tasty flavoring oil has the scent of a freshly ripened guava fruit.
This next flavor oil is perfect if you like cinnamon rolls. The Horchatta Flavoring was originally created to smell like rich, spicy Mexican rice pudding. But, it smells just like cinnamon rolls to us. So, you can use this flavor for a few different dessert themes.
Also, you may want to try the Juicy Orange Flavoring in your homemade lip balm. This deliriously fresh orange aroma was used in our Super Easy Lip Gloss Recipe. Tastes just like fresh squeezed orange juice!
Our Juicy Watermelon Flavoring is a great one to use in diy lip balm, especially if you like the sweet taste of a juicy watermelon. This flavor is just like biting into a piece of a freshly cut watermelon.
Plus, you can create lip balm using the Kiss of Death Flavoring. While this flavoring oil sounds complex and seduction, it’s actually sweet and delicious! It tastes almost just like Hawaiian Fruit Punch!
Another great fruit flavor that you can add to your lip balm recipes if the Mango Flavoring. This flavoring is sweet, tropical, and delicious just like a real mango.
Our Monkey Farts Flavoring is a blend of fruits and sweet notes that create a delicious combination. The flavor uses notes of fresh bananas, juicy grapefruit, kiwi, juicy bubblegum, and strawberries. Plus, this flavor has a sweet hint of vanilla.
A unique and tasty option that you have for your lip balm is the Rootbeer Flavoring. This scrumptious drink scent is perfect for anyone that loves this sweet, foamy beverage
If you are looking for a scrumptious dessert flavor, then try Strawberry Cheesecake Flavoring in your homemade lip balm! This flavor oil has rich, creamy notes of cheesecake with sweet strawberry topping.
Another great flavoring that you can use in your lip balm is the Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring. This delicious flavoring was perfect for recipes like the Vegan Silky Lip Balm Recipe. Further, we have a complete kit for this recipe that comes with printed instructions, packaging supplies, and all of the ingredients that you will need!
Next, we have an exotic scent that is perfect for summer. Our Tropical Paradise Flavoring is a paradise of delicious tropical fruits, like coconut, pineapple, goji berries, dragon fruit, star fruit, papaya, mango, and kumquat.
Lastly, we have the aroma of sweet vanilla beans that is perfect for lip balm. The Vanilla Bean Flavoring was perfectly balanced with the raw honey in our Honey Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe to create lip care that was tasty and moisturizing.
What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Essential Oils
While some essential oils are fine to put into lip balm, others are not. Just like how some plants in nature are poisonous to eat, some essential oils can’t be eaten. You can use the IFRA sheet to determine how much is safely allowed in lip balm, as it is category 1. But, we find that a good rule is that if it allows for less than 1% then you may not want to have it on your lips even if IFRA technically allows it. Also, you may personally have an allergy to the essential oil. So, you may want to do a test patch on a small area of skin to see whether you are sensitive.
First, we can use the Lavender Essential Oil. This lovely essential oil has a sweet, fruity aroma that is absolutely scrumptious. Plus, the IFRA sheet says that you can include up to 5% of this ingredient in your lip balm recipes. So, you can use this oil, like we did with out White Chocolate Lavender Lip Balm Recipe, to naturally flavor your lip balm recipe!
Another idea for flavoring is the cool and refreshing Peppermint Essential Oil. This delightful oil is perfect for adding some mint freshness to your lip care products. If you are interested in using this flavor oil, then you may want to know that IFRA states that a maximum of 5% can be used for your lip products.
If you want to find more essential oils that you can use, then check out the Essential Oils page on our website! You can find out which are body safe and their usage rate there!
What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: How to Sweeten Your Lip Balm
While flavoring oils are amazing, sometimes you just want to add a bit of extra sweetness. Not only can these sweeteners be added to enhance your flavoring oil, but these sweeteners can be used to naturally flavor lip balm all on its own! It’s all up to your and what you want from your lip balm.
First, we have Stevia Powder, which is a natural sweetener extracted from the Stevia plant of the Asteraceae family. This sweetener is often used as a cane sugar substitute because it is thought to have no calories and taste even sweeter than sugar. This added sweetness is especially useful for lip balm because we can get a sweet flavor without adding enough to be considered a lip scrub. While scrubs can be useful, you don’t want every lip balm to be gritty. Stevia is used to sweeten the lip balm. This sweetness also enhances the flavor of the lip balm.
What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Honey
Also, you can use a natural sweetener like honey. Not only will adding this ingredient sweeten your lip balm, but it has benefits for your lips as well. Honey is known for helping lock in moisture and protect your skin and lips. Plus, it can be used to help brighten your lips or even make them look bigger and more plump.
Another perfect additive for lip balm is chocolate. What could be better than the rich taste of dark chocolate in your homemade lip balm recipes? Absolutely nothing! Chocolate is delicious and perfect for anyone that wants to naturally flavor lip balm. Adding some Dark Chocolate Wafers to your recipe will provide a fantastic taste and help keep your lips feeling soft.
What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: History of Lip Balm
Lip balm is essential for keeping your lips moisturized and healthy, but it wasn’t always around. In fact, it was invented in the early 1880s by Dr. C.D. Fleet. But, this lip balm looked more like a wickless candle then what we see today. Further, flavored Chapstick wasn’t even an option until 1971! If you want to learn more about the history of lip balm or are curious about the history of Carmex, then check out The History of Chapstick – The History of Carmex by ThoughtCo.
What Can I Use to Flavor Lip Balm: Talk to Us at Natures Garden
We hope that you have a better idea of ingredients for you lip balm recipes. Whether you added these flavoring options to your recipes or created one of ours, we’re sure you will enjoy the finished product. If you have any questions or want to share your lip balm making experience, then feel free to reach out to us. An easy way to find us is on social media. We have a Facebook page. Also, we have a Twitter account and an Instagram account (@ngscents). Hope to hear from you soon!